Connecticut CFIDS & FM Association, Inc. Spring Conference
April 16, 2005, 1-4pm
The Politics of Epidemiology and Name Change; How to Differentiate
between CFIDS and Depression
Presented by Leonard Jason, PhD
The Role of NMR Spectroscopy in Evaluation of CFIDS Patients; Possible Genetic Link in CFIDS Population
Presented by Susan M. Levine, MD
Attend our spring conference for the most updated information available on CFIDS. This is an event not to be missed. No pre-registration is required. The conference will be held in the
Keller Auditorium at UCONN Health Center located in Farmington, CT.
For more information please call 1-800-952-2037.
$7 for members
$9 for non-members
Leonard A. Jason, PhD, is a highly respected CFIDS researcher who has
received many awards for his work in this field. He received his PhD
in Clinical/Community Psychology from the University of Rochester and
is the Director of the Center for Community Research and a Professor
of Psychology at DePaul University in Chicago. He is a renowned author of numerous published articles and research papers and is the current Vice President of The American Association of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
Dr. Jason will discuss the epidemiology (incidence, distribution, and
control) of CFIDS.
Dr. Jason’s research has found that as many as 800,000 people
nationwide may suffer from the illness. He will also address the
controversy of changing the name of CFIDS, including whether and if it will help the illness to be taken more seriously.
Susan M. Levine, MD is a well-established physician and researcher who has a large CFIDS and patient population in her New York City office practice. She is certified in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases and is the Medical Director of the Chronic Fatigue Activation Network, Medical Co-Director of the New Jersey CFS Association Inc., and member of the Name Change Working Group of the U.S. CFS Coordinating Committee. Dr. Levine is a published researcher and has presented her work on both a
local and national level.
Dr. Levine will explain NMR spectroscopy and how it can aid in
evaluating CFIDS patients. She will also discuss her current study of a possible genetic link in CFIDS patients.
Dr. Jason and Dr. Levine attended The American Association of Chronic
Fatigue Syndrome Conference in Wisconsin. They will bring us up to
date with the most current insights and treatments in CFIDS and FM.
UCONN Health Center
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06030
Take Exit 39 (if coming from I-84 West, Exit 39 is after 39A). Turn
right at first traffic light onto Route 4 East (Farmington Avenue).
At third traffic light, turn right to enter the Health Center Campus.
To Return to I-84 East or West:
From the Farmington Avenue entrance on the Lower Campus, take a left onto Route 4 West/Farmington Avenue. At the third light, take a left
towards the highway entrance ramps and follow the signs staying right for I-84 West or staying left for I-84 East.
Keller Auditorium is in the Main Bldg. Stop by the hospital information desk located in the Main Lobby. It is staffed with trained volunteers, who will give you further directions.
*Please no perfume or irritants as many with CFIDS and FM are
sensitive. Thank you.