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Mission Statement

The mission of the IACFS/ME is to promote, stimulate and coordinate the exchange of ideas related to CFS, ME and fibromyalgia (FM) research, patient care and treatment.

In addition, the IACFS/ME periodically reviews the current research and treatment literature and media reports for the benefit of scientists, clinicians and patients.  The IACFS/ME also conducts and/or participates in local, national, and international scientific conferences. This is to promote and evaluate new research, and to encourage future research ventures and cooperative activities. All this is carried out as part of the effort to advance scientific and clinical knowledge of these illnesses.

The IACFS/ME shall at all times be organized and operated exclusively for charitable, scientific, literary or educational purposes as a qualified exempt organization described under section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue code of 1986 and the regulations promulgated thereunder as they may now exist or as they may be hereafter amended.

TAX ID: 73-1416680

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Board of Directors: Learn who we are and why we volunteer!

Fred Friedberg - 2020
Fred Friedberg, PhD
President, Chair-Fund Raising Committee

Research Associate Professor (Psychiatry)
Putnam Hall/South Campus
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, New York 11794-8790, USA

About IACFS/ME - Lily Chu, MD, MSHS Co-Vice President
Lily Chu, MD, MSHS
Vice President

Burlingame, CA, USA

Charles Lapp
Charles W. Lapp, MD,
 Hunter-Hopkins Center
Charlotte, NC , USA
Sonya Marshall-Gradisnik - 2020
Sonya Marshall-Gradisnik, PhD
Board Member

Co-Director, National Center for Neuroimmunology and Emerging Diseases

Griffith University

Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

About IACFS/ME - Luis Nacul, MBBS, PhD
Luis Nacul, MBBS, PhD
Board Member

London, England
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Theresa Dowell Board Pic-4
Theresa Dowell, DNP, PT
Board Member

Four Peaks Healthcare Associates

Flagstaff, Arizona, USA

Irina Rozenfeld - Pic
Irina Rozenfeld, DNP, MSHS, APRN, ANP-BC
Board Member

Institute for Neuro-Immune Medicine, Nova Southeastern University

Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA

Rochelle Joslyn

Rochelle Joslyn, PhD

Boise, Idaho, USA

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How to Contact

The International Association for CFS/ME
7918 Jones Branch Drive, Suite 300
McLean, VA 22102, USA

Telephone: 301-634-7701
Fax: 703-506-3266