If I'm reading it correctly, it sounds Like Dr. Zamboni resigned from this Italian trial in protest because they are not planning to properly train the ultrasound technicians that will be performing the dopplers.
This looks like a large trial, so if it CCSVI is not found, it will be held up as proof that it doesn't exist. Very depressing...
Here is the link to the original article in Italian. And below that, the Google translation.
What can be done? Perhaps a letter writing campaign to draw attention to the flaws in this trial? Dr Zamboni already published a paper showing that CCSVI Doppler is not reproducible without hands on training.
Here is the translated article:
MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS: ZAMBONI, AISM TRIAL ON WRONG CCSVI
MS-multiplaROMA - The protocol established by the Italian Multiple Sclerosis (Aism) to test the theory of medical Ferrara Paolo Zamboni origin of the disease and its possible cure "may not be able to prove anything" because of some defects Procedure. This was stated by the Zamboni, and who 'resigned from the Scientific Committee of the trial, on the sidelines of a hearing at the Senate Committee of Inquiry on the NHS chaired by Ignazio Marino.
"I was asked to wait several months to train those who must take exams - Zamboni said - and I 'was told no. I then suggested to reduce the sample, so it must be taken only by technicians already 'sizes, but this request' was refused. In these circumstances, the trial may not prove anything, 'cause a non-technical format and' able to find the malformation of blood vessels and we believe that 'the base of the sclerosis.
Ferrara and the doctor 'was replaced by Erwin Stolz, Department of Neurology of the University' of Giessen in Germany: "This is an expert in ultrasound of the skull - Zamboni says - and to show my method examinations must be made in the neck and chest. Skepticism there 'in all groups on multiple sclerosis in the world, who mostly funds from pharmaceutical companies. " (ANSA).