International Fibromyalgia and CFS/ME
and other CSS (MCS-EHS) Awareness Day


    

 

On May 12 officially marks the International Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome / ME Awareness Day, although in some countries has been established, as well as the Central Sensitization Syndromes Awareness Day, adding there the Multiple Chemical Sensitivity and Electro Hipersensibility.

Let us remember the fact that this date, May 12, was chosen in memory of nurse Florence Nightingale (born 12 May 1820), founder of the first modern school of nursing and who fought for the rights of people who suffered disabilities in the Crimea War.
It is thought that Florence Nightingale suffered from fibromyalgia or chronic fatigue syndrome for much of her life.
In tribute to this pioneer of modern nursing, May 12 also marks the International Day of Nurses.

For several years, on the FM and CFS/ME Awareness Day, orange ribbons were distributed as a color linked to the demand for equal opportunities for people with disabilities; since, internationally, it's been established the ribbon went dark blue or purple as a symbol of these syndromes, without having finished defining a color that embraces all. Generally, we might find more purple or purple ribbon tie to FM, and blue (in various shades) more linked to CFS/ME. Regarding MCS, yellow, green or a combination of yellow and green ribbons have been used.

In 2005, in order to keep the meaning of the first ribbon that we used while we were adopting the blue colors that were used in other countries, the image of a blue ribbon on an orange background was designed to represent both.

Llaç Dia Mundial Fibromiàlgia i SFC/EM

The days close to May 12, to mark the World Day of FM and CFS/ME (and the MCS and EHS), in all events organized or where the ACAF participate, these ribbons are distributed between citizens, in order to give more visibility to these syndromes and in order to ask for a gesture of solidarity and support for people affected.

Below you can find the schedule of conferences and events of ACAF, as well as events planned by other organizations and communities on the occasion of the Awareness Day:

 

ACAF conferences and events program
May 2017 :

Information stands for
FM and CFS/ME, as for other CSS (SQM-EHS) Awareness Day

MONTGAT - May 9

HOSPITALET DE LLOBREGAT - May 11

REUS - May 11

BARCELONA - May 12

CERVELLÓ - May 12

L'ESCALA - May 12

VILAFRANCA DEL PENEDÈS - May 18

IGUALADA - May 25

RIPOLL - May 26

 

Other FM and CFS/ME Awareness Day events:

 

XV ADVANCES ON CFS/ME DAY
VALL D'HEBRON HOSPITAL
- May 3rd 2017

 

CHARITY CONCERT
HOSPITAL VALL D'HEBRON
- May 4th 2017 -

 

JORNADA DE FM/SFC/SSQM
AUDITORI ENRIC GRANADOS - LLEIDA
- May 9th 2017 -

 

JORNADA COMMEMORATIVA
FM & CFS AWARENESS DAY
COL·LEGI OFICIAL METGES BARCELONA
- May 12 2017 -

 

IMPORTANT NOTICE:
ATTENDEES ARE ASKED TO BRING NO PERFUMES,
COLOGNE, BODY SPRAY OR AFTER-SHAVE,
IN ORDER TO PROTECT THE HEALTH OF PEOPLE
WITH MCS, CFS AND FM


PLEASE KEEP YOUR MOBILE PHONE OFF,
OR IN AIRPLANE MODE, WITHIN THE SPACE OF THE ACT,
IN ORDER TO PROTECT PEOPLE AFFECTED BY
ELECTROMAGNETIC HYPERSENSITIVITY

 

See you there !

 

ACAF conferences and events program
May 2017 :

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MONTGAT:
(Maresme)

 

On the occasion of
Fibromyalgia and CFS/ME Awareness Day,
as of other CSS
(MCS - EHS),
we are pleased to invite you to the conference
:

 

Viure amb fibromiàlgia:
conseqüències familiars i emocionals

by:

Núria Gondón
Fibromyalgia's Unit Psychologist
Hospital de l'Esperit Sant


Tuesday 9 May 2017 at 18:30 pm
Biblioteca Tirant Lo Blanc
Sala Pere i Josep Santilari
Ronda Països Catalans - MONTGAT

 

Organized by: ACAF Maresme

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L'HOSPITALET:
(Barcelonès)

 

On the occasion of
Fibromyalgia and CFS/ME Awareness Day,
as of other CSS
(MCS - EHS),
we are pleased to invite you to the conference
:

