Spreading the word
The CFIDS Association is broadening its
CFIDS to the general health care community. On May 20-21, Vicki Walker participated in a National Institute
of Mental Health (NIMH) meeting on the mental health impacts and dimensions of illness (such as HIV, cancer
and chronic pain). On June 13-14, Vicki attended the Society for Womenís Health Research Congress on Womenís
Health and Gender-Based Medicine. On June 27-28, the Association distributed information about CFIDS to
the 1,500 attendees of the National Association of School Nurses Conference. And Aug. 8-11, Kim Kenney
will host a booth at the National Area Health Education Centers meeting in Louisville, Kty.
Associationís goal in attending these meetings is to promote the profile of CFIDS as a serious, disabling
illness. We hope to expand our outreach efforts to scientists, clinicians and allied health professionals
at future meetings and have applied for grant funding to help support these activities.
Annual Report available
The 1998 Annual Report of The CFIDS
of America is now available. Key financial information has been posted on the Associationís web site (
www.cfids.org). The mailing list for the Annual Report is limited because
of the costs involved, but you may request a copy by calling the Resource Line at 704/365-2345, sending
a fax to 704/365-9755, or sending a note to the Asociation at P.O. Box 220398, Charlotte, NC 28222-0398.
donation was omitted from the 1998 Annual Report. The
following should have appeared in the Pacesetters list of gifts from $100 to
$499: Jessie L. Sherrod, MD, in memory of Mrs. Foda D.B.