The Massachusetts CFIDS/ME & FM Association is pleased to welcome Linda Tannenbaum, President/CEO of Open Medicine Foundation, as the keynote speaker at our Fall 2017 Meeting & Lecture. The lecture is open to the public and will be held on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at the Newton-Wellesley Hospital, in the Shipley Auditorium of the Bowles Conference Center, 2014 Washington St., Newton, MA 02462.  The lecture title is: "ME/CFS: Research Update." 

Linda will present an update on Open Medicine Foundation’s revolutionary research and what OMF and others are doing to increase awareness, education and support. There will be time for questions after her presentation. Read more about the event below.

This is an End ME/CFS Worldwide Tour event.

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The Shipley Auditorium is located on the 2nd floor West, and is accessible by elevator. Pay parking is available in the West lot or East Parking Garage. For directions and maps please visit

We ask that you pre-register. On-line registration will close on Thursday, November 2, 2017.
After that, walk-ins are welcome the day of the event.

On November 4, registration check-in will begin at 12:30 pm. The lecture is from 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm.

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A donation of $15.00 is recommended from non-members with free entrance for members and health care professionals. You can become a member at the event.

Please refrain from wearing fragrances as many attendees have chemical sensitivities.

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About Linda Tannenbaum

With years of executive management experience as a clinical laboratory scientist, Ms. Tannenbaum owned and ran a successful independent clinical laboratory for over 21 years before starting two non profits to raise funds for ME/CFS research.

Fulfilling a promise to their daughter, who came down with sudden onset ME/CFS at the age of 16 in 2006, Ms. Tannenbaum and her husband had started their first non-profit Neuro-Immune Disease Alliance (NIDA). to raise funds from family and friends. Ms. Tannenbaum soon realized that open, global collaborative research was lacking and founded Open Medicine Foundation (OMF) in 2012 to take the efforts to a much larger level to fund and facilitate large research projects to find a cure for ME/CFS and other similar chronic illnesses.

Ms. Tannenbaum received her degree in Bacteriology from UCLA in 1978 and her Clinical Laboratory Scientist/Medical Technology license in 1979.

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