New Zealand Research into ME/CFS Featured in the liME Volume 10 Issue – Journal

Researchers and Health Professionals from New Zealand have featured on page 46 of the latest liME Journal.  Those mentioned are;

Warren P. Tate, Eiren C. Sweetman, Alex J. K. Noble, Christina D. Edgar, Grace Bateman, Angus Mackay, Margaret M. Ryan, Lynette D. Hodges & Rosamund Vallings.

Departments involved.

Department of Biochemistry,

Department of Anatomy, University  of Otago, Dunedin & Brain Health

Research Centre and Brain health New Zealand,

School of Sport and  Exercise, Massey University,  Palmerston North,

& Howick Health and Medical Centre, Auckland.

Please see link below

Invest ME liME Volume 10 Journal

ANZMES Awareness Poster

This year our focus is on Youth with ME/CFS and we have a new poster which is especially aimed at capturing the attention of youth who may suffer from ME/CFS – If you would like to promote ME Awareness among youth, posters are available through us.


ME Awareness Day the 12th of May – Letter to Parliament

The 12th of May is ME Day and this is a time when we encourage our members or those who wish to support us, by writing a letter to local Members of Parliament to make them aware of ME/CFS in the community.

If you would like to take part please download the form letter, fill it in by following the procedures below and send in to your local MP. We thank you for your support.


  • Fill in your name and address
  • Fill in the name of your MP
  • Sign the letter
  • Address the envelope
  • Post the letter, there is no postage needed on letters addressed to MP’s at Parliament Building, Wellington.

v    Address the envelope:

Member of Parliament’s name
Parliament Office
Private Bag 18888
Parliament Buildings
Wellington 6160

You do not need to affix a postage stamp.

Post the letter.

Your letter will count. It may take time, but there is influence in the number of letters received

Dr Vallings North Island Meetings Scheduled

Dr Vallings

Dr Vallings will be holding meetings in regions around the North Island during the months of May, June, August and September.

See contact people for your region below for more details.

6th May – Rotorua – contact Ann Lemon 0800 632 377

25th June – Tauranga – contact Jackie Bassett (07) 811 480

11th Aug – Hamilton – contact Tracey Larsen (07) 834 4745

6th Sept – Wellington – contact Catherine Entwistle (04) 232 4033 

17th Sept – Auckland – Arthritis/FM group – details to be arranged

Check in again, more information to follow.

ME Group Link Christmas 2015

Here is a copy of the Christmas ME Group Link Newsletter for anyone interested in seeing what ME/CFS Groups from around the country are involved in.  If you click on the first Page you will be able to view the full Newsletter.



MEISS (Otago & Southland) AGM

otago006628The MEISS Otago AGM is to be held at Community House 283-301 Moray Place at 1 PM on the 28th of November (Saturday).  Professor Warren Tate is the guest speaker and will lecture on his research on ME/CFS. The AGM is quite short.   Afternoon Tea is provided.  ALL WELCOME! 


Whangarei ME Information Service Support Group: Guest Speaker Dr Ros Vallings








Come and hear Dr Ros Vallings (New Zealand Order of Merit). An International expert on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome talking about diagnosis and treatment of Myalgic Encephalopathy / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.

Friday 4th of December

Cafler Suite at Forum North

10.30 a.m.

Entry $6

plus $4 for transcript if required

All welcome




AGM – ME/CFS Group (Canterbury) Inc. Dr Vallings Speaker

ME/CFS Group (Canterbury) Inc.
Annual General Meetingcloseupaveburyhouse
Wednesday 28th October
Avebury House,
9 Eveleyn Couzins Avenue,

Time: 1.30 – 3.30 pm.

Come along and Meet Special guest speaker Dr Vallings the National Specialist for ME/CFS.

All welcome!

Annual General Meeting

The ANZMES Annual General Meeting will be held on
7 November 2015 at 1.00 PM in the
Independent Living Services Meeting Room
Erson Ave.
Royal Oak, Auckland

If you would like to skip the AGM then you are warmly invited to the ANZMES Seminar which will take place at 1.30pm directly after the AGM.

Our guest speakers will be Professor Warren Tate who works for the Bio Chemistry Dept at the University of Otago. He will update us on his research into finding a Bio Marker for ME/CFS. Dr Ros Vallings will be talking about her new book that has just been published for young people with ME/CFS and she will also update us on the latest promising international research. Richie Barnett our Face of ME will speak about his experience with ME/CFS.  ALL WELCOME! Afternoon Tea Provided.

Professor Tate                 Dr Ros Vallings            Richie Barnett

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