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 a public venue is called
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 Research) to study ME/CFS,
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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 stating that “the
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 and provide a forum to
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 : millionsmissi[email protected] Germany Daniel Hattesohl: [email protected]