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Posted to Co-Cure Wed, 10 Jan 2001 17:27:49 -0500

AACFS Conference

Note: The complete AACFS Conference agenda is available for downloading at agenda.pdf.

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From Donna Dean, Ph.D., as posted to the DHHS CFSCC list CMMFDC-L (# 32 1/10/01):

As a reminder, there are 3 DHHS related activities in the context of the AACFS meeting in Seattle: the CDC preconference session, the NIH grantsmanship workshop, and the name change forum. Information on registering for the AACFS meeting is below. No registration or notice is needed if you plan to attend the DHHS CFSCC meeting on January 30.

-----Original Message-----
From: Wistar Kay
Sent: Wednesday, January 10, 2001 12:28 AM
Subject: AACFS announcement
The 5th International Conference of the American Association for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (AACFS) takes place in Seattle in a few short weeks on January 26-29, 2001.

The conference will be the most international one to date with physicians from over 12 countries presenting recent research on the pathogenesis and treatment of CFS a well as clinical findings in both oral presentation and poster format.

On Friday January 26th, there will be a pre-conference session organized by the CDC, open to all conference participants, to discuss optimizing the case definition of CFS. That evening, a session will be conducted by the National Institutes of Health on the art of successful grant writing for the benefit of investigators.

During the scientific sessions over the weekend, a number of new areas will be discussed, including an international perspective featuring reports on CFS in Belgium and the Netherlands. Differences in the incidence, prevalence, clinical features, immunological changes, and/or various therapies used for CFS will be under review. Also, for the first time CFS in children and adolescents will be presented. Many of the session discussions will be centered on the differences and similarities between CFS and Fibromyalgia. It is hoped that the information obtained from the research in either of the diseases would help in advancing the knowledge and research for other disease. Data on twin studies will explore a possibility of genetic factors in CFS and data on Ampligen trials in CFS will be presented.

The awards banquet, Saturday night, January 27th, is a special opportunity for attendees to with meet prominent physicians in the field and hear presentations from the following award winners:

Perpich Award
Dr. Anthony Komaroff, MD, Professor of Medicine, Harvard University Medical School, Senior Physician, Brigham & Women's Hospital, Editor-in-Chief, Harvard Health Publications

Special Service Award
K. Kimberly Kenney, President & Chief Executive Officer, The CFIDS Association of America, Inc.

Junior Investigator Award Richard Herrell, Ph.D., Visiting Assistant Professor, Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, University of Illinois at Chicago, Instructor, National Center for American, Indian and Alaska Native Mental Health Research, Department of Psychiatry, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center

Registration form and travel information is available at . Seattle hotels are filling fast over these dates so make your reservations now!

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Posted to Co-Cure Sat, 9 Dec 2000 20:57:03 +0100 by Viveka Salomon

Myopain '01- Fifth World Congress on Myofascial Pain and Fibromyalgia

Portland, September 9 -13, 2001

Clinical and laboratory research are both required to understand chronic muscular pain. The first international MYOPAIN meeting [Minneapolis '89] on soft tissue pain syndromes focused on diagnostic criteria. The second MYOPAIN congress [Copenhagen '92] concentrated on epidemiology. The third MYOPAIN congress [San Antonio '95] featured the pathophysiologic mechanisms of pain. The '98 MYOPAIN conference [Silvi Marina, Italy] featured both basic and clinical aspects of muscle pain in general and of different specific musculoskeletal pain conditions. The 2001 Portland MYOPAIN Congress will focus on the neurobiology of both myofascial pain and fibromyalgia, and will explore the link between these two common problems.



  • Neurobiology of Central Sensitization
  • Regional Pain Syndromes
  • Chronic widespread pain

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