In March 2016 Caring Matters Now hosted our first ever International Support Group Conference in London for all known CMN support groups across the world. 13 CMN support groups were represented from across 5 continents. During the 3-day conference our guests gained an insight into the work of Caring Matters Now by visiting the CMN research laboratory at the Institute of Child Health and participating in some research of their own, as well as, hearing of the latest research findings and ongoing work from Dr Kinsler and her CMN research team. Our guests also received support training and copies of Caring Matters Now support materials to distribute in their own countries. In addition they had the opportunity to attend our London Support Day where they met many of the Caring Matters Now members and families. The weekend was a very special time for all.
Due to the success of the Caring Matters Now International Support Group Conference, we as a charity have decided to further develop our International relations by establishing the Caring Matters Now International Partnership Scheme. We would like to invite all existing international support groups and individuals who would like to start or further develop support in their own countries to partner with Caring Matters Now. As a charity, we would like to encourage our international friends to continue in offering excellent support, medical information and up-to-date research findings to those affected by CMN in each country.
As Caring Matters Now International Partners, the groups / individuals, would:
- receive updated Caring Matters Now support materials when created
- have access to Caring Matters Now medical literature
- receive an update on UK research every 6 months
- receive links to all new CMN research papers when published
- have an opportunity to financially support the CMN research taking place at the Institute of Child Health, London
- be invited to future Caring Matters Now International Partnership Conferences
We hope that through this partnership scheme, the support materials, medical information and research findings Caring Matters Now endeavors to provide for all those affected by CMN in the UK, will now be accessible globally.