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Category Archives: Events

Twitch Gaming Show Fundraises for #MEAction!

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Rat Queens, a show on the popular Twitch channel, HyperRPG, is hosting a fundraiser for #MEAction this Wednesday, May 8th at 7pm PST. Twitch is a live streaming platform and anyone can watch and participate from their homes! 100% of  the proceeds will go to #MEAction. Rat Queens (based on the Image Comic ...

Get involved: support science and advocacy this April

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April is going to be an incredibly exciting month for advocacy and for research into ME! The NIH is hosting a conference on ME in early April along with a Young Investigators Workshop specifically geared towards early-career investigators with interest in ME.  Concurrently, there will be a Congressional lobbying push hosted ...

Apply for Stanford Medicine X Conference as ePatient or Presenter – deadline Jan. 31st

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Stanford University hosts an annual academic conference, Medicine X, every September to bring together community stakeholders, innovators and leaders in health care to empower collaborative change. This year's Medicine X | Change conference will be held at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California on Sept. 20 - 22, 2019. Stanford describes ...

Join the fight against stigma and pseudoscience in New York

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This weekend, the New York State Psychiatric Institute is hosting a conference on psychosomatic illness at Columbia University Medical Center -- and they invited Per Fink to speak.  If you have watched Unrest, you know that Fink’s clinic was responsible for the involuntary institutionalization of Karina Hansen, a Danish young ...

The End ME/CFS Tour in Boston w/ Linda Tannenbaum

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Open Medicine Foundation (OMF) president, Linda Tannenbaum, will give a special lecture on the state of ME/CFS research at Newton-Wellesley Hospital in Boston, MA, on Saturday, November 4, 2017 from 1:00 to 3:30 pm. The event is sponsored by the Massachusetts CFIDS/ME & FM Association. Open Medicine Foundation® (OMF) is the leading research organization working to end ME/CFS and ...

The End ME/CFS Tour in NYC w/ Linda Tannenbaum

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Open Medicine Foundation (OMF) president, Linda Tannenbaum, will give a special lecture on the state of ME/CFS research at Mount Sinai West Hospital in New York City on Wednesday, November 1, 2017 from 6:30-8:00 pm. The event will be moderated by Terri L. Wilder, #MEAction New York Activist. Open Medicine Foundation® ...

#MEAction Launches First New York Organizing Meeting

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With the excitement and attention around the theatrical premiere of 'Unrest' in NYC this month now is the time to take ME advocacy and activism to a new level in New York. Over the past year there has been increasing progress at the state level. Last fall a #MillionsMissing protest was ...

3 Ways You Can Join in a #TimeforUnrest

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Update: View a recording of the call here -  --------------------------- The September kickoff of the #TimeforUnrest campaign is just around the corner, and we at #MEAction couldn't be more excited! Last week we recorded our first community call where we got to know the Unrest team, hear about the film's release plan and got a sneak peek into the impact ...

Speak Up, Tweet Back, Write ME: Activist Messaging 101 in the Social Media Age

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UPDATE: A recording of this community call can be found here. Join us for our next activist teach-in with Jennifer Johnson Avril* on Sunday, August 13th at 1:00pm E.T. The call will run for 90 minutes. Our storytelling is a powerful component of activism, whether we're making a video, writing a press ...

ACTIVIST TEACH IN: THINK GLOBAL ACT LOCAL (Sat. July 8)

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The ME community can greatly benefit by adopting a local philosophy to activism ...