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The UK CFS/ME Research Collaborative to livestream AGM on 27 April

The 2016 Annual General Meeting of the UK CFS/ME Research Collaborative (CMRC) will be livestreamed on Wednesday 27 April, from 2.45 pm to 3.30 pm British Summer Time. Viewers must preregister. The agenda of the AGM is as follows: Welcome and apologies Annual report 2014-15 Charter revisions/approval Plans for 2015-16 Membership of the Board Any other business

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Updates from the first #MillionsMissing Meeting

Last week, #MEAction had its first planning call for the May 25th #MillionsMissing protest. The protest, with the theme #MillionsMissing, brings attention to the millions of people with ME/CFS missing from their work, their families, and their lives, and the millions of dollars missing from research funding.  To show this invisible illness, we are asking

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#MEAction welcomes our new community organizer

Adriane Tillman is a writer, journalist, traveler, thinker, lover of art, dance and books. Adriane graduated with degrees in literature and Russian language. She worked as a newspaper journalist for five years, and now consults in marketing and copywriting. She has lived in many places across the US and beyond. She grew up in Cincinnati,

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Light up the Night on May 12, 2016!

a may 12 project. The challenge is to get as many buildings as possible in your country to light up with one of the 3 colours used on May 12th – blue, purple or green. We want public buildings/places like City Halls, Niagara Falls and we want individual homes lit up too!

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Keep PACE out of WebMD and HealthDay

Web MD, the largest online publisher of news and information regarding health and well-being, has released its “latest news” about ME/CFS in an article based on the discredited PACE trials. It asserts that “British researchers concluded that a form of talk therapy, called cognitive behavior therapy, and graded exercise therapy are among the best treatments for chronic fatigue.”

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Why is MEpedia so crucial?

MEpedia is a crucial tool for advocates, researchers, doctors, policy makers, and even the general public, that will allow them to find all current information on myalgic encephalomyelitis in one place.

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Help Disabled Bolivian Activists Cross Andes in Wheelchairs

#MEAction, in collaboration with the Association of People with Disability (APD) in Bolivia, have launched a campaign to raise funds for the brave individuals that are risking their lives to demand equality from their government. Our goal: raise $10,000 by Saturday, March 19th     It all started 50 days ago at the main square in

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CFSAC – to be or not to be

CFSAC- Let’s Take Action ME community members were caught off guard when the proposed 2016 Senate appropriations bill zeroed out CDC funding for CFS research. Several advocates scrambled to address this and their efforts to be heard appear to have paid off. But scrambling is not something ME advocates can, or should do. Health- and resource-

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