What is ICanCME?

The Interdisciplinary Canadian Collaborative Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ICanCME) Research Network is a national research network of researchers, clinicians, and patient partners working to advance the understanding of ME and its biomedical research.

The ICanCME Research Network was established in September 2019 through a Catalyst Network grant funded by the Institute of Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis (IMHA) of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR).

Governed by an Executive Committee, a Steering Committee, and an International Scientific and Medical Advisory Board, our mission is to be the primary resource for initiating, supporting and sustaining innovative and collaborative ME research designed to benefit the health of all Canadians living with ME and those at risk of developing ME.

Network membership is free to those interested, and members are individuals actively involved in the ME community and interested in contributing towards the creation of new scientific knowledge and closing the gap between knowledge and practice.

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Group of three professionals, looking engaged and discussing research results. / Groupe de trois personnes professionnelles, ayant l'air engagées et discutant des résultats de la recherche. Picture of the word "Research" / Image du mot "Research" (Recherche)
Silhouette of a young woman with ME, in bed, against the background of a window in a darkened room. / Silhouette d'une jeune femme avec l'EM, au lit, avec pour fond une fenêtre dans une pièce sombre. A doctor reviewing their patient's information, sitting in front of a computer. / Un médecin passe en revue des informations relatives à son patient, assis devant un ordinateur.

What is ME?

Myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME), formerly known as chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) and often still referred to as ME/CFS, is a devastating, chronic, complex, multi-system illness. ME occurs in children, adolescents and adults of all ages and backgrounds.

There is a growing recognition that ME is a serious disabling disease rooted in dysfunctions that impair energy production, the immune system, the nervous system and more.

We are here to provide support, bring the ME community together and share vital research to empower those who are afflicted with this disease.

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Member Spotlight

Alain Moreau PhD

Alain Moreau PhD

Steering Committee Chair

Dr. Alain Moreau is a Full Professor in the Faculty of Dentistry (Stomatology Department), cross-appointed to the Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine Department in the Faculty of Medicine at Université de Montreal. He served as Director of Research and Chief Scientific Officer of Sainte-Justine University Hospital (2013-2016). Dr. Moreau was the Director of the Network for Canadian Oral Health Research – [...]

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