Panel discussion: Dollars and Cents of ME and FM


Sunday, September 17, 2017 at 3:00 PM (PST) - 4:30 PM (PST)

Chan Education Centre & Auditorium at the BC Children's Hospital's Research Institute, Entrance #18, 938 West 28th Avenue, Vancouver, BC V5Z 4H4

Find map here.

Open to members and non-members

Our Panel Discussion on Disability Insurance and Disability Assistance for ME and FM patients.

The Canadian Community Health Survey consistently reports that Canadians with ME and FM have the highest rates of poverty among people with chronic health conditions. Unable to work full-time, or even part-time, most depend on government or private insurance for disability assistance. Applying for either is usually extremely challenging for patients due to stigma and misinformation.

The panel will look at issues around Disability Insurance and Income for ME and FM patients. The professionals on the panel will consist of Dr. Ian Hyams, Sam Turcotte (Disability Alliance BC), Martin Willemse (insurance denial lawyer), Angela McCue (a patient and lawyer), and Sherri Todd (BC director for National ME/FM Action Network and long-time advocate).

This event will follow the Society's AGM. Please note that there will be a 30 minute break with refreshments for those attending both events to allow for rest.

Live Stream

We will be live-streaming the panel discussion if you would like to watch from home. People viewing online will have opportunity to submit questions during the presentation.

The Live stream will go live at 2:50 pm (PST) on Sunday, 17 September:

Through this workshop we hope to answer your questions and provide practical approaches to dealing with government and insurance companies.

Please RSVP and let us know if you will be attending in person or via Live Stream: RSVP here or email or T: 604-878-7707 / BC Toll-free: 1-888-353-6322

Send your questions to in advance if you cannot attend. For those attending online, have your questions ready.

#Fibromyalgia #MyalgicEncephalomyelitis #mecfs #disability #insurance #DisabilitiesAllianceBC #DisabilityIncomeandInsurance

53 views0 comments

Mailing Address

PO BOX 46879 STN D

Vancouver, BC   V6J 5M4


T: 604-878-7707 or
BC Toll-free: 1-888-353-6322

  • facebook
  • Twitter Clean
  • White YouTube Icon