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What's new in ME research? May Awareness event details!

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May 12th is ME/CFS International Awareness Day. Register here On this day, across the world, advocates join to increase much-needed awareness, education, and research funding for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME)/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS). ME/CFS is a devastating, chronic, multi-system disease. Approximately 600,000 individuals in Canada and 77,000 British Columbians suffer from ME. It affects children, adolescents, and adults of all ages. ME is triggered by viral infections in the majority of patients. Scientific inquiry indicates many with Long COVID now have ME. The symptoms are very similar. This adds significant numbers of new ME patients requiring care.

The ME/FM Society of BC is continuously seeking to raise awareness, education, and support for those living with ME and FM. Every day is May 12th for us!

This year we aim to highlight two Canadian leaders driving to increase scientific knowledge of ME. We hope you join us for a two-part presentation and discussion with Dr. Xiaowei Song and Ms Sabrina Poirier.

For more information on the presentations and the presenters, click here.

Sabrina Poirier, Patient Advocate

Xiaowei Song, PhD, MSCS

We thank the generous support from the Wickerson Family Foundation to host our webinars.

This webinar will be live and not recorded. Register here



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