CDC Stakeholder Call – Open Invitation

CDCIn the fall of 2012, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) began a new series of conference calls to update stakeholders about ME/CFS-related research activities and other topics of interest. Information on the next call, scheduled for Tuesday, September 9, 2014, is provided below from their listserv and website.  

There is no need to RSVP for this call, simply dial in. To join the listserv, please send an email message directly to CDC at



Tuesday, September 9, 2014

3:00 pm 4:00 pm EDT

CDC CFS Patient-centered outreach and communication activity (PCOCA) Conference Call

Call number: 1-800-857-5128

Participant Code: 4459244

Please mark your calendars for the next CDC Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) Patient-Centered Outreach and Communication Activity (PCOCA) Conference Call.


Meeting Agenda

3:00pm    Welcome and Telephone Overview

3:05pm   Updates from CDC – Elizabeth Unger, PhD, MD

Branch Chief, Chronic Viral Diseases Branch

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


3:15pm  “Can ME/CFS and FM Sleep Research Help You Sleep?”

Lucinda Bateman MD

Director, Fatigue Consultation Clinic

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology – Operations, University of Utah

Adjunct Instructor, Family and Preventive Medicine, University of Utah

3:45pm   Questions from CFSPCOCACall Mailbox for Guest Speaker and CDC


 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. 


Please note that questions for the Guest Speakers and CDC can be submitted only via email at 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


Contact for CFSPCOCA Conference Call:


For some additional resources and information on the biology of sleep, CLICK HERE