About Us

June 6, 2013

The Solve ME/CFS Initiative (SMCI) was founded in 1987 and has established itself as the leading charitable organization dedicated to myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME)/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) – also known as chronic fatigue and immune dysfunction syndrome (CFIDS).

Our mission is to make ME/CFS widely understood, diagnosable, and treatable. We will do this by stimulating participatory, patient centered research aimed at the early detection, objective diagnosis and effective treatment of ME/CFS through expanded public, private and commercial investment.

Our Vision:
A World Free of ME/CFS.

Our Mission:
Make ME/CFS understood, diagnosable, and treatable.

Our Strategy:
To stimulate participatory research aimed at the early detection, objective diagnosis and effective treatment of ME/CFS through expanded public, private and commercial investment.

Our Core Values:
To lead with integrity, innovation and purpose.

CFIDS_ResearchPipeline

There is a big gap in the pipeline that moves basic laboratory research and discoveries into safe and effective treatments.  Think of it like railroad tracks that stop at the edge of a canyon… Without a bridge to bring these remarkable discoveries to the clinic, laboratory research rarely becomes more than a science paper.

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