To the IACFS/ME community:
I would like to thank everyone who attended the IACFS/ME conference in Reno, Nevada. Our registration numbered. The conference featured the latest advances in biomedical research in CFS/ME and fatiguing illness more generally, and offered 4 new professional workshops with total attendance of about 150. Our conference planning -- an 18 month process -- resulted in a very well run meeting with plenty of opportunities for networking. Also, we established a new $1 million IACFS/ME research fund.
The conference also reaffirmed our initiative to evolve the quarterly newsletter, the Bulletin of IACFS/ME, into a Medline peer review journal. We encourage submissions for our next issue in June, 2009. Please contact Dr. Gudrun Lange (Gudrun.Lange@va.gov). Also, we are talking to potential sponsors worldwide about presenting mini-conferences for professionals and patients in the next year.
Our next major conference location will be based on sponsorship from interested individuals and organizations. I encourage anyone who may be interested in having the IACFS/ME conference in their city to contact me (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Best wishes to all,
Fred Friedberg, PhD