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Living with Severe ME/CFS

Living with Severe ME/CFS

Ricky Buchanan worked with Emerge to write this in 2021 and was too ill to update or add to it in 2022, as her severe ME/CFS has worsened since 2021 What is Severe ME day?  Severe ME Day is recognised globally as a day to acknowledge the strength and spirit of the estimated 25% of

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ME/CFS Pacing App

ME/CFS Pacing App

We would like to introduce to you the ME/CFS Pacing App created by our generous contributor, Mathew Blake. The app is designed to help people with mild to moderate ME/CFS better manage their daily energy use and adjust their pacing habits as needed. The app is not designed to manage all symptoms that ME/CFS can

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COVID-19 Vaccine Information Hub

COVID-19 Vaccine Information Hub

Information about COVID-19 vaccination is rapidly changing. This can be confusing, especially when each state may have different eligibility criteria. That’s why we have created a hub to help the ME/CFS community find the information appropriate for each state and territory, all in one spot. The links provided below lead directly to both Federal and

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Researcher Interview: Mike Musker

Researcher Interview: Mike Musker

By Jason Murphy Meet Mike Musker.  A former mental health nurse who took the path less traveled. Musker is now a scientist with some excellent research underway.  He works with the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute, and his research – including one major project near completion and another about to start – is

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Welcome to our new CEO

Welcome to our new CEO, Anne Wilson

Emerge Australia is pleased to announce that Anne Wilson has joined the team as our new Chief Executive Officer, having commenced on 15 June, 2021.  Anne is an experienced Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director with a diverse track record of restructuring, repositioning and growing organisations to meet stakeholder needs while attracting investment for financial

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ME/CFS Awareness Week 2021 Wrap Up

ME/CFS Awareness Week 2021 Wrap Up

ME/CFS Awareness Week has wrapped up and we can not thank you enough for supporting it with donations and fundraisers, participating in event activities and interacting with our Awareness Week posts on social media. Every little bit counts and thanks to the community, this year’s ME/CFS Awareness Week saw 64,943 people interact with the campaign

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National Volunteer Week 2021

National Volunteer Week 2021

17-23 May 2021 A community built and bettered by volunteers Emerge Australia was created by volunteers 40 years ago. Today, volunteers continue to devote considerable time and energy to help provide the high-quality services and programs we are so proud to offer the ME/CFS community. This National Volunteer Week we hope you will join us

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Australian You+ME Registry Opens

Australian You+ME Registry Opens

April 2021 Emerge Australia is delighted to announce that the first Australian ME/CFS patient registry is now officially open! We have partnered with Solve M.E. in this landmark undertaking, which will help create the largest possible dataset and harness the power of big data to understand ME/CFS.  The You+ME Registry, an initiative of Solve M.E., is an

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Research Interview: Daniel Missailidis

Research Interview: Daniel Missailidis

By Jason Murphy Smart people – people who keep an eye on ME/CFS research in Australia – are excited. A new paper by researchers from Latrobe University and Monash Health came out in February this year, with further research on the very tantalising evidence that people with myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome have an energy production

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A huge thank you to Dr Heidi Nicholl

A huge thank you to Dr Heidi Nicholl

The CEO of Emerge Australia, Dr Heidi Nicholl, has today announced her resignation after more than 3 years in the role.  In acknowledging her exceptional contribution and performance as CEO, Emerge Australia Board Chair, Mark Clisby, highlighted Dr Nicholl’s untiring advocacy and drive for improving all aspects of the ME/CFS environment – research, public and

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Research Interview: Professor Ken Walder

Research Interview: Professor Ken Walder

By Jason Murphy 2021 is an exciting time for ME/CFS science in Australia. Money is flowing. That means in time, research results will also flow. Australian labs are gearing up to do the work to deliver insights into the cause of ME/CFS and, most importantly, possible treatments.  Australia’s National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)

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Women Hit by Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

International Women’s Day 2021

March 8 is International Women’s Day (IWD). This year we encouraged all our followers on social media to comment with their own experiences of the myths that we’re ‘choosing to challenge’ and to share our post to mark the day. Myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) is often considered a “women’s disease” because an estimated 75%

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New ME/CFS Clinical Guidelines for the UK

New ME/CFS Clinical Guidelines for the UK

20 November 2020 Last week, the UK’s National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) published its long-awaited draft of the new ME/CFS clinical guidelines. The process of developing these guidelines began in 2017 and the guidelines committee has been thorough in its work, undertaking public consultation and completing an extensive evidence review (more than

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