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Attend the IACFS/ME conference this month

Where does rituximab fit in among the treatment options for ME/CFS?
What is the US government’s research plan?
How can I increase the chances my disability application will be or continue to be approved?
What medications can I try for fibromyalgia now that morphine and related prescriptions are restricted?
 

Come to our international scientific conference October 27-30, 2016 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida to find out the answers to these and other questions!

The International Association for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (IACFS/ME) and the Institute for Neuro-Immune Medicine at Nova Southeastern University (NSU) cordially invite you, your colleagues, and members of the public to attend IACFS/ME’s 12th Biennial International Scientific Conference!

Highlights of the conference include:

  • A day-long series of talks October 27 aimed at patients and their caregivers – hear from national and international experts!

  • A choice of 5 different afternoon workshops to attend

  • Dr. Vicky Whittemore and National Institutes of Health staff discussing their renewed ME/CFS research program

  • Drs. Øystein Fluge and Olav Mella from Norway along with Dr. Dan Peterson discussing the latest in treatment options and research

  • A rest and relaxation room to take a break.

  • Presentation of the latest research and special discussion forums October 28-30. The public may also attend these days for an extra fee.

There will also be:

1) An Advocacy Roundtable, hosted by Charmian Proskauer and Mary Dimmock. Anyone interested may participate. The conference is a rare occasion for patients, caregivers, researchers, and clinicians from all around the US and the world to meet face-to-face. This session allows anyone interested in advocacy to learn about and discuss issues affecting the community internationally.
2) A free screening of “Forgotten Plague”, directed by Ryan Prior and Nicole Castillo.  Hailed a “Must-See Documentary” by the Huffington Post , this movie tells the story of ME/CFS through interviews with patients, clinicians, and researchers.  After Ryan Prior came down with ME/CFS in 2006, he embarked on a journey to to find out why the CDC and medical system had neglected his disease, leaving millions sidelined from life. The film chronicles Ryan’s journey, allowing us to follow along.
3) Terri Wilder will also be on the panel discussing Nothing about us without us: How community-engaged research can accelerate progress in the field of ME/CFS.
 
REGISTER BEFORE OCTOBER 27 AND SAVE $25-$50!

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There will also be a separate pre-conference session hosted by the Institute for Neuro Immune Medicine on October 26. Click below to learn more!



Come to learn more about the status of ME research, with specialized sessions created just for patients!  Can’t come?  Help spread the word to make this a successful conference!

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