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ANNOUNCEMENTS

IACFS/ME 2009 Conference

The 9th International IACFS/ME Conference:  "Developing Interdisciplinary Collaborations", will be held March 12-15, 2009 at Peppermill Resort, Reno, Nevada.

You will be hearing more about the conference in the upcoming months as we continue our planning. But for now, here are some highlights.

March 12th
One day patient conference plus clinician workshops

Patient Conference

Curriculum Include Sessions On:

  • New Developments in Possible Causes of ME/CFS
  • New Research on What Helps People Cope with ME/CFS
  • Latest Research on the Pathophysiology of ME/CFS
  • Advances in Assessing ME/CFS
  • New Developments in Pharmocologic Treatments

Clinician Workshops

Will also feature for the first time workshops on:

  • How to Apply for Grants
  • Treating Sleep problems among ME/CFS patients
  • Treating the presumed primary mechanisms in ME/CFS
  • Behavioral Assessment and Treatment of ME/CFS
  • How to deal with pain
  • The Impact of Genomics on Public Health

March 13th
Scientific Conference – Developing Interdisciplinary Collaborations

Invited Address - Professor Yasuyoshi Watanabe, Osaka City Medical School, Osaka, Japan

Following the address by Professor Watanabe there will be two concurrent sessions going on though out the day.  For each paper session, following all the papers, there will be a discussion among panel members about the presented research.

Curriculum Includes Sessions On:

  • Pharmacologic Treatment Advances
  • Non-Pharmacologic Treatment Advances in Pain, Fatigue, and Sleep
    Virology
  • Research Neuroendocrine Advances

Networking Lunch - Offering an opportunity for participants to network and talk about possible interdisciplinary studies and what they could discover.

Poster Sessions include:

  • Virology
  • Neuroendocrine
  • Pharmacologic Treatment Advances
  • Non-Pharmacologic Treatment Advances in Pain, Fatigue, and Sleep

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March 14th
Scientific Conference – Developing Interdisciplinary Collaborations

Difficult clinical cases Session - will include a panel with some of the major ME/CFS MDs

Paper Session Curriculum Includes:

  • New Developments in Epidemiology
  • Latest Research in ImmunologyAssessment Issues from Biological to Behavioral
  • New Developments in Pediatric ME/CFS

Poster sessions include:

  • Epidemiology
  • Immunology
  • Assessment Issues
  • Pediatrics
  • Genetics,
  • Brain functioning

Past Presidents Luncheon - Lunch with past presidents of our organization.

Awards Banquet – presentation of the Perpich Award, the Junior Investigator Award, and the Clinician Award (as well as several new awards).

March 15th
Scientific Conference – Developing Interdisciplinary Collaborations

Curriculum includes Sessions On :

  • Genomics
  • Research Developments in Genetics
  • Advances in Brain functioning
  • International Collaborative efforts

Networking Lunch - Offering an opportunity for clinicians to network and talk about assessment and treatment issues.
 

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