At the recent Invest in ME (IiME) conference, the Norwegian ME Association presented Professor Malcolm Hooper with a prize, consisting of a framed citation and beautiful hand-made glass vase in recognition of his "untiring and exceptional contribution to the ME cause".
The award states -
Professor Malcolm Hooper has stood on the barricades for years and fought for ME from many angles. He is described as a real "warrior", which is very true. It is noteworthy that he is fighting for a disease with which he has no personal involvement.
He has written informative documents, published articles in international journals and fought politically. He gives lectures and has often spoken out against opponents such as Professor Simon Wessely, and other key individuals and institutions in the psychosocial environment. In addition, he has been an active part of the work of Invest in ME, has chaired their conferences several times, and has been their professional supporter.
The Norwegian ME Association has, on many occasions, approached him for advice in specific situations, and has benefited from the advice he has given in our struggle for recognition in Norway.
On behalf of the Norwegian ME Association it gives me great pleasure to present this ME Award to Professor Malcolm Hooper for his untiring and exceptional contribution to the ME cause.
A report on the IiME Conference can be found at http://phoenixrising.me/archives/17049