ME stands for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis.
Benign Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME)/Post Viral Fatigue Syndrome (PVFS) is a multisystem, complex, acquired illness with symptoms related mainly to the dysfunction of the brain, gastro-intestinal, immune, endocrine and cardiac systems. ME/PVFS has been classified as a neurological disorder in the World Health Organisation's International Classification of Diseases since 1969 (ICD 10 G93.3). Since 1992, the term "Chronic Fatigue Syndrome" (CFS) has been included in the Alphabetical Index and indexed to G93.3.
The Chief Medical Officer's Report on the subject of CFS/ME (Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis) issued in January 2002 recognises that "CFS/ME should be classed as a chronic condition with long term effects on health, alongside other illnesses such as multiple sclerosis and motor neurone disease
To date there is no known specific medical diagnostic test to determine or confirm a correct diagnosis nor is there any specific treatment for this condition.
>What is ME? What is CFS?
>Guidelines for ME
>IiMER Awareness Leaflet
Our annual international conferences and research colloquiums are designed to
bring together researchers, clinicians, patient groups and patients/carers in order to make
progress in research into ME.
All conferences have been held in London and have been CPD-accredited.
Our conference trailer below was made to celebrate our tenth year as a charity.
The charity has announced the dates for its next research Colloquium and public conference.
Our conference microsite has details.
The charity has submitted a response in excess of eight thousand words to NICE
in which we set out our reasons for an update or a complete rewrite of the NICE guidelines
The GMC have decided to close the case against Dr Nigel Speight with no action.
Nigel wishes to thank everyone for all the support over this last 18 months
Here are a few useful aids to consider when planning fundraising campaigns for Invest in ME Research
Last Update June 2017