 

Fibromiàlgia: com afrontar-la?

by:

Dr. Joan Miquel Nolla
Head of rheumatology
Hospital Universitari de Bellvitge


Thursday 11 May 2017 at 18 pm
Museu de L'Hospitalet. L'Harmonia
Plaça de Josep Bordonau i Balaguer, 6
L'HOSPITALET

 

Organized by: Ajuntament de L'Hospitalet

In collaboration with: IDIBELL and ACAF L'Hospitalet

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REUS :
(Baix Camp)

 

On the occasion of
Fibromyalgia and CFS/ME Awareness Day,
as of other CSS
(MCS - EHS),
we are pleased to invite you to the conference
:

 

Conviure amb les
Síndromes de Sensibilització Central:
Fibromiàlgia,
Síndrome de Fatiga Crònica/EM,
Sensibilitat Química Múltiple
i Electro Hipersensibilitat

by:

Marta Carrera and Gemma Cunillera
Psychologists

with the participation of:

Maite Ribera
ACAF President


Thursday 11 May 2017 at 18:30 pm
Casal de la Dona
Plaça de la Patacada, 9 - REUS

 

Organized by: ACAF Baix Camp

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BARCELONA :
(Barcelonès)

 

On the occasion of
Fibromyalgia and CFS/ME Awareness Day,
as of other CSS
(MCS - EHS),
we are pleased to invite you to the conference
:

 

Fibromiàlgia (FM): conceptes bàsics

by:

Dra. Míriam Almirall
Fibromyalgia's Unit Rheumatologist
(Hospital Vall d’Hebron)

Dra. Esther Mascarell
Family doctor regarding FM (CAP CIS Cotxeres)

Visitación Perdiguero
Nurse regarding FM (CAP CIS Cotxeres)

Núria Michelena
ACAF BCN-Nou Barris support psychologist


Friday 12 May 2017 at 17pm
Centre Cívic Can Basté
Psg. Fabra i Puig, 274 - BARCELONA

 

Organized by: ACAF BCN - Nou Barris

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CERVELLÓ:
(Alt Empordà)

 

On the occasion of
Fibromyalgia and CFS/ME Awareness Day,
as of other CSS
(MCS - EHS),
we are pleased to invite you to the
workshop:

 

Support activities for fibromyalgia
and chronic pain

by:

Pilar Tobias
Psicóloga
Associació El Taller

and:

Maribel Rodríguez
Coordinadora de la ACAF - Baix Llobregat


Friday 12 May 2017 at 17pm
Sala de Formació del CAP de Cervelló
Anselm Clavé, s/n- CERVELLÓ

 

Organized by:
Ajuntament de Cervelló
Associació El Taller
ACAF - Baix Llobregat

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L'ESCALA:
(Alt Empordà)

 

On the occasion of
Fibromyalgia and CFS/ME Awareness Day,
as of other CSS
(MCS - EHS),
we are pleased to invite you to the conference
:

 

Actualitat del diagnòstic i tractament
de la fibromiàlgia i d'altres
Síndromes de sensibilització central

by:

Dr. Ramon Valls
Rheumatologist (Hospital de Palamós)

Núri Pérez
Psychologist specialized in Fibromyalgia and CFS/ME

Carles Salvadó
Degree in Sports


Friday 12 May 2017 at 17:30pm
Sala d'Actes de l'Ajuntament de L'Escala
Pintor Joan Massanet, 34 - L'ESCALA

 

Organized by: ABS L'Escala and ACAF Baix Empordà

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VILAFRANCA DEL PENEDÈS:
(Alt Penedès)

 

On the occasion of
Fibromyalgia and CFS/ME Awareness Day,
as of other CSS
(MCS - EHS),
we are pleased to invite you to the screening of the film:

Sonata per a violoncel

Charity entrance: 3 €


Thursday 18 May 2017 at 19 am.
Centre Cívic L'Escorxador
Carrer de l'Escorxador, 19
VILAFRANCA DEL PENEDÈS

 

Organized by: ACAF Alt Penedès

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IGUALADA:
(Anoia)

 

On the occasion of
Fibromyalgia and CFS/ME Awareness Day,
as of other CSS
(MCS - EHS),
we are pleased to invite you to the screening of the film:

