MECFS and Long COVID: Emerging Similarities and Why it Matters


Massachusetts ME/CFS and FM Association Presents:
ME/CFS and Long COVID:  Emerging Similarities and Why it Matters 

Featuring Dr. Anthony L. Komaroff

Saturday, October 22, 2022
1:00 - 3:00 P.M. ET on Zoom

Dr. Komaroff will talk about “The Emerging Parallels Between ME/CFS and Long COVID”. He will describe not only how the symptoms are similar but also how the two conditions share many of the same physiologic abnormalities and the opportunity Long Covid provides to advance our understanding of ME/CFS and to support clinical trials.

Anthony Komaroff, MD, is the distinguished Simcox-Clifford-Higby Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Senior Physician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. He has published over 230 research articles and two books. From 1997-2015 he was editor in chief of the Harvard Health Publications Division of Harvard Medical School, the division responsible for disseminating all of the medical school’s health information for the general public. He has been publishing research papers on myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) since the late 1980s, and currently serves on the National Institutes of Health’s advisory council for ME/CFS research.

This event is a part of the Association's 2022 Annual Meeting of the Membership.


Recording of the Full Event


Recording of event in sections:

Welcome and Agenda

MassME Annual Report of the Membership

Dr. Komaroff's introduction and special tribute for his decades of service to the ME/CFS community

Dr. Komaroff - Main Presentation

Q & A with Dr. Komaroff

Wrap Up

Break Video - Letters to MassME


YouTube Playlist of All Sections






Sunday Conversations - September 18, 2022




Traditional Chinese Medicine/TCM is a rich and complex medical system originating over three thousand years ago. Its extensive history has developed intricate diagnostic systems focused on assessing the whole person. It also encompasses an in-depth theory of disease patterns and a multitude of therapies and specialties. This multifaceted system provides explanations and treatments for symptoms experienced by those with multi-systemic, invisible and post-viral illnesses within its medical theories and diagnostics.

Traditional Chinese Medicine is rooted in performing an in-depth intake of each patient which includes gathering detailed information on organ systems, physical strengths and weakness, mental and emotional health, environmental factors, and external pathogens that have influenced one's health in order to create a treatment plan that aligns with the specific needs of the individual.

Slides from the event

Recording of the event

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Sunday Conversations - August 21, 2022


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U.S. Congressmen Visit ME/CFS/Long Covid Researchers at UMass Chan Medical School


Cong. McGovern and Raskin
Congressmen Jamie Raskin (D-MD) (left) and  Jim McGovern (D-MA) (right) meeting with researchers and patient advocates at Univ. of Massachusetts Chan Medical School, June 1, 2022


Congressmen Jim McGovern (D-Massachusetts) and Jamie Raskin (D-Maryland) visited with researchers studying ME/CFS (myaglic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome) and Long Covid (LC) at the University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School in Worcester, Massachusetts on June 1, 2022.

This exciting visit was organized by the Selin Lab at UMass and ME advocate Rivka Solomon, in conjunction with the Massachusetts ME/CFS & FM Association. Fourteen people attended this private meeting, both virtually and in-person.

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