Thursday, August 27, 2009

Advocacy Alert: Federal CFS Advisory Committee

This just in from the CFIDS Association:

Nominations for Federal CFS Advisory Committee Sought

Today's Federal Register includes an announcement soliciting nominations for five appointed positions on the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Advisory Committee (CFSAC). The CFSAC provides science-based advice and recommendations to the Secretary of Health and Human Services through the Assistant Secretary for Health, on a broad range of issues and topics pertaining to CFS.

Vacancies will be created when five appointees' terms end on January 3, 2010. Nominations must be received by 5 p.m. EDT on September 20, 2009. The format for nominations is outlined in the Federal Register notice at

The CFSAC members whose terms will be expiring in January are: Dr. James Oleske, Rebecca Artman, Kristine Healy, Dr. Morris Papernik and Jason Newfield.

For more information about the CFSAC, please visit the committee's web site at or materials and meeting reports on the Association's web site:

The nomination process seems a little complex, but I have a couple people in mind that I would like to nominate with their permission (one is a doctor who specializes in treating patients with CFS, the other is a researcher who specializes in CFS research).

Today's Activities: work. Today's Most Annoying Symptoms: exhaustion, headache, mild vertigo.

Mood (10 is best): 6
Energy (10 is best): 3
Physical Discomfort (10 is worst): 4


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