IACFS/ME Patient Meeting

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by mezombie, Dec 17, 2008.

  1. mezombie

    mezombie Member

    9th International IACFS/ME
    Research and Clinical Conference
    March 12-15, 2009 - Peppermill Resort, Reno, Nevada

    Thursday, March 12 - Patient Meeting

    9:30am - 9:45am
    Welcome & Introduction
    Nancy Klimas, M.D
    Board Member IACFS/ME, President

    9:45am - 10:45am New Developments in Possible Causes of ME/CFS
    Daniel Peterson, M.D.
    Anthony L. Komaroff, M.D.
    Simcox-Clifford -Higby Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
    10:45am - 11:00am Break
    11:00am - 12:00pm New Research on What Helps People Cope with ME/CFS

    Fred Friedberg, PhD
    Board Member IACFS/ME, Treasurer
    Assistant Professor, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY

    Leonard Jason, Ph.D.
    Board Member IACFS/ME,
    Vice President Professor,
    Clinical and Community Psychology, DePaul University, Chicago, IL

    12:00pm - 1:30pm Lunch Break
    1:30pm - 2:30pm Latest Research on the Pathophysiology of ME/CFS

    Board Member IACFS/ME
    Hirohito Kuratsune, M.D., D. Med. Sci
    Professor, Faculty of Health Science for Welfare, Kansai University of Welfare
    Visiting Professor, Clinical Center for Fatigue Science, Osaka City University
    Medical School

    Kenneth J. Friedman, Ph.D.
    Board Member IACFS/ME
    Associate Professor of Pharmacology and Physiology, New Jersey Medical School,
    University of Medicine and Dentistry of NJ

    2:30pm - 3:30pm Assessing ME/CFS Brain Functioning
    Gudrun Lange, Ph.D.
    Clinical Neuropsychologist -Professor, UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School
    War Related Illness and Injury Study Center, DVA NJ Health Care System An
    overview about assessment of cognitive function in CFS/ME. Utility and
    pitfalls of neuropsychological testing and neuroimaging will be discussed.
    Questions are encouraged.
    3:30pm - 3:45pm Break
    3:45pm - 4:45pm New Developments in Pharmacologic Treatments
    Nancy Klimas, M.D.
    Board Member IACFS/ME, President
    4:45pm - 5:30pm Panel Question & Answer Session (questions written out)
    Nancy Klimas, M.D.
    Dan Peterson, M.D.
    Anthony L. Komaroff, M.D.
    Fred Friedberg, Ph.D.
    Lenard Jason, Ph.D.
    Hirohito Kuratsune, M.D., D. Med. Sci
    Kenneth Friedman, Ph.D.
    Gudrun Lange, Ph.D
    5:30pm Patient Meeting Concludes

  2. AuntTammie

    AuntTammie New Member

    Much as I would love to be able to attend something like this, there is no way I could physically or financially manage it.....too far away, too long of a day, and starting too early. I hope that there are reports/summaries about it on ProHealth.