The federal Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Advisory Committee
is planning to hold its second meeting in early December. The date, location and
other details have not yet been finalized. Sign up with the Association’s CFIDS
Activist program to get notice as soon as specifics are available. Send an
e-mail message with your name, mailing address, telephone and e-mail address to:
|Dr. Suzanne Vernon checks an experiment in the lab at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.|
Dr. Suzanne Vernon, a CDC researcher leading the cutting-edge proteomics
genomics research into possible lab markers for CFS, was in Connecticut
on October 18 to present her research.
Physician/researcher Dr. Nancy Klimas was on the program as
well, discussing her multi-disciplinary research group’s latest CFS studies. The
program was sponsored by the Connecticut CFIDS/FM Association and was
held at Yale University in
conjunction with the Yale Women’s Health Research Department. Michelle Lapuk,
co-president of Conn. CFIDS/FM Association, was pleased with the event.
“It was a great
opportunity for physicians, researchers and patients to network, educate and
The New Jersey CFS Association held its Fall
New Directions in Research and Therapy" on Nov. 2 in Eatontown, NJ. Presenters included Dr. Kenny DeMeirleir of Vrije
Universiteit Brussels, Dr. Susan Levine of New
York City, Dr. Malcolm Schwartz of Drexel University and Dr. Harry Gruenspan of Cornell Medical Center. The
semi-annual conferences sponsored by NJ CFS Association attract approximately
The CFIDS Association of America will exhibit at the
American Public Health Association’s annual meeting in San Francisco, CA, November 13-16.
Information about the diagnosis and management of CFS will be distributed to
attendees and we’ll promote self-study continuing education courses for health
care professionals, now available in Web-, print-, video and DVD-based formats.
The Association also hosted an exhibit at the October 31 to November 1 annual
meeting of the American College of Nurse
Practitioners. In the past 12 months, the Association has exhibited at seven
national provider conferences, interacting with hundreds of health care
professionals interested in learning more about CFS.
The fall issues of The
CFIDS Chronicle and The
CFS Research Review are set to mail this week to current
Association members. The Chronicle features an in-depth story about
dealing with headaches as a part of CFIDS,
updates on 2003 Lobby Day and the federal government’s newly assembled CFS
Advisory Committee, and a story about the novel approach to treating
CFIDS practiced by Dr. Eric Braverman. In the
fall Review, you’ll find a report on neuroendocrine research conducted by Emory University’s Dr.
Dimitris Papanicolaou, research briefs and patient care basics.
Don’t miss the fall issues! Click here to begin or renew your
The American Association for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome,
in partnership with the Wisconsin CFS Association, will present its
7th biennial international conference on research in chronic fatigue
syndrome and fibromyalgia October 8-10, 2004 in Madison, Wisconsin.