Category: Research

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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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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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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#MEAction Swimming Through the Research Lagoon

Hi, everyone! It’s Jaime, the Director of Scientific & Medical Outreach at #MEAction. During this week’s #MEAction Giving Adventure we swam through the Research Lagoon as we surpassed our second fundraising level of US $20,000/UK£14,820. While our fundraising format this year is fun and lighthearted, the work #MEAction is doing to advance research and clinical

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Join over 1,000 people and vote for your ME/CFS research priorities

Over 1,000 people have now voted for their ME/CFS research priorities. People with ME/CFS, carers and clinicians in the UK are all asked to take part. The ME/CFS Priority Setting Partnership is particularly looking for more people from ethnic minorities, carers and health care professionals to take part. So far: Just 4% of respondents are

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Choose your top ten ME/CFS research priorities – UK survey launched

Take the survey The ME/CFS Priority Setting Partnership (PSP) is giving you the opportunity to define your top ten priorities for future ME/CFS research. In partnership with the James Lind Alliance, the ME/CFS Priority Setting Partnership is launching their second survey today. The research questions in this survey are based on over 5300 ideas submitted

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Stanford study enrolling now

Who: Ron Davis’s lab at Stanford University is conducting a functional microbiome study in collaboration with Harvard University and Vassar College. They are looking for severely Ill, primarily bed-bound patients within the United States to participate. What: Participants will be asked to provide a one-time fecal swab which can be collected at home and sent

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Where Does Your Donation Go?

Do you ever wonder where your money goes when donating to your favorite charity? We certainly do! Why? Because we want to make sure that every gift we receive generates the greatest impact in our collective fight for research, medical education, and public recognition of myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome. This is why we wanted to

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