PETITION UPDATE (Tuesday, September 11, 2018) The CDC has posted an updated, competitive bid solicitation for the development of federal treatment guidelines for ME. The community outcry, and over 8,000 petition signatures, protesting the previous rigged, sole-source contract got the CDC’s attention. Yet the solicitation is still only open through Thursday, September 13 meaning interested applicants
Category: #MEAction Projects
#MEAction is thrilled to announce that we are supporting the work of two research assistants working on myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) for one year as part of our inaugural #MEAction Young Researcher Fellowship. The goal of the fellowship is to grow the field by supporting aspiring research scientists early in their careers and connecting them with
Anil van der Zee, 38, is a former professional ballet dancer in Amsterdam. In 2007, he contracted a viral infection, Cytomegalovirus, and never fully recovered. A few years later he was diagnosed with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME), also known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS). He describes his transition from being a strong, vibrant dancer to a
Thirty U.S. House representatives signed a letter last week urging their colleagues on the House Appropriations Committee to attach language to its report on the fiscal year 2018 budget that encourages the NIH, CDC and HHS to accelerate and enhance its work in research and education for ME/CFS.
#MEAction and Solve ME/CFS Initiative are gearing up for a major congressional action for ME/CFS in Washington, D.C. from May 16 to 18. If you would like to join us in Washington, D.C. for meetings, let us know by April 4th so that we can make the necessary meeting arrangements with your legislators. Sign up here.
Whether you are a musician, poet or puppeteer, expressing yourself through a body devastated by Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) is suddenly an impossible feat – and an improbable opportunity. #MEAction is excited to announce the launch of a virtual concert called #Bedfest on May 6th to showcase the experience of living
Momentum continues from the #MillionsMissing campaign that was born last May. Activists took to the streets worldwide in 11 cities in May – and in 25 cities in September – to protest their government’s neglect of people with ME. While the posters are now stored away, activism has continued behind the scenes in follow-up
Want a way to raise your voice this #MillionsMissing but don’t know how? Perhaps you’re unable to attend a protest in person, or want to do a little something extra to make a difference. The stopGET petition against graded exercise therapy trials is one of the most vital actions circulating at the moment. With a
The Chicago protest #MillionsMissing will feature talks by Dr. Leonard Jason, Dr. Marcie Zinn, well-known epidemiologists; Carol Head, of Solve ME/CFS; Barbara Morrison; ME/CFS patients; and families and friends. It will take place at the James Thompson Center, 100 W. Randolph St, Chicago between 11:30am-12:30pm. Please click below to attend, learn more and donate to
The NYC #MillionsMissing Protest has a full agenda and they are excited to announce several major speakers in attendance including local NYC ME/CFS physician (and Chair of the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Advisory Committee), Dr. Susan Levine. In addition, local physician-scientist Dr. Mady Hornig from the Columbia University Center for Infection and Immunity (and the ME/CFS Microbe Discovery Project) will also be in attendance. NYC will also have several patients and caregivers tell their personal stories. If you plan to attend and would like to share your story at the protest, please contact them. Finally, as opposed to the shoe display used at other locations, NYC will be doing a unique display using balloons and posters.