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 - 10 AM to 3:30 PM Eastern Daylight Time (New York City, USA)

The International Association for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (IACFS/ME) is excited to announce our first virtual research conference to be held on August 21, 2020!   Joint accreditation is provided by the Renaissance School of Medicine, Stony Brook University (NY, USA) and our co-sponsors  are the You + M.E. Registry and Biobank and Open Medicine Foundation.  This half-day, Zoom-based meeting will consist of moderated one-hour sessions followed by a question- and-answer discussion (via Chat), similar to our in-person conferences. We anticipate the meeting will run from approximately 10 AM Eastern Daylight Time (EDT, New York City) to 3:30 PM EDT.  We plan to record the meeting so people unable to attend live may watch it afterwards. 

The conference will focus on biomedical, public health, and behavioral aspects of ME/CFS and associated comorbidities.  Invited speakers are 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 will also be devoted to COVID-19 and its relevance to ME/CFS research and clinical care. 

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All biomedical and behavioral professionals, including clinicians, researchers and educators, with an interest in ME/CFS and its associated co-morbidities are invited to attend. Continuing medical education credits for physicians and nurses will be provided. People affected by ME/CFS and their supporters are also welcomed to participate.

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