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Category Archives: United States

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 ...
ACTIVISTS PROTEST SPEAKER AT COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY CONFERENCE

ACTIVISTS PROTEST SPEAKER AT COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY CONFERENCE

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ACTIVISTS PROTEST SPEAKER AT COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY CONFERENCE Human Rights Abuser Per Fink is Not Welcome in New York  Follow the story at: @meactnet and #ScienceNotStigma FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 18, 2018- New York, NY Activists with NY #MEAction  will converge on Columbia University Saturday, October 20that 8:00 a.m. to protest Danish Physician Per Fink’s appearance at the 4thColumbia ...

#MEAction Welcomes U.S. Advocacy Manager

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We at #MEAction are so excited to welcome Erin Roediger as our new U.S. Advocacy Manager! We are thrilled that with Erin’s wealth of healthcare advocacy, volunteer coordination, and electoral campaign experience, we will be able to expand our congressional outreach program in concert with our partner organizations - the Solve ...

CDC Update: NYS Dept. of Health and #MEAction Bid for Contract

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On August 27th, #MEAction published a petition calling for the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to immediately halt its plan to issue a sole-source contract - meaning there was no true competitive bidding process in place - to the Pacific Northwest Evidence-based Practice Center (EPC) for conducting ...

Mobilize your Medical Providers to Watch Unrest for Credit

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We are so thrilled to announce that US healthcare providers – including doctors, nurses, pharmacists, therapists and social workers – can now watch Unrest and receive continuing education credits through the American Medical Women’s Association and Indiana University School of Medicine, in partnership with #MEAction. Healthcare providers can attend a live, continuing education ...
young white woman in group of protestors turns head to look into camera. Holds a sign "Millions Suffering!"

Per Fink is coming to US this week! Here’s 3 actions you can take

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The Danish physician, Per Fink, is traveling to the United States to speak about his unscientific and dangerous idea that myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) is a psychosomatic illness. Per Fink has been invited to speak at a psychosomatic conference at Columbia University in New York City on Saturday, Oct. 20th. Columbia University will reward medical providers who come to hear Per ...

#MEAction Sends Letter to HHS Demanding New Federal Committee on ME

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Last month, our community marshaled together in a mass protest on social media to tell the U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) that it had NOT accomplished its job when it suddenly dissolved the federal advisory committee - known as CFSAC - that makes recommendations on Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), ...

#MEAction Sends Recommendations to CDC to Update its ME Website

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This past July, 2018, the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) launched new webpages about myalgic encephalomyelitis / chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) geared to practitioners. ME advocates, clinicians and researchers had provided feedback about updates to these pages but not all of their recommendations were taken on board. As a result, ...

POTS and Beyond Conference 2018

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The POTS and Beyond conference held in Salt Lake City this past weekend brought together experts in the field to educate physicians and patients on what is known about autonomic dysfunction. The neurology department of the University of Utah School of Medicine partnered with Dysautonomia International and Granger Medical to ...

Take the NYU Research Survey about your ME Experience

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I’m a researcher at NYU interested in the experiences of people with ME/CFS in the U.S ...