Federal Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Advisory Committee to Meet May 16-17 in Washington, DC

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The May 16-17 CFS Advisory Committee meeting is a special opportunity for CFS experts, advocates, and patients to share information and deliver messages to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The public is invited to both days of the presentations, and a limited number of five-minute public witness testimony slots are available subject to advance registration.

The CFS Advisory Committee is a group of experts responsible for informing and advising the U.S. Secretary of Public Health & Science on:
n CFS research findings and opportunities,
n Diagnosis and treatment methods,
n And patient access, care, and education programs.

The roster of members is provided at http://www.hhs.gov/advcomcfs – plus other information about the CFSAC and possibly an agenda for the upcoming meeting (not yet available at the time of this writing).

Individuals wishing to address the meeting must register with the Department of Health & Human Services and submit any material they wish to have duplicated for distribution by May 11. Call Ms. Olga Nelson at (202) 401-7899 to register and for more information.

General public attendance is limited to space available, and those planning to attend must provide a photo ID for entry into the building. Reasonable special accommodations including sign language interpretation are available by advance request.

Meeting Times and Address
Wednesday, May 16, 2007 and Thursday, May 17, 2007
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. both days
Department of Health and Human Services
Hubert H. Humphrey Building, Room 800
200 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20201

For Further Information Contact
Dr. Anand K. Parekh, Executive Secretary, CFSAC
Department of Health and Human Services
200 Independence Avenue, SW., Room 727H
Washington, DC 20201

Or Ms. Olga Nelson at (202) 401-7899.

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