Member Society Symposia

Insights into the Immunology of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Wednesday, June 14
12:45 PM - 4:45 PM

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Myalgic encephalomyelitis /chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) is a debilitating and complex disorder that severely impacts the life of ~2 million Americans. There is no documented cause of ME/CFS, it is difficult to diagnose, and there are no specific biomarkers nor diagnostic testing available currently. Multiple recent ME/CFS expert panels have recommended multidisciplinary, novel approaches to gain a better understanding of ME/CFS. This symposium will bring together immunologists working in the ME/CFS field to review progress of immunological studies and foster collaborations on biomarker discovery, immune mechanisms and potential therapeutic development.

Chair:
Joseph Breen, PhD, National Institutes of Health

Program:

12:45p.m. Welcome and Objectives
Joseph Breen, PhD, National Institutes of Health and Vicky Whittemore, PhD, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

12:50 p.m. The Public Health Problem of ME/CFS
Elizabeth Unger, MD, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

1:15 p.m. Evidence of T-Cell activity in ME/CFS
Mark Davis, PhD, Stanford University

1:45 p.m. Immunological characterisation of ME/CFS cases and controls from the UK ME/CFS Biobank
Eleanor Riley, PhD, University of London

2:35 p.m. - Coffee break

2:55 p.m. Pathobiology of ME/CFS
Ian Lipkin, MD, Columbia University

3:35 p.m. Circulating Cytokine Signatures Associated with ME/CFS Severity and Duration
Jose Montoya, MD, Stanford University

4:15 p.m. Question/Answer Forum
All speakers

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