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


    

FM & CFS Awareness Day

 

On May 12 officially marks the International Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME Awareness Day, although other Central Sensitization Syndromes have been included, such as Multiple Chemical Sensitivity and Electro-Hypersensitivity.

The date of May 12 was chosen in memory of the 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

In the commemorative acts of the FM and CFS/ME (and also of MCS and EHS) Awareness Day, as well as in other events of dissemination and social awareness, 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 the 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.

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ACAF Conferences and Events program

May 2018:

BARCELONA - May 4

PALAFRUGELL - May 10

IGUALADA - May 11

MONTGAT - May 11

VILANOVA I LA GELTRÚ - May 15

VILAFRANCA DEL PENEDÈS - May 16

VILANOVA I LA GELTRÚ - May 17

SABADELL - May 23

CASTELLAR DEL VALLÈS - May 24

PALAMÓS - May 31

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

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Other FM and CFS/ME Awareness Day events:

 

I JORNADA SOBRE AVANCES EN LOS
SÍNDROMES DE SENSIBILIZACIÓN CENTRAL /
XVI JORNADA SOBRE AVANCES EN EL
SÍNDROME DE FATIGA CRÒNICA (SFC/EM)
- May 9th 2018 -

 

JORNADA DE FM/SFC/SSQM
AUDITORIO ENRIC GRANADOS - LLEIDA
- May 9th 2018 -

 

CHARITY CONCERT FOR RESEARCH
INSTITUT DE RECERCA VALL D'HEBRON (VHIR)
- May 10th 2018 -

 

JORNADA DE FM/SFC/SQM
CAP EL REMEI - VIC
- May 11th 2018 -

 

SCREENING OF UNREST
TERRASSA
- May 16th, 2018 -

 

SCREENING OF UNREST
CAIXAFÒRUM - LLEIDA
- May 17th, 2018 -

 

SCREENING OF UNREST
CAIXAFÒRUM - GIRONA
- May 24th, 2018 -

 

TAULA DE SALUT DE VALLIRANA
MASIA MOLI DE CAN BATLLE
- May 28th, 2018 -

 

 

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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

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ACAF conferences
and events program:
- May 2018 -

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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 projection of the movie
:

Sonata per a violoncel

Free entrance

Subsequent colloquium with:

Dra. Míriam Almirall
Rheumatologist referring to Fibromyalgia
Hospital Vall d'Hebron


Friday, May 4, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.
Centre Cívic Can Basté
Psg. Fabra i Puig, 274
BARCELONA

 

Organized by:

ACAF BCN-Nou Barris

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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 conference
:

 

Presentation of the Anoia's Specialized Unit in
Central Sensitization Syndromes
(Fibromyalgia-Chronic Fatigue Syndrome-SQM)

by:

Dr. Xavier Cantero
Family doctor
Director of the ABS Igualada Urbà. Referent in SSC

ant the conference :

La visió de reumatologia
en les Síndromes de Sensibilització Central

by:

Dra. M. Dolors Grados
Rheumatologist
Specialized Unit in CSS coordinator
Hospital d'Igualada


Thursday, May 10, 2018, at 6:00 p.m.
Hospital Comarcal de Igualada
Avinguda de Catalunya, 11
IGUALADA

 

Organized by:

ACAF Anoia

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PALAFRUGELL:
(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 conference
:

 

Importància de l'alimentació
per a la millora de la salut

 

by:

Nuri Puig
Naturopath and therapist

and:

Núri Pérez
Psychologist specialized in CSS


Thursday, May 10, 2018, at 7:00 p.m.
Sala d'Actes
Teatre Municipal de Palafrugell
C/ Santa Margarida, 1
PALAFRUGELL

 

Organized by:

ACAF Baix Empordà

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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
:

 

Aprendre a conviure
amb la Fibromiàlgia i altres SSC
(actitud davant la malaltia
i el seu afrontament)

 

by:

Amàlia Nolla
Nurse Case Manager
CSS Specialized Unit

Hospital de Badalona -
BSA


Friday, May 11, 2018, at 6:00 p.m.
Biblioteca Tirant Lo Blanc
Sala Pere i Josep Santilari
Ronda Països Catalans
MONTGAT

 

Organized by:

ACAF Maresme

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VILANOVA I LA GELTRÚ :
(Garraf)

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 i Mindfulness

 

by:

Adriana de Jesús
Psychologist


Tuesday, May 15, 2018, at 6:15 p.m.
Centre Cívic de la Geltrú
Pl. Associació Alumnes Obrers, s/n
VILANOVA I LA GELTRÚ

 

Organized:

ACAF Garraf

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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 conference
:

 

Diagnòstic i tractament actual
de les Síndromes de Sensi
bilització Central

 

by:

Dra. Isabel Rosell
Physiatrist
Coordinator of the UP RHB - Referent in CSS
CAP Vilafranca Nord

Dr. Josep Sabata
Family Doctor - CAP Vilafranca Nord

 Sr. David Bueno
Nurse - CAP Vilafranca Nord

 

Wednesday, May 16, 2018, at 6:00 p.m.
Centre Cívic L'Escorxador
Sala de Actos
Carrer de l'Escorxador, 19
VILAFRANCA DEL PENEDÈS

 

Organized by:

ACAF Alt Penedès

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VILANOVA I LA GELTRÚ :
(Garraf)

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

 

Chi kung workshop

 

by:

Emília Ferraris
Instructor


Thursday, May 17, 2018, at 11:15 a.m.
Centre Cívic de la Geltrú
Pl. Associació Alumnes Obrers, s/n
VILANOVA I LA GELTRÚ

 

Organized by:

ACAF Garraf

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SABADELL:
(Vallès Occidental)

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
:

 

"L'únic que falta a la teva vida... ets tu"

 

by:

Dra. Jenny Moix
PhD in psychology
Professor at the UAB


Wednesday, May 23, 2018, at 7:00 p.m.
Fundación Gas Natural Fenosa
Plaça del Gas, 8
SABADELL

 

Organized by:

ACAF Sabadell

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CASTELLAR DEL VALLÈS:
(Vallès Occidental)

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
:

 

Abordatge de la fibromiàlgia i d'altres
Síndromes de Sensibilització Central
(síndrome de fatiga crònica/EM, SQM, EHS)
en l'Atenció Primària

 

by:

Dra. Rosa Vallès and Dra. Maira Garrido
Family Doctors


Thursday, May 24, 2018, at 7:00 p.m.
Sala de Plens de Ca l'Alberola
Passeig de Tolrà, 9
CASTELLAR DEL VALLÈS

 

Organized by:

ACAF Castellar del Vallès

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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 workshop
:

3a Jornada Palamos

Thursday May 31st 2018, 4 pm
CAP de l'Hospital de Palamós
C/ Hospital, 17
PALAMÓS

 

Organized by:

ACAF Baix Empordà

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INFORMATION STANDS 2018:

Taula informativa Dia Mundial Taula informativa Dia Mundial Taula informativa Dia Mundial Taula informativa Dia Mundial

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 7:

BARCELONA
CAP Vil·la Olímpica.
Carrer de Joan Miró, 17 - 08005
Schedule: 10 - 14h.
More information: 650.405.747

 

May 10:

MANRESA
St Joan de Déu Hospital
Schedule: 9 - 13:30h.
More information: 650 405 652

 

May 11 :

BARCELONA – EIXAMPLE
Plaça Universitat
Schedule: 10.30 - 14h
More information: 629 775 058

EL VENDRELL
Rambla del mercat
Schedule: 9.30 - 14h
More information: 619.256.604

HOSPITALET DE LLOBREGAT
- Carrer Paretó (al costat del Mercat de Santa Eulàlia)
- La Bòbila. Carrrer de la Bòbila, 1.
- Hospital de Bellvitge (consultes externes)
Schedule: Morning.
More information: 696 924 046

SABADELL
Plaça del Doctor Robert.
Schedule: 10 - 14 h
More information: 696 820 616

SANT ADRIÀ DEL BESÒS
Plaça de Queviures (Mercado de Sant Adrià).
Schedule: 9 - 13:30h.
More information: 648 049 713

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May 12:

BARCELONA – SANT ANDREU
Plaça del Comerç (08030)
Schedule: 10:30 - 19:30h
More information: 619 258 939

SANT CUGAT DEL VALLÈS
Plaça dels Quatre Cantons
Schedule: : 10:30 - 14h.
More information: 650 405 746

SOLSONA
FIRA DE SANT ISIDRE
Carrer Castell (davant de l'Ajuntament).
Schedule: Morning.
More information: 699 308 918

TERRASSA
FIRA MODERNISTA
Rambla d'Egara / Portal de Sant Roc
Schedule: All day.
More information: 619 255 770

VIC
Hospital Universitari de Vic 
Francesc Pla el Vigatà, 1
Schedule: 10 - 13h.
More information: 648 140 054

VILAFRANCA DEL PENEDÈS
Davant de la Capella de Sant Joan.
Schedule: 10 - 14:30h
More information: 650 405 683

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

 

May 13:

ESPLUGUES DE LLOBREGAT
FIRA D'ENTITATS
Schedule: 11 - 20h.
More information: 696 924 046

