Lyon wrote:Somehow it doesn't seem accurate to compare the time this study took to go from beginning to print with the time it took articles you don't happen to agree with to go from submission to acceptance, but this is your circus so please do continue.
you mean how stanford took 2 years vs articles took 6 weeks? meaning? sorry im not really understanding what u mean
Cheer has been very vocal about discrediting and lambasting peer-reviewed medical journals, their editors, their entire staff, peer-reviewers, and article authors when they present an anti-CCSVI study or point of view. However, it seems this can be rehabilitated in her eyes if they subsequently publish pro-CCSVI studies though (think of her personal attack on the Lancet and everyone associated with them earlier when they printed a critical CCSVI editorial (including towards that article's author, the editor of the Lancet, and everyone remotely associated with the journal) but her reversal and sudden approval of them now that a recent publication of theirs was pro-CCSVI).
One of her points at attempting to criticize the anti-CCSVI publications has been to throw suspicion on the speed at which publication of studies has occurred when their results do not support CCSVI or the delay in publication when they do. In this case, she is comparing earlier anti-CCSVI publications to how long it took to publish Dr. Dake's paper. Of course, Dr. Siskin's safety study was published much earlier too along with other pro-CCSVI articles.
Lyon does not see any valid basis to take either THIS publication as having been inordinately and suspiciously delayed or lay suspicion on the peer-reviewed journals that published some anti-CCSVI studies sooner than this. Without more information, it really does seem like vague, unsubstantiated criticisms against respected medical journals and hard working staff and medical professionals with no real hard evidence to back up the accusations. IMO, it just sounds like sour grapes.
Cheer, I also note that you are quick to point out all prior or current affiliations those with anti-CCSVI sentiments have to pharmaceutical companies, etc. I certainly hope you will also provide that same caveat for any PRO-CCSVI statements made by bestadmom and Cece since they now both have a professional affiliation with AAC and Dr. Sclafani's CCSVI practice. This certainly gives them a vested (and conflict of) interest in CCSVI matters now that they have professional ties to AAC and Dr. Sclafani. I hope you will point out this potential conflict with THEIR comments as aggressively as you do when you find possible conflicts with those you construe as making anti-CCSVI statements.http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/2 ... cation-Day
American Access Care Hosts Special Education Day for MS Patients and Caregivers NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--On July 15, 2011 at 9:30 a.m., American Access Care, the premier operator of interventional radiology centers in the United States, will host a special Education Day for patients that are suffering from Cerebrospinal Venous Insufficiency and caregivers at the Crowne Plaza Times Square Hotel in New York City. The free-to-attend Education Day will launch their three-day symposium on Cerebrospinal Venous Insufficiency, also known as CCSVI, a hotly debated new treatment for sufferers of neurodegenerative diseases such as multiple sclerosis, a disease that affects nearly three million people worldwide. Education Day will be hosted by CCSVI physician advocate Salvatore J.A. Sclafani, MD, who is a Professor and Chairman of Radiology and Professor Surgery and Emergency Medicine at SUNY Downstate College of Medicine, University Hospital of Brooklyn
drsclafani wrote:2nd Annual CCSVI Symposium in NYC July 15-17
I am very pleased to announce that there will be a second Annual NYC CCSVI symposium this year from Friday July 15 through Sunday July 17.
This conference then, triples the time compared to the first one in 2010. Not only have I added a second day for professionals (July 16-17), I have also instituted a full day dedicated to patient education and discussion (July 15).
The meeting will take place in Manhattan and it will be managed by a professional meeting and event service. Not that we did not have a great conference last year in Brooklyn, I just thought we were ready for prime time in the Big Apple.
The Patients have their say and their day!
Our steering committee includes two PsMS well known to everyone, Cece and Bestadmom.
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I want to clarify that bestadmom represents the meeting itself. She is on the organizing committee and speaks with authority
she communicates with the meeting coordinating company and American
Access as an advisor and patient representative
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