Research presented at the 8th IACFS Conference in January suggests children whose mothers suffer from chronic fatigue syndrome are more likely to develop the condition.
The International Association for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (IACFS) is a non-profit organization of research scientists, physicians, other healthcare professionals, and interested individuals and institutions. Their aim is to evaluate the latest research and treatment options for chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) and fibromyalgia, and to encourage further research into these conditions.
Since 1992 the IACFS has been holding conferences that bring together researchers, doctors, government officials and other organizations to focus international attention on CFS and its public health impact and to stimulate public and private research funding. These conferences are attended by the foremost experts on CFS and fibromyalgia and are seen as the place where all the latest knowledge about the conditions comes together.