Quick hits from the IACFS/ME Ottawa Conference
Quick hits from the first two days of the Conference. Follow CortJohnson on Twitter tomorrow for more
Quick hits from International ME/CFS Conference in Ottawa. Follow CortJohnson on Twitter tomorrow for more….
“The Month Of ME’ – in response to a challenge and in recognition of the important role the term myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) has played and continues to play in this disorder, August, 2011 will be the ‘Month of ME’ on Phoenix Rising. We examine ME’s role in this disorder throughout the month. All articles, blogs and posts produced by Phoenix Rising only used the term myalgic encephalomyelitis or ‘ME’ unless ME/CFS or CFS was absolutely required..
In reward for doing so, GregF, a Forum member, contributed $1,000 to the Whittemore Peterson Institute. Although it was not in the bargain he also generously contributed $320 to Phoenix Rising.… Read More2 comments
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One of the biggest questions awaiting the new definition for myalgic encephalomyelitis (ICC) is who fits it vs who fits the standard definition for CFS. The ICC authors believe that people who meet their criteria may have a different sort of illness than people who meet the Fukuda definition but who do not meet the ICC definition. Future studies will hopefully determine whether that is true or not.
We should note that the ICC was produced by the agreement of ME professionals. Dr. Leonard Jason is currently using statistical analyses to determine symptom criteria.… Read MoreAdd Your Comment
Dr. Melvin Ramsey