RSU Statistics Unit of the Faculty of Medicine and A. Kirchenstein Institute of Microbiology and Virology will represent Latvia in the COST Action project EUROMENE (European Network on myalgic encephalomyelitis and chronic fatigue syndrome ME/CFS). The main objective of the EUROMENE is to establish common European platform of researchers ME/CFS in order to address the research challenges of unknown aetiology, lack of diagnostic biomarkers and limited options of treatment that refer to results in high socioeconomic impact.
This COST Action was established in 2016 and 15 European Union countries participates in this project. RSU coordinates this COST activity; moreover, assoc. prof. Modra Murovska is elected as the head of EUROMENE project. In order to successfully implement all the project activities 6 research groups were created which is responsible for epidemiology, biomarkers, soico-economics, clinical research enables and diagnostic criteria, communication as well as dissemination and exploitation.
Chronic fatigue syndrome is a complex disease characterized by chronic fatigue, muscle pains, weakness as well as problems with memory and concentration. The EUROMENE platform will allow realizing the prevalence of CFS, reflecting the possible treatment methods, which would allow the patients to recover from the disease.
Additional information about EUROMENE is available at www.euromene.eu.