Ohio kNOw MORE CFS
Seminar a Hit with Participants
Participants at Ohio’s kNOw MORE CFS seminar talk to speakers Patricia Fennell and Dr.
The John S. Knight Center in
Ohio, housed the third kNOw MORE CFS seminar
in the CFIDS Association’s Education and Empowerment Series. And both education
and empowerment were in great supply as speakers Patricia Fennell and Dr. David
Bell addressed the crowd of nearly 100.
First up, Patricia Fennell, MSW, LCSW-R, discussed the nature
of chronic illness and its effect on lives—describing a four-phase treatment
approach that can help those with CFS and their health care providers work
together to meaningfully enhance quality of life. Then, noted CFS authority Dr.
Bell presented his clinical perspective of CFS—addressing illness onset, the
body’s response and specific vascular dysfunctions key to understanding the
effects of CFS. The seminar concluded with the speakers taking turns answering
questions from the audience.
Remarked one participant as she flipped through her notes at
the end of the session, "I may have used up most of my energy reserve for the
next day or so, but the knowledge and validation I’m taking with me is well
When asked what information he valued most, another
participant commented, “Just having CFS experts at our fingertips is so
worthwhile and rare. I’d take twice that if I could get it.”
The next kNOw MORE CFS seminar is planned for
Francisco in the fall. We’ll
keep you posted as we finalize the details. To get on the list to receive
information about these half-day events, email Nova Bouknight at
firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject
line “KNOW MORE.”