Volume 1, Issue 3 • December 2008

December 1, 2008

IACFS/ME Newsletter

Volume 1, Issue 3 • December 2008

Leonard A. Jason, Ph.D.
DePaul University


From the Editor

Welcome to the next issue of the IACFS/ME Newsletter, our monthly outlet for news within our IACFS/ME organization.

Please take a look at the newly designed website for our organization. Board Member Lee Meisel has spent countless hours with Rick Merner from our staff working on it. I am sure you will be impressed with the professional look of it as well as the quality of information contained within. Lee Meisel has an article in this newsletter detailing his work.

There is no development more important than our upcoming IACFS/ME Conference, March 12-25, 2009 in Reno, Nevada. We have completed work on the oral portion of the agenda, and registration is up and active; we encourage you to register to attend.   Please visit our website at www.iacfsme.org and read about the wide array of topics that will be presented as well as the prominent researchers that will be in attendance and presenting their best work.  Next month we will feature the poster presentations for the Conference, which will offer over 150 presentations featuring both oral and poster presenters from a truly international community of medical professionals.

If you still want to present at this conference, we will accept late abstracts until January 15th for possible consideration as a poster session. Details about how to submit abstracts are also attached.

So, do be sure to see our program and register for our convention in Reno. It will be the best meeting so far, with an outstanding list of presenters.


Leonard Jason, Newsletter Editor

Re-designed Website
Lee Meisel
Website Committee

The IACFS/ME's website has been recently re-designed with a simpler, more rational and streamlined design and the elimination of duplicative information access points. New graphics have also given the website a more professional look.

All information can be easily accessed via the following seven buttons at the top of the home page: Home, Membership, Organization, Conferences, Education & Resources, Links and Contact Us.

Membership: contains the Membership Directory, information on Membership Options and the Membership and Donor Forms.

Organization: contains the Presidential Letter, Mission Statement,
Membership Directory, and Leadership, Committees, Brochure, History and Former Awardees of the IACFS/ME.

Conferences: contain information, summaries, agendas, DVDs and
associated conference materials, as available, of all IACFS/ME sponsored conferences from the original AACFS sponsored conference in Albany, New York in 1992 through the upcoming 2009 IACFS/ME International Conference in Reno, Nevada.

Education and Resources: contains a treasure trove of information,
including ME/CFS and IACFS/ME Publications, Adult and Pediatric Case Definitions, Scientific References, CFS Advisory Committee minutes, Clinical and Management guides and information about ongoing research, Diagnostic Questionnaires, discussion of Controversial Issues and an Events Calendar.

Links: provide access to all kinds of ME/CFS related websites, including Not-for-Profit Organizations in the United States, Canada, U.K., Australia, Europe and Japan, Specialty Laboratories, Medical Specialties related to ME/CFS, U.S. Government Resources, Disability Resources, and information on Gulf War Illnesses and Support Group Listings.

Agenda for 2009 IACFS/ME Conference in Reno, Nevada

Call for 2009 Conference Papers: Late Deadline for Posters

Call for Award Nominations

Call for Student Abstracts!

IACFS/ME Job Board

Become a member!