International Awareness Day Pictures

International Awareness Day
Calgary, Canada

Here are the pictures of the Langevin Bridge in Calgary lit to celebrate 2014 International Awareness Day for ME/CFS, FM and MCS.  Blue represents ME/CFS, purple Fibromyalgia and green MCS. The pictures were taken by local photographer Justin Smith. THANKS Justin.





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Letter to Editor in response to paper by Fitzcharles et al on Fibromyalgia in CMAJ

In my November 2012 newsletter I commented on the then just published Canadian Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Fibromyalgia. Canadian FM Guidelines On May 6th 2013 the same group that wrote the Canadian Guidelines for Diagnosis and Treatment of Fibromyalgia wrote a summary paper in the CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). This paper did not have the same tone as the original guidelines and I wrote a letter to the editor with some concerns which was published on line on May 13th 2013. Although the May 6th paper is behind a paywall, the letters to the editor (mine and the reply from Dr. Fitzcharles) are available by clicking here.