International IACFS/ME Research and Clinical Conference

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The International IACFS/ME Research and Clinical Conference is a biennial medical conference for researchers, clinicians and patients interested in myalgic encephalomyelitis, chronic fatigue syndrome , fibromyalgia, and their co-morbid illnesses (e.g. orthostatic intolerance, sleep dysfunction, irritable bowel syndrome) and others), as well as other conditions associated with acute or chronic fatigue.

12th International IACFS/ME Conference 2016[edit | edit source]

Theme: Emerging Science and Clinical Care

The 12th International IACFS/ME Research and Clinical Conference was held on October 27-30, 2016 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, US.

Speakers[edit | edit source]

Plenary speaker

11th International IACFS/ME Conference 2014[edit | edit source]

Theme: Translating Science into Clinical Care

The 11th International IACFS/ME Research and Clinical Conference was held March 20-23, 2014 at San Francisco, California, US.

10th International IACFS/ME Conference 2011[edit | edit source]

Theme: Translating Evidence into Practice

The 10th International IACFS/ME Research and Clinical Conference was held September 22-25, 2011 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

9th International IACFS/ME Conference 2009[edit | edit source]

March 12-15, 2009 in Peppermill Resort, Reno, Nevada, US[1]

Speakers on Thursday, March 12 - Patient Meeting[edit | edit source]

Welcome & Introduction
New Developments in Possible Causes of ME/CFS
New Research on What Helps People Cope with ME/CFS
Latest Research on the Pathophysiology of ME/CFS
Assessing ME/CFS Brain Functioning
New Developments in Pharmacologic Treatments
  • Panel
Panel Question & Answer Session

Speakers on Thursday, March 12 -Professional Workshops[edit | edit source]

  • Eleanor Hanna
How to Apply for Grants
Treating Sleep, Pain & Fatigue Among ME/CFS Patients
Behavioral Assessment and Treatment of ME/CFS
Research 101

Speakers on Friday, March 13 - Professional Meeting[edit | edit source]

Welcome & Introduction
  • Yasuyoshi Watanabe
Fatigue Science for Human Health
Pharmacologic and Non-Pharmacologic Treatment Advances
New Developments in Epidemiology

8th International IACFS/ME Conference 2007[edit | edit source]

The Eighth International Conference Agenda-Professional and the Patient Conference Agenda was held June 12-14, 2007 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, US.

IACFS/ME Conference in Oslo, Norway 2007[edit | edit source]

October 18-19 in Oslo, Norway

7th International IACFS/ME Conference 2004[edit | edit source]

The 2004 IACFS Conference was held from October 8-10, 2004 in Madison, Wisconsin, US.

Chicago Patient Symposium 2003[edit | edit source]

Theme: CFS, The Enigma Disease - Current Approaches

A joint one-day meeting presented by the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Society of Illinois (CFSSI) and the IACFS was held October 12, 2003 near Chicago in Rosemont, Illinois, US.

6th International IACFS/ME Conference 2003[edit | edit source]

The International IACFS/ME Conference 2003 was held January 31- February 2, 2003 in Chantilly, Virginia.

5th International IACFS/ME Conference 2001[edit | edit source]

The International IACFS/ME Conference 2001 was held in Bloomington, Minnesota, US.

4th International IACFS/ME Conference 1998[edit | edit source]

The 4th International IACFS/ME Conference was held October 10-12, 1998 in Boston, Massachusetts, US

3rd International IACFS/ME Conference 1996[edit | edit source]

The 1996 San Francisco Conference was held October 13-16, 1996 in San Francisco, California, US.

References[edit | edit source]

Chronic fatigue (CF) - Persistent and abnormal fatigue is a symptom, not an illness. It may be caused by depression, multiple sclerosis, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome or many other illnesses. The term "chronic fatigue" should never be confused with the disease chronic fatigue syndrome.

Myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) - A disease often marked by neurological symptoms, but fatigue is sometimes a symptom as well. Some diagnostic criteria distinguish it from chronic fatigue syndrome, while other diagnostic criteria consider it to be a synonym for chronic fatigue syndrome. A defining characteristic of ME is post-exertional malaise (PEM), or post-exertional neuroimmune exhaustion (PENE), which is a notable exacerbation of symptoms brought on by small exertions. PEM can last for days or weeks. Symptoms can include cognitive impairments, muscle pain (myalgia), trouble remaining upright (orthostatic intolerance), sleep abnormalities, and gastro-intestinal impairments, among others. An estimated 25% of those suffering from ME are housebound or bedbound. The World Health Organization (WHO) classifies ME as a neurological disease.

ME/CFS - An acronym that combines myalgic encephalomyelitis with chronic fatigue syndrome. Sometimes they are combined because people have trouble distinguishing one from the other. Sometimes they are combined because people see them as synonyms of each other.

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