The Federal Register issued an announcement on August 28 soliciting nominations for five appointed positions as voting members on the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Advisory Committee (CFSAC)* – to be received by CFSAC Executive Secretary Dr. Wanda K. Jones at HHS not later than Sep 20 (5 pm EDT) 2009.
The five new members will fill vacancies created when the terms of Dr. James Oleske, Rebecca Artman, Kristine Healy, Dr. Morris Papernik and Jason Newfield expire on January 3, 2010. Collectively, the five new members will need to have demonstrated expertise in “health services, insurance, or voluntary organizations concerned with the problems of individuals with CFS,” and each will require “expert knowledge of the broad issues and topics pertinent to CFS.”
Details on the duties of CFSAC members, on who would qualify for consideration, the precise components/materials that must be included in each nomination package, and the required format for nominations (typewritten) is outlined in the Federal Register notice at http://capwiz.com/cfids/utr/1/DJWZLDTXFQ/EMWPLDTXGA/3845478211.
But basically, “all nominations should be mailed or delivered” to:
Wanda K Jones, DrPH, Executive Secretary
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Advisory Committee
Office on Women’s Health, Department of Health & Human Services
200 Independence Avenue SW, Room 712E
Washington, DC, 20201
Direct questions or comments to Dr. Jones
at the above address,
or phone (202) 690-7650
For background info on the CFSAC, please visit the Committee’s web
site at http://capwiz.com/cfids/utr/1/DJWZLDTXFQ/LCGELDTXGB/3845478211
* The CFSAC provides science-based advice and recommendations to the Secretary of Health and Human Services through the Assistant Secretary for Health, on a broad range of issues and topics pertaining to CFS.