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Condensed Precision Medicine Protocol for ME/CFS

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The study aims to establish a condensed personalized research protocol that can be used to characterize ME/CFS in individual patients as it pertains to all their unique biological aspects, interacting with a complex chronic disease.

Post-COVID Syndrome to ME/CFS

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In 2020, OMF secured a $1 million grant to launch the first year of an international, multi-year study across the five OMF funded Collaborative Research Centers (CRC). The aim of this study is to examine Post-COVID Syndrome transitioning to ME/CFS. We are actively working to raise an additional $2 million for years two and three of the study. I am pleased to share with you an update on the first phase of this groundbreaking — and urgently needed — research project:

Mechanisms That Prevent Recovery in Prolonged ICU Patients Also Underlie ME/CFS by Jonas Bergquist, MD, PhD, Uppsala Collaboration

From the Desk of Jonas Bergquist, MD, PhDUppsala University On behalf of my team at the ME/CFS Collaborative Research Centre at Uppsala University, I am pleased to share our paper entitled, “Hypothesis: Mechanisms That Prevent Recovery in Prolonged ICU Patients Also Underlie Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome” was recently published in Frontiers in Medicine! Thanks in part to […]

Football Player Jack Emmett Becomes OMF Ambassador!

Football Player Jack Emmett Becomes OMF Ambassador! Open Medicine Foundation Canada(OMFCA) is delighted to kick off the new year with an exciting update: We are proud to welcome professional football player Jack Emmett as OMF’s newest Ambassador!  At 27 years old, Jack Emmett has pursued a career in professional football (soccer) in England.  Having played […]

$4.5M raised in 2020: Your Donations at Work!

Thank you for being a part of the Open Medicine Foundation Canada (OMFCA) family. We are honored by your trust in our efforts to end ME/CFS and related chronic, complex diseases.  The following accomplishments from 2020 are possible because of you, your support of our work, and your dedication to our shared vision of a world […]

Insights from Invasive Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing by David Systrom, MD, Harvard Collaboration

Dr. David Systrom, pulmonary physician at Brigham & Women’s Hospital and investigator at Massachusetts General Hospital in association with the Harvard ME / CFS Collaboration, has recently published, “Insights from Invasive Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing of Patients with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome,” in CHEST Journal. This research is proudly funded in part by Open Medicine Foundation (OMF). The […]

20 reasons to give the gift of hope this year!

Last chance to donate in 2020! As we come to the end of 2020, Open Medicine Foundation Canada (OMFCA) wishes you and yours a peaceful New Year’s. Thanks to the generosity of our community, we remain hopeful for a promising 2021. It’s not too late to join our community of supporters and make your 2020 […]

Run Across Ontario | An OMFCA Supporter’s Journey to Raise Awareness

Today we are honored to share the incredible story of Open Medicine Foundation Canada (OMFCA) supporter Terry from Canada, who has embarked on a challenging journey to raise both money and awareness for ME/CFS research. ME/CFS is a complex disease with a varying spectrum of severity. Some are bedbound indefinitely, while others, like Terry, have […]

Meet Artist & ME/CFS Advocate Christina Baltais | #TripleGivingTuesday

#TripleGivingTuesday Community Spotlight An Interview with Artist & ME/CFS Advocate, Christina Baltais As part of Triple Giving Tuesday, Open Medicine Foundation Canada (OMFCA) is honored to share our Community Spotlight on artist and ME/CFS advocate Christina Baltais. Christina’s profoundly compassionate and moving artwork uses diverse mediums, including painting, collage, photography, writing, and art videos. A […]

A Message from OMFCA Leadership

A Message from OMF Leadership Open Medicine Foundation Canada (OMFCA)’s Triple Giving Tuesday campaign is almost a week in! We want to take a moment to share a message from OMF leadership. Watch the video now: “ME/CFS takes an incredibly vital human and just puts them in a box that people don’t even know they are living […]