Update from the CDC’s CFS Research Program

(Announced via the CFSAC Listserv)

MARK YOUR CALENDARS
Thursday, August 9, 2012
11:00 am – 12:00 pm Eastern Daylight Time

We invite you to attend the first CDC Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) Patient-Centered Outreach and Communication Activity (PCOCA) Conference Call.

The call information is listed below. Please note that questions for the guest speaker and CDC can be submitted only via email at CFSPCOCACall@cdc.gov. This mailbox cannot respond to inquires received and is in use only for the scheduled CFS PCOCA calls. If you would like to be added to the call list, please send an email to CFSPCOCACall@cdc.gov

ACCESS INFORMATION

Please note: this call will NOT be recorded.

Toll-free Number:  866-705-4314

Participant passcode: 78687644 (Participants will be in “listen” mode)

A limited number of phone lines are available for each call, thus, if possible we kindly request if there are multiple participants in one location that you dial-in on a single line. Thank you for your cooperation.

MEETING AGENDA

11:00 am: Welcome and Telephone Overview

11:10 am: Updates from CDC – Elizabeth Unger, PhD, MD
Branch Chief, Chronic Viral Diseases Branch
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

11:25 am: Expert Guest Speaker – Leonard Jason, PhD
Director, Center for Community Research, DePaul University
“Issues in Identifying Similar Participants for CFS Studies”

11:45 am: Questions from CFSPCOCA Mailbox for Guest Speaker

11:50 am: Questions from CFSPCOCA Mailbox for CDC

Please note that questions for the Guest Speaker and CDC can be submitted only via email at CFSPCOCACall@cdc.gov

This mailbox cannot respond to inquires received and is in use only for the scheduled CFS PCOCA calls.

Disclaimer:
Although the content of calls is directed to patients, caregivers, health care professionals, and other interested parties, CDC has no control over who participates on the conference call. Therefore please exercise discretion on sensitive content and material, as confidentiality during these calls cannot be guaranteed.

Contact for CFSPCOCA Conference Call: CFSPCOCACall@cdc.gov

For More Information about CFS at CDC: www.cdc.gov/cfs

August 8, 2012