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#MEAction Hosts an Artist’s Salon During #MillionsMissing

#MEAction Hosts an Artist’s Salon During #MillionsMissing

Activism comes in many forms, and #MEAction recognizes the significant role that art can play, not only as healing and cathartic expression, but as a powerful tool to move hearts and drive change. The ME community is host to talented artists all over the world, and we wanted to celebrate their gifts by hosting a

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It’s #MillionsMissing Week!

It’s here. It’s #MillionsMissing week! Are you ready to gather allies, express your art, share your story, tune into some great performances, and celebrate our community? There is a lot to do, and you should only participate when and how you are able. Our numbers are mighty, so you are not in this alone. Together, we

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Saturday, March 28th: Crip Camp virtual screening and Q&A

At the Sundance Film Festival in January, I had the privilege of watching Crip Camp, a documentary film that premieres today on Netflix. It’s about building a community in spite of a world that excludes you; that often tries hard to deny your humanity or ignore your very existence. It’s about how that community birthed a disability

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Twitch Gaming Show Fundraises for #MEAction!

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 Book Series by

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Get involved: support science and advocacy this April

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 by #MEAction and SMCI

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Join the fight against stigma and pseudoscience in New York

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 woman with ME.   [pullquote

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

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 related chronic complex diseases.

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