Our Mission:

IACFS/ME is an international, non-profit organization of clinicians, scientists, professionals, patients, and advocates dedicated to the care and research of people affected by myalgic encephalomyelitis/ chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS), fibromyalgia, and other related conditions. We publish a peer-reviewed medical journal (Fatigue: Biomedicine, Health, and Behavior), organize international conferences, educate professionals and the public about ME/CFS, and promote science-based care, research, and public health policies. 

2020 Virtual Conference - August 21, 2020 

Did you miss our meeting? A recording of the meeting is now available online!


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To begin accessing the recording, please click the above button OR  complete this form. Remember to click the button next to the words "Yes, I want access......" The cost of access will be $40 USD. The recording will be available to watch as many times as you like but access will expire Saturday, October 31. Note that this recording does not include continuing medical education (CME) or continuing education (CEU) credits. Only attendance of the live session qualified for CME. You will also receive an electronic copy of the conference program. 

The International Association for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (IACFS/ME) hosted our first virtual research conference on August 21, 2020.  The meeting was a great success with almost 90% of attendees rating it "Excellent" or "Very Good".  Joint accreditation was provided by the Renaissance School of Medicine, Stony Brook University (NY, USA) and our co-sponsors were the You + M.E. Registry and Biobank; Kantor & Kantor, LLP; and Open Medicine Foundation.  This half-day, Zoom-based meeting consisted of 5 moderated one-hour sessions followed by a question- and-answer discussion (via Chat), similar to our in-person conferences. 

The conference focused on biomedical, public health, and behavioral aspects of ME/CFS and associated co-morbidities.  Invited speakers were drawn from a selection of accepted oral presentations to our June conference that was canceled due to COVID-19 restrictions. A portion of the meeting was be devoted to COVID-19 and its relevance to ME/CFS research and clinical care.  For more information about the conference, you can also visit the conference main page. 

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 Summaries and articles about the conference can be found here.