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Urgent: Take part in the US Congressional Call to Action

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#MEAction reported recently that the #MillionsMissing protests led to a number of meetings with government officials, including a meeting with Assistant Secretary for Health and Human Services Karen DeSalvo, and several meetings with congressional representatives. Continued work from the Congressional team at #MEAction has yielded fruit. We are proud to announce that ...

#MEAction RFI Poll Report (Part 2 of 3)

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This is the second part of the RFI Poll Report.  To see the Part 1, click here. The Need for an Inclusive Model of Research Severe patients The inclusion of severe patients in research emerged as a theme in stakeholder comments. Severe patients will likely present with gross biological abnormalities, and therefore present ...

SMCI Engaged with NIH Officials to Further Appropriate ME/CFS Funding

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On May 24, 2016, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) released the first ever Request for Information (RFI) regarding ME/CFS, requesting submissions addressing new research strategies for the disease. Solve ME/CFS Initiative (SMCI) submitted a unique and pointed response to this RFI in the form of an imitation funding announcement ...

#MEAction Policy Change: ME, not ME/CFS

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The staff of #MEAction, who run the communications platform that is our website, social media channels, and email list, have decided to adopt ME or myalgic encephalomyelitis for future communications about the disease, except where the name CFS or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome needs to be mentioned for the sake of ...