Posted by Gabby Klein on December 20, 2015
The Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Advisory Committee (CFSAC) provides advice and recommendations to the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) through the Assistant Secretary for Health on issues related to Myalgic Encephalomyelitis and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS). It meets twice a year.
The last meeting took place August 18 and 19, 2015. The theme of the meeting was HHS’ response to the Institute of Medicine (IOM) and Pathways to Prevention (P2P) reports on redefining ME/CFS. A CFSAC working group was created to work on recommendations for these reports which were presented at the meeting.
Tackling all the recommendations and information provided at the meeting would be too long to include in one blog. Since we believe that the diagnostic and research criