CFS Advisory Committee 12/8/03 meeting
Media Alert: 11/17/2003
The Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Advisory Committee (CFSAC) of the
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will hold its second meeting in
Washington, D.C. on Monday, December 8, 2003. The meeting is open to the public
and public testimony will be accepted. Please see below for the official notice
as it appears in the Federal Register.
Public Policy Coordinator
The CFIDS Association of
[Federal Register: November 14, 2003 (Volume 68, Number 220)]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Fatigue Syndrome Advisory Committee
AGENCY: Office of the Secretary, HHS.
ACTION: Notice of meeting.
SUMMARY: As stipulated by the Federal Advisory Committee Act,
the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is hereby giving notice that
the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Advisory Committee (CFSAC) will hold a meeting. The
meeting will be open to the public.
DATES: The meeting will be held on Monday, December 8, 2003,
from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
ADDRESSES: Department of Health and Human Services, Hubert H.
Humphrey Building, Room 800, Washington, DC 20201.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Larry E. Fields,
Executive Secretary, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Advisory Committee, U.S.
Department of Health and Human Services, Hubert H. Humphrey Building, 200,
Independence Avenue, SW., Room 719H, Washington, DC 20201; (202) 690-7694.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: CFSAC was established on September
5, 2002, to replace the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Coordinating Committee. The
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 for chronic fatigue syndrome; and (3)
development and implementation of programs to inform the public, health care
professionals, and the biomedical, academic, and research community about
chronic fatigue syndrome advances.
The tentative agenda for this meeting is as follows:
9 a.m.--Call to Order, Roll Call, Introductions, Minutes of
the September 29th meeting.
9:30 a.m.--Presentations, Executive Secretary, Organizational
Matters, Communications (Web site, listserv), Ex Officio Members, Status of
Departmental CFS-directed efforts, Requested follow-ups, Q & A.
12 noon--Lunch Break.
1 p.m.--Further Discussions, Carry-over Issues, CFSAC Mission
Statement, CFSAC Goals and Priorities, Name change, New Issues.
3:30 p.m.--Public Comments.
4:30 p.m.--Wrap Up, Action Steps, Timelines, Next Meeting.
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. Preregistration is required for public comment.
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 December 1, 2003.
Dated: November 7, 2003.
Larry E. Fields, Executive Secretary, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
[FR Doc. 03-28579 Filed 11-13-03; 8:45 am]