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 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! The meeting is sponsored by Stony Brook University (NY, USA).  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 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. 

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. CME and CEU credits are available for physicians and nurses.People affected by ME/CFS and their supporters are also welcomed to participate.

To be notified of future conference announcements, visit our Contact Us page to sign up for notices. Or re-visit this website in July for the meeting agenda and how to participate. We hope you can join us!