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Dr. Lapp reported that a CDC grand rounds featuring Dr. Beth Unger (Chief of CDC’s Chronic Viral Diseases Branch), Dr. Lapp, Dr. Tony Komaroff (Harvard School of Medicine) and Dr. Avi Nath (NIH’s NINDR) will take place this February. Grand Rounds present the opportunity to present the latest findings on a disease to a broad medical audience. The CDC does 12 of these a year; it's good to see one of them next year on ME/CFS.
Every month the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention hosts an hour long seminar from the CDC Auditorium in Atlanta. These seminars focus on current key topics, and for February the topic will emphasize CFS/ME/SEID and the recommendations made in two special reports: recent recommendations from the Institute of Medicine (Beyond Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Redefining an Illness)* and the Pathway to Prevention (P2P) report.
The seminar will include presentations by Dr. Beth Unger (Chief of CDC’s Chronic Viral Diseases Branch), Dr. Lapp, Dr. Tony Komaroff (Harvard School of Medicine) and Dr. Avi Nath (NIH’s NINDR). This session of Public Health Grand Rounds will describe the illness and impact on patients, present CDC’s work addressing CFS/ME as a public health problem, present IOM recommendations, and discuss next steps to addressing this problem.
While the presentation will originate from the CDC auditorium in Atlanta, it will be webcasted to thousands of providers, researchers, and the public. Details and previous programs can be viewed at http://www.cdc.gov/cdcgrandrounds/ To review the Institute of Medicine report, go to http://iom.nationalacademies.org/reports/2015/me-cfs.aspx#sthash.h1qfxM13.dpuf . Hint: the complete report is over 300 pages, but the executive summary is pared down to about 25 pages.