Sonata per a violoncel

Charity entrance: 3 €


Thursday 25 May 2017 at 19pm
Espai Cívic Centre
Carrer Trinitat, 12 - IGUALADA

 

Organized by: ACAF Anoia

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RIPOLL :
(Ripollès)

 

On the occasion of
Fibromyalgia and CFS/ME Awareness Day,
as of other CSS
(MCS - EHS),
we are pleased to invite you to the conference
:

 

Conviure amb la Fibromiàlgia
i altres Síndromes de Sensibilització Central:
(FM - SFC/EM - SQM - EHS)

by:

Vanessa Pau
Nurse regarding CSS


Friday, May 26, 2017 at 18:30pm
Biblioteca Lambert Mata
Carrer de Les Vinyes, 1 - RIPOLL

 

Organized by: ACAF Ripollès

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PALAMÓS :
(Baix Empordà)

 

On the occasion of
Fibromyalgia and CFS/ME Awareness Day,
as of other CSS
(MCS - EHS),
we are pleased to invite you to the conferences
:

 

L’app 061 CatSalut respon:
Noves funcions

  by: SEM Catalunya
                             Videoconference and workshop

Com fer un canvi d’hàbits
per millorar la qualitat de vida

by: Nuri Pérez
       Psychologist

Els colors a l’alimentació

by: Nuri Puig
       Nutritionist

               


Monday, May 29, 2017, at 18pm.
CAP de l'Hospital de Palamós
Carrer de l'Hospital, 17-19
PALAMÓS

 

Organized by:

ACAF Baix Empordà

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INFORMATION STANDS 2017:

On the occasion of the commemoration of the
Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome / Myalgic Encephalomyelitis,
as well as other SSC (MCS-EHS)

International Awareness Day,
ACAF territorial activities centers dispose information tables in different points
of its area of influence to bring awareness of the disease to the public
:

[SUBJECT TO CHANGE BY WEATHER
CONFIRM BY PHONE . THANK YOU
]

 

May 8:

MANRESA
Hospital St Joan de Déu.
Schedule: Morning
More information: 650 405 652

 

May 11:

TARRAGONA
Hospital Joan XIII
Schedule: 11.30 a 14.30h
More information: 638 235 128

 

May 12:

AMPOSTA
Hospital Comarcal.
Schedule: All day
More information: 679 388 510

BARCELONA – EIXAMPLE
Plaça del Fort Pienc (08013)
Schedule: 10.30 - 13.30pm
More information: 629 775 058

BARCELONA – GRÀCIA
Plaça de Gal·la Placídia (08006)
Schedule: 10.30 - 13.30pm
More information: 629 775 058

BARCELONA – LES CORTS
Centre Cívic Josep M. Trias i Peitx
Riera Blanca, 1 (08028)
Schedule: Morning.
More information: 650 405 701

BARCELONA – NOU BARRIS
Centre Cívic Can Basté
Passeig Fabra i Puig, 274 (08031)
Schadule: 17 - 20pm
More information: 699 426 469

BARCELONA – SANT ANDREU
Plaça d’Orfila (08030)
Schedule: 10:30 - 19:30pm

More information: 619 258 939

BARCELONA – SANTS
Alcaldia de Sants
Carrer de la Creu Coberta, 104-106 (08014)
Schedule: Morning

More information: 648 155 348

HOSPITALET DE LLOBREGAT
- Carrer Paretó (al lado del Mercat de Santa Eulàlia)
- La Bòbila. Carrrer de la Bòbila, 1.
- Rambla Just Oliveres (altura Ambulatorio)
Schedule: 10 - 14pm.
More information: 696 924 046

IGUALADA
Plaça de la Creu
(Col·legi Divina Pastora) 
Schedule: Morning.
More information: 650 405 683

REUS
- C/ Sant Joan (delante del hospital vell)
- Hospital Sant Joan
Schedule: Morning
More information: 699 308 919

SABADELL
Plaça del Doctor Robert.
Schedule: Morning
More information: 696 820 616

SANT ADRIÀ DE BESÒS
Plaça de la Vila.
Schedule: All day
More information: 648 049 713

VALLIRANA
- Ajuntament de Vallirana
Carrer Major, 329-331  
Schedule: Morning
More information: 659 406 942

VIC
Hospital Universitari de Vic 
Francesc Pla el Vigatà, 1
Schedule: Morning
More information: 648 140 054

