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Event on 03 September, 2022

AGM and Seminar: Dr Sonya Marshall-Gradisnik, Immunologist and Researcher

Topic: An Introduction to current NCNED research;
including calcium ion channels, low-dose naltrexone (LDN), health economics, and the relationship between Long COVID and ME/CFS.

About Professor Sonya Marshall-Gradisnik

Professor Marshall-Gradisnik is Director of the National Centre for Neuroimmunology and Emerging Disease (NCNED), Griffith University, Qld and co-author of the International Concensus Primer for Medical Practitioners (ICC).

Professor Marshall-Gradisnik has been an advisor to numerous local and international government agencies, with sustained success as an independent researcher, drawing in $15 million to ME/CFS research over the past ten years. In 2021, she was appointed Program Director of Disability and Rehabilitation, Menzies Health Institute Queensland. She is currently leading a team of 30 ME/CFS researchers and clinicians.

Professor Marshall-Gradisnik is recognised as the world leader in NK cells and ion channel dysfunction in ME/CFS, which has been made possible through her pioneering technique of electrophysiology patch clamp.

NCNED’s priority is ME/CFS patients, with research primarily focused on priorities identified by the ME/CFS community. NCNED maintains a large clinical database and biobank for ME/CFS. This has supported publications on health economics, quality of life, and sociodemographic data. They are working toward a screening/diagnostic test, improved clinical guidelines, and effective treatments for ME/CFS, including pharmacotherapeutics and drug repurposing.

Joining the Seminar

Members will receive an email with the instructions on how to connect up via Zoom.

  • Call opens: 1:30pm (time to acquaint yourself with Zoom)
  • AGM: 2:00pm
  • Professor Marshall-Gradisnik's presentation
  • Question time
  • Social catch-up

If you would like help in setting up Zoom on your device, please email contact@mecfssa.org.au or ph 1300 128 339 by Monday 29 September.

If you would like to attend the online seminar, but you are not currently a member, please join before 5pm on Friday 2 September. Membership is only $5.

Members will be able to access a recording of Sonya's talk, as well as the slides from her presentation, in Member Resources, soon after the seminar.

Last edited: 22 July, 2022