What: NJCFSA Fall Conference
When: Sunday November 2, 2003; noon-5:30 pm
Where: Sheraton Conference Center in Eatontown, New Jersey
Conference Program: New Directions in Research and Therapy in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Noon 1:00 p.m. Registration & Exhibits
1:00 1:15 p.m. Introduction & Welcome
1:15 2:00 p.m. Accylidine: A Therapeutic for CFS?
Dr. Kenny De Meirleir, MD, PhD; Professor of Physiology and Medicine and Director, Human Performance Laboratory and Fatigue Clinic, Vrije Universiteit Brussels.
2:00 2:45 p.m. New Directions in CFS Research
Susan M. Levine, MD, FACP, CFS Clinician and Researcher, Private Practice, New York City, NY.
2:45 3:15 p.m. Break
3:15 4:00 p.m. Neuroendocrinology and Fluid Balance in CFS
Dr. Malcolm F. Schwartz, DO, FACOP, Chief, Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes, Monmouth Medical Center, Asst. Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia.
4:00 4:45 p.m. Growth Hormone Deficiency and CFS
Dr. Harry Gruenspan, MD, Instructor of Medicine, Cornell University Medical College, Attending Physician, New York Hospital Cornell Medical Center
4:45 5:30 p.m. Questions & Answers Moderated by
R. Sivaprasad, MD, FACP, Chief, Infectious Disease, Monmouth Medical Center, Long Branch, NJ; Clinical Assoc. Prof. Of Med., MCP Drexel College Of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA.
FEE: $25 per person
DEADLINE: October 27, 2003
REGISTRATION INFO: (201) 599-0770
DIRECTIONS TO SHERATON: Garden State Parkway to Exit 105, Route 36 East to Route 35 South to Industrial Way East. The Sheraton is approximately 5 minutes from the Garden State Parkway Exit.
About the Speakers:
Kenny De Meirleir, MD, PhD is Professor of Physiology and Medicine and Director of the Human Performance Laboratory and Fatigue Clinic at Vrije Universiteit in Brussels, Belgium. Since 1990, Dr. De Meirleir has seen over 8,000 patients with chronic fatigue. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the American Association of CFS and is board certified in internal medicine in cardiac rehabilitation. Dr. De Meirleir serves as editor of the Journal of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and has authored and co-authored several hundred articles and books on internal medicine, cardiology, exercise physiology and CFS. He served as co-editor of the recent publication from CRC Press entitled: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, A Biological Approach. Currently Dr. De Meirleir conducts research on the etiology, diagnosis and treatment of CFS.
Susan M. Levine, MD, FACP, is a Board Certified Infectious Disease specialist with a main interest in CFS and FM. She has participated on the CDC's Physicians Surveillance Committee for CFS and serves on the Name Change Committee reporting to the Surgeon General. Dr. Levine was a contributing author to the New Jersey physician's manual.
Dr. Malcolm Schwartz, DO, FACOP is Chief of Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes at Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch, NJ and Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia, PA. He is a board certified pediatric endocrinologist and has expertise in disorders of the pituitary and fluid balance. Dr. Schwartz's research projects include fluid changes in CFS, growth hormone in patients with Cystic Fibrosis, and insulin resistance in Obesity, Type II Diabetes, and polycystic ovarian syndrome. Dr. Schwartz lectured on CFS to the NJ School Nurses Association in November 2002.
Dr. Harry Gruenspan, MD is board certified in internal medicine with a subspecialty in endocrinology and metabolism. He is an attending physician at The New York Hospital Cornell Medical Center and Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City and an Instructor in Medicine at Cornell Medical College. Dr. Gruenspan has co-authored numerous studies on aspects of Saccharomyces Cerevisiae, Peripheral Insulin Resistance, Androgen Receptor Gene and Adrenal Insufficiency and Septic Shock. His current research interests include a possible connection of Growth Hormone Deficiency to CFS.
R. Sivaprasad, MD, FACP is Board Certified in Internal Medicine & Infectious Disease. He has been with Monmouth Medical Center (MMC) since 1985 & is Chief, Infectious Disease. He is Clinical Professor of Medicine at the Medical College of Pennsylvania, Drexel Univ. College of Medicine. His research interests include antibiotic therapy, acid-based disorders, decision making & clinical pharmacology. In 1995, he presented CFS to the American College of Physicians New Jersey Chapter Scientific Meeting.