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? Summaries and articles about the conference can be found here. 


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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