Bergen County Support Group – change of meeting site

NOTE:  Beginning with the October 18th Meeting, the Bergen ME/CFS/FM Support group will take place at Hackensack University Medical Center North (formerly Pascack Valley Hospital) on Old Hook Road, Westwood.  Some of you may recall that our Support Group used to meet at Pascack Valley Hospital many years ago.

Parking close to the front door – No stairs to climb – Free parking.

Meeting Room located on the main level immediately to the right of the door. We hope you will join us in October. Watch for future emails and updates.

You can find directions on the Hackensack University Medical Center North website  Look for the Pascack Valley location on Old Hook Road –NOT the Hackensack location.

Thank you for your patience and continued participation.
Your Support Group Leaders

Art Contest – for new International Pediatric Primer

PA Primer Art Contest Announcement 2015-05

Scholarship Applications

Medical Scholarship & High School Scholarship Applications have been posted on the Scholarship page

Severely ill Info

There have been reports of problems with the links below.  Try the ones here or copy and past into address bar. Copy & paste address onto email address line.

Severely Ill Info 2015-03 Cropped

Survey Request

MECFS_Patient_Quality_of_Medical_Care_Survey 2015-02A

Institute of Medicine Report issued 2/10/2105

Beyond Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Redefining an Illness

Read the Report

See a report brief here

Report key facts here

Summaries can be found on many sites including

The JAMA website:

The New York Times

National Academy of Sciences

“Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis Is a Legitimate Disease That Needs Proper Diagnosis and Treatment, Says IOM” (National Academy of Science)

2105 High School Scholarship

NJMECFSA HS Scholarship Announcement 2015

Click to access full application details and announcement.

IACFSME Primer (Revised 2014)

The ME/CFS Primer for Clinical Practitioners (2014 revision) is available in both print and download versions at the IACFSME website. Click here. Primer

Research Tab Updated 10/12/2014

Click on Research Opps above.


IMPORTANT Effective September 1, 2014, the NJCFSA Helpline phone was discontinued and replaced by email address that can be used to ask questions.   For those who do not have email, perhaps you can have a friend send a note on your behalf or use a computer at a library.  Include your name, email and a number at which you can be reached (if you do not have email to receive a response) along with your question.  We apologize for any inconvenience.  HELP DESK –  If you are in crisis, seek emergency assistance – such as 911  or CONTACT We Care 1-800-SUICIDE.

Research Opportunity June 2014

Click on “Research Opps” tab above to see the latest research opportunity.  June 12, 2104