As part of its “Demystifying Medicine 2011” series, the National Institutes of Health will feature a two-hour live webcast on CFS research - with presentations by:
• Drs. Harvey Alter (NIDDK) and Shyh-Ching Lo (FDA), lead authors of the PNAS article reporting “Detection of MLV-related virus gene sequences in blood of patients with chronic fatigue syndrome and healthy blood donors.”
• Dr. Fred Gill (NIDDK), the noted NIH infectious disease specialist who treated CFS patient/author Laura Hillenbrand for many years.
Following is the NIH announcement with links to the webcast site.
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Is there a virus?
The NIH is airing a live webcast and the event can be viewed live at: http://videocast.nih.gov/
Air date: Tuesday, February 22, 2011, 4:00 PM EST
Description: This event will include the presentation of patients, pathology, diagnosis and therapy context of major disease problems and current research. The course is designed to help bridge the gap between advances in biology and their application to major human diseases.
Each session includes clinical and basic science components presented by NIH staff and invitees. These seminar series are primarily directed toward PhD students, clinicians and program managers. All students, fellows and staff are welcome, as well.
For more information: visit http://www1.od.nih.gov/oir/DemystifyingMed
Author: Shyh-Ching Lo (FDA), Fred Gill (NIDDK) and Harvey Alter (NIDDK)
Runtime: 120 minutes