• Reflections from the 2017 Provincial Pain Summit

    3 April 2017

    by Howard Searle On behalf of ME|FM Society of BC I attended the Provincial Pain Summit held 17 – 19 February 2017 at the Mariott Vancouver Pinnacle. This second Summit (the first in 2011) facilitated an open dialogue among about 200 people including those affected by chronic pain and caregivers dedicated to improving the lives …

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  • Opera Mariposa 2017

    8 February 2017

        OPERA MARIPOSA’S 5TH ANNUAL ME AWARENESS AND FUNDRAISING SHOW: Jacqueline Ko’s “Here I Stand” Saturday May 13, 2017 @ 7:30 pm (doors open 1/2 hour before the show) Marpole United Church (1296 West 67th Ave. Vancouver) “Opera Mariposa stands at the forefront of Vancouver’s opera scene” – The Vancouver Project We are proud to announce that Opera Mariposa’s …

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  • Serena’s Story

    18 January 2017

    I had just turned sixteen when I was diagnosed with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME). At that point in my life I was really happy with how things were going. I had great friends, school was going well, I loved my dance classes and competing with my dance team, I had just gotten a job at a …

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  • The Society’s Goals and Plans for 2017-2018

    27 November 2016

    Our main goal for the next year is to prepare the foundations to grow our programs in order to better serve the ME and FM communities throughout the province. Our purpose is to EDUCATE, RAISE AWARENESS, and provide SUPPORT. The need is great in our ME and FM communities. There is a severe shortage of knowledgeable …

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    27 November 2016

    by Elizabeth Sanchez In late October, Elizabeth Sanchez travelled to Miami, Florida to attend the IACFS/ME Conference. She detailed her experiences and take-aways from the conference in a report based on each day at the conference, with individual accounts of each section. You can read and download Elizabeth’s report here: IACFSME Conference 2016 Report .  

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  • Presentation by Dr. Ian Hyams at the 2016 AGM

    24 November 2016

    Here are the recordings from Dr. Hyams' presentation at the AGM meeting in September.
    His presentation covered three main topics and the videos below are divided into those sections.
    A big THANK YOU to Dr. Hyams for his time and insights.



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    5 September 2016

    Notice of Annual General Meeting  You are cordially invited to the MEFM Society of BC 2016 Annual General Meeting Saturday, September 24, 2016 from 1:00pm – 4:00pm   Chan Education Centre & Auditorium at the Child and Family Research Institute on BC Women’s Hospital campus 4480 Oak Street (Oak St at 29th Ave), Vancouver, BC (map)   …

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  • ME/FM Society of BC’s 2016 May Awareness Presentation

    30 May 2016

    The ME/FM Society of BC invites you to watch our 2016 May Awareness presentation "Expanding Physical Capablity in ME/CFS", by speaker Dr. Mark Van Ness.

    Watch Part 1 of our presentation:

    Watch Part 2 of our presentation:

    Watch the Introduction to this year's event by the Society President, Larry Dawe:

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  • #MillionsMissing – Virtual March on Ottawa

    22 May 2016

    Canadian #MillionsMissing Event: Virtual March on Ottawa! (en français ci-dessous) What:      #MillionsMissing Protest for ME/CFS: Virtual March on Ottawa. Join us in blasting emails to MPs across Canada. Why:       Urgent Need to Increase ME/CFS Research Funding Where:   Online Across Canada When:     May 15, 2016, 11a.m. – 12p.m. PST   …

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  • 2016 International ME & FM Awareness Day Event

    1 April 2016

    Join us for our International ME & FM Awareness Day presentation: Expanding Physical Capability in ME/CFS* – the Role of Energy Conservation and Therapeutic Exercise Based on Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing Presented by Mark VanNess, Ph. D.       When:      Sunday May 15th, 2016, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm    (Doors Open 12:30 pm) …

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