International Day of CVS Awareness

United in the global fight against CVS

Submitted by Ruth Novak, Program Director, CVSA

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On March 5, 2016, CVSA USA/Canada will be joining forces with CVSA Organizations throughout the world to promote awareness of Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome. The other organizations that will be participating are from the United Kingdom, Ireland, Spain, Italy, Japan, Netherlands and Germany.  We hope to have the Denmark and Australian groups join in as well. We are in the process of brainstorming ideas right now to come up with a plan to impact as many people as possible on that day. At the very least, it will involve asking our members to promote CVS awareness on March 5 through social media, newspapers, radio, and TV, if you have any contacts. You can also use Jan Wood’s excellent template on page 6 of our Code V newsletter to contact your local emergency rooms/urgent care facilities to raise awareness among the medical community. Our International logo (above) shows CVS to be a problem throughout the world, and how it impacts the families involved. We will keep you posted as to how this day will unfold in our monthly eNewletters. If you have any ideas on how to raise awareness on March 5, 2016, please send me an email at cvsa@cvsaonline.org.

**Article about International Awareness Day March 5, 2015**

Please watch the following video from the Cyclical Vomiting Syndrome Association UK: