You may like to know that the vascular surgeons in Belfast are organizing a debate on CCSVI and Dr Sclafani has accepted to come and take part in it: He will be confronted by sceptical neurologists.
Saturday, August 7, 2010
Speakers: E. Mark Haacke, PhD, David Hubbard, MD, Sal Sclafani, MD, and Monte Harvill, MD
This is a presentation and fundraising event focused on the chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency (CCSVI) approach to treating multiple sclerosis, as recently discovered by Dr. Paolo Zamboni, from Ferrara, Italy.
Phase 1 of the study requires $500,000 – private philanthropy is required to provide the back bone of the necessary funding. We could wait for governments to respond, we could wait for others to provide the funding, we could wait for other countries to proceed – or we can donate today and start trials in the United States immediately.
The MRI Institute for Biomedical Research is at the forefront of this new research and has a team ready and waiting to start work in collaboration with imaging sites in the US. However, they do not have the funding. We need to get the research started NOW which is why we are asking you to attend this information seminar where you will meet and talk with doctors and scientists who will focus on this new approach and who will be carrying out the research.
Space is limited and advanced registration is required. Ticket price is $100 per person or can also make a donation in any amount, of which 100% will go directly to this research project and will be treated as a charitable donation for tax purposes.
This is a grass roots attempt to fund the crucial early stages of study.
Please pass this along to anyone within your network who is interested and can help. If you cannot attend please consider making a donation at http://mrimaging.com/donate.html
Rachel D. Martis-Laze
(And my suggestion for renaming of the cutting balloon catheter would be the liberating balloon....)