Open Medicine Foundation Canada
Aims[edit | edit source]
"To create a world where people with chronic diseases like myalgic encephalomyelitis / chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) live full, productive lives."
Services[edit | edit source]
Notable people[edit | edit source]
- Linda Tannenbaum - President, Founder and President of Open Medicine Foundation in the United States
- Alain Moreau - Director of Montréal collaborative center
- Kimberly Hicks - Treasurer/Secretary
- Lynn LaMothe - whose daughter has ME
- Nicholas Routhier
- Elizabeth Sanchez - whose daughter has severe ME
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Scientific board[edit | edit source]
Research/Notable studies[edit | edit source]
History[edit | edit source]
Funding[edit | edit source]
Interviews and articles[edit | edit source]
Online presence[edit | edit source]
- Facebook page
- YouTube channel
- Address: Open Medicine Foundation Canada (OMF Canada), 2987 Baynes Road, Victoria BC V8N 1Y4 Canada
- Telephone: 416-848-0055
See also[edit | edit source]
Learn more[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- "Home". Open Medicine Foundation Canada. Retrieved September 1, 2019.
- "INTRODUCING OPEN MEDICINE FOUNDATION CANADA". Open Medicine Foundation Canada. September 1, 2019. Retrieved September 1, 2019.
- "University of Montreal Collaborative Research Center". Open Medicine Foundation. Retrieved April 22, 2020.
chronic disease a disease or condition that usually lasts for 3 months or longer and may get worse over time
myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) - A disease often marked by neurological symptoms, but fatigue is sometimes a symptom as well. Some diagnostic criteria distinguish it from chronic fatigue syndrome, while other diagnostic criteria consider it to be a synonym for chronic fatigue syndrome. A defining characteristic of ME is post-exertional malaise (PEM), or post-exertional neuroimmune exhaustion (PENE), which is a notable exacerbation of symptoms brought on by small exertions. PEM can last for days or weeks. Symptoms can include cognitive impairments, muscle pain (myalgia), trouble remaining upright (orthostatic intolerance), sleep abnormalities, and gastro-intestinal impairments, among others. An estimated 25% of those suffering from ME are housebound or bedbound. The World Health Organization (WHO) classifies ME as a neurological disease.