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12th International CFS/ME Conference Coming This Fall

The International Association for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis’s (IACFS/ME) is holding its 12th International Clinical and Research conference on October 27-30, 2016 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

This conference will consist of workshops, panel discussions, and presentations for clinicians, patients, and caregivers on the diagnosis and treatment of CFS/ME/FM illnesses. Dr. Nancy Klimas and the Institute for Neuro Immune Medicine will also be hosting a special pre-conference day of talks on Wednesday, October 26.

The last IACFS/ME conference, held in San Francisco in 2014, was extremely well attended hosting several hundred patients, researchers, activists, and clinicians. There has also been an explosion of new research findings since the last conference took place.

IACFS conferences are attended by hundreds of scientists, physicians, other professionals, and patients interested in CFS/ME, fibromyalgia, and co-morbid illnesses (e.g. orthostatic intolerance, insomnia, irritable bowel syndrome, hypothyrodisim) as well as other medical conditions/circumstances (e.g. cancer, multiple sclerosis, rheumatologic diseases, aging, overwork) associated with acute or chronic fatigue. Attendees come from all over the United States and over 25 countries.

Who is the IACFS/ME?

Founded in 1990, the IACFS/ME is the largest international organization of scientists, clinicians and other professionals dedicated to the study, care and treatment of individuals with CFS/ME, fibromyalgia, and co-morbid medical conditions. Their mission is to promote, stimulate and coordinate the exchange of ideas related to these often disabling chronic medical conditions.

What is the Institute for Neuro Immune Medicine at Nova Southeastern University?

The Institute for Neuro Immune Medicine at Nova Southeastern University strives to advance knowledge and care for people with complex neuro-inflammatory illnesses through the integration of research, clinical care and education.

Current research focus at the Institute for Neuro Immune Medicine (INIM) includes Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) and Gulf War Illness (GWI).

Nancy Klimas, MD, has more than 20 years of professional experience and has achieved international recognition for her research and clinical efforts in multi-symptom disorders, Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS), Gulf War Illness (GWI), Fibromyalgia, and other Neuro Immune Disorders. She is immediate past president of the International Association for CFS and ME (IACFS/ME), a professional organization of clinicians and investigators, and is also a member of the VA Research Advisory Committee for GWI, the NIH P2P CFS Committee, and the Institute of Medicine ME/CFS Review Panel.

To view more information and learn about how to register for this important conference, go to: http://iacfsme.org/Conferences/2016-Fort-Lauderdale/Meeting-Home.aspx 

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