This event offers a two day patient meeting followed by a three day scientific medical conference and is designed to benefit both the healthcare professional (researcher & clinician) and the patient community.
Professional Conference segments will focus on pathophysiology and treatment and will seek to unravel the enigmatic interrelationship of the various immunologic, neurologic, endocrinologic, and cardiovascular abnormalities. There will also be lectures on latest research , newest clinical protocols , what the genes can teach us and CFS state of the science / art; where does the research go from here? followed by a conference summary of the educational presentations. A cocktail reception and awards banquet, available to all attendees, will recognize top researchers and clinicians in our field and offer attendees an informal networking opportunity. New format changes for this conference will be the combining of clinical and research sections, bringing together researchers and clinicians in a joint educational effort.
The patient conference, preceding the clinical / research conference will consist of the themes mentioned above, as well as introductory and breakout lectures designed exclusively for patients to understand health issues and how to strive for optimal health.
Educational Poster sessions will include brief oral discussions with approved presenters led by members of the IACFS board.
For full details on target subjects (dealing with CFS, FM and Related Illnesses), the abstract-submission process, and registration go to http:www.iacfs.net The IACFS was formerly the AACFS (American Association for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome)