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.


International ME Conference Week

June 25, 2024

The 13th International Biomedical Research into ME Colloquium takes place at the Wellcome Genome Campus, UK, in June. This year's theme, Acknowledging the acceptance by both clinicians and researchers of 'THE INFECTIOUS AETIOLOGY' of ME/CFS focuses on uncovering the complexities of ME, exploring acute infection, chronic infection, and co-infection. Conference events will convene on June 25 to June 2024.

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MECFSnet Investigator to Present at Upcoming International ME/CFS Conference

April 4, 2024

Dr. Maureen Hanson will present at the International Conference on Clinical and Scientific Advances in ME/CFS and Long COVID. Her presentation will explore circulating signals of ME/CFS in response to exercise. The presentation will begin on Thursday April 4 at 3pm ET.

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1st International Conference on Clinical and Scientific Advances in ME/CFS and Long COVID

April 3, 2024

This conference will convene leading scientists, clinicians, and international experts to share and discuss the latest biomedical evidence and findings on ME/CFS and the nexus between Long COVID and ME/CFS.

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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.

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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.