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ME/CFS Workshops and Conferences

State of the Knowledge Workshop on Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Sponsored by the NIH Office of Research on Women’s Health in collaboration with the Trans-NIH ME/CFS Research Working Group, the State of the Knowledge Workshop on Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) Research on April 7-8, 2011 convened 32 investigators from numerous scientific disciplines. Topics covered included infectious diseases, systems biology, immunology, neurology, exercise physiology/energy metabolism, diagnosis and biomarkers, and treatments.

The workshop goals were to:

  1. document what is known about the illness
  2. identify gaps in knowledge needing more research
  3. identify opportunities in science and technology that might advance biomedical research on ME/CFS

State of the Knowledge Workshop on Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) Report (PDF - 555 KB)

Day 1 (April 7, 2011) videocast: State of the Knowledge Workshop on Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) Research videocast

Day 2: (April 8, 2011) videocast: State of the Knowledge Workshop on Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) Research videocast

A letter to workshop participants and patients External Web Site Policy from Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, read by Dr. James Anderson, Director, NIH Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives, in his welcoming remarks.

This page last reviewed on December 19, 2013

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