The 9th International IACFS/ME Research & Clinical Conference will be held from March 12 – 15, 2009 at the Peppermill Resort in Reno, Nevada.† The president of IACFS/ME promises that this year’s conference will be filled with the latest research, clinical updates and features sure to guarantee new knowledge, new collaborations, and enthusiasm for ME/CFS.†There will be a full day of event for CFS patients, caregivers and family members on topics which impact them directly and which patients have told the organization they want further information on.† According to Nancy Klimas, MD, IACFS/ME President:
Our Professional Conference begins on Thursday this year with a series of workshops designed for both clinicians and researchers which we believe will give added time to important topics. Our core three day conference is divided into sessions such as Pharmacologic and Non Pharmacologic Treatments, Epidemiology, Neuroendocrine Advances, Infectious Disease Research, Immunology, Assessment Issues, Pediatric CFS, Genetics, and Brain Functioning where we will discuss new research, methodologies and treatments. We have also created a session to discuss Difficult Clinical Cases and to take a close look at the Japanese Experience with their modeling the integrative approach to CFS/ME. Each session is designed to integrate knowledge across disciplines as it relates to the illness and its manifestations.
You will see many new faces, and internationally recognized speakers and participants. It is a time to discuss research approaches, clinical care, and network with colleagues. You will find the IACFS/ME has grown and is truly an international organization. Review our Conference Agenda in this brochure or on our website, www.iacfsme.org and you will see the extraordinary progress in the field, with sessions looking at the work going on in Japan, Europe, and across the globe.
I welcome you to Reno, and urge you to register today!