We are delighted to hear that EFNA member EARLS (European Alliance for Restless Legs Syndrome) is one of two winners of this year’s Brain, Mind and Pain Patient-Centred Innovation Grant (BMP Grant) for their project ‘Expert Finder’.
The Brain, Mind and Pain ‘Patient-Centred Innovation Grant’ (BMP Grant) is an initiative of Pain Alliance Europe and co-sponsored by Boston Scientific, Janssen Pharmaceutica N.V. and Grünenthal to identify, stimulate and encourage patient-centric and scientifically robust innovation in the domain of chronic pain and neurological disorders, to stimulate research and access to innovative treatments, to promote prevention and self-management approaches, to decrease stigma, and to work together to improve quality of life for people living with these disabling conditions.
EARL’s project ‘Expert Finder’ aims to help those affected with RLS to find support throughout Europe. An interactive map will show doctors, sleep labs, and RLS advocacy groups.
Katharina Glanz, EARLS President, said of the win:
“Our dream comes true! EARLS aims to help those affected with RLS to find support throughout Europe: an interactive map will show doctors, sleep labs, and RLS support groups.”
To learn more about the project please visit www.earls.eu
Second winner of the Grant is Kieran O’Sullivan from the University of Limerick, Ireland, for the project ‘CBT-I World Café’. This project will work with stakeholders, including clinicians and patients, to identify what options are available to people with pain who also report poor sleep, and how acceptable and effective these options are. The project is being completed as part of a PhD by Abigail Browne at the University of Limerick in Ireland, under the supervision of Prof. Kieran O’Sullivan and Dr Roisin Cahalan.
Congratulations to both winners!