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Myalgic Encephalomyelitis / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME / CFS) Post Treatment Lyme Disease Syndrome (PTLDS), Fibromyalgia Leading Research. Delivering Hope.Open Medicine Foundation® Canada
A Cure Is Out There

People with Chronic Complex Diseases deserve the right to live full, productive lives.

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Advisory Board
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An Alliance of
Brilliant Scientific Minds

18 World-renowned scientists

2 Nobel Laureates

6 National Academy of Sciences Members

World-Class Research

6 OMF established ME / CFS Collaborative Research Centers

OMF Awarded Score of 100
on Charity Navigator!

OMF’s score of 100 serves as an indicator of trust, demonstrating our longstanding commitment to ensuring accountability, transparency, and measures of financial health, including stability, efficiency and sustainability.

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Open Medicine Foundation Canada (OMF Canada) was established to support medical research for patients suffering from multisystem chronic complex diseases, with collaboration between patients, clinicians and researchers.  We do that by raising funds and applying those funds to research projects conducted at qualified donee organizations, like those listed further below.

OMF Canada operates in conjunction with Open Medicine Foundation (“OMF”), an established charitable organization headquartered in the United States with congruent objectives, and which assists in the administration of the charitable activities and programs of theOrganization.  We also make use of the OMF Scientific Advisory Board and Collaborative Research Center Directors to assess research proposals and recommend to the OMF Canada Board of Directors which proposals to fund.

OMF Canada received Charity Status from the Canada Revenue Agency on June 6, 2019. We launched our relationship with the Collaborative Research Center at CHU Sainte-Justine /Université de Montréal on December 11, 2019. 

OMF Canada Supported Collaborative Centers

Alain Moreau, PhD
Director

Clinical and scientific intervention studies

at Stanford

Ronald W. Davis, PhD
Director

Innovative, collaborative, multi-disciplinary research

Wenzhong Xiao, PhD
Co-Director

David Systrom, MD
Co-Director

Clinical and scientific mechanistic studies towards discovering new treatments

at Uppsala, Sweden

Jonas Bergquist, MD, PhD
Director

Research for biomarkers in body and brain

Chris Armstrong, PhD
Director

Precision research program

Wenzhong Xiao, PhD
Director

From data to disease mechanism and treatments

 

at Bateman Horne Center

Lucinda Bateman, MD
Medical Education Director

A global initiative to increase access to knowledgeable healthcare providers and improve patient care.

LONG COVID TO ME/CFS
RESEARCH PLAN

The COVID-19 pandemic offers an unprecedented opportunity for OMF to understand how a viral infection may convert to ME/CFS.
 
OMF Collaborative Research Centers are conducting a molecular study to track COVID-19 patients. The goal is to determine the pathways involved in the possible development of ME/CFS. Understanding these pathways can help us develop biomarkers. This will lead to novel drug targets, effective treatments, and prevention strategies.

Scientific Advisory Board

19 world-renowned scientists

2 Nobel laureates

6 National Academy
of Sciences members

Join our Fight to Ignite ME / CFS Research
Across the Globe!

OMF’s international community —
united by a shared commitment to find answers to end ME / CFS and related multi-system chronic, complex diseases (msCCD).

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Please help us expand our research efforts across the globe. 
Every donation brings us closer to a fully funded research effort and the answers we all seek.

"Our donors want to stop millions from suffering and have come to expect research with impeccable credibility. The time is now to attract the kind of serious investment that will speed up our search for a cure and end these debilitating diseases."

*Qualified donees are as follows:

  • a registered charity (including a registered national arts service organization)
  • a registered Canadian amateur athletic association
  • a registered housing corporation resident in Canada constituted exclusively to provide low-cost housing for the aged
  • a registered Canadian municipality
  • a registered municipal or public body performing a function of government in Canada
  • a registered university outside Canada, the student body of which ordinarily includes students from Canada
  • a registered charitable organization outside Canada to which His Majesty in right of Canada has made a gift
  • His Majesty in right of Canada, a province, or a territory
  • the United Nations and its agencies