Researchers and Patients Gather for Biannual ME/CFS Conference

The 12th International IACFS/ME joint patient and professional conference took place in late October with significant participation from academia, government agencies, private clinics, patients, advocates, and other stakeholders. This meeting, held every two years, is an opportunity to exchange ideas and updates on the most recent developments in the field.

The four-day conference was organized by the members of the IACFS/ME board (President Fred Friedberg, PhD, Stony Brook University School of Medicine; Steven Krafchick, JD, MPH, Krafchick Law Firm; Jon Kaiser, MD, K-Pax Pharmaceuticals and University of California, San Francisco; and Lily Chu, MD, MSHS, an ME/CFS patient certified in both internal and geriatric medicine), the four-day conference covered numerous topics over many well-attended lectures and panels.

To read more detail on the subjects presented and their presenters (a who’s who of ME/CFS research), check out the agendas below.

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