Join us for “Making Our Invisible Disabilities Visible” during Invisible Disabilities Week which runs October 18-24, 2020.
Action CIND and Fibromyalgia London Group are co-hosting a 3 part Zoom event on the afternoons of Oct 19th, 21st and 24th. Special guests will cover a range of topics for invisible illnesses Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME), Fibromyalgia (FM), Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) and Multiple Chemical Sensitivity/Environmental Sensitivities (MCS/ES).
We plan to record each day and there will be time for Q&A after each key speaker.
The Part 3 event will be held on Sat Oct 24th from 12:30 – 4:00pm. Please note the change in start time. The detailed schedule is:
12:30pm - WELCOME: Purpose of Event, Ground Rules (10m)
12:40pm - GETTING CENTRED: Meditation Exercise with Kelly Renaud (10m)
12:50pm - THE IMPACT OF SYMPTOMS EXPERIENCED WITH INVISIBLE DISABILITES: Video Clips: What Are Your Most Challenging Symptoms? (1:57m) https://vimeo.com/312048436 and Impact of Symptoms (3:22m) https://vimeo.com/312045619
1:00pm - ADVANCES IN CANADIAN MEDICAL RESEARCH STUDIES & CLINICAL TRIALS (120m)
Guest Panel Speakers: (each given 15m to present on topic)
• Dr. Alain Moreau, Director, Interdisciplinary Canadian Collaborative Myalgic Encephalomyelitis Research Network (ICanCME)
• Dr. Karim Khan, Scientific Director, Institute of Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis (IMHA), Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)
• Dr. Riina Bray, Medical Director, Environmental Health Clinic, Women’s College Hospital-Toronto
3:00pm - PEER-LED CHAT ROOM: Coping with FM-ME-CFS-MCS/ES Symptoms (45m) with Personal Storytellers: Mario Dominique, North Bay, Ontario and Michele Brown, Calgary, Alberta
3:45pm - WRAP UP & THANK YOUs: Video Clip: Keeping Hope Alive (2:21m) https://vimeo.com/312047404
We ask that you please let others know about this event.