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Winners of the #MillionsMissing Art competition

We’re excited to announce the winners of the #MillionsMissing Art competition. 1st prize went to CJ Janzen from Cambridge, Ontario who made two amazing songs about ME. Listen here: Myalgic Encephalomyelitis Song – Rough by CJ Janzen | Free Listening on SoundCloud A Song For M.E. by CJ Janzen | Free Listening on SoundCloud 2nd

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Update: the ongoing work of #MillionsMissing

  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

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Canada: Find CIHR qualified grant reviewers!

When a grant proposal is submitted, a panel of experts will examine it for merit before making a final decision.  But what happens when those ‘experts’ deny the very existence of the disease they purport to study? Memorably, a recent grant proposal was submitted to Canada’s CIHR (Canadian Institutes of Health Research) to study ME/CFS,

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Donate to Karina's Legal Fund

Over the past several years, many of us with and without ME have looked on in horror as Karina Hansen was forcibly removed from her home and institutionalized.  This was in part due to Denmark’s decision to rename myalgic encephalomyelitis “bodily distress syndrome” and classify it as a psychological illness. The Hansens’ fight to regain

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Australian university must not ignore evidence-based science

Australia’s UNSW is trialling an education module treating chronic fatigue syndrome patients with graded exercise therapy and cognitive behaviour therapy (GET/CBT), despite the evidence showing these therapies have no benefit and may cause permanent harm. Sign the petition!

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Jen Brea's 'Unrest' to Debut at Sundance Film Festival

After years of work and hundreds of hours of footage, Jen Brea’s documentary, now entitled Unrest, is ready for its debut.  The film will be shown at the Sundance Resort as part of the Sundance Film Festival in January 2017; Brea’s Unrest was selected to premier as one of the Festival’s narrative documentaries.  The Sundance

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#MEAction US protest demands

These demands were originally issued for the May 25, 2016 MillionsMissing demonstrations. Minor revisions were made to the demands in November 2016 to reflect community input on the definition, the primer, the name, and the need for improvements in clinical care.   You can access and download a pdf of the revised protest demands by clicking

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Tell the NIH about your experience of PEM

Dr. Mark VanNess and Staci Stevens recently visited the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to present their findings on cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET) and the importance of the symptom of post-exertional malaise to the NIH ME/CFS Special Interest Group. Out of this conversation, Dr. Brian Walitt, lead investigator of the ME/CFS Intramural Study, extended an

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