 

May 13:

CASTELLAR DEL VALLÈS
Plaça del Mirador.
Schedule: Morning
More information: 659 406 942

SANT CUGAT DEL VALLÈS
Plaça de Sant Francesc
Schedule: Morning
More information: 650 405 746

SOLSONA
Carrer Castell (delante del Ayuntamiento).
Schedule: Morning
More information: 699 308 918

TERRASSA
Rambla d'Egara (corner carrer Antoni Torrella).
Schedule: all day.
More information: 619 255 770

VILAFRANCA DEL PENEDÈS
Delante de la capilla de Sant Joan.
Schedule: Morning
More information: 650 405 683

VILANOVA I LA GELTRÚ
Rambla Principal.
Schedule: all day
More information: 646 311 144

 

May 14:

SANT FELIU DE GUÍXOLS
Rambla d'Antoni Vidal
Schedule: Morning
More information: 620 531 640 / 696 932 180

 

May 15:

BARCELONA
Hospital del Mar
Passeig Marítim, 25-29 (08003)
Schedule: Morning
More information: 650 405 747

MOLINS DE REI
CAP La Granja
Schedulei: All day
More information: 659 406 942

 

May 17:

CERVELLÓ
Junto a la Biblioteca.
Schedule: Morning
More information: 659 406 942

BARCELONA - SANTS
CAP Magòria
Carrer del Corral, 41 (08014)
Schedule: Morning
More information: 648 155 348

 

May 20 and 21:

CERVELLÓ
FIRA D'ENTITATS I COMERÇ 2017
Carrer Major.
Schedule: 10 - 19pm
More information: 659 406 942

 

May 26:

BARCELONA - SANTS
FIRENTITATS 2017
Carrer de Sants.
Schedule: 11 - 20pm
More information: 648 155 348

 

June 2:

MOLINS DE REI
Carrer Major - Mercat
Schedule: 10 a 14h.
More information: 659 406 942

 

June 10:

EL VENDRELL
FIRA D'ENTITATS 2017
Rambla del Vendrell
Schedule: 17 - 22pm.
More information: 619 256 604

 

 

For more information contact your local activities center
in its territorial LOCATION
(bar on the left of
our web)

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XV CONFERENCE ON ADVANCES IN
CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROME
(CFS)

3 May 2017

Event's Hall.
Building Educational Pavilion
Vall d’Hebron University Hospital
BARCELONA

Organiser:
Unitat SFC. Hospital Vall d'Hebron
Departament de Medicina. UAB
Institut Fundación de Investigación y Docencia-VH

 

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CHARITY CONCERT

May 4th 2017 - 21 h

SARDAXOU!

COBLA CONTEMPORÀNIA

Sardaxou 2017


Events Hall.
Edifici Pabelló Docent.
Vall d'Hebron University Hospital.
BARCELONA

Organiser:
CFS Unit.
Vall d'Hebron University Hospital

 

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FM / CFS / MCS DAY
FIBROLLEIDA

May 9th 2017

Auditori Enric Granados
Sala 2
LLEIDA

Organized by:
FibroLleida - Associació de FM, SFC i SSQM
de les Terres de Lleida
Ajuntament de Lleida
Diputació de Lleida

Program in PDF

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JORNADA COMMEMORATIVA
FM & CFS AWARENESS DAY

12 May 2017

Col·legi Oficial de Metges de Barcelona
Passeig de la Bonanova, 47
08017 - BARCELONA

Organized by:
Fundació per a la Fibromiàlgia i la SFC
Unitat de SFC. Hospital Clínic de Barcelona
Unitat de FM i SFC. Hospital Sanitas CIMA. BCN

 

Program in PDF

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IMPORTANT NOTICE:
ATTENDEES ARE ASKED TO BRING NO PERFUMES,
COLOGNE, BODY SPRAY OR AFTER-SHAVE,
IN ORDER TO PROTECT THE HEALTH OF PEOPLE
WITH MCS, CFS AND FM


PLEASE KEEP YOUR MOBILE PHONE OFF,
OR IN AIRPLANE MODE, WITHIN THE SPACE OF THE ACT,
IN ORDER TO PROTECT PEOPLE AFFECTED BY
ELECTROMAGNETIC HYPERSENSITIVITY

See you there !

 

 

 

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