In 2000 and 2001, TheCFIDS
Association of America hosted a series
of three scientific symposia designed to strengthen the overall research effort.
Sponsorship from the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease
Control helped attract dozens of top scientists from universities and medical
centers across the country to delve into published studies on
CFIDS and set research priorities for further
investigation. The “scientific court” assembled for each meeting evaluated
evidence of abnormalities in the autonomic nervous system, the immune system and
neuroendocrine system. Each symposia ended with the presentation of a consensus
statement on the research in each area, followed by a discussion of the most
promising avenues for research in that field. All three papers have been
published in NeuroImmunoModulation, with the neuroendocrine symposia
paper appearing this February as the first article in Volume 11 of the journal.
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