ME/CFS Can Affect Anyone

Millions of people worldwide are affected by Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS). Yet the causes, diagnostic markers, progression, and FDA-approved treatments remain unknown. The shared vision of the ME/CFS Collaborative Research Network (ME/CFSnet) is to encourage collaborative research in partnership with individuals and advocacy groups to understand the disease and develop better diagnosis and treatment.


11th International ME Colloquium, Invest in ME Research

May 17-19, 2022

Invest in ME Research announced the 11th International ME Colloquium in London, UK. The conference week includes the BRMEC11 Research Colloquium and the IIMEC15 International ME Conference.

Please visit the website for updates.

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CDC ME/CFS Stakeholder Engagement and Communication (SEC) Conference Call

May 13, 2022

Elizabeth Unger, PhD, MD, Branch Chief of the CDC's Chronic Viral Diseases Branch will provide an update. Guest speaker Stephen Gluckman, MD, Professor of Medicine from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, will present "The Management Options (yes there are management options) for People with ME/CFS."

The conference call will begin at 3:00 pm ET.

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NIH Announces Fifth MECFSnet Webinar

May 12, 2022

Dr. Alain Moreau, a member of the NIH ME/CFS Research Network, is joined by patient partner Sabrina Poirier to provide an update on ME/CFS research at ICanCME.

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A Network to Unite

These institutions are working together as the ME/CFS Research Network.

Visit the CDC to learn more about ME/CFS.

Join the Quest for Discoveries

The experience and expertise of every individual helps provide a better understanding of ME/CFS. Learn more about how you can become a part of this collaborative effort.

Collaboration Drives Progress

Investigators, health care providers, and advocates are collaborating across the Research Network to drive progress in understanding ME/CFS. Together, we can advance discoveries to improve the lives of members of the ME/CFS community.

Grants that fund MECFSnet are managed by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. This website was supported by a grant from NIH, grant #U24-NS-105535.

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What is ME/CFS?

Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME), also referred to as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), is a multi-system disease that causes dysfunction of the neurological, immune, endocrine, and energy metabolism systems.