Medical Education and Awareness
Our mission is to make ME/CFS widely understood, diagnosable, and treatable.
A key component to improving the lives of people with ME/CFS is to fight the stigma and change the narrative of this devastating and misunderstood disease. Solve M.E. seeks to take advantage of every opportunity to raise awareness and educate others, especially researchers, scientists, political leaders, and healthcare providers.
Learn more about the hallmark free public education program provided by Solve M.E. – our webinar series.
Here you can find a selection of Solve M.E.’s efforts for medical education and awareness:
Science and Medical Conference Presentations
Solve M.E. attends and presents dozens of conferences to bring the most up-to-date information about ME/CFS to stakeholders in and beyond the ME/CFS community.
- Solve M.E. President Oved Amitay led the discussion “Needs and Barriers to Care for Persons with ME/CFS: The Community Perspective” at the 2ND Interagency ME/CFS Working Group Meeting hosted by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Solve M.E. Chief
Scientific Officer Dr. Sadie Whittaker presented “The Long COVID Alliance and the Creation of a Global Data Collaborative.”
- Solve M.E. has chaired several presentations at the Precision Medicine Worldwide Conference in Silicon Valley and Duke University.
- Solve M.E. participated in UCLA Metabolomics and Bioenergetics conference, the only representative of ME/CFS.
- Conferences in New Castle, London, Sweden, and more.
Solve M.E. actively seeks media partnerships to help tell the stories of people with ME/CFS and leverage our expertise.
- Solve M.E. Director of Advocacy and Community Relations Emily Taylor raises awareness of ME/CFS by connecting it to the growing numbers of Long COVID patients in “Long COVID Alliance Launched to Help Coronavirus Long-Haulers.“
- The May 2019 issue of Health magazine featured board member Carol Head in an article on invisible illness titled, “What No One Sees.”
- Solve M.E. facilitates significant coverage of ME/CFS in a two-part series aired nationally on the “White House Chronicle.”
- Solve M.E. board member Carol Head was honored as a health hero in Oprah’s “O” magazine.
Public Awareness Efforts
When possible, Solve M.E. embarks upon campaigns to underscore the facts about ME/CFS and elevate awareness of the disease.
- Solve M.E. provides advocates with congressional educational materials to share with representatives and inform them of important ME/CFS community needs.
- With the support of a generous donor, this ad ran in Times Square for three months with a reach of up to 85 million.
- In conjunction with the ad, Solve ME. filmed the impact with this “Streets of New York” video series.
- Solve M.E. took part in the #MillionsMissing rallies across the country including Chicago, San Francisco, Sacramento, and Washington DC.
Supporting Expert Education Efforts
Solve M.E. always stands ready to assist other experts and clinicians in their efforts to share their knowledge and improve conditions for people with ME/CFS.
- Solve M.E. President and CEO Oved Amitay served as a panelist for the World Health Organization (WHO) Inaugural Global Meeting “Expanding Our Understanding of the Post COVID-19 Condition.”
- Solve M.E. supported the publication of a new ME/CFS Pediatric Primer co-written by Dr. Peter Rowe, Rosemary A. Underhill, Kenneth J. Friedman, Alan Gurwitt, Marvin S. Medow, Malcolm S. Schwartz, Nigel Speight, Julian M. Stewart, Rosamund Vallings, and Katherine S. Rowe.
- Solve M.E. joins our friends at Simmaron Research and Open Medicine Foundation for key events.
- The Solve M.E. Webinar Series seeks to make available the latest and most accurate information to everyone.