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ME/CFS and related chronic complex diseases

12th IACFSME Conference Write-up

Four Years of Accomplishments & Growing!

With your unwavering support, OMF has become the leader in ME/CFS research. OMF is excited to announce some of our accomplishments since our founding in 2012. Your generous support helps us continue… OMF has raised over $5.3 million to-date to invest in our collaborative research projects. We can’t thank the patient community enough for their…

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OMF – Our Sincere Thanks

As Thanksgiving approaches, I’m reflecting on what I’m most thankful for. 10 years ago I was abruptly introduced to the ME/CFS community by the sudden onset in my 16 year old daughter. After countless doctor appointments, emergency room visits and trips to specialists, we received the life-changing diagnosis. As I have learned, this diagnosis effects everyone in…

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OMF’s Successful Presence at IACFS in Florida

The Open Medicine Foundation (OMF) was present in the October 2016 IACFS conference (and NOVA’s preconference) to successfully focus on its main goals, open international collaboration and information dissemination, to fast track research and solutions for ME/CFS: OMF’s president Linda Tannenbaum was joined by two members of our Scientific Advisory Board, Dr. Ron Davis (president)…

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I only have one wish. I want a cure.

Five years ago, I slowly got sick. Or rather, I got slow: Slower and slower as the days went by. At first, I just had to give up my bike for a car. Then I had to drop out of college; I could no longer walk between my classes. After exercise, I became debilitated, stuck…

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Mysterious Illness

Scientific Mind, Sensitive Body The impulse came from deep within me. My stomach abruptly turned as I rushed for the nearby master bathroom and, as if a well had gushed up from deep inside me, I strove direct projectile vomit into the toilet. The splitting headache that had engulfed my day now had a new…

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12th IACFSME Conference Write-up

By Rosamund Vallings   • OCTOBER 27-30, 2016 – Fort Lauderdale, USA – The conference, opened by the president Fred Friedberg (NY, USA), was a day for patients, while the medical and research professionals could attend a series of workshops. The keynote speaker for the opening address at the patient conference was given by Vicky Whittemore…

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