Archive for Conferences

Report From San Fran V: Defining Moments – Dr. Leonard Jason on the House of Cards in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

A talk on definitions might not seem to be the occasion for one of the more passionate and exciting presentations of the conference, but it was. Lenny Jason is convinced that getting the definition right is absolutely critical for the future of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and he's passionate about Read more [...]

Report From San Fran IV: Moving Forward – Exercise Findings Pointing To The Mitochondria

Central Findings Only maximal  (exercise to exhaustion) exercise tests reveal the problems with energy production  in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Weakened muscles that move the lungs may, because of oxidative stress/mitochondrial problems, be stopping people with ME/CFS from getting oxygen to Read more [...]

Report From San Francisco II: Dr. Komaroff’s Video Summary of the IACFS/ME Conference

Dr. Komaroff's summary of the IACFS/ME conference is always a highlight. Traditionally the last official presentation of the conference, Dr. Komaroff uses his decades of experience to put the findings of the conference into context. This is is the first time, to my knowledge, Dr. Komaroff's Read more [...]

Tweeting the Stanford Symposium for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

This was Dr. Montoya's chance to highlight the ME/CFS work being done at Stanford and it was impressive. Most of the researchers presenting today are brand spanking new to the field and they are producing results and they are excited.  The research being done at Stanford, one of the top medical Read more [...]

Immune Workshop to Redefine How ME/CFS Is Diagnosed and Treated

The Times They Are a Changing. In response to Dr. Unger's request, the Simmaron Research Foundation is sponsoring a large workshop at the IACFS/ME Conference to recommend immune tests that will guide the diagnosis and treatment of chronic fatigue syndrome. Getting the CDC's stamp of approval Read more [...]

THE Conference: An Overview of the IACFS/ME San Francisco Conference

Pre-Conference 'Conference' - Stanford ME/CFS Symposium, Wednesday, March 19th Stanford's Chronic Fatigue Symposium bears notice for a couple of reasons. A) The fact that one  of the top medical schools in the country is producing a symposium on chronic fatigue syndrome is  startling and Read more [...]

The 2nd International Symposium for CFS/ME Overview by Rosamund Vallings Plus Commentary

(The text is by Dr. Rosamund Vallings of New Zealand.  I added the commentary  (in brackets) and headings.)  December 2013, Gold Coast, Australia. I felt privileged to be invited to attend this symposium, which was combined with the opening of the National Centre for Neuroimmunology and Emerging Read more [...]