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Diagnostic Criteria for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome - Jan. 27 Meeting


At this first meeting of an Institute of Medicine committee that is evaluating diagnostic criteria for myalgic encephalomyelitis, or chronic fatigue syndrome, committee members will hear from invited federal officials, including Nancy Lee, designated federal officer for the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Advisory Committee of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and Elizabeth Unger, chief of the Chronic Viral Diseases Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  Representatives from several patient advocacy groups including the Wisconsin ME/CFS Association Inc., Phoenix Rising, Occupy CFS, and the CFIDS Association of America, and interested members of the public will also address the committee.



The meeting will take place on Jan. 27 from 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. EST in Room 100 of the National Academies’ Keck Center, 500 Fifth St., N.W., Washington, D.C.  For more information or to view the full agenda, visit  Seating is limited; reporters who wish to attend must register in advance with the Office of News and Public Information; tel. 202-334-2138 or e-mail Those who cannot attend may view a live webcast of the meeting at