The First Community Symposium On The Molecular Basis Of ME/CFS






On August 12, 2017, the Community Symposium on the Molecular Basis of ME/CFS (myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome) convened ~300 researchers, clinicians, patients, caregivers, families, and advocates at Stanford University – and nearly 3000 more via live-stream. Here’s what happened.


  1. There is a debilitating, mysterious disease out there that affects at least 1 million Americans and millions more worldwide. The patients are derided by their families and colleagues, sent for psychological or other misguided treatments by their doctors, and isolated from society because of a disease they know is real: ME/CFS. The plight of these patients is made worse by a lack of funding and knowledge. +
  2. But all of that is starting to change, and that’s what brought this pretty remarkable team of scientists together at Stanford this month – along with generous support from the Open Medicine Foundation.

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