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.
New NIH ME/CFS Newsletter
November 8, 2023
This newsletter update provides information about new and ongoing activities at NIH related to myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS). We welcome suggestions for information and updates that you would like to see in this newsletter.Take Me There
2023 IACFS/ME Clinical/Scientific Conference
July 29, 2023
Mark your calendars for the International Scientific Conference to be held at Stony Brook University in Stony Brook, New York, USA. This will be IACFS/ME's 16th Scientific Conference. Register today!Take Me There
Chronic Illness Workshop with Key ME/CFS Voices
June 29, 2023
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) is hosting a two-day workshop bringing together clinicians, researchers, and other stakeholders to create a scientific paradigm shift by examining common biological and clinical factors in chronic illnesses associated with prior infectious disease.Take Me There
These institutions are working together as the ME/CFS Research Network.
Visit the CDC to learn more about ME/CFS.
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.
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.