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The Massachusetts CFIDS/ME & FM Association, a 501(c)3 founded in 1985, exists to meet the needs of patients with CFIDS (Chronic Fatigue and Immune Dysfunction Syndrome, also known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome), ME (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis) or FM (Fibromyalgia), their families and loved ones. The Massachusetts CFIDS/ME & 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.

A Lecture by Dr. Anthony Komaroff

April 24, 2010

The Massachusetts CFIDS/ME & FM Association is pleased to present the video of Dr. Komaroff's recent lecture to our Association. We thank Dr. Komaroff for giving us permission to post his entire lecture on our website, where his insights can be made available to a wider audience. A written summary of the lecture is also available.

The lecture is just under one hour long. There is a table of contents so that you can view the lecture in shorter segments if you wish. However, please remember that video files are very large and take time to load, especially if you have an older computer or a slower internet connection. If you wish to skip ahead, you may find it better to skip a few slides at a time until you reach the place where you would like to start viewing.

View the lecture

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Dr. Komaroff also answered questions from the audience. This video segment is 22 minutes long.

View the Q&A

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Notice about names

The Massachusetts CFIDS/ME & 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) are currently using ME/CFS. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are calling the illness CFS.

Until there is consensus on a name for the illness, the Massachusetts CFIDS/ME & FM Association name will not change.