- Last Updated: 29 June 2018 29 June 2018
The Massachusetts ME/CFS & FM Association is one of the oldest voluntary patient associations in the United States. Founded in 1985, our organization exists to meet the needs of ME/CFS (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome) and FM (Fibromyalgia) patients, their families and loved ones. We also work to educate and involve interested healthcare providers. We seek to educate the general public so that ME/CFS and FM will be recognized and understood as real, serious and severely disabling illnesses.
We welcome you to our website and invite you to explore the resources we have provided here.
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.