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Category Archives: United States

Status Update On #MEAction’s Congressional Work

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#MEAction’s Congressional Committee team has been very busy this year. We want to give you a status update and alert you to an ongoing action you can pursue. Appropriations Since March of this year, #MEAction, in partnership with the Solve ME/CFS Initiative and MassME/CFS & FM Association, has been working to increase ...

Colorado Activist Introduces Rotary Club Resolution for ME

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Colorado activist, Jim Lutey, has introduced a Rotary Club resolution to encourage research, education and funding for myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME!) The resolution’s purpose is to “leverage Rotary’s worldwide reputation and expertise on polio eradication to raise awareness on the need to educate the public and medical practitioners on the importance of ...

Postcards to Doctors returns!

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Great news!  Postcards to Doctors has relaunched as of today, October 1!  You can now request new postcards and addresses here.  If you requested postcards or addresses during the month of September, we've resumed generating addresses and sending postcards as of today, and you should receive yours within the next ...

#MEAction Advocates will Speak at Stanford MEDx Conference this Weekend

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#MEAction advocate, Terri Wilder, and #MEAction board member, Ryan Prior, are co-presenting at the Stanford MEDx conference this weekend about how #MEAction empowers the myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) community through technology. Terri and Ryan will discuss the history of #MEAction, its founders, its reason for being, its social justice philosophy, its policy ...

NIH Working Group Releases Report on ME

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Yesterday, the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) published a report of the NANDS Council Working Group for ME/CFS research. #MEAction's NIH Committee (comprised of staff and volunteers) will take time to thoroughly review this report’s recommendations and issue a full response to the NIH. Read the NANDS report. In the meantime, we want ...

#MEAction Sends Letter to CDC Calling for Transparency and Progress

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The U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has initiated various projects focused on myalgic encephalomyelitis / chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS), but there has been very little transparency or engagement with the patient community about the CDC's overall plans, the approaches being used, or the status of the projects ...

California Activists Fight for Centers of Excellence for ME

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California advocates for myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) are fighting for the state to institute a statewide Centers of Excellence program that would train ME specialists, provide state-of-the-art treatment for people with ME, and undertake advanced research. Activists across the state have already met with 24 state legislators to discuss this initiative. Activist ...

U.S School Nurses, Teachers & Counselors can now take Continuing Education Course about Pediatric ME/CFS

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School nurses, counselors, social workers or teachers in any U.S. state can now earn earn 3.25 Continuing Education credits (CNE) for completing a course on pediatric myalgic encephalomyelitis / chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS). The course is titled, "“Why Can’t This Child Get to Class? Learn How ME/CFS Keeps Youth from Attending School." The course ...

#MEAction Responds to Attacks on ME Community in The Guardian and Psychology Today

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Listen to the article: Part 1: Part 2:  In the past two weeks, The Guardian/The Observer and Psychology Today US have published articles portraying the myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) community as an angry, misguided mob using social media to denigrate scientific research. Both articles focus on the criticism that Dr. Michael Sharpe, one of ...

#MEAction Seeks Applicants for Blue Ribbon Fellowship at Bateman Horne Center

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Bateman Horne center is opening applications for the #MEAction Blue Ribbon Fellowship. Announcing clinical clerkship opportunity for 4th-year medical students, med-peds, internal medicine and family practice residents. We are delighted to announce the #MEAction Blue Ribbon fellowship at the Bateman Horne Center (BHC) with Dr. Lucinda Bateman. The clerkship/rotation will consist of one ...