• Opera Mariposa Sings for the ME|FM Society

    6 April 2017

    by Susan Katz “The common denominator is that every song is one that I love.” That is the theme of a benefit concert by Opera Mariposa’s award-winning singer Jacqueline Ko. Ko and friends will perform a journey across the musical spectrum this May in “Here I Stand”, an event scheduled in honour of the International …

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  • An Interview with the Complex Chronic Diseases Program at BC Women’s Hospital

    3 April 2017

    by Howard Searle The Complex Chronic Diseases Program (CCDP) at the BC Women’s Hospital is a provincial referral centre for BC residents 19 years or older who have symptoms of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME), Fibromyalgia (FM), Chronic Lyme Syndrome or Multiple Chemical Sensitivities (MCS). To obtain a referral, your General Practitioner needs to complete and fax …

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  • 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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  • 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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  • IACFS/ME CONFERENCE 2016 REPORT

    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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  • 2016 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

    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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  • 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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  • ME/FM Society of BC May Awareness Event 2015

    1 April 2016

    Past President Susan MacLean:  Introduction Staci Stevens:  Post exertional malaise: less is more An experienced exercise physiologist and Founder of the California based Workwell Foundation, Staci’s clinical work and research on the impact of post-exertional malaise on ME/CFS patients was critical to the recent U.S. Institute of Medicine’s (IOM) Report, Beyond Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: …

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