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Category Archives: Canada

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 ...

Cast your vote today help fund epigenetic research for ME

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Action CIND is competing in the Aviva contest for $100,000 to advance ME and FM research in Canada. REGISTER at http://avivacommunityfund.org, CAST 18 VOTES TODAY at https://avivacommunityfund.org/voting/project/view/16-356, and SHARE contest information to help them ...

Canada: Research Reviewers as Disease Denialists

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Press Release Toronto - August 28, 2016 - “This is ludicrous!” writes Dr. Ian Hyams about the Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) decision to deny funding for a networking grant for the neurological disease Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME).  Dr. Hyams, Medical Director of the Chronic Pain and Fatigue Clinic, expressed further concern ...

Canada: officials turn down grant app because CFS “isn’t real”

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For many months the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Canadian equivalent to the NIH, has advised that: "The IMHA [the Institute of Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis] has committed to supporting the creation of a national network for translational research in ME/CFS in 2016-2017. This network will facilitate capacity building ...

Global: RSVP for #MillionsMissing around the world!

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Want to get involved, but aren't sure how to proceed?  Here is a living document you can use to determine where protests are happening near you, how to register, and who to contact to learn about the #MillionsMissing protests happening around the world. Canada Elizabeth Sanchez and Scott Simpson : millionsmissingcanada@gmail.com Germany ...