The IACFS/ME conference was the main draw, but the action started the day before at Nancy Klimas’s “Complex Neuroinflammatory Conditions: GWI and ME / CFS” preconference at Nova Southeastern University. Walking to the preconference conference Nova Southeastern University looked nothing if not impressive with its beautifully laid out campus and impressive architecture; a lot of money has clearly gone into building that campus.
This conference provided something of a roadmap for ME / CFS and highlighted similarities between it and Gulf War Illness (GWI). The work on GWI has in some ways moved more quickly than that on ME / CFS perhaps because GWI researchers have a consortium they’re working within. I was not excited at learning about GWI preconference but by the time the conference was over I was a believer.