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2015 CMA - TMF Research Grant $100,000

The Canadian Marfan Association in partnership with The Marfan Foundation is proud to announce the annual Research Grant opportunity for $100,000. Both the Canadian Marfan Association and The Marfan Foundation co-fund the two-year faculty grant. For full details, deadlines, guidelines, and application, click here

Application Deadline April 27 2015 

Did you know…?

·        The Canadian Marfan Association receives absolutely NO money from any government source

·        Every dollar we receive comes from our supporters and friends

·        Now, more than ever, we are counting on your generosity so that we can continue to support our Marfan community with:

o   information,

o   research,

o   clinic development and,

o   advocacy.

Our impact is real, and so is our need. With your ongoing financial support we will be able to sustain important information messaging to our Marfan community. We will keep dollars flowing to very promising research work directly related to genetic aortic disorders.

Our need is real…our message is simple…we need your donations to keep up the good work and accomplishments of our researchers, volunteers and staff.




Your Canadian Marfan Association also…

·        Continues to benefit from professional guidance and up-to-date medical information regarding Marfan and all other genetic aortic disorders.

·        Continues to fund promising research projects through our international relationships with other Marfan organizations.

·        Continues to help the Canadian medical community keep Marfan and other equally concerning genetic aortic disorders in mind as they assess patients’ medical histories, in light of their current medical concerns.

·        Brings together the Marfan community on a bi-annual basis at a national conference…September 26, 2015…in Ottawa…watch our website for information

September 26, 2015
The Canadian Marfan Association Conference is happening in OTTAWA this Fall...We look forward to providing an interesting and informative program for professionals and families at our bi-annual conference.
Check back soon for more details and registration information...
See you in September!!!

Marfan Changes

1st Change…On December 12, 2014, after 4+ years of dedicated leadership, SHARMIN GANDHI resigned as Executive Director of the Canadian Marfan Association. Sharmin led the CMA through some exciting times with skill, tact and energy. Her commitment to the clients, community and the professional team was always strong and forthright. Her talents will be missed.
We wish Sharmin well as she takes on new challenges at the Oakville-Trafalgar Hospital.
2nd Change… On December 12, 2014, BARRY EDINGTON was offered the position of Executive Director with the Canadian Marfan Association. From his previous experience at a variety of community based agencies (Children’s Aid, Canadian Cancer Society, Centre for Education and Training, Rotary International), he has the knowledge and ability to connect with people, to learn, and to create opportunity.
Each of these attributes will be put to good use at the CMA.
3rd Change…On December 19, 2014, CHRISANNE CAMPOS changed her CMA status from ‘volunteer’ to ‘Research/Administrative Assistant’.  Chrisanne is a resourceful and thorough team player, showing interest in aortic disorders from a research perspective, and with agency operational support. Chrisanne’s PhD in molecular biology will assure the CMA of carefully assessed research updates in addition to her hands-on office assistance.
4th Change...a very kind donation of office space from one of our long-time supporters has resulted in a CMA office move effective February 16, 2015. For the past 20+ years we have operated from a small room in an industrial mall in Mississauga. We are now resourced in a medical building close to the Trillium Health Centre, Mississauga-campus. Our phone numbers (905 826 3223 and Toll-free 1 866 722 1722) remain the same, as does our mailing address (Centre Point Plaza, 128 Queen St. S., P.O. Box 42257, Mississauga ON L5M 4Z0). Our new location will give us better access to the medical community throughout the GTA, as well as being more ‘client-friendly’ to the public. If you would like to visit us at this new location, please give us a call and we’ll arrange a convenient time.
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