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IACFS/ME Newsletter


Late 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 poster 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 a 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. 
Submission of Rapid Communications (Posters Only)

Please E-mail abstracts (as Microsoft Word attachment or in body of email) to author will be contacted and advised if submitted abstract(s) is / are approved.

If selected as a poster presenter, presenting author will be provided with specifications for presentation and display.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.