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#MEAction Policy Change: ME, not ME/CFS

The staff of #MEAction, who run the communications platform that is our website, social media channels, and email list, have decided to adopt ME or myalgic encephalomyelitis for future communications about the disease, except where the name CFS or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome needs to be mentioned for the sake of clarity and to effectively communicate among populations that may be unfamiliar with the name ME. While we may still use the name CFS for that narrow purpose, we will no longer be using ME/CFS.

Read more on this change at http://www.meaction.net/2016/07/24/me-mecfs-cfs/


Fine, thank you
Interesting decision (and look at their survey poll results!). The tricky thing is going to be to judge when you need to include the CFS bit to reach patients who are not yet aware that the CFS they've been diagnosed with is also called ME, or the wider public who aren't aware of the same thing (probably all of them).