If you are interested in supporting our conference or introducing your products/ services to our attendees, please see our Conference Supporter Opportunities Brochure. Donations are also welcomed. Sponsorships and donations may be tax-deductible.
Major Sponsors & Donors
Dr. Thomas H. Meyer - In Memory of Ms. Ann E. Silveri
K-PAX Pharmaceuticals is pioneering medicines to strengthen immune function and support optimal energy metabolism. We are currently investigating the effect of combining a mitochondrial modulator with a currently available stimulant drug as a treatment for the fatigue and cognitive dysfunction that commonly afflicts people with ME/CFS. We have achieved positive results in two clinical trials of this treatment and are continuing to explore its safety and efficacy in patients with severe fatigue due to ME/CFS, fibromyalgia and cancer. We are proud to be a major sponsor of the IACFS/ME organization and its research conference. More info can be found at www.KPAXpharmaceuticals.com.
Griffith University ranks in the top five per cent of universities worldwide. It is Australia’s ninth largest higher education provider, with over 43,000 students across five campuses in the Brisbane-Gold Coast region of South-East Queensland, Australia.
The Griffith Health Institute (GHI) is a large, multidisciplinary research institute at Griffith University with a focus on chronic disease prevention and treatments. The Institute conducts research across six programs, investigating the areas of cancer, cardiovascular disease, obesity, musculoskeletal disease, infectious disease, midwifery and family health, positive ageing and mental health. With 650 biomedical scientists and clinical researchers, GHI is producing sustainable improvements in health and well-being. The Institute has had some remarkable research outcomes and achievements recently, supported by high-level local and international collaborations, which foster connectivity, cooperation and accelerate advances. GHI's emphasis on getting results out of the lab and into the hands of clinical professionals is supported by a unique partnership with the nearby Gold Coast University Hospital.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is the largest biomedical agency in the world and its mission is to seek fundamental knowledge about the nature and behavior of living systems and the application of that knowledge to enhance health, lengthen life, and reduce illness and disability. The NIH is made up of 27 Institutes and Centers (IC), each of which focuses on a specific disease or body system. ME/CFS is a complex disease that cuts across the research interests of a number of NIH institutes. The 2016 IACFS/ME Biennial Conference is supported in part by the following ICs: the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, the Office of the Director and the National Library of Medicine.
The Institute for Neuro Immune Medicine at Nova Southeastern University (INIM) at Nova Southeastern University (NSU) is proud to host “Complex Neuro Inflammatory Conditions: GWI and ME/CFS”, a day-long event on Wednesday, October 26th from 10 AM to 7:30 PM, on the main campus of Nova Southeastern University in Davie, Florida.
As the “local” hosts, the INIM will showcase INIM researchers, students and physicians with poster presentations and panel discussions on various aspects of our work on ME/CFS and GWI. Highlighting a theme encouraging collaboration, the INIM team and fellow NSU collaborators ,will host a panel discussion of leaders from the Centers for Disease Control, National Institutes of Health, Department of Defense, Veterans Affairs and Open Medicine Foundation to examine the power of collaboration in understanding complex medical conditions such as GWI and ME/CFS.
This event is open to any attendee of the IACFS/ME meeting, as well as the public first come first serve. A registration fee of $25 will cover lunch, beverages and an invitation to our wine and cheese fundraiser at the end of the day to raise funds for ME/CFS Gene Research. There will also be a webcast available to those unable to attend in person.
For more information, please visit our website www.nova.edu/nim . Registration for this event will be online and will begin the first week of September.
Additional Sponsors & Donors
Open Medicine Foundation (OMF) is fast-tracking revolutionary research for ME/CFS with a growing team of world-leading scientists including Nobel Laureates and members of the National Academy of Sciences. OMF supports collaborative medical research by fundraising, facilitating and sharing research results openly with the research community in order to encourage further research. OMF supports medical education of physicians and keeps the patient communities informed of progress.
MitoQ Ltd. is a New Zealand company selling a range of premium supplements and skincare products based around the patented antioxidant “MitoQ”. MitoQ is a mitochondria-targeted formulation of CoQ10 with superior absorption to other CoQ10 products and the ability to actively target and enter mitochondria, the energy-producing “power plants” of the cell. MitoQ helps support normal mitochondrial function and key organ health. Mitochondrial dysfunction has been linked to over 200 serious health conditions. To date, over $50 million has been spent researching MitoQ’s benefits and over 180 scientific studies have been published.
Genova Diagnostics is a leading clinical laboratory applying systems-based testing approaches to the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of complex chronic disease. Genova specializes in clinical laboratory services with actionable information.
R.E.D. Laboratories (www.redlabs.com) is a private Belgian company, focused on developing and performing specialty research and diagnostic tests for chronic immune disorders, intestinal dysfunctions, tick-borne diseases (Lyme disease) and multifactorial disorders like autism and CFS. It is our goal to provide physicians the necessary tools to diagnose and treat patients with complex chronic diseases. Based on the most current scientific literature and through extensive collaborations with prominent physicians, we have developed state-of-the-art diagnostic panels and offer specialty tests that are not (or rarely) available elsewhere. At R.E.D. Laboratories (located in Belgium and in Nevada, US) we are continuously developing new diagnostic tests in order meet the specific needs of health care providers.
Since our company's founding in 1988, ProHealth has been driven by a crucial core mission: to support sufferers of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (Chronic Fatigue Syndrome), Fibromyalgia, Lyme Disease and other chronic illnesses by offering world-class nutritional supplements and health products, as well as targeted news, information and community support.
The Solve ME/CFS Initiative (SMCI) is the largest non-profit organization actively supporting ME/CFS research and advocating for the disease at the federal level. Our mission is to make ME/CFS widely understood, diagnosable, and treatable. Our vision is a world free of ME/CFS. Formerly known as the CFIDS Association of America, the new Solve ME/CFS Initiative funds research, conducts its own research, has built an ME/CFS biobank and patient registry, and creates bridges between the patient, advocacy, and scientific communities. SMCI’s research focus includes bioenergetics, immunity and inflammation, and neuroendocrine biology. Find us online at www.SolveCFS.org, call us at (704) 364-0016, or e-mail us at SolveCFS@SolveCFS.org.
BC Women’s Hospital & Health Centre (BCW) is the only facility in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, devoted primarily to the health of women, newborns and families. It provides a broad range of specialized women’s health services that address the health needs of women of all ages and backgrounds. BC Women’s is one of the largest maternity facilities in Canada, with over 7,500 births in 2005/6, and is both the major primary and secondary maternity services provider in the Lower Mainland and the cornerstone of the provincial tertiary care system. As an academic health centre BCW’s mandate includes providing strong leadership in research and the education and professional development of health care professionals in areas related to the health of the populations we serve.
Discover more about BC Women’s and all we have to offer by visiting us at www.bcwomens.ca.
For more in information in regards to the Complex Chronic Disease Program please visit us at http://www.bcwomens.ca/our-services/specialized-services/complex-chronic-disease-program.
Workwell Foundation is a research laboratory that provides disability evaluations for patients with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) and Fibromyalgia. Our mission is to focus on research concerning the functional aspects of ME/CFS. Our goal is to facilitate an understanding of the biological basis for fatigue and provide objectively determined therapeutic interventions that will improve quality of life for this population. Our unique contribution is educating patients in conjunction with health and fitness professionals.
The Blue Ribbon Foundation served as the production company for the feature-length documentary, Forgotten Plague, which tells the story of ME/CFS. The film was hailed a "Must-See Documentary" by the Huffington Post and is available on Amazon Prime, iTunes, Google Play, and DVD and has been translated into 5 languages. In its long term mission following the film production, the Foundation continues as a 501(c)3 educational non-profit and initiated the Blue Ribbon Fellowship program to empower first-year medical students to spend their summers studying with top ME/CFS specialists. BRF seeks to create a world in which all medical students are educated about ME/CFS.
Stony Brook Medicine is seeking research volunteers (ages 18-65). New NIH-funded Study: Daily Activity Patterns and Heart Rate Variability in Chronic Fatigue
This is a 6-month home-based research study with no face to face visits. The study involves periodically wearing a small heart monitor and activity monitor, completing a weekly online diary and questionnaires. Study volunteers are paid up to $625 for full participation. For further information, call Dr. Patricia Bruckenthal at 631-444-1172 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org