Four years after a Bill was tabled, a Law was enacted forcing the (previous) Federal government to take action on Lyme Disease. The Federal Framework for Lyme Disease Act and subsequent Conference (from May 15th to 17th) is the result of those advocacy efforts. I believe the (new) Minister of Health, Dr. Jane Philpott, will give the opening address. Canadian ME patients have made Minister Philpott (through Policy Advisor Dr. Jesse Kancir) aware of the need for a Federal Framework for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis. The Lyme Conference may be instructive for our ME advocacy actions. There may also be science informative to our illness. The Lyme Conference is being held in Ottawa, but also available free online from the comfort of home - first step is to complete this simple pdf form: http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/disea...deral/alt/registration-enregistrement-eng.pdf And then email pdf as attachment is to this address: LymeDiseaseConference-ConferenceMaladieLyme@phac-aspc.gc.ca They will then send an email confirmation to you.