NATIONAL ME/FM ACTION NETWORK
Registered Name: NATIONAL ME/FM ACTION NETWORK
Business Number: 891833642RR0001
About This Charity
The National ME/FM Action Network is a Canadian, registered, non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the recognition and understanding of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia through education, advocacy, support and research.
Our Motto: "We are people helping people help themselves."
Our Logo, Canadian geese flying in formation, portrays working cooperatively and supporting each other.
Our informative newsletter, "Quest" is complementary with membership.
About Our Charity
The National ME/FM Action Network addresses issues that affect patients with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and/or Fibromyalgia.
These highly debilitating illnesses affect more than 800,000 Canadians. The Network works diligently to improve the lives of patients with theses illnesses. Our organization is made up solely of volunteers with representation across the country. Through our efforts we strive to:
- Increase awareness in the general public and in the medical community.
- Distribute educational material to medical professionals, patients, educators and the general public.
- Advocate for better services for patients.
- Work with government departments to further advance awareness and address research needs.
- Keep members up to date on recent developments nationally and internationally through the quarterly newsletter and email updates.
Alison Bested Scholarship Fund
This fund was originally created by patients of Dr Alison Bested in appreciation of her caring and devoted services to patients with ME/CFS and FM. Dr Bested is a leading authority in Canada for ME/CFS and FM and the author of two books.
The fund provides financial support to medical students who receive training at a recognized ME/CFS, FM, MCS assessment or treating facility. Students will be reimbursed for some or all of their expenses (such as accommodation, meals and transportation).
Promoting this scholarship will encourage medical students to study in the field of ME/CFS, FM, MCS. In the selected program, they will be educated in the latest knowledge and practices and will work beside doctors to gain first hand experiences. The knowledge they bring to their own practice will also be shared with their colleagues.
We have been very pleased with the success of this program and see it as a vlauable tool to educating new doctors and increasing awareness.
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