CFSAC To Meet: September 27, 2004
Advocacy Alert: 09/13/2004
The Department of Health and
Human Services CFS Advisory Committee will meet next on September 27,2004 in
Washington, D.C. Reprinted below is the meeting announcement from today’s
Federal Register.Please note that pre-registration is required for public
comment by Friday, September 17, 2004. Any individual who wishes to participate
in the public comment session should call the executive secretary’s office at
K. Kimberly McCleary, the Association’s President & CEO, will
address the committee during the morning session.
[Federal Register: September 13, 2004 (Volume 69, Number
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN
Syndrome Advisory Committee
AGENCY: Office of the Secretary, HHS.
ACTION: Notice of
SUMMARY: As stipulated by the Federal Advisory Committee Act,
Department of Health and Human Services is hereby giving notice that
the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Advisory Committee (CFSAC) will hold a
meeting. The meeting will be open to the public.
DATES: The meeting will
be held on Monday, September 27, 2004, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
ADDRESSES: Department of
Health and Human Services,Hubert
Independence Avenue , SW., Room
705A, Washington , DC20201.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION,
CONTACT: Dr. Larry E. Fields, Executive Secretary,
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Advisory
Department of Health and Human Services, Hubert
Independence Avenue, SW., Room 719H,
20201 ; (202) 690-7694.
INFORMATION: CFSAC was
established on September 5, 2002, to replace the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Coordinating Committee. CFSAC was established to advise, consult with, and make
recommendations to the Secretary, through the Assistant Secretary for Health, on
a broad range
of topics including (1) the current state of knowledge and research about the
epidemiology and risk factors relating to chronic fatigue syndrome, and
identifying potential opportunities in these areas; (2) current and proposed
diagnosis and treatment methods for chronic fatigue syndrome; and (3)
development and implementation of programs to inform the public, health care
professionals, and the biomedical, academic, and research communities about
chronic fatigue syndrome advances.
agenda for this meeting is as
9 a.m. Chairperson
Call to Order
Request for Roll
Introductions and Opening Remarks
Approval of the Minutes of June
9:20 a.m. Executive Secretary
9:30 a.m. Invited Organizational Updates
K. Kimberly McCleary
10:30 a.m. Break
10:45 a.m. Ex Officio Members
11:30 a.m. Public Comment
12 noon Lunch Break
1 p.m. Subcommittee Updates
Disabilities: Lyle Lieberman,
Education: Dr. Roberto Patarca, Chair
Research: Dr. Nahid
2:24 p.m. Break
3:15 p.m. Planning: Future
4 p.m. Public Comment
4:30 p.m. Summary
5 p.m. Adjournmet
Public attendance at the meeting is limited to space
available. Individuals must provide a photo ID for entry into the meeting.
Individuals who plan to attend and need
special assistance, such as sign language interpretation or other reasonable
accommodations, should notify the designated contact person. Members of the
public will have the opportunity to provide comments at the meeting.
Pre-registration is required for public comment by September 17, 2004. Any
individual who wishes
to participate in the public comment session should call the telephone number
listed in the contact information to register.
Public comment will be limited to five
minutes per speaker. Any members of the public who wish to have printed material distributed to CFSAC
should submit materials to the Executive Secretary, CFSAC, whose contact information is listed above
prior to close of business September 17, 2004.
Dated: September 8, 2004.
Dr. Larry E.
Executive Secretary, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Advisory
[FR Doc. 04-20635 Filed 9-9-04;10:03 am]