Invest in ME Conference 12: First Class in Every Way
OverTheHills wraps up our series of articles on this year's 12th Invest in ME International Conference (IIMEC12) in London with some reflections on her experience as a patient attending the conference for the first time.
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Open Medicine Foundation: $1M more towards a CURE!

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS News' started by AndyPR, May 11, 2017.

  1. AndyPR

    AndyPR Cookies for Tired Sam

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    BurnA Senior Member

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    That's great news!
     
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    God bless American research.
     
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    Funded by donors in many countries. (though I don't know the breakdown, a few dollars was from scotland)
     
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    Wow!

    What does this mean in the context of their work and previous funding? Is this a game changer in what they can do?

    I'm assuming that relative to other researchers and their rates of funding this is quite significant
     
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    That's wonderful news :thumbsup:
     
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    Tuha Senior Member

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    If I remember correctly prof. Davis said that they could spend $10 MILLION a year effectively but with $5 MILLION a year they can make a significant progress.
     
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    Hi @AndyPR

    Thanks for posting and being on top of this, there was a small mixup and I should have posted, but glad you did!

    Its really amazing news. As you can imagine that money goes a long way, especially with the way Prof Davis and his team work.

    Thankyou to all of you that contribute also. These big donations are incredible, but the smaller donations are equally as important.


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    Exactly! There is a Scottish saying, "Many a mickle makes a muckle", which means many small amounts accumulate to make a large amount.
     
  10. Jesse2233

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    @Ben Howell any news on the next update from Dr Davis?
     
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    Alvin2 Senior Member

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    I saw that 5.2mil--> 5.3mil --> 6.2mil
    I assume someone gave an 800k donation?

    In Canada charitable donations are eligible for a tax credit which can make up a good percentage meaning a larger donation is possible. However it has to be registered with the Canadian government (i believe it can be international, but registered means credit can be claimed). Might be worth setting up and advertising.
     
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    Ben Howell OMF Correspondent

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    Aye! There is also "I’ll gie ye a skelpit lug!"-which is one reserved for the PACE lot. ;)
     
  13. Ben Howell

    Ben Howell OMF Correspondent

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    There will be for sure, but I am not sure when-will get back to you @Jesse2233

    I imagine it may be the London conference, seeing as that is coming up soon!


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