The Board of Directors of The OMSLife Foundation is pleased to announce the distribution of funds from our 2015 fundraising efforts. Our 2015 projects and grants focused on work that meet the criteria of our mission statement- Raising awareness of OMS, developing a support network for OMS caregivers, and funding research for a cure for OMS.
Our grant recipient is actually a partnership with the Pablove Foundation to fund OMS research projects. Working in tandem with Pablove, we are confident that we can fund more research projects that have been reviewed by an internal review board of doctors. The strength of these two foundations working together on OMS research projects will be a model for OMS research into the future.
Secondly, we will continue to provide OMS caregiver conferences where we connect the families with OMS specialists. Since 2014, we have hosted these regional conferences in Los Angeles, Houston, Boston, and Cincinnati. In 2016, we will host a conference in Los Angeles featuring Dr. Wendy Mitchell and Dr. Michael Pranzatelli, two of the leading researchers and specialists in the world. We also plan to have one or two additional conferences in 2016. These conferences are provided free of charge with all costs for the conference and speakers covered by the foundation. We also host a family event in the evening where OMS warriors can meet other children.
Thirdly, we are honored to co-host the 2016 OMS/DES Medical Conference in Abingdon England. This will be the tenth event, which is held every two years and brings together all of the OMS specialists throughout the world. We are thrilled to partner with the Dancing Eyes Support Trust in England to host this event.
Thank you to all of our donors who makes these projects and grants possible. With the help of our donors, we are making a difference in the battle against OMS!