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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.

View the video of Linda Tannenbaum's 2017 Open Medicine Foundation lecture, "ME/CFS Research Update"

View the video of Dr. Anthony Komaroff's 2016 lecture, "ME/CFS: A Surge of Interest and Knowledge"

View the video of Dr. Khosro Farhad's 2015 lecture, "Fibromyalgia and Small Fiber Polyneuropathy"

View the video of Dr. Anthony Komaroff's 2013 lecture, "CFS Research: Recent Progress and Challenges"

View the video of Dr. Jo Solet's 2013 lecture, “The Science of Sleep”

View the video of Dr. Byron Hyde's 2012 lecture, “Why Doctors Can’t Diagnose and What Tests Should be Considered”

View the video of Dr. David Bell's 2011 lecture, "25 Year Follow-up in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Rising Incapacity"

View the video of Dr. Anthony Komaroff's 2010 lecture, "The Latest Research on CFS"

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.