Hi everyone, I will be on a panel with Dr. Andy Kogelnik and journalist Llewellyn King at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. on Friday, January 24th at 9am. The event will last approximately an hour. It will have a brief introduction by Llewellyn King followed by a brief 5-minute talk from Dr. Kogelnik and then 5 minutes from me. From there, we'll move straight into a Q&A session with reporters for the next 45-50 minutes. We have emailed the press release to journalists in the Washington, D.C. area. Here's one version of the press release, available as a link on our website: http://theblueribbonfoundation.org/...-educate-doctors-on-chronic-fatigue-syndrome/ It's an important opportunity to bring the concerns of the ME/CFS community to national journalists. The primary topic of the panel will be to announce the Blue Ribbon Fellowship, in which the Blue Ribbon Foundation will fund medical students for summer fellowships at major neuro-immune institutes such as OMI, INIM, and WPI. Dr. Kogelnik will also be discussing the molecular science approach that the Open Medicine Institute uses to study, diagnose, and treat ME/CFS. We can't be sure the community will get a good hearing from the press like this again any time soon. If you'd like to help us make a big a splash as possible, there's a couple easy things you can do. First, you can join our "Thunderclap," which is a large social media blast that will go out a day before the press conference and will direct more reporters' attention to the event. If you sign up, you will be volunteering your Facebook and/or Twitter account for a one-time only automatic announcement at 12pm on Thursday, January 23rd. To join, click here: https://www.thunderclap.it/projects/8119-training-generation-cure Here is the brief tweetable message, everyone will speak at the same time on Thursday: "#MECFS is the great under-reported medical story of our time. 1m Americans severely ill, yet 94% of med schools dont teach http://thndr.it/1hUudvb." It will then link to a video about the Blue Ribbon Fellowship and the need for greater physician education in this area. Second, if you know people in the media, please consider forwarding the press release or the Thunderclap to them. Let them know that this is an issue or story that you truly care about.