kNOw MORE Seminar to be held in Houston
Advocacy Alert: 5/8/2007
Until there is no more CFS, it's vitally important for patients, caregivers and clinicians to know more about this illness. The need for this kind of in-depth education is why the CFIDS Association of America is bringing CFS experts Dr. Christopher Snell and Dr. Morris Papernik to Houston, Texas, on Saturday, June 9 to share their expertise. The seminar will begin at 1 p.m. at the InterContinental Houston with registration opening at noon. It's all part of the Association's kNOw MORE CFS seminar series. This is the sixth in a series of educational programs being held in cities across the United States.
The conference will start with a session on the national CFS public awareness campaign, sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the CFIDS Association. Registrants will have the opportunity to hear a campaign update from CFIDS Association president and CEO Kimberly McCleary and to see campaign components like the TV and radio PSAs, print and online banner ads and printed materials such as a patient brochure and a CFS toolkit for medical professionals. The acclaimed traveling photo exhibit called “The Faces of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome” will be displayed at the Galleria Mall from June 7 through June 10. This compelling exhibit features the portraits and stories of CFS patients, family members and health care professionals.
Dr. Christopher Snell is a professor at University of the Pacific in Stockton, California, where his work focuses on the functional aspects of CFS, particularly as they relate to quality of life issues for patients. He and his team are examining the physical cognitive responses of CFS patients to exercise aimed at providing a comprehensive picture of the bodily processes involved in the production and supply of energy. Dr. Snell hopes that the results of their research will clarify the biological basis for the symptoms of CFS and suggest therapeutic interventions directed at treating the causes of the symptoms rather than merely treating the symptoms themselves.
Dr. Morris Papernik is an internist at Rush Presbyterian St. Luke’s Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois, caring for many CFS and fibromyalgia patients. In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Papernik has been a collaborator for CFS research projects led by Dr. Leonard Jason’s group at DePaul University.
A joint question-and-answer forum will follow the presentations, allowing participants to interact with speakers, ask questions and learn practical information about CFS and FM and how to manage these medical conditions.
If you do not live in the Houston area but would like to receive full conference details, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, and we'll put you on our mailing list to receive a brochure in mid-May.
Click here to register for the seminar or call 704-364-0466. Tickets are $25 for preregistrants and $30 at the door. Seating is limited, so preregistration is encouraged.