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In Memory of Dr. Ronald G. Tompkins MD, ScD

Mourning the loss of Dr. Ron Tompkins

Today #MEAction joins the community in mourning the loss of Dr. Ronald G. Tompkins, MD, ScD, who passed away this week. Ron Tompkins was a clinician, clinical researcher, and friend and ally to people with ME. He was the Sumner M. Redstone Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School, Founding Director of the Center for

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NIH Long COVID research lacks clear plan to identify and track ME/CFS

MEAction has written to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) expressing our deep concern that the RECOVER Initiative research agenda lacks a clear plan for how to accurately identify or consistently track the onset of myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) cases among patients with Long COVID. This is of particular importance because a sizable fraction

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The Last Two Years Changed the World…

What a year 2021 was! People with ME have always faced formidable challenges: every day combatting stigma, lack of understanding from clinicians, NIH’s and CDC’s low budgetary commitments, and a world of challenges navigating disability on top of symptoms.  It’s no exaggeration to say that 2020 and 2021 changed the world – and the world of chronic,

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CDC decides not to publish flawed ME/CFS treatments review!

As we enter the holidays we have a positive development to report coming out of yesterday’s ME/CFS stakeholder call with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). CDC has announced that it will not publish a systematic evidence review of ME/CFS treatments by the Oregon Health Science University Evidence-based Practice Center (EPC) in

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Apply to join the UK’s ME/CFS priority setting workshops

Over 2,000 people with ME/CFS, carers and health professionals in the UK engaged with the recent survey from the ME/CFS Priority Setting Partnership.   Through three stages of participation, this process is aiming to define the top ten research priorities for people affected by this disease.    The process now has just one more step – and you could be part of it.   These

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#MEAction Arrives in the Medieval Town of Med-Ed

Here’s a hearty hello from the Medieval Town of Medical Education!  Lords and Ladies,  We did it!… we got over $75,000 (£56,781) which means we have arrived at this new land on our Giving Adventure Map. I’m Laurie Jones, the Managering Elf, and I am going to tell you what awesome stalls await you at

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NICE Committee Member Community Call Review

Two NICE ME/CFS guideline committee members joined #MEAction for a community call, to provide their insight into the guideline process and answer questions. Adam Lowe is a person with ME and has been supporter of various ME organisations, including #MEAction UK and Science for ME. He was one of five lay members on the committee.

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NICE Retweeted #MEACTION UK's DEAR DOCTOR CAMPAIGN

NICE Retweeted #MEAction UK’s Dear Doctor Campaign!

On November 12th, just a few days after our launch of the Dear Doctor Campaign, @NICEGetInvolved retweeted our campaign and shared their thanks in our work to educate the medical establishment about the new guideline. This is cause for celebration! This is the start of a real change that has begun in how we are

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CDC must act now to stop flawed review of ME/CFS treatments

In advance of next week’s CDC ME/CFS Stakeholder Engagement and Communication (SEC) call, #MEAction has sent a letter to Chronic Viral Diseases Branch Chief Dr. Elizabeth Unger requesting her to clearly and directly address our four key objections to publishing a flawed evidence review of ME/CFS treatments that CDC commissioned. Read Letter The review wrongly

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