The Institute of Medicine’s Committee on the Diagnostic Criteria for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome will hold a public release event for its consensus report on February 10th, 2015 from 11:00 am-12:00 pm EST at the Keck Center of the National Academies in Washington, D.C. (500 Fifth Street NW, Washington, DC).
Interested individuals will be able to attend the public release event in person or virtually via webcast. Persons who plan on attending the meeting in person are requested to register in advance prior to February 5, 2015. Registration for persons attending the meeting in person will be open until seating capacity of the conference room is reached. All participants may participate via webcast. A link for the webcast will be available on the public release webpage shortly before the event begins at 11:00 a.m. on February 10, 2015.
The public will be able to submit questions online, and a PowerPoint will be available at that time.
A PDF of the report will be available for free download on the event webpage beginning at 11 AM.
For more details of the event please visit the public release webpage
We first brought you news of the IOM Committee’s charge in October of 2013 and have posted information about it to our blog routinely in the months since (Access all our posts on the IOM HERE). The process has been highly scrutinized and widely debated, but SMCI has remained cautiously optimistic as the committee has held public meetings and worked privately. After 16 months of watching and waiting, the committee’s report is to be released a month earlier than originally expected. (View the committee roster HERE.)
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