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.

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Conference Speakers

  • Abigail Koppes, PhD

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

  • Alison Cohen, PhD, MPH

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

  • Prof. Dr. Todd Davenport

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

  • Dr. Michael Stingl

    Specialist in neurology in Vienna, Austria

  • Dr. Maria Van Kerkhove

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

  • Prof. Dr. Carmen Scheibenbogen

    Head of Immunodeficiency Outpatient Clinic Charité Berlin, Germany

  • Isabel Ramirez-Burnett

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

  • Dr. Rob Wüst

    Assistant-Professor Muscle Metabolism at Vrije University Amsterdam, Netherlands

  • Tess Falor, PhD

    Renegade Research and RemissionBiome founder, Denver, USA

  • Dr. Stan Kutcher

    Senator for Novia Scotia, Canada

  • Bettina Grande

    Psychological Psychotherapist practising in Heidelberg, Germany

  • Harry Leeming

    CEO and Founder of Visible

  • Jeff Lubell

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

  • Dr. Sabine Hermisson

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

  • Dr. Daniel Martins (MD, PhD)

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

  • David Tuller, DrPh

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

  • Akiko Iwasaki, PhD

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Ed Yong

    Science Journalist, Pulitzer Prize Winner 2021 California, USA

  • Gina Assaf

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

  • Dr. Anna Brooks

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

  • Dr. Danielle Beckman

    Neuroscientist, University of California, Davis, USA

  • Prof. Dr. Bernhard Schieffer

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

  • Prof. Daniel M Altmann

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

  • Dr. David Putrino

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

  • Dr. Linda Geng, MD, PhD

    Clinical Associate Professor at Stanford University, California, USA

  • Marie-Therese Burka

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

  • Prof. Bhupesh K Prusty

    Professor of Science, Riga Stradins University, Riga, Latvia

  • Marty Pack, M.A.

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

  • Clayton Powers, DPT

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

  • E. Wesley Ely, MD, MPH

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

  • Dr. Rae Duncan

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

  • Dr. Jeroen den Dunnen

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

  • Prof. Mark Faghy

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

  • Amy Proal, PhD

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

  • Joanneke van Der Nagel, MD, PhD

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

  • Johan Van Weyenbergh

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

  • Tom Molmans, MD

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

  • Pam Bishop, PhD

    Long COVID Patient, Tennessee, USA

  • Martin Kräter, PhD

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

  • Sayoni Das, PhD

    SVP of Bioinformatics at PrecisionLife, Oxford, UK

  • Ron Davis, PhD

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

  • Prof. Dr. Resia Pretorius

    Professor of Physiological Sciences at Stellenbosch University, South Africa

  • Oonagh Cousins

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

  • Edo Plantinga

    Project Manager and Founder of Long Covid Toolkit

  • Prof. Dr. Georg Schomerus

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

  • Fiona Campbell, BSc

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

  • Amy Mooney, MS OTR/L

    Occupational Therapist, Chicago, USA

  • Jordan Steele-John

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

  • Paul Hennessy

    Long Covid Advocate, California, USA