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The Massachusetts ME/CFS & FM Association, a 501(c)3 founded in 1985, exists to meet the needs of patients with ME (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis), CFS (Chronic Fatigue Syndrome) or FM (Fibromyalgia), their families and loved ones. The Massachusetts ME/CFS & FM Association works to educate health-care providers and the general public regarding these severely-disabling physical illnesses. We also support patients and their families and advocate for more effective treatment and research.

Due to a family emergency, our speaker for the Sept 17 Sunday Conversation, Dr. Jason Maley, has had to cancel. Dr. Maley has graciously offered to reschedule for a future Sunday Conversation.

Please join us on Saturday, Oct. 28 1 pm ET, for our MassME Annual Event, ME/CFS: Changing the Narrative, with journalist and science writer Ed Yong as our featured speaker. This is a virtual event and is free for members. Registration for this event will be open soon.

Sunday Conversations will resume in November.

We are sorry for the inconvenience and send best wishes to Dr. Maley.

Notice about names

The Massachusetts ME/CFS & FM Association would like to clarify the use of the various acronyms for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), Chronic Fatigue & Immune Dysfunction Syndrome (CFIDS) and  Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) on this site. When we generate our own articles on the illness, we will refer to it as ME/CFS, the term now generally used in the United States. When we are reporting on someone else’s report, we will use the term they use. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) and other federal agencies, including the CDC, are currently using ME/CFS. 

Massachusetts ME/CFS & FM Association changed its name in July, 2018, to reflect this consensus.