Heidi Nicholl, CEO Emerge Australia

We were thrilled to welcome everyone – keynote speakers, guests and delegates – to Geelong, Victoria for the 2019 Emerge Australia International Research Symposium. This has been one of Emerge Australia’s biggest projects to date and we’re thrilled to report that the conference reached tens of thousands of people across the globe, generating an increased awareness of the biomedical research into this debilitating condition.

I’d like to thank my team at Emerge Australia for their dedication and hard work in stepping up and managing to organise this conference in addition to providing information and support to so many people with ME/CFS every day. I’d like to extend a special thanks to Danielle Griffin – COO of Emerge Australia – who worked tirelessly to organise everything from finalised abstracts, web registration systems, and conference food through to live streaming and video production, so that we could be joined by delegates around the world.

I would also like to extend my thanks to the Scientific Advisory Committee established to select the keynote speakers and to consider abstracts. Associate Professor Brett Lidbury from ANU and Professor Paul Fisher from La Trobe University deserve a special thank you for going above and beyond throughout the process of organising the conference.

Funded by the Australian Department of Health’s generous 2018/2019 grantto Emerge Australia.

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