Conferences 2016 Fort Lauderdale Registration Register for Patient Conference

Registration - Patient

Online registration is now closed. Registration will be available onsite.

Join us for an exciting informative program including our signature opening day workshops for clinicians and our unique lecture series tailored for patients and their supporters.  Days 2-4 will include poster sessions, oral presentations, networking events, and a gala reception with a dinner on Saturday.  The Institute for Neuro Immune Medicine at Nova Southeastern University, based in Fort Lauderdale, will also be hosting a special pre-conference day of talks on October 26.  Discounted early registration rates are available through September 26, 2016.

Our conferences are attended by hundreds of scientists, physicians, other professionals, and patients interested in chronic fatigue syndrome / myalgic encephalomyelitis, fibromyalgia, and co-morbid illnesses (e.g. orthostatic intolerance, insomnia, irritable bowel syndrome, hypothyroidism) as well as other medical conditions / circumstances (e.g. cancer, multiple sclerosis, rheumatologic diseases, aging, overwork) associated with acute or chronic fatigue.  Attendees come from all over the United States and over 25 countries.

Need help registering online?  Please see our registration instructions below.  Or, we have a hard copy registration form available for download.
Don't forget to book your housing

2016 Patient Conference Registration Fees

Regular Rates 
Onsite Rates
1 Day Patient Conference
October 27
4 Day Conference
October 27-30
(includes Patient and Professional Conference - banquet not included, no CME's)
(includes 1 year Associate membership ($50 value))
1 Day Patient Conference
October 27
4 Day Conference
October 27-30
(includes Patient and Professional Conference - banquet not included, no CME's)
IACFS/ME Banquet ticket
October 29


Patient, Family and Public Workshop

During the registration process, you will be asked to select one workshop:

Thursday Workshop (1:15 PM – 3:00 PM)

  • Educating students suffering from ME/CFS—a Global Perspective (Joint Patient and Professional Workshop) Faith Newton, Ed.D.
  • Legal Issues with ME/CFS--Myths and Reality (Joint Patient and Professional Workshop) Steven Krafchick, J.D., M.P.H.
  • Moving ME/CFS Forward Internationally (Joint Patient and Professional Workhsop) Margaret Parlor and Mary Dimmock
  • Mindfulness, Meditation, Movement, and Merriment (Patient Workshop) Judy-Anne Wilson
  • Pacing Approaches, Healing Time, and Other Techniques to Help Lessen ME/CFS Symptoms (Patient Workshop) Jon Kaiser, M.D.

Cancellation Policies

Email notifications of cancellation must be submitted to prior to October 1, 2016.   Cancellations received by this date will be subject to the following USA non-refundable processing fees.  No refund will be issued after October 1, 2016.  Please see below for cancellation fees:

Categories Cancellation Fees
1 Day Conference (Patients)  $10
4 Day Conference (Patients)   $50 


Registration Instructions

Video registration tutorials are available for both members and nonmembers.  Additionally, we have written instructions below.

Current Members

When you click the registration at the top of this page, you will be taken to a member login screen.  Your username was included in the registration announcement email and a password reset email was sent shortly thereafter in case you have forgotten your password.  If you are having problems locating your username and password, simply email us at  After you are logged into the members' portal, click on the “2016 Patient Conference Registration" button:

Page 1 of the Registration Form
  1. Confirm your Badge Name and Company/Organization - this information will appear on your conference badge
  2. Confirm your Mailing Address Information
  3. List any special accommodations
  4. Click the "Continue" button
Page 2 of the Registration Form
  1. Choose either the 1 Day or 4 Day Conference option
  2. Click the "Continue" button
Page 3 of the Registration Form
  1. Review your shopping cart - please note, a banquet ticket is included in your registration
  2. Review the instructions in blue
  3. Select a Patient Workshop from the list provided and click Add - please note that you can only choose one because they are held at the same time
  4. If you plan to attend the banquet (and bring guests), please adjust the quantity (Qty) as necessary and click on add. 
  5. Click the "Complete Registration" button
Page 4 of the Registration Form
  1. Review the total for your shopping cart - if you need to make changes to your shopping cart, click Edit to be taken back to Page 3 of the Registration Form.  Or, if you would like to start over, click on Remove Item and then click on the "Members Only Area" button on the bottom right of the screen.
  2. Click the "Checkout" button to go to the payment screen
Page 5 of the Registration Form
  1. Choose Payment Type and fill in the appropriate credit card details
  2. Click the "Submit Payment" button
Once payment is confirmed, you will receive a confirmation email with your registration details.  If you do not receive this email or have any questions during the registration process, please email us at or contact us by phone at +1-301-634-7075.


If you were not emailed a username and password, please click the "Nonmember Registration" button.  You will be asked to complete an initial profile (name, address, username, password, etc.) before proceeding to registration.  After your profile has been created, please follow the instructions above starting with "Page 1 of the Registration Form".