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Beth Mazur — Memorial Service and Obituary

As many of you know, we lost a wonderful person recently. Beth Mazur passed away after battling ME for 15 years. She was the cofounder of #MEAction and a selfless beacon of hope and light for so many in our community. She demonstrated an unwavering commitment to the cause. We could not be more devastated. 

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Chronic Illness Survey Adventure Finishing this Month!

Two years ago, #MEAction embarked on an ambitious project, the Chronic Illness Survey Adventure! The Adventure is a survey to deeply examine the symptoms experienced by people with diseases that are triggered or unmasked by infection, including ME, POTS, hEDS, MCAS, and Long COVID.  At the end of this year, we will close the Adventure

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A Year of Exciting Medical Education Achievements

A year ago, we were proud to announce that #MEAction and Mayo Clinic Rochester had won a grant for diagnostic improvement, with Ravindra Ganesh, and Stephanie Grach, and I on the grant as co-investigators. Our project, Improving Diagnostic Accuracy of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Through Implementation of an Enhanced Education Protocol and Care Process Model

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#MEAction Shares Our Thanks for Your BOLD ACTIONS

During this time of thankfulness and gratitude, #MEAction staff wants to share what BOLD ACTIONS we are thankful our volunteers and community have taken throughout the year. We thought we could reflect together on all that we have accomplished this year and how every single one of us is important in this powerful community. A

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Check out the Updated, Expanded, Revamped MEpedia!

Great news! About six months ago, we began a project to update, expand, and revamp MEpedia. Due to a generous grant, we were able to create a project scope, hire respected experts in accessibility and MediaWiki development, and make several important changes to MEpedia! Visit the New MEpedia MEpedia is a vital resource MEpedia is one of the most utilized resources for researchers,

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Announcing: New NIH Conference Travel Scholarship for Providers and Medical Students!

#MEAction is thrilled to announce a new travel scholarship for providers and medical students to the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) Conference, Advancing ME/CFS Research: Identifying Targets for Intervention and Learning from Long COVID, this coming December 12- 13, 2023 in Bethesda, MD. #MEAction is providing this opportunity for one to two promising medical students

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#MEAction Partners with Writers Guild Initiative to Offer Writers Workshops

#MEAction is excited to announce we are partnering with the Writers Guild Initiative (WGI) to offer creative writing workshops for people with ME and Long COVID**. WGI has graciously donated their time to offer these writer workshops through personal mentorship with the writers of the #MEAction community! The workshops consist of three sessions during the

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#MEAction State Chapters Are Making Advocacy Moves

#MEAction is thrilled to share the incredible work our State Chapters have been up to over the past couple of months! They continue to amaze us daily with their dedication and hard work to bring awareness to the ME community. Read more about their success stories: California:  The University of California has added some disclaimers

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Join #MEAction Maryland’s #HelpMESenator Campaign

We are writing this article to share some exciting news! On Tuesday, September 26, ME advocates delivered copies of the book, The Puzzle Solver, by Tracie White with Ronald W. Davis, PhD, along with information about ME and Long Covid to Senators on the Hill. The books were donated by an individual living with severe ME/CFS in an effort to raise

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