ME stands for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis.
Benign Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME)/Post Viral Fatigue Syndrome (PVFS) is a multisystem, complex, acquired illness with symptoms related
mainly to the dysfunction of the brain, gastro-intestinal, immune, endocrine and cardiac systems. ME/PVFS has been classified as a neurological
disorder in the World Health Organisation's International Classification of Diseases since 1969 (ICD 10 G93.3).
Since 1992, the term "Chronic Fatigue Syndrome" (CFS) has been included in the Alphabetical Index and indexed to G93.3.
The Chief Medical Officer's Report on the
subject of CFS/ME (Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis) issued in January 2002 recognises that "CFS/ME should be classed as a chronic condition
with long term effects on health, alongside other illnesses such as multiple sclerosis and motor neurone disease
To date there is no known specific medical diagnostic test to determine or confirm a correct diagnosis nor is there any specific treatment
for this condition.
>What is ME? What is CFS?
>Guidelines for ME
Our annual international Conferences and research Colloquiums are designed to
bring together researchers, clinicians, patient groups and patients/carers in order to make
progress in research into ME.
These are CPD-Accredited events held in London.
Our conference trailer is below.
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Dates for planned events in International ME Conference Week 2024
A short summary of the International ME Conference Week 2023