Updated: Nov 19, 2018
In 2003 Health Canada, in cooperation with the National MEFM Action Network, convened an expert panel to develop and publish a Canadian clinical case definition for the diagnosis and treatment of Fibromyalgia. The resulting full document was peer reviewed and published as:
Fibromyalgia Syndrome: Canadian Clinical Working Case Definition, Diagnostic and Treatment Protocols. A Consensus Document. Journal of Musculoskeletal Pain 11(4), 2003, Jain AK and Carruthers BM, co-editors. van de Sande MI, Barron SR, Donaldson CCS, Dunne JV, Gingrich E, Heffez DS, Leung F Y-K, Malone DG, Romano TJ, Russell IJ, Saul D, Seibel DG. © Copyright 2003 Haworth Press Inc., Binghamton, NY.
The FMS Consensus Document was also published simultaneously as a book - Fibromyalgia Syndrome: A Clinical Definition for Practitioners. IJ Russell: editor. Haworth Medical Press © 2004.
In 2005, a summary of the above full definition was published in the form of an overview to assist physicians in applying the protocols to clinical practice. The summary is available as:
Fibromyalgia Syndrome: A Clinical Case Definition and Guidelines for Medical Practitioners. An Overview of the Consensus Document. Bruce M Carruthers, Marjorie I van de Sande 2005 ISBN: 0-9739335-1-8