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Category Archives: Canada

A Year in Review: Celebrating the 2018 Achievements of Our Community

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2018 has been a big year at #MEAction!  Thank you to all of you who have put forth immense efforts to improve the lives of people with myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME). #MEAction has grown over the past year in leaps and bounds, and we cannot wait to do more. We will not end ...

Advocacy Round-Up: End-of-Year, 2018

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Our community's advocacy work end with a big finale with our meeting with the director of the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH)!  Catch up on the latest global news from the past few months. U.S. NIH #MEAction representatives met with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) director, Dr. Francis Collins, and other ...

Community Roundup – End-Of-Year, 2018

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As always, our community continues to amaze us with its tenacity, creativity, intellect, hard work and generosity. Enjoy a round-up of some of the community happenings these past few months where people with myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) around the world continue to fight for recognition, treatment, care and dignity. Austria Austrian broadcast station ...

Sept & Oct — Research Roundup

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The end of September was a whirlwind! Between the CDC's website work, the CDC's awarding of a sole contract, the planning sessions for the NIH meeting, and the Stanford symposium, there wasn't much time to devote to breaking down the science.  If you'd like to see a quick run-down of ...

The Global Impact of #MillionsMissing

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The impact of #MillionsMissing 2018 was phenomenal. Protestors took to the streets in 100 countries across the world with demonstrations taking place in North America, South America, Europe, the United Kingdom, South Africa and Asia. Along with people taking action from home, there was a total of 300 visibility actions. More ...

Sharing UNREST through Library Donations

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  Activism doesn’t always have to take place in government offices or with signs and shouting; it can take place in quiet libraries. Library systems are the target of Cindy Downey’s efforts to make Jen Brea’s documentary Unrest accessible to all. Downey, of British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley, donated copies of Unrest to ...

OMF to Attend First ME/CFS Conference in Montreal

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"Advancing an International Research Agenda to Address ME/CFS Research Priorities," the first International Canadian Conference on ME/CFS will be held May 3 - 5, 2018. Ronald W. Davis, PhD, OMF SAB Director and Linda Tannenbaum, OMF CEO/President will be presenting ...

Canada uses “bird-dogging tactics” to force meeting with health minister

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Toronto: #MillionsMissing activists attended their federal health minister’s “meet-and-greet” on Jan. 14th to ask the health minister to respond publicly to their request that she announce Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) is a biological - and not psychological - illness. This tactic to pin down an official with a specific question in ...

Canada: Find CIHR qualified grant reviewers!

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When a grant proposal is submitted, a panel of experts will examine it for merit before making a final decision.  But what happens when those 'experts' deny the very existence of the disease they purport to study? Memorably, a recent grant proposal was submitted to Canada's CIHR (Canadian Institutes of Health ...

Shorter invited to NIH to share perspective of disease denialism

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On Thursday, November 3, Dr. Maureen Hanson shared a screenshot revealing a planned talk on November 9th at the NIH by the historian Dr. Edward Shorter titled "Chronic Fatigue Syndrome in Historical Perspective." Dr. Shorter has a long history of treating patients with ME with disdain and denial, as illustrated in an ...