Advocacy Alert: 8/26/2009
Nominations for Federal CFS Advisory Committee Sought
Today's Federal Register includes an announcement soliciting nominations for five appointed positions on the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Advisory Committee (CFSAC). The CFSAC provides science-based advice and recommendations to the Secretary of Health and Human Services through the Assistant Secretary for Health, on a broad range of issues and topics pertaining to CFS.
Vacancies will be created when five appointees' terms end on January 3, 2010. Nominations must be received by 5 p.m. EDT on September 20, 2009. The format for nominations is outlined in the Federal Register notice at http://www.cfids.org/advocacy/cfsac-nomination09.pdf.
The CFSAC members whose terms will be expiring in January are: Dr. James Oleske, Rebecca Artman, Dr. Lucinda Bateman, Kristine Healy and Dr. Morris Papernik.
For more information about the CFSAC, please visit the committee's web site at http://www.hhs.gov/advcomcfs/index.html or materials and meeting reports on the Association's web site: http://www.cfids.org/advocacy/CFSAC.asp.