Videos are now available online of the presentations given at the May 8, 2008, congressional briefing on CFS.
Video: Testimony from Congressional Briefing on CFS
Earlier this year the CFIDS Association, with the help of Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA), hosted a congressional briefing on CFS in the Capitol building.
The briefing featured an introduction by Association president & CEO Kim McCleary and presentations from Anthony Komaroff, MD, Lucinda Bateman, MD, and NPR’s Scott Simon, who is a close friend of Seabiscuit author and CFS patient Laura Hillenbrand.
CFIDS Association board member Brian Smith was on hand to videotape the briefing, which he has since posted on the video-sharing website YouTube.
Here are links to the video segments for each of the presentations:
Part 1: Introductions & Overview - Kim McCleary - Senate Briefing
Part 2: "Promising Avenues in Current CFS Research" - Dr. Anthony Komaroff 1 - Senate Briefing
Part 3: "Promising Avenues in Current CFS Research" - Dr. Anthony Komaroff 2 - Senate Briefing
Part 4: Economic Impact Discussion - Kim McCleary - Senate Briefing
Part 5: "Challenges in CFS Patient Care" - Dr. Lucinda Bateman - Senate Briefing
Part 6: CFS Patient Challenges Discussion - Kim McCleary - Senate Briefing
Part 7: "CFS: The Human Toll" - Mr. Scott Simon 1 - Senate Briefing
Part 8: "CFS: The Human Toll" - Mr. Scott Simon 2 - Senate Briefing
Part 9: Closing Remarks - Kim McCleary - Senate Briefing
Part 10: Final Discussion - Kim McCleary - Senate Briefing
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