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.


2024 NINDS Clinical Trials Methodology Course

March 4, 2024

The 2024 Clinical Trials Methodology Course is currently accepting applications. The course is designed to help investigators develop scientifically rigorous, yet practical clinical trial protocols. The application submission deadline is March 4th, 2024 at 9am, Eastern Time.

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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.

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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!

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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.