On April 10th the Society co-hosted a screening of Jennifer Brea's moving documentary Unrest with students Neelam Minhas, Gurkirat Kaur, and Tarissa Alec from the Northern Medical Program at the University of Northern British Columbia . They have been wonderful partners, organising on the ground, and generating so much interest amongs their peers. We are very grateful to them for their enthusiastic commitment to helping raise awareness about ME and the lived experience of patients.
And many heartfelt thanks to ME patient Kari Cross and her husband Gord for representing the Society and taking on the Q&A after the screening. Hearing local patient voices adds the Canadian context, and gives students a chance to learn directly from those living with and impacted by the disease.
As with the Vancouver UBC screening, a survey was distributed to the audience, the results of which will be published soon. Thanks to all involved!! It was a wonderful turn out and an excellent step forward towards educating the next generation of doctors about ME.
Our next #TimeForUnrest in BC event will take place in Victoria on May 12.
We are co-hosting this one with ME Victoria Association. Go here for the details.