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Forward-ME is a grouping of British ME/CFS charities. It was founded and led by Margaret Countess of Mar.[1] In 2021 the Countess of Mar stood down and Andrew Morris became Chair.

Members and Associates[edit | edit source]

  • Andrew Morris (Chairman)

The members have all participated in the meetings convened by Forward-ME.[1] Some are no longer members.

Aims[edit | edit source]

Forward-ME consists of charities and voluntary organisations invited by the Countess of Mar to meet several times a year. The aim of Forward-ME is to promote effective joint working by ME and CFS organisations to maximise impact on behalf of all people with ME and CFS in the UK. Forward-ME exists to improve recognition, understanding, research, management, support and information for everyone whose life is affected by ME and CFS.[2]

Minutes[edit | edit source]

The full list of minutes can be found here.

Notable people[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

Forward-ME was first convened by the Countess of Mar in October 2008. Meetings have taken place several times yearly since.[3]

Online presence[edit | edit source]

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.01.1 Forward-ME. "Linked organizations".
  2. Forward-ME. "Welcome". Forward-ME. Retrieved October 2, 2020.
  3. Forward-ME. "Minutes of Meetings". Forward-ME. Retrieved October 2, 2020.

myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) - A disease often marked by neurological symptoms, but fatigue is sometimes a symptom as well. Some diagnostic criteria distinguish it from chronic fatigue syndrome, while other diagnostic criteria consider it to be a synonym for chronic fatigue syndrome. A defining characteristic of ME is post-exertional malaise (PEM), or post-exertional neuroimmune exhaustion (PENE), which is a notable exacerbation of symptoms brought on by small exertions. PEM can last for days or weeks. Symptoms can include cognitive impairments, muscle pain (myalgia), trouble remaining upright (orthostatic intolerance), sleep abnormalities, and gastro-intestinal impairments, among others. An estimated 25% of those suffering from ME are housebound or bedbound. The World Health Organization (WHO) classifies ME as a neurological disease.

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