ENFA look forward to welcoming delegates to Heraklion, Greece, for the European Network of Fibromyalgia Associations (ENFA) Annual Conference and General Assembly 2019, taking place between May 17th and 18th, 2019. Our theme for 2019 is ‘A holistic approach to the management of fibromyalgia across the life course’. The aim of the conference is to highlight the complexity of fibromyalgia and chronic pain, due to the diverse symptoms which usually delay diagnosis for several years. In addition, we aim to demonstrate how the approach to managing fibromyalgia should be multifaceted, comprising of physical therapy, pharmacological therapy, psychological therapy and social support, made through shared decisions between the individual with fibromyalgia, their family and appropriate professionals. Through such a holistic approach, we will discuss how management can be effective and thus how individuals with fibromyalgia can remain active, be independent and have a good quality of life. A life course focus is also highlighted in our conference, given that fibromyalgia can affect people of all ages.