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Not Unseen, Not Unheard: Stand with those impacted by ME/CFS

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Stand with Emerge Australia – your support can transform lives, bringing hope, understanding, and effective treatment to those living with ME/CFS.

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Years of Supporting the ME/CFS Community

About Us

We give hope and help to people living with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/ Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS)

Together with our community, we are pushing forward to drive change, raise awareness, and ultimately improve the lives of those living with this debilitating disease.

Our Vision

Australians with ME/CFS achieve the highest quality of life possible.

Our Mission

Every Australian diagnosed with ME/CFS receives effective medical and other services without stigma or discrimination.

Our Strategy

Emerge Australia is the only national patient organisation delivering professional services across clinical education, patient support and patient education, advocacy and biomedical research for those with ME/CFS and Long COVID in Australia.

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Creating awareness, driving change


Despite all this, we still struggle to have the impact and severity of ME/CFS acknowledged in our community.

Our Latest ME/CFS News

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Attention Carers!

Myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) is a complex and disabling disease that affects many parts of the body, including the...

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Help us make a difference

Your financial support is vital to enabling us to help those with ME/CFS with Telehealth and Support Services as well as providing key resources to the community.

The voice of
our community

We need to be seen and we need to be heard.

The system doesn't include for us.

The Government has abandoned us.

The medical field doesn't know what to do with us.

We are alone in this fight for survival.

Never got use to the tiredness, chemical sensitivities, lack of support. Even after many years.

Pacing is hard and boring but when I do it properly, it helps me feel more in control of my symptons.

Sometimes just opening my eyes is a struggle.

Sensory overload comes from everywhere, all the time.

I don't realize how sick I have been until I'm well.

This invisible illness needs to be seen.

Just because I carry it well, doesn’t mean it's not heavy.

ME is like a walking coma, you watch life passed by without being able to participate.

People with ME/CFS matter!

Brain fog is overwhelming.

When I am in post exertional malaise, I feel like my body has given up and fear it will never be better than this.

Medical gaslighting, insults and disbelief is incredibly harmful and sets up a whole new set of traumas for people who are already pushed beyond the limits.

Our Research

Insights & Inspiration

At the heart of our mission lies a deep commitment to unearthing new insights about Myalgic Encephalomyelitis / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS).

We recognise the urgent need to expand our understanding of this complex and often misunderstood condition. To this end, we tirelessly pursue research initiatives, collaborating with leading experts and institutions.

Research Digest | Issue 101

Welcome to the 101st edition of the Research Digest. This month’s edition features articles that explore exercise pathophysiology through invasive cardiopulmonary exercise testing, the role of orthostatic hemodynamic changes in cognitive impairment in Long COVID and ME/CFS, and clinical guidance...

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Research Digest | Issue 100

Welcome to the 100th edition of Emerge Australia’s Research Digest! To commemorate the milestone of our 100th issue, we’re shining a light on Emerge Australia’s own contribution to ME/CFS (and now Long COVID) research, with the launch of AusME, the...

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Research Digest | Issue 99

In this 99th edition of the Research Digest, we highlight the discovery of WASF3, a key protein linked to exercise intolerance in ME/CFS. We also explore the use of health survey tools to better convey the burden of ME/CFS in...

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Research Digest 31/8/2023

Welcome to the 98th edition of the Research Digest. This edition features articles that contribute to our understanding of ME/CFS and Long COVID. Alongside a Swiss report detailing the experiences of individuals with ME/CFS, the digest presents research on the...

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Research Digest 27/7/23

Welcome to the 97th edition of the Research Digest. July’s edition features ME/CFS studies that assess the potential diagnostic markers for ME/CFS and an article suggesting the immune and metabolic responses to intestinal cell damage are suppressed, in those living...

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Research Digest 29/6/23

Welcome to the 96th edition of the Research Digest. This month's edition presents study outcomes demonstrating the presence of POTS in ME/CFS and further evidence that implicates the dysregulation of cytokine signalling in ME/CFS. This month's Research Digest also highlights...

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Research Digest 25/5/23

Welcome to the 95th edition of the Research Digest. This edition features a study looking at transcriptomic changes in those with ME/CFS following an exercise challenge and examines ME/CFS symptom differences in Black and White individuals. This edition also highlights...

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Research Digest 27/4/23

Welcome to the 94th edition of the Research Digest. This month’s edition summarises research studies investigating the impact of exercise on post-exertional malaise, offering invaluable insights into exercise pathophysiology for both ME/CFS and Long COVID. This month’s edition also highlights...

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Research Digest 30/3/23

Welcome to the 93rd edition of the Research Digest. This month's edition summarises research that investigates factors that influence the prognosis of ME/CFS and demonstrates that high muscle sodium content, maybe a contributing factor to the pathophysiology of ME/CFS. A...

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Research Digest 23/2/23

Welcome to the 92nd edition of the Research Digest. This month recapitulates research studies that extend our understanding of ME/CFS and Long COVID. The effect of exercise on the content of extracellular vesicles is investigated for ME/CFS and for Long...

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Research Digest 22/12/22

Welcome to the 91st edition of the Research Digest.  In our final edition for the year, a study evaluating aspects of the current IOM criteria is presented, as well as national and international research findings concerning Long Covid.   The final...

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Research Digest 01/12/22

Welcome to the 90th edition of the Research Digest. This month's edition features ME/CFS studies investigating microclotting and antibody targeting of gut bacteria. Also presented, is the study of serum samples from post-covid syndrome and -/+ME/CFS patients, to further study...

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Research Digest 27/10/22

Welcome to the 89th edition of the Research Digest. This edition features a study looking more closely at blood cells to investigate mitochondrial abnormalities and immunological changes in ME/CFS. Furthermore, the effect of whole-body cryotherapy and activity monitoring in patients...

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Research Digest 29/09/22

Welcome to the 88th edition of the Research Digest. This edition features a study that aimed to determine the value of a simple, objective office-based test in the evaluation of OI and brain fog and large genetic association study that...

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