Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Advisory Committee
As stipulated by the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the Department of Health and Human Services is hereby giving notice that the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Advisory Committee (CFSAC) will hold a meeting. The meeting will be open to the public.
The meeting will be held on Monday, June 21, 2004, from 9 am to 5 pm.
Department of Health and Human Services, Hubert H. Humphrey Building, 200 Independence Avenue, SW., Room 505A, Washington, DC 20201.
For further information, contact:
Dr. Larry E. Fields, Executive Secretary, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Advisory Committee, Department of Health and Human Services, Hubert H. Humphrey Building, 200 Independence Avenue, SW., Room 719H, Washington, DC 20201; (202) 690-7694.
CFSAC was established on September 5, 2002, to replace the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Coordinating Committee. CFSAC was established to advise, consult with, and make recommendations to the Secretary, through the Assistant Secretary for Health, on a broad range of topics including (1) the current state of knowledge and research about the epidemiology and risk factors relating to chronic fatigue syndrome, and identifying potential opportunities in these areas; (2) current and proposed diagnosis and treatment methods forchronic fatigue syndrome; and (3) development and implementation of programs to inform the public, health care professionals, and the biomedical, academic, and research communities about chronic fatigue syndrome advances.
The tentative agenda for this meeting is as follows:
Call to Order
Request for Roll Call
Introductions and Opening Remarks
Approval of the Minutes of March 22nd, 2004
9:20 a.m.—Executive Secretary
Summary of Public Comments
9:35 a.m.—Invited Speaker
CFS and the ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM codes
Donna Pickett, RHIA
Medical Classification Administrator
National Center for Health Statistics, NCHS/CDC/HHS
10:45 a.m.—Invited Organizational Updates
Dr. Dharam V. Ablashi
American Association for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (AACFS)
7th International Conference on CFS/FM and other activities
K. Kimberly McCleary
CFIDS Association of America
Public and Provider Attitudes
National CFIDS Foundation, Inc.
11:15 a.m.—Ex Officio Members
Status of Departmental and broader CFS-related efforts
11:30 a.m.—Public Comment
12 Noon—Lunch Break
1 p.m. Subcommittee Updates
Disabilities: Lyle Lieberman, Chair
Education: Dr. Roberto Patarca, Chair
Research: Dr. Nahid Mohagheghpour, Chair
3 p.m. Break
3:15 p.m. Development of Recommendations
Other CFS-related Matters
4 p.m. Public Comment
4:30 p.m. Summary
5 p.m. Adjournment
Public attendance at the meeting is limited to space available. Individuals must provide a photo ID for entry into the meeting. Individuals who plan to attend and need special assistance, such as sign language interpretation or other reasonable accommodations, should notify the designated contact person. Members of the public will have the opportunity to provide comments at the meeting. Pre-registration is required for public comment by June 14, 2004. Any individual who wishes to participate in the public comment session should call the telephone number listed in the contact information to register. Public comment will be limited to five minutes per speaker. Any members of the public who wish to have printed material distributed to CFSAC members should submit materials to the Executive Secretary, CFSAC, whose contact information is listed above prior to close of business June 14, 2004.Dated: May 28, 2004. Larry E. Fields, Executive Secretary, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Advisory Committee.