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

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May 14:

BARCELONA – EIXAMPLE
Hospital Clínic de Barcelona
C/ Villarroel, 170
Schedule: 10.30 - 14h
More information: 629 775 058

REUS
C/ Sant Joan (in front of old hospital)
Schedule: Morning.
More information: 699 308 919

 

May 15:

BARCELONA – SANTS
CAP Sants
Passatge Vapor Vell, 6-8
Schedule: 10:30 - 14h.
More information: 648 155 348

TARRAGONA
Hospital Joan XIII
Schedule: 10:30 - 14:30h
More information: 638 235 128

 

May 19:

BARCELONA – NOU BARRIS
MERCAT MODERNISTA
Centre Cívic Can Basté
Passeig Fabra i Puig, 274 (08031)
Schedule: All day
More information: 699 426 469

IGUALADA
Plaça de Cal Font
Schedule: 10 - 14h
More information: 650 405 683

 

May 19 & 20:

CERVELLÓ
FIRA D'ENTITATS I COMERÇ
Carrer Major
Schedule: Morning
More information: 659 406 942

 

May 23:

CERVELLÓ
Al costat de la Biblioteca
Schedule: Morning
More information: 659 406 942

 

May 25:

VALLIRANA
Ajuntament de Vallirana
Carrer Major, 329-331  
Schedule: 10 - 13:30h.
More information: 659 406 942

 

May 26:

BARCELONA - SANTS
FIRENTITATS 2018
Carrer de Sants.
Schedule: 11 - 20 h.
More information: 648 155 348

 

May 27:

SANT FELIU DE LLOBREGAT
FESTA DE LA VIDA BONA
Parc de Torreblanca.
Schedule: 10 - 20 h.
More information: 648 155 348

 

June 1:

MOLINS DE REI
Carrer Major - Mercat
Schedule: 10 - 13:30h.
More information: 659 406 942

 

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

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I CONFERENCE ON ADVANCES IN
CENTRAL SENSITIZATION SYNDROMES (CSS)/
XVI CONFERENCE ON ADVANCES IN
CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROME (CFS)

- Wednesday, May 9th 2018 -

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

 

Program in PDF

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FM / CFS / MCS DAY
FIBROLLEIDA

- Wednesday, May 9th 2018 -

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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CHARITY CONCERT FOR RESEARCH IN CFS AND CSS

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Concert benèfic 2018

Tickets can be purchased at the door before the event.

Events Hall
Edifici Pabellón Docente.
Vall d’Hebron University Hospital
BARCELONA

Organiser:
CFS Unit. Vall d’Hebron University Hospital

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JORNADA DE FM-SFC-SSQM
EAP VIC

- Friday, May 11th 2018 -

CAP El Remei
Passatge Pla del Remei, 10-12
VIC

Organized by:
CAP El Remei
EAP Vic

In collaboration with :
ACAF

 

Program in pdf

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SCREENING OF THE DOCUMENTARY
UNREST

- Wednesday, May 16th, 2018 -

Auditori Municipal
Passeig Ernest Lluch, D-I
TERRASSA

Organized by:
Ajuntament de Terrassa
Confederación SSC

In collaboration with :
ACAF

 

Program in jpg

 

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SCREENING OF THE DOCUMENTARY
UNREST

- Thursday, May 17th, 2018 -

Caixa Fòrum Lleida
Avda. de Blondel, 3
LLEIDA

Organized by:
Vall d'Hebron Institut de Recerca
Unidad de SFC Hospital Universitari Vall d'Hebron
Confederación SSC
Associació Dolfa

 

Program in jpg

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SCREENING OF THE DOCUMENTARY
UNREST

- Thursday, May 24th, 2018 -

CaixaFòrum Girona
Ciutadans, 19
GIRONA

Organized by:
Vall d'Hebron Institut de Recerca
CFS Unit Hospital Universitari Vall d'Hebron
Confederación SSC
Dolfa Association

In collaboration with :
ACAF

 

CaixaFòrum Girona site

Tornar a l'enunciat

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TAULA DE SALUT DE VALLIRANA

- Monday, May 28th, 2018 -

MASIA MOLÍ DE CAN BATLLE
VALLIRANA (BARCELONA)

Organized by:
Ajuntament de Vallirana

In collaboration with :
ACAF - Baix Llobregat

 

Program in jpg

Tornar a l'enunciat

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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
WITHIN THE SPACE OF THE ACT,
IN ORDER TO PROTECT PEOPLE AFFECTED BY
ELECTROMAGNETIC HYPERSENSITIVITY

 

See you there !

 

 

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