Call for Papers 11th International IACFS/ME Research and Clinical Conference: Translating Science into Clinical Care Supported by Stanford University March 20-23, 2014 Parc 55 Wyndham Hotel, San Francisco, California USA Featuring Keynoter and bestselling author: Abraham Verghese, MD Abstracts Welcome Submit Your Abstract by September 15, 2013. Read the full Call for Abstracts here. The International Association for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (IACFS/ME) -- comprising researchers, clinicians and educators -– invites your abstract for possible presentation at the 2014 Annual Meeting in one of America's most exciting cities – San Francisco! All topics in the field of fatigue are welcomed. Paper and poster sessions allow students at all levels as well as researchers, practitioners, and policy advocates to freely exchange ideas and build networks. Abstracts will be accepted through Tuesday, September 15, 2013, at 11:59 pm Eastern Daylight Time. Integrative conference themes will focus on fatigue, pain, post-exertional malaise, sleep, pediatrics, cognition, and brain function in CFS/ME, Fibromyalgia and all fatiguing illness. We encourage submissions on fatigue in diseases including cancer, autoimmune diseases, multiple sclerosis (MS), pain conditions, mood disorders, and circulatory diseases. In addition, studies on fatigue in sleep, aging, exercise and sport, and occupations are welcomed. Conference sessions will address advances in assessment and treatment (from biological to behavioral) as well as new developments in virology, immunology, and neuroendocrinology. We also anticipate new topics such as mentoring/career development, clinical fatigue education in medical schools and public health policy with respect to fatigue. Attendees to IACFS/ME conferences are primarily biomedical and behavioral professionals, including clinicians, researchers, and educators. It is anticipated that this event will be accredited for continuing medical education for Category 1 CME (physicians), CNE for nurses, and CPE for pharmacists.The conference is Accredited for Continuing Education by the Foundation for Care Management (FCM). Abraham Verghese, MD to Deliver Keynote Physician-author Abraham Verghese is Professor for the Theory and Practice of Medicine at Stanford University Medical School and Senior Associate Chair of the Department of Internal Medicine. Few people combine a career as physician, professor and author as well as Abraham Verghese, who has been on the New York Times bestseller list with all three of his books, including his most recent, Cutting for Stone. In 2011, he was elected to be a member of the Institute of Medicine. Emphasis on the Physician-Patient Relationship As founding director of the Center for Medical Humanities & Ethics at the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio, he brought the deep-seated empathy for patient suffering that had been honed by his previous experiences to his new role in the medical humanities. Today, in his writing and his work, he continues to emphasize the importance of bedside medicine and physical examination in a time in medicine when the use of advanced technology frequently results in the patient in the bed having less attention than the patient data in the computer. His December 2008 article in the New England Journal of Medicine, Culture Shock: Patient as Icon, Icon as Patient, clearly lays out his viewpoint. For submission instructions, click here.