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Call for Papers

9th International IACFS/ME Conference
Developing Interdisciplinary Collaborations: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, and Related Illnesses

March 12-15, 2009
Peppermill Resort Hotel, Reno, Nevada, USA

     The Conference Planning Committee of the International Association for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME (IACFS/ME) invites potential presenters to submit abstracts for our next biennial meeting which will be held in Reno, Nevada, March 12-15, 2009. 
      Integrative conference themes will focus on fatigue, pain, sleep, pediatrics, cognition and brain function in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, and Related Illnesses (e.g., cancer fatigue).  In addition, different segments will address advances in assessment and treatment (from biological to behavioral), as well as new developments in immunology, virology, and neuroendocrine research.  There will also be lectures and professional workshops on “newest clinical protocols”, “what genes can teach us” and “CFS state of the science / art; where does the research go from here?”
      Papers will be reviewed by the Conference Planning Committee for selection as an oral lecture, short oral presentation, or poster presentation.  Attendees to IACFS/ME conferences are primarily biomedical and behavioral professionals, including clinicians, academic researchers, and educators.  Papers should reflect this level of experience and expertise.  It is anticipated that this event will be accredited for continuing medical education for Category 1 CME (physicians), CNE for nurses, and CPE for pharmacists.  Abstracts selected will be published in the conference syllabus.

     Abstracts must be non- commercial and focus on one or more of the areas indicated above. 
Abstract format:  one page maximum in length (single spaced, 12 point font, one inch margins), listing all authors with presenting author first in bold, affiliated institution(s), and these headings in the text: Objectives, Methods, Results and Conclusion.  Include at bottom of page: presenting author’s full name, academic credentials, and mailing address with city, state or province, zip or postal code, country, and E-mail address. 

Standard Submission Process
      Please E-mail abstracts (as Microsoft Word attachment or in body of email) to no later than November 1st, 2008.
      Presenting author will be contacted in December 2008 and advised if submitted abstract (s)  is / are approved with the type of presentation specified. If selected for either an oral lecture or short oral presentation, the presenting author will be required to provide a Curriculum Vitae and complete necessary forms as directed in order to comply with AACME requirements for accreditation. Authors will be advised of the date and time of their presentation. If selected as a poster presenter, presenting author will be provided with specifications for presentation and display.

Submission of Rapid Communications (Posters Only)
     Using the same abstract and submission requirements above, potential presenters may submit a poster abstract by January 15th, 2009.  Accepted Rapid Communications posters will be published in the conference program.

Questions: Regarding papers or the submission process should be directed to IACFS/ME Administrative Office, Attention: Greg Fillmore; E-mail:   Phone 847-258-7248.

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