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Introducing the Seed Grant Ramsay Award Program

The Solve ME/CFS Initiative (SMCI) is now accepting applications for the Ramsay Award Program in basic, preclinical, clinical, and epidemiology research. This competitive grant award is open to scientists and researchers at any career stage who are interested in studying myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME)/chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS).

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Solve ME/CFS Initiative Update

Last year was a pivotal point in the battle against ME/CFS. Game-changing reports from the Institute of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health’s Pathways to Prevention Workshop delivered long awaited public credibility for our disease. The federal ME/CFS landscape has shifted, and there is newfound openness and awareness among key governmental agencies. This positive change has heightened the battle as we fight for scientific understanding, fight for treatments and fight for a cure.

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 The alchemy of turning frustration into power

when we feel down, or angry, or frustrated or powerless, let’s refocus a little of our precious energy to move our community forward towards better research, understanding and treatment. Let’s collate all the best resources from our community — the studies, the blogs, the articles, the doctors, the researchers, the patient groups, the healthcare and political situation in each country!

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Lift Your Voice, Share Your Story – BHC Patient Voice

Patient Voice – a special place online for members of our community to share their stories, art poetry, photography and music. We highlight the strength, joy, humor and beauty that can be found in a life changed by ME/CFS. Our goal is to lift your voice a little higher and help your story be heard loud and clear. Topic for June/July : “Tell us about a time when someone showed you unexpected kindness and it had a positive impact on you as you manage your chronic illness” Make Your Submission!

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N. Ireland: Chasing Competent Care and #MillionsMissing protest

Hope 4 ME & Fibro Northern Ireland ran an ambitious and exciting conference on Monday 6th June in The Stormont Hotel, Belfast. The conference, “Chasing Competent Care” delivered a strong message calling for change to the currently inadequate care situation for ME and fibromyalgia patients in Northern Ireland.

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Donate to the Bateman Horne Center Capacity Campaign – Wings to Fly!

The Bateman Horne Center (BHC) – uniquely positioned to create collaborations between amazing, well-qualified patients and stellar research partners – has an urgent need to increase capacity in order to see patients and grow the research program. Investigators are seeking access to our patient population more and more, yet due to physical and personnel capacity restrictions, too many patients are on waiting list, medical assistants and research associates are doubled up in offices; there is no more room for the equipment needed to expand our research efforts. We have secured a new, larger facility but require the funding needed to expand our critical work. Every gift, of any size, is an investment in real progress.

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$3.28 Million Awarded for ME/CFS Biomarker Study

Bateman Horne Center leadership, Drs. Bateman and Vernon, are Co-Investigators with Professor Derya Unutmaz, M.D. on this cutting-edge, 5 year immunogenomic study of ME/CFS that seeks to to develop robust, quantitative immune-biomarker sets for predicting disease susceptibility, stratifying patients and guiding treatment strategies.

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