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Invitation to Health Ministers and Chief Medical Officers

February 2010

The European ME Alliance (EMEA) has invited Health ministers and Chief Medical Officers in Europe to a meeting in London on 23rd May 2010 to discuss ME/CFS.

Invitations have been sent to -


Belgium  Geneesheer-Directeur Generaal
Denmark Direktřr Sundhedsstyrelsen
Finland Minister of Social Affairs and Health
France La Ministre de la santé et des sports
Germany Bundesgesundheitsminister

Minister of Health, Welfare and Sport


Chief Medical Officer


Ministero della Salute


Minister of Health and Care Services


Ministerio de Sanidad y Política Social

Sweden Minister of Health

Direktor des Bundesamtes für Gesundheit BAG


Chief Medical Officer

European Commission European Commissioner for Health

We invite all European support groups, patients, carers, healthcare staff and others who wish to see progress support us in this initiative. Please write to your health minister or Chief Medical Officers, or equivalents, and ask them to attend the meeting and the conference.

As part of ME Awareness Month 2010 help us to make as many as possible aware of the need for change.

The letter of invitation is as follows -


Dear Minister,

The European ME Alliance is a grouping of European organisations that are involved in supporting patients suffering from myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME or ME/CFS) and are campaigning for funding for biomedical research to provide treatments and cures for ME.


The alliance was formed in 2008 and now consists of national charities and organisations from Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Ireland, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the UK.


On 24th May 2010 one of our member organisations, Invest in ME in the UK, is organising and hosting a major biomedical research conference in Westminster, London – the 5th Invest in ME International ME/CFS Conference 2010 – A New Era in ME/CFS Research.


Present at the event will be leading experts presenting the latest biomedical research into ME/CFS and information valuable to healthcare professionals in diagnosing and treating ME/CFS.


The European ME Alliance will be meeting in London at the same time and we would like to invite you to attend a special meeting of all European Chief Medical Officers, or equivalents, to be held on the Sunday prior to the conference, on 23rd May in London. We hope to have the presenters at the conference also present.


This will be a unique opportunity for Europe's medical officers to discuss the latest research into an illness that affects many millions of Europeans.


ME/CFS is a debilitating neurological illness classified as such by the World Health Organisation under ICD-10 G93.3.


Our aim is to bring together a European lobby of groups to campaign for funding of biomedical research to establish an understanding of the aetiology, pathogenesis and epidemiology of ME/CFS. This should lead to the development of treatments to cure or alleviate the effects of the illness.


EMEA will organise this event in order that we can jointly discuss a future European strategy toward ME/CFS based on good science and biomedical research.


Invest in ME have offered to supply seats at the conference on 24th May to all Europe's Chief Medical Officers. 


We invite you to make the treatment and eventual cure of ME your personal responsibility.


On 24th May in Westminster, London, there is a seat reserved for all Europe's Chief Medical Officers to listen to the latest, groundbreaking research being performed by the best researchers in the world.


Welcome to London,

Yours Sincerely,

The Chairman, Board and Members of the European ME Alliance

European ME Alliance


ME/CFS Association (Nieuwrode, Belgium)

Denmark ME-NetDK
Ireland    Irish ME Trust

Fatigatio e.V.

Norway  Norges ME-forening
Spain Liga SFC
Sweden   Riksföreningen för ME-patienter
Switzerland   Verein CFS Schweiz

Invest in ME





Last Update: 25 April 2010