Conferences 2003 Chantilly Conference Agenda

Final Agenda

IACFS International Conference on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia and other Related Illnesses ( Biennial Research, Clinical, and Patient Conference)
Chantilly, Virginia ( January 31- February 2, 2003)


Thursday, January 30
Registration – 2:00pm - 8:00pm

IACFS Board Meeting
Friday, January 31 (Clinical)

First session begins at 8:00am
Poster Sessions and Exhibit Hall Open
10:00am - 6:30pm


Historical Background of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Characteristics of Patients with CFS

Leonard Jason, Ph.D.

How to Diagnose Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Evaluate Patients for Other Medically Unexplained Syndromes

Charles W. Lapp, M.D.

Drug Treatment Strategies

Benjamin H. Natelson, M.D.

Non-Pharmacological Treatments

Leonard Jason, Ph.D.
Patricia A. Fennell, MSW, CSW-R


Disability and Prognosis

Charles W. Lapp, M.D.
Leonard Jason, Ph.D.


Case Studies and Discussion

Benjamin H. Natelson, M.D.
Charles W. Lapp, M.D.
Leonard Jason, Ph.D.
Stanley N. Schwartz, M.D.
Patricia A. Fennell, MSW, CSW-R


Cocktail Reception - Visit Exhibit Hall and Poster Presentations


The ABC’s of CBT (Dinner Symposium for Licensed Healthcare Professionals)

Trudie Chalder, Ph.D.

Saturday, February 1 (Research)
First seassion begins at 8:00am
Poster Sessions and Exhibit Hall Open 10:00am - 6:30pm


Prevalence Rates of Medically Unexplained Illness

Leonard Jason, Ph.D.

Epidemiology Abstracts
Genes Biochemical Factors in Medically Unexplained Illness


Biochemistry/Gene Abstracts
Current Status of Infectious and
Immunological Hypotheses Causing
Unexplained Illness

John Hay, Ph.D.

Infection/Immunological Abstracts
Treatment Trials in Medically Unexplained Illness/Presidential Address

Benjamin H. Natelson, M.D.

Treatment Abstracts
Psychobiological Factors in Unexplained Illness


Psychobiology Abstracts
Governor Rudy Perpich Memorial Award and Dinner

Benjamin H. Natelson, M.D.

Sunday, February 2 (Research)
First session begins at 8:30 am

Role of the Brain in the Pathogenesis of Medically Unexplained Symptoms

Daniel Peterson, M.D.

CNS Abstracts

Technological Advances in Researching Medically Unexplained Illness

Yoshiharu Yamamoto, Ph.D.

Technology Abstracts HPA Function Differs in Depressed People from those with CFS

Philip Gold, M.D.Physiology Abstracts

IACFS membership meeting

Conference Concludes 1:00pm