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Feb 16: CDC Grand Rounds webcast on CFS

1hr webcast seminar on recommendations from IOM and P2P reports into ME/CFS

CDC Grand Rounds on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, February 16 at 1-2 PM

Every month the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention hosts an hour long seminar from the CDC Auditorium in Atlanta.

These seminars focus on current key topics, and for February the topic will emphasize ME/CFS/SEID and the recommendations made in two special reports: recent recommendations from the Institute of Medicine (Beyond Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Redefining an Illness)* and the Pathway to Prevention (P2P) report.

The seminar will include presentations by Dr. Beth Unger (Chief of CDC’s Chronic Viral Diseases Branch), Dr. Lapp, Dr. Tony Komaroff (Harvard School of Medicine) and Dr. Avi Nath (NIH’s NINDR).

This session of Public Health Grand Rounds will describe the illness and impact on patients, present CDC’s work addressing ME/CFS as a public health problem, present IOM recommendations, and discuss next steps to addressing this problem.

While the presentation will originate from the CDC auditorium in Atlanta, it will be webcasted to thousands of providers, researchers, and the public.

SOURCE: Dr Lapp ME Letter December 15
Details and previous programs can be viewed here
Institute of Medicine report can be viewed here
Webcast Links: Windows Media; Flash:

Captions are only available on the Windows Media links. The webcast links are only active during the date and time of the session, but all sessions are archived for future viewing.

FEATURE PHOTO: waiting by Michal Ziembicki

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Written by Russell Logan

Russell Logan worked as a magazine publisher and editor until forced into early retirement through ill health with ME. He has battled with moderate to severe ME for 25 years. He now lives in Noosaville, Australia.

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