Open Letter : Recognition of medical specialty of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) in Australia

To Whom It May Concern Re: Recognition of medical specialty of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) in Australia[1] I am writing this open letter to start a conversation about applying for recognition of a new medical specialty in ME with the Medical Board of Australia, thus creating an “official” ME Specialism designation in Australia. From more than … Continue reading Open Letter : Recognition of medical specialty of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) in Australia

Failure to update medical guidelines see people with ME denied disability support

By ME Australia Australians with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis and chronic fatigue syndrome are having their disability support pension, NDIS, superannuation and other requests for help denied due to the current Australian chronic fatigue syndrome guidelines, published back in 2002.  Myalgic Encephalomyelitis affects between 0.4 and 1 per cent of the population, including children, and one quarter … Continue reading Failure to update medical guidelines see people with ME denied disability support

Write to candidates before the election: letter template

by Sasha Nimmo On Saturday 18 May a federal election will be held in Australia. This is your chance to write to local House of Representative and Senate candidates to ask them to commit to funding biomedical research into Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, or ME.  Below is a sample letter to personalise or to help you write your … Continue reading Write to candidates before the election: letter template