In this issue
Message to members
Association welcomes new editor
As one of the most prevalent but least
understood chronic illnesses
of our time, CFIDS warrants more public attention than it gets.
The CFIDS Association is committed
to making CFIDS a mainstream medical concern. Working toward this goal, I was hired as the new editor,
freeing up Renée Brehio, our Director of Communications, to devote her time to working with the media,
other organizations and the public to raise awareness.
This news is important to the whole community.
It is tangible proof of the progress your efforts are making and the growth of the Association you support—growth
I am honored to take part in.
I came to the Association knowing little about CFIDS. After four
months on the job, I am in awe of its magnitude and complexity and the devastating impact it has on people’s
What a privilege it is, as well as an overwhelming responsibility, to provide you each
quarter with the most up-to-date medical information; stories that uplift and encourage you and news that
educates you, your physicians, your family and others.
I have been involved with all forms of print
media for more than 15 years, from writing, editing, designing and publishing brochures to producing newsletters,
press releases and technical books for some of the largest U.S. associations and publishers, including
the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and McGraw-Hill, but no position has ever provided the challenge that being
the Association’s editor brings.
Your courage, spirit and determination to live productive lives
in the face of this illness inspire me, and I look forward to working with you and being a part of an
organization that is dedicated to changing peoples’ lives.
Lori Flaherty, Editor