Logo UniteToFight2024
17 CME points
15.05.–16.05.2024
Online. Independent.

Community-driven. Crowd-funded.

The biggest community-driven ME/CFS and Long COVID conference ever

  • 40+ world-class keynote speakers
  • 20+ hours high-class talks
  • 10000+ world-wide attendees
Our Vision We're building a space that's inclusive and accessible

We envision a world free of Long Covid & ME/CFS stigmatization, where every individual can thrive. Our mission is to create an inclusive, interactive space to address unmet needs and drive societal change. As an international, community-driven platform, we unite passionate voices through digital and tangible means, supported by crowdfunding. Our goal is to debunk myths, foster research, and transform public perception of ME/CFS and Long Covid, making recognition and understanding a collective endeavor.

Conference Videos Now Available

We are excited to announce that the videos from our UniteToFight2024 conference are now available on our YouTube channel. Visit our channel to watch the latest content. We will continue to upload videos and keep you informed through our website, newsletter, and social media as new videos become available. Thank you for your patience and understanding during the editing process. We greatly appreciate your continued support.

Conference Speakers

  • Ed Yong

    Science Journalist, Pulitzer Prize Winner 2021 California, USA

  • Dr. Sabine Hermisson

    Mother & carer of a very severely ill ME patient & advocate, Vienna, Austria

  • Akiko Iwasaki, PhD

    Sterling Professor of Immunobiology, Yale University Investigator, HHMI, Connecticut, USA (photo by Robert Lisak, YSM)

  • Clayton Powers, DPT

    Doctor of Physical Therapy University of Utah, Salt Lake City, USA

  • Johan Van Weyenbergh

    Laboratory of Clinical and Epidemiological Virology Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Transplantation Rega Institute for Medical Research, Leuven, Belgium

  • Marty Pack, M.A.

    Founder, Executive Director and Creative Producer Wail of a Tale Productions, non-profit educational documentary film organization, Ohio, USA

  • Bettina Grande

    Psychological Psychotherapist practising in Heidelberg, Germany

  • Alison Cohen, PhD, MPH

    Assistant Professor, Epidemiology & Biostatistics University of California, San Francisco, USA and member of the Patient-Led Research Collaborative

  • Abigail Koppes, PhD

    Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering, Northeastern University, Boston, USA

  • Isabel Ramirez-Burnett

    NBC-HWC, AIP-C Renegade Research CEO & RemissionBiome project director, Rhode Island, USA

  • Jeff Lubell

    Parent and caregiver of a young adult with ME/CFS and other chronic conditions, USA

  • Gina Assaf

    Co-founder and co-lead at Patient-Led Research Collaborative, Washington, USA

  • Martin Kräter, PhD

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light, Erlangen, Germany

  • E. Wesley Ely, MD, MPH

    Professor of Medicine, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Co-Director, CIBS Center, Nashville, USA

  • Dr. Linda Geng, MD, PhD

    Clinical Associate Professor at Stanford University, California, USA

  • Dr. med. Michael Kacik

    Specialist in internal medicine and angiology and specialist in general medicine, Münster, Germany

  • Dr. Anne Maitland

    Director, Allergy & Immunology Services, Metrodora Institute, Asst. Professor, Icahn School of Medicine at Mt Sinai, New York, USA

  • Prof. Dr. Georg Schomerus

    Professor and Chair, Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University of Leipzig, Germany (Photo: Stefan Straube)

  • Dr. Jeroen den Dunnen

    Immunologist and Principal Investigator at Amsterdam University Medical Center, location AMC, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands

  • David Tuller, DrPh

    Senior Fellow in Public Health and Journalism, Center for Global Public Health, UC Berkeley, USA

  • Dr. Maria Van Kerkhove

    Director at Epidemic & Pandemic Preparedness & Prevention at WHO, Geneva, Switzerland

  • Prof. Dr. Bernhard Schieffer

    Director University Heart Center Department of Cardiology, Angiology and Critical Care Medicine University Hospital, Marburg, Germany

  • Dr. David Putrino

    Director Of Rehabilitation Innovation at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York City, USA

  • Prof. Bhupesh K Prusty

    Professor of Science, Riga Stradins University, Riga, Latvia

  • Ron Davis, PhD

    Professor Biochem & Genetics at Stanford, Director at Genome Tech Ctr, MECFS Collaborative Research Ctr & OMF Scientific Advisory Board, Stanford, USA

  • Dr. Anna Brooks

    Senior Lecturer, immunologist, & Director of Auckland Cytometry, Faculty of Science, University of Auckland, New Zealand

  • Joanneke van Der Nagel, MD, PhD

    Epidemiologist, Psychiatrist, Researcher, Founder of Long Covid Toolkit, Netherlands

  • Jordon Steele-John

    Member of Australian Greens, Senator for Western Australia, Perth, Australia

  • Pam Bishop, PhD

    Long COVID Patient, Tennessee, USA

  • Paul Hennessy

    Long Covid Advocate, California, USA

  • Dr. Stan Kutcher

    Senator for Novia Scotia, Canada

  • Dr. Valentina Puntmann, MD, PhD, FRCP

    Assoc. Prof., Consultant Physician, Cardiologist and Clinical Pharmacologist Institute for Experimental and Translational Cardiovascular Imaging Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany

  • Marie-Therese Burka

    Chief Operations Officer/COO WE&ME Foundation, Vienna, Austria

  • Harry Leeming

    CEO and Founder of Visible

  • Tom Molmans, MD

    Psychiatrist, Long Covid and ME/CFS patient, research consultant for the Dutch Long Covid Foundation, Netherlands

  • Oonagh Cousins

    Visiting Research Fellow, University of Oxford, Ambassador for the charity 'Long Covid Support', Oxford, UK

  • Amy Mooney, MS OTR/L

    Occupational Therapist, Chicago, USA

  • Prof. Dr. Todd Davenport

    Professor & Vice Chair, Department of Physical Therapy at University of the Pacific in Stockton, USA

  • Edo Plantinga

    Project Manager and Founder of Long Covid Toolkit

  • Dr. Rae Duncan

    Consultant Cardiologist and Long Covid Research Clinician, Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, UK

  • Dr. Danielle Beckman

    Neuroscientist, University of California, Davis, USA

  • Prof. Mark Faghy

    Professor of Clinical Exercise Science Biomedical and Clinical Research Theme University of Derby, Derby, UK

  • Sayoni Das, PhD

    SVP of Bioinformatics at PrecisionLife, Oxford, UK

  • Tess Falor, PhD

    Renegade Research and RemissionBiome founder, Denver, USA

  • Prof. Daniel M Altmann

    Department of Immunology and Inflammation, Imperial College, Faculty of Medicine, London, UK

  • Dr. Rob Wüst

    Assistant-Professor Muscle Metabolism at Vrije University Amsterdam, Netherlands

  • Dr. Michael Stingl

    Specialist in neurology in Vienna, Austria

  • Prof. Dr. Carmen Scheibenbogen

    Head of Immunodeficiency Outpatient Clinic Charité Berlin, Germany

  • Amy Proal, PhD

    President/Chief Scientific Officer PolyBio Research Foundation, Boston, USA

  • Fiona Campbell, BSc

    Former nurse, Long COVID after vaccination, member of UK CV family/Irish Covid Vaccine Clan, Ireland and UK

  • Prof. Dr. Resia Pretorius

    Professor of Physiological Sciences at Stellenbosch University, South Africa

  • Dr. Daniel Martins (MD, PhD)

    Senior Research Fellow Department of Neuroimaging, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King's College London, London, UK