Annual Fall Conference of The Connecticut CFIDS & FM Associations

What: Annual Fall Conference, Co Sponsored By Women's Health Research At Yale University – Topic: "Unraveling the cause(s) of chronic fatigue syndrome in the post-genomic era"

When: Saturday October 18th, 2003 1-4 pm

Where: Sterling Yale Law School, Auditorium, Grove St.
New Haven, CT.

Who: Speaker will be Dr. Susan Vernon of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Centers for Infectious Disease, Atlanta, Georgia

Dr. Susan Vernon is doing groundbreaking chronic fatigue syndrome research at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Her newly discovered gene expression work may someday be used as a marker for CFS. Dr. Vernon and her colleagues have found that they are able to distinguish between PWC'S (CFS patients) and normal healthy control test subjects on the basis of their gene expression. Measuring gene expression can give clues about how a cell's operation is abnormal. Dr. Vernon is looking at certain white cells from blood samples, looking at the communication and messages sent between cells.

This is NOT genetics pertaining to heredity. This research is also finding that patients can be distinguished between rapid onset and gradual onset based on gene expression differences.

Come learn new findings, and understand the science behind the research.

We would like to thank Pfizer For their continuing support of our association.

Admission is free for CT. CFIDS & FM Assoc. members. Non-members wil be asked for an $8.00 donation.

An Annual membership can be obtained at the conference for $25.00.

Pre-registration is NOT required.

Food will be available.

A videotape of the event will not be available and personal audio & videotaping will not be permitted. For the comfort of all please no aroma products (Hairspray, gel, perfume, aftershave, etc.)

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