It's a start....
Good news from Dr. Alain Moreau, who led an application for a $70,000 Planning and Dissemination Grant from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research :
"Dear co-applicants, collaborators, stakeholders and friends,
It is with a great pleasure that I inform you this morning that our grant application entitled : Canadian Collaborative Team Conference on ME/CFS: “Advancing an International Research Agenda to Address ME/CFS Research Priorities” has been accepted and will be funded by CIHR. Congratulations to all for your supports and strong commitments. This is truly a team effort and more importantly, it represents a first recognition by CIHR about the need to better sustain research in the field of ME/CFS as well as to establish international scientific collaborations in order to find a cure to end this terrible disease.
Equally important, independently of your participation or not on this grant application at the time of its submission, I welcome everyone to join us in this exciting ME/CFS endeavour. We cannot afford to left behind anyone (researchers, clinicians, patients and ME/CFS stakeholders) interested in ME/CFS. I will send you more details in the upcoming weeks about the next phases including the official confirmation of the dates for the conference but it will be held in Montreal in May 2018.
All the best,
Dr. Moreau is a Full Professor in the Faculty of Dentistry (Stomatology Department), cross-appointed to the Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine Department in the Faculty of Medicine at Université de Montréal. He served as Director of Research and Chief Scientific Officer of Sainte-Justine University Hospital (2013-2016) and was a member and Vice-Chair of the Advisory Board of the Institute of Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (2010-2016). More recently, he was appointed Director of Network for Canadian Oral Health Research. He is an internationally recognized expert on molecular genetics of pediatric scoliosis. His discoveries led to multiple peer-reviewed papers, international conferences as a guest speaker, several awards as well as 45 patents covering innovative diagnostic tests and therapeutic molecules. Dr. Moreau’s main research interests also target complex adult diseases such as osteoarthritis, osteoporosis and myalgic encephalomyelitis.
You can view his video presentation "New research strategies for decoding ME/CFS to improve diagnosis and treatment" on YouTube.