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IACFS-ME konferentie 2011:

Data en onderwerpen.






Van 22 tot en met 25 september 2011 vindt in Ottawa (Canada)

de tweejaarlijkse internationale IACFS-ME-konferentie plaats.


Naaste gedragskundigen komen ook veel biomedisch gerichte onderzoekers aan het woord.


Deze konferentie biedt, samen met die van Invest in ME, de nieuwste inzichten m.b.t. ME/CVS.






Translating Evidence into Practice


IACFS-ME Conference Ottowa 2011

September 22-25, 2011

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada


The International Association for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME (IACFS/ME) invites you to our next biennial conference to be held in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, September 22-25, 2011. Hosted by the National ME/FM Action Network (Canada).


Integrative conference themes will focus on fatigue, pain, sleep, pediatrics, cognition, and brain function in CFS/ME, Fibromyalgia, and Related Illnesses (e.g., cancer fatigue). In addition, different sessions will address advances in assessment and treatment (from biological to behavioral), as well as new developments in virology, immunology, and neuroendocrinology.


Attendees to IACFS/ME conferences are primarily biomedical and behavioral professionals, including clinicians, researchers, and educators. 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.


The Ottawa, Canada conference (hosted by the National ME/FM Action Network) will consist of a 4-day professional meeting (September 22-25) and a one day (September 22nd, 2011) patient meeting which will coincide with the professional meeting. It is anticipated that this event will be accredited for continuing medical education.





Translating Evidence into Practice

September 22-25, 2011 • Ottawa, Ontario, Canada



Conference Highlights


Latest Research on XMRV/MLVs

The case FOR Human Gamma Retroviruses (HGRV) in CFS/ME

The case AGAINST Human Gamma Retroviruses (HGRV) in CFS/ME



  • Fibromyalgia: Are Tender Points Necessary?


  • New findings: Blood XMRV Working Group on Blood Safety
  • Latest findings
  • immunology
  • virology
  • genomics
  • brain and neuroendocrine function
  • pediatrics
  • exercise physiology
  • Clinical Practice Sessions
  • Difficult Clinical Cases
  • IACFS/ME Clinical Practice Guidelines: A New Primer

Professional Workshops

  • Treating Sleep, Pain and Fatigue in ME/ CFS Patients
  • Fibromyalgia Theory, Assessment, and Practice
  • Behavioral Assessment and Treatment of ME/CFS
  • Pediatrics and CFS/ME
  • Exercise Intolerance: Guide to Management and Treatment
  • How to Apply for Grants




Patient Agenda


Patient Conference Highlights 

  • New Developments in Possible Causes of ME/CFS
  • New Research on What Helps People Cope with ME/CFS
  • Fibromyalgia: Current Status
  • Breakout Session: For parents of children with ME/CFS
  • Legal Aspects of Disability
  • Latest Research on the Pathophysiology of ME/CFS
  • Effective Management of Activity Intolerance
  • New Developments in Pharmacologic Treatments

Invited speakers:

  • Anthony Komaroff, MD
  • Nancy Klimas, MD
  • Leonard A. Jason, PhD
  • Roland Staud, MD
  • Charles Lapp, MD
  • Lucinda Bateman, MD
  • Rosamund Vallings, MB, BS
  • Hugh Scher (Attorney)
  • Annette Whittemore