Our purpose is to educate, raise awareness, advocate for and provide support to the ME and FM community in BC; the need is great.
There is a severe shortage of knowledgeable doctors and health care professionals resulting in very little patient access to care, treatment and management tools. Patients are confronted by stigma at all levels of the health care system, waiting years to receive a proper diagnosis and experiencing barriers to receiving disability benefits.
The Society's primary goals are to:
Build an inclusive organization which will reasonably accommodate and allow the participation of ME and FM patients, as well as their carergivers and families, to the extent they are willing and able.
Provide information and education for physicians, other medical professionals and the community at large, to increase public awareness of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis and Fibromyalgia.
Liaise with other individuals, groups and organizations to achieve the goals of our Society.