Our society works to help ME and FM patients in British Columbia improve their health and quality of life by providing information about these illnesses, and guidance on how to seek and obtain support, appropriate medical help and treatments. We also focus on informing health care professionals, educators and students about ME and FM, as well as raising awareness among, and seeking the support of, government and the general public.
*Myalgic Encephalomyelitis is also referred to as ME/CFS, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome or SEID
WHAT IS ME?
WHAT IS FM?
MYALGIC ENCEPHALOMYELITIS (ME)
Myalgic Encephalomyelitis is complex, chronic neuroinflammatory illness, which impacts systems throughout the body.
Fibromyalgia (FM) is a chronic, complex illness characterised by widespread musculoskelatal pain accompanied by fatigue, sleep, memory and other issues.
GET INVOLVED WITH OUR SOCIETY
Join our society as a member and/or volunteer with one of our active teams.
Community Engagement Project
Announcement: The ME|FM Society of BC and CCDP received a $20,000 grant from Vancouver Foundation to support a community engagement project that will begin to examine the unmet needs of British Columbians living with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME).
Millions Missing May 12 Event
Join our Millions Missing BC Campaign: online and on the front lawn of the BC Legislature
LIVE EVENT CANCELLED. READ ABOUT OUR VIRTUAL CAMPAIGN
Looking for an ME or FM friendly doctor?
Can you recommend a doctor or health care professional?
Read more about our newly launched website: HealthFinder4ME
We had a great 2019 AGM followed by an excellent presentation by Dr. Nacul, Medical Director, BC Women's Hospital Complex Chronic Diseases Program :
JOIN OUR ONLINE SUPPORT FORUM!
After much planning and testing by our support groups teams, we have officially launched our online support forum, where you can share thoughts, ideas, concerns, ask questions, or receive better information and support regarding your experiences with ME/CFS and/or FM. Find the forum under the SUPPORT tab or click below:
From our volunteer forum
Jennifer Brea is about to marry the love of her life when she’s struck down by a fever that leaves her bedridden. When doctors tell her “it’s all in her head,” she turns her camera on herself and her community as she looks for answers and fights for a cure.
"riveting......equal parts medical mystery, science lesson, political advocacy primer and even a love story."
Jennifer Brea's award winning feature documentary
"Unrest" available on
Also available on iTunes, Vimeo and Google Play
What happens when you have a disease doctor's can't diagnose
"In this poignant talk, Brea describes the obstacles she's encountered in seeking treatment for her condition, whose root causes and physical effects we don't fully understand, as well as her mission to document through film the lives of patients that medicine struggles to treat." [YouTube]
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