A half-day “Know More Seminar” on the latest Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia treatment & research findings will be offered Saturday, October 13, 2007 at the Sheraton Denver West Hotel in Lakewood, Colorado. The seminar begins at 1:00 p.m. and concludes at 5:30 p.m.
The educational program and Q&A is open to all, including CFS & FM patients, caregivers, and health care professionals (see ticket information below). Sponsors are the Rocky Mountain CFIDS/FMS Association and the CFIDS Association of America. (Note the "Faces of CFS" Photo Exhibit will also be in Denver October 11-14 to coincide with the event, at the Park Meadows Mall.)
The featured speakers will be:
n Suzanne D. Vernon, PhD – a Research Biologist and Human Genomics Team Leader at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. The goal of her team’s ongoing research: to discover a biomarker and diagnostic assay for ME-CFS, and to understand its pathogenesis. Dr. Vernon introduced the Genetics/Proteomics Session at the 2007 IACFS/ME Professional Conference.
n Dr. Steven Croft, MD, FACP – an internist/rheumatologist specializing in Fibromyalgia research and treatment with Arthritis Associates of South Florida. Dr. Croft led a workshop on pain management research at the 2007 IACFS/ME Patient Conference.
n Kim McCleary – President and CEO of the CFIDS Association. Kim will summarize the National Awareness Campaign activities.
Tickets are $25 if purchased by October 5; $35 after the deadline or at the door. Tickets may be purchased online at http://www.cfids.org/ecommerce/products.asp?setCategory=6. Or, if you do not live in the Denver area and would like to receive a brochure with a registration form, please send an e-mail with KNOW MORE in the subject line to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 704-364-0466. Seating is limited so pre-registration is encouraged.
Speaker bios and other information will be included in the September issues of:
n The Rocky Mountain CFIDS/FMS Association’s e-newsletter INFOCUS;
n And the CFIDS Association’s CFIDSLink.