After the March 8th telebriefing with the NIH, many advocates in the ME community still came away with questions. Billie Moore, NJME/CFSA Advocacy Chair, and member of the USAWGaAnd CDC’s TDW Workgroup, was one of them. Though representatives of the NIH spoke at great length about the big picture of the new ME/CFS efforts that the organization is
This week #MEAction, in collaboration with Solve ME/CFS and USAWG, conducted advocacy efforts with members of Congress to make two key requests for the benefit of greater ME/CFS medical research funding. Senators were asked to support a letter to NIH Director Francis Collins requesting that an equitable share of the $2 billion increase in fiscal
Last Thursday, Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Patty Murray (D-WA) introduced an important new bill which seeks to increase funding for biomedical innovation and targeting diseases with unmet treatment needs. The $5 billion proposal, called the National Biomedical Research Act, is just one of six bills now being discussed by the Health, Education, Labor & Pensions
At the NIH tele-briefing on Tuesday, March 8th, Dr Walter Koroshetz, Director of NINDS set out the NIH’s strategy for tackling ME/CFS. He said it won’t be an easy task ‘else it would have been solved long ago’, and it wasn’t clear where the solution will come from. The NIH’s focus will be on attracting
On Tuesday, March 8th, NIH held a one hour tele-briefing to answer the community’s questions about their plans for the intramural study and the ME/CFS program. What follows is a full transcript of the conference call. You can view the transcript and listen to the audio of the call on the NIH website. On the call were
On Tuesday, March 8th at 10am ET, the NIH is holding a one hour tele-briefing to answer the community’s questions about their plans for the intramural study and the ME/CFS program. Due to the limitations of the technology, only 100 lines are available. Call-in information has been sent to a select number of advocates including members of
NIH is dropping the functional movement disorder (FMD) control group from their intramural study, according to an email Simon McGrath received from Vicky Whittemore.
The US National Institutes of Health (NIH) is hosting a telebriefing on Tuesday to “share information about [their] upcoming activities and to gather feedback” from the ME/CFS advocacy community. They have limited phone lines and said they want to make sure to address questions from representatives from community organizations and leaders, so the call is not open to the entire public,
Recommendations submitted by advocates to NINDS to proactively contribute to a strong federal research program and to encourage collaboration between NIH and our community.
The US Action Working Group (USAWG) is submitting a letter to NINDS director Walter Koroshetz detailing a list of requests relating to patient participation, extramural funding and the intramural research agenda. You can read that list of requests here. All USAWG actions are opt-in. We would like to poll active #MEAction members who are American citizens or residents