22 January 2010

Dr Judy Mikovits' Presentation

Dr Judy Mikovits, of the Whittemore Peterson Institute (http://www.wpinstitute.org/), is going to hold a two hour question and answer session, addressing the 2009 XMRV research findings of the WPI.  This presentation will be on 22 January 2010, and will be hosted by Prohealth and the HHV-6 Foundation (see links below).

Dr Judy Mikovits is a cell biologist, virologist, and molecular biologist, and holds a PhD in Bochemistry. She has over 20 years experience at the National Cancer Institue. Over this time, she studied retroviral impacts on the immune system, which became an important contribution to the understanding of aspects of the disease process in HIV. She has also studied the immune response to numerous other retroviruses, including HIV, SIV, HTLVI, HERV, HHV6 and HHV8.
Dr Judy Mikovits later became the director of the Lab of Antiviral Drug Mechanisms, also at the National Cancer Institute, which worked towards identifying molecular targets, screening processes and theraputic interventions for malignancies associated with AIDS.
Dr. Mikovits has co-authored more than 40 peer-reviewed publications that address fundamental issues of viral pathogenesis, hematopoiesis and cytokine biology.  (WPI, 2010)

Of the upcoming XMRV presentation, Dr Jaudy Mikovits stated "I am looking forward to answering patients' questions regarding WPI's XMRV research while clarifying some of the public misconceptions surrounding our discoveries. I hope that by answering some of the patient's concerns I can bring clarity to this subject, while also reassuring everyone that we are continuing to move forward as we learn exciting new information on an almost daily basis." (WPI Press Release, 2010)
Details of the presentation:

The XMRV presentation will be held at:

1400 (2pm) Pacific Standard Time,
El Cabrillo Room,
Hotel Mar Monte
1111 E Cabrillo Blvd
Santa Barbara, CA
See map
Attending via the internet:

The live stream of the presentation can be found here. Adobe flash is required for the stream, which can be downloaded from here
Useful times for those tuning in from around the globe:

1400 (2pm) PST on Friday 22 January;
2200 (10pm) GMT on Friday 22nd January;
1700 (5pm) EST on Friday 22 January;
1000 (10am) New Zealand on Saturday 23 January


Whittemore Peterson Institue. (2010). Press Release: Dr. Mikovits of the Whittemore Peterson Institute to Host Live Q&A Session Regarding XMRV. Retrieved on 22 January, 2010 from: http://www.wpinstitute.org/news/docs/WPI_pressrel_012010.pdf

Whittemore Peterson Institue. (2010). Executive Staff. Retrieved on 22 January, 2010 from: http://www.wpinstitute.org/about/about_execboard.html


Prohealth article about Dr Judy Mikovitz's presentation

HHV-6 website

1 comment:

  1. I really enjoy listening to Dr. Mikovitz, not only does she clarify evrything so well, but her passion and conviction about this research instills confidence in parients. She means business and i love it!