Japan ME Association participated in the 56th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society of Neurology at the Niigata Convention Center, where we hosted a patient organization booth featuring information about ME. Our objective was to bring ME, which has been classified as a neurological disorder since by the World Health Organisation (WHO), to the attention of neurologists in Japan.
Our booth featured a 10-minute video about ME featuring clinical findings from brain images of ME patients. We also distributed summaries of the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare’s 2014 patient survey, relevant research papers from Stanford University Medicine’s ME/CFS initiative, and JMEA’s information pamphlets on ME. We discussed the disease with the many neurologists and physiotherapists who came to the booth.
The annual conference will be held in Kobe next year. We hope to continue to attract further interest in ME among neurologists in Japan.