Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Registration open: IACFS/ME Conference March 20-23 San Francisco

From Lily Chu:

The International Association for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ Myalgic
Encephaloymyelitis would like to invite clinicians, scientists,
patients, their families, and supporters to our 11th Biennial
International Clinical and Research Conference. This meeting is being
supported by Stanford University's ME/CFS Initiative and will be held
in San Francisco March 20-23, 2014.  Register for the Conference
before January 31, 2014 to assure you have a seat for the lowest

[Please share with and forward your friends, acquaintances, healthcare
providers, etc. Note that healthcare providers includes not only
physicians but other healthcare workers also (nurses, psychologists,
physical/ occupational therapists, pharmacists, etc.). Don't forget
alternative/ complementary medicine providers. We also offer discounts
for trainees (students at all levels or early career professionals).]

WHERE: Parc 55 Hotel, San Francisco, CA, USA

WHEN: March 20-23, 2014

WHY: Highlights of this meeting include:

          - Special guest speakers Dr. Ian Lipkin, Dr. Abraham
Verghese, and Dr. Noel Rose

          - March 20 Patient Conference with talks by an all-star cast
of physicians and researchers specializing in ME/CFS
            Patient Agenda: http://tinyurl.com/lw8wdtt

          - March 21-23 - 3 days of cutting-edge ME/CFS research
presented by scientists/ physicians from all across the US and world
            Professional Agenda: http://tinyurl.com/md49fps
            Continuing medical education credits are offered for
physicians, nurses, and pharmacists.

          - March 22 Evening banquet with gluten-free/ dairy-free/
vegetarian/ vegan choices

          - "Quiet Room" with recliners/ chairs to rest - open all 4
days of Conference to all

          - Conference attendees will be asked to be "fragrance free"
as possible

          -- Parc 55 Hotel public areas and rooms have features to
accommodate those with disabilities:

          -- Visit the lovely city of San Francisco in Spring - famous
for for its spectacular natural setting, food, cultural diversity,
             entertainment!  http://www.sanfrancisco.travel/

HOW: Professionals may choose to attend all 4 days (March 20 Workshops
included) or for only 3 days (March 21-23 research presentations).
Discounts are available for students, trainees, and early career
professionals. For professional registration, click here:

Patients and their supporters may choose to attend the Patient
Conference (1 day) only OR all 4 days of the Conference.
Evening banquet tickets are sold separately. For patient/ supporter
registration, click on this link: http://tinyurl.com/k8htj6h
Patients are responsible for their own hotel and transportation
expenses. For some individuals, medical conference registration fees
transportation to the meeting may be tax-deductible. Please check with
your tax advisor.

have a clinical case or research findings you want to present at the
meeting?  We have extended our deadline for poster presentations to
January 15, 2014. To submit:


SUPPORT THE CONFERENCE! : Want to support this conference and the
other services IACFS/ME provides? Consider donating to, advertising
at, or sponsoring the conference! Contributions are tax-deductible.
See here for more details: http://tinyurl.com/mq3bbud.

Join me and IACFS/ME  for the 11th International  Myalgic
Encephalomyelitis/ Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Scientific Conference
March 20-23, 2014 in San Francisco.

Everyone - patients/ caregivers/ healthcare providers/ researchers - is invited!

For more details, visit www.iacfsme.org to sign up for updates.

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