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2023 MERC Report

In 2023, the MERC program has achieved notable progress by extending its reach to healthcare professionals globally and establishing a presence within influential academic and medical institutions. 

Program Overview

2023 MERC report, highlighting its global reach to 17 countries, 34 states across 23 medical specialties. The infographic includes the MERC logo, statistical icons, and photos of medical professionals.MERC Outlets

       Long COVID & Fatiguing Illness Recovery Program ECHO (CDC-funded)

       UMass Chan Medical School Grand Rounds

       Association for Utah Community Health (AUCH)

       MEAction & Patient-Led Research Collaborative Panel

       Medical Education Seminar (Israel Ministry of Health)

       University of Utah Health CEO & Medical Director Forum

       National Nurse Practitioner Symposium

       Annual Nurse Practitioner and Physician Assistant Conference

       Home Health & Hospice Association of Utah, Idaho, Nevada

       Long COVID & Post-Viral Syndrome ECHO (BHC & University of Utah Health)

       Central America Long COVID ECHO

       California Physical Therapy Association Conference

       ILC Foundation: Ehler’s Danlos Conference (Canada)

       Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center Grand Rounds

       San Diego Health Centers (CDC-funded LC&FIRP ECHO)

       UMass Chan Medical School Annual Neuroimmunology Conference



Specialties Reached: Cardiology, Dermatology, Emergency Medicine, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Neuropsychiatry, Pediatrics, Pharmacology, Pain Medicine, Psychiatry, Rheumatology, Epidemiology, Infectious Disease, Virology, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, Genetics, Microbiology, Home Health, Skilled Nursing, Public Health.

17 Countries Reached: United States, Ghana, Ireland, Brazil, Australia, Mexico, Chile, Israel, Guatemala, Panama, Finland, France, United Kingdom, Canada, Honduras, Peru, and Germany.

34 States Reached: Utah, Iowa, Florida, Tennessee, Illinois, Oregon, Indiana, Idaho California, Connecticut, Vermont, Montana, Michigan, South Carolina, Washington, Nevada, Alaska, Massachusetts, Nevada, Virginia, Delaware, Minnesota, North Carolina, Wyoming, New York, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Texas, Colorado, Arizona, Maryland, Missouri, Georgia, and Ohio.

Vu Medi (July 2023-December 2023)

      Impressions: 41,166

      BHC page views: 1,935

      Unique page viewers: 953

      Unique video starts: 852

      Played time: 442 minutes; 7.37 hours

      Provider locations: Virginia, Illinois, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Ohio, Indiana, California, Connecticut, Nevada, South Carolina, Vermont, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Delaware, Arizona, Texas, New York, and Peru.


A graphical report presents statistical improvements in knowledge and confidence among Primary Care Physicians and Emergency Medicine Physicians related to diagnosing and managing ME/CFS after receiving education. Medscape

Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) Diagnosis and Management in the Age of COVID-19: Expert Insight

      1,075 primary care physicians

      36% improved their knowledge/competence

      75% answered all questions correctly after education

      44% confidence increase

      21% reported mostly or very confident after education

      117 emergency medicine physicians

      41% improved their knowledge/competence

      61% answers all questions correctly after education

      47% confidence increase

      19% reported mostly or very confident after education

 Clinical Rotations

University of Utah Health Doctorate of Nursing Practice – 330 hours

2023 Long COVID & Post-Viral Syndromes ECHO Report

Session Attendance

      October 5, 2023: 48 attendees

      October 19, 2023: 55 attendees

      November 2, 2023: 55 attendees

      December 7, 2023: 60 attendees

Return attendees

98 unique professionals reached

      14 individuals have attended all four sessions

      25 individuals have attended 3 out of 4 sessions

      19 individuals have attended 2 out of 4 sessions

      40 individuals have attended 1 out of 4 sessions

Discipline: Family Medicine, Epidemiology, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Pulmonology, Gerontology, Electrophysiology, Pediatrics, Internal medicine, Psychiatry, Pharmacology, Nursing, Pain Medicine, Epidemiology, and Neurology.


24 States Reached: Utah, Idaho, Washington, Minnesota, Colorado, Iowa, California, Nevada, North Carolina, Arizona, Florida, Connecticut, Alaska, Wyoming, Maryland, Tennessee, Vermont, Massachusetts, New York, Missouri, Illinois, Montana, Nevada, and New Hampshire.

7 Countries Reached: United States, Chile, United Kingdom, Ghana, Israel, Canada, and Ireland. 

Myalgic Encephalomyelitis / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME / CFS) Post Treatment Lyme Disease Syndrome (PTLDS), Fibromyalgia Leading Research. Delivering Hope.Open Medicine Foundation®

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