IACFS/ME 2020 Virtual Conference - Friday, August 21, 2020
10 AM to 3:30 PM Eastern Daylight Time 
(EDT, New York City, USA)

In Joint Providership with 
And with the Support of

To read summaries and reports about the meeting, please see this web page and our post-conference survey. 


The International Association for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (IACFS/ME) hosted our first virtual research conference on August 21, 2020.  The meeting was a great success with 90% rating it as "Excellent" or "Very Good." Joint accreditation was provided by the Renaissance School of Medicine, Stony Brook University (NY, USA) and our co-sponsors were the You + M.E. Registry and BiobankKantor & Kantor, LLP; and Open Medicine Foundation.  This half-day, Zoom-based meeting consisted of 5 moderated one-hour sessions followed by a question- and-answer discussion (via Chat), similar to our in-person conferences. 

The conference focused on biomedical, public health, and behavioral aspects of ME/CFS and associated co-morbidities.  Invited speakers were drawn from a selection of accepted oral presentations to our June conference that was canceled due to COVID-19 restrictions. A portion of the meeting was be devoted to COVID-19 and its relevance to ME/CFS research and clinical care.  

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Attendees at IACFS/ME conferences are primarily biomedical and behavioral professionals, including clinicians, researchers and educators. People affected by ME/CFS and their supporters are also welcomed to attend. 

Disclosure policy 

All those in control of CME content were expected to disclose any relevant financial relationship with a commercial interest (defined as any entity producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients) that related to the content that was discussed in the educational presentation. All commercial relationships that created a conflict with the planners, speakers, authors' control of content were resolved before the educational activity began. 

For further questions and sponsorship/ media opportunities:

Please complete our Contact Us form.  If you would like to help support future meetings OR are a member of the media who wishes to cover future meetings, please contact Dr. Lily Chu at [email protected]

To learn more about our partners, visit the You + M.E. Registry and Biobank, Kantor & Kantor,  and the Open Medicine Foundation.