Session Chair Profile

Ph.D., MPA, Vice President for Research and Scientific Program, Solve ME/CFS Initiative

Zaher Nahle, PhD, MPA, is the vice president for research and scientific programs at Solve ME/CFS Initiative (SMCI). He is an award winning scientist with interdisciplinary training in biomedical research and public administration.His background spans the fields of cancer biology, high-throughput technologies, diabetes, and ME/CFS. He currently oversees the ME/CFS research and scientific portfolio at SMCI. This includes SMCI’s peer-review grant program for external investigators, targeted initiative program in collaboration with medical centers and industry partners, specialized biobank and patient registry platforms,and free medical education webinar series. He also serves on the technical development workgroup for ME/CFS at the CDC. Prior to SMCI, Dr. Nahle served on the faculty at leading universities, including Vanderbilt and Cornell and founded a nonprofit organization focused on the disability agenda with a classmate while at Harvard University.

Session Abstract – PMWC 2017 Silicon Valley

Session Synopsis: With an estimated 2.5 million patients in the United States alone, Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME), commonly known as chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), is a mysterious disease baffling medical agencies and inquisitive people all over the world. Join us to explore why precision medicine is fundamental in solving ME/CFS and clarifying its etiology.

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