Date: 3rd-4th April 2024
Location: FLAD Luso American Development Foundation, Lisbon
This event, the first in Portugal, will gath- er leading scientists, clinicians, and inter- national experts to share and discuss the latest biomedical evidence and findings on Myalgic Encephalomyelitis / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) and the nexus between Long COVID and ME/CFS.
ME/CFS remains underrecognized in everyday clinical practice. ME/CFS is a complex condition, often with multiple overlapping comorbidities, and a therapeutic challenge in clinical medicine today given its under di- agnosis, poor prognosis, limited therapeutic options, and substantial burden on the health care system.
There is a critical need to accurately diagnose ME/CFS to permit timely implementation of evidence- and guideline-based therapies to improve patient outcomes in Portugal.
The conference is aimed medical professionals and people with ME, their carers, relatives, and allies as well as representa- tives from politics, research and the media, along with the general public. All symposium presentations, the list of speakers and registration information will be available on the conference website.
This union between specialists and patients in the discussion of ME/ CFS is a great source of pride for MYOS. Myos is running a fundraising campaign to help cover the costs of the conference and to make it free to all who wish to attend.
All donations are welcome and will help to give attention to ME/ CFS.