ME/CFS Primer/Education Bulletins Note from the Editor

Dear Readers,       

I hope you are all enjoying the holiday season!

This issue of the Bulletin includes all of the abstracts from our September biennial international conference in Ottawa. The abstracts offer a quick, convenient and low effort way to preview the scientific work presented at the meeting. 

Also, we have a unique in depth article authored by Tom Kindlon on the potential harms associated with cognitive behavior therapy and graded exercise therapy based on an analysis of formal intervention trials and patient surveys. The article looks at the conundrum of successful behavioral intervention studies in comparison to survey reports of harms experienced by patients who have used these interventions with and without professional assistance.

Finally, we encourage your submissions to the Bulletin as this is what sustains our in-house journal. We accept data-based studies, review articles, case reports, guest editorials, letters to the editor, and announcements of upcoming events.  

A happy holiday season to everyone!  

With best regards,


Fred Friedberg, PhD

Bulletin of the IACFS/ME