[QUOTE=" 1/3 of medical school curricula in the US include ME .[/QUOTE] I agree with Zaher and you. If it's not part of the physician's vocabulary - or worse, *is* as "depression", then the cascade of research is blocked. A board member for ME/FM BC was targetting engagement at UBC's med school which has a disproportionate impact on physician training (CME). I have been an advisor to a subcommittee of CME via the Global Association of Medical Education. It might be worth forming a credible global committee to advise medical teaching universities and CME companies. Which leads me to a related area - "credibility" - while many people in the ME community are rightly pissed off about misuse of research dollars on exercise therapy, researchers on the outside looking in just see a bunch of researchers getting the shit kicked out of them. I'm not even a researcher and I've had the public shaming experience because I dared say the mind-body healing experience has a credible place in ME research. I don't think ME/CFS is a very easy place to get involved in. I have worked with patient communities with cystic fibrosis, diabetes, COPD, MS etc. And I've never seen a more hostile (vocal subset?) patient community on the social media channels I use (twitter, Facebook). While the AIDS activism of the 80s seems to be a model for many: "I will not being neglected", I know a lot about these kinds of shy scientists, and their shy funders and their reputation-obsessed overlords. I don't think ACT UP! style advocacy is a good fit with recruiting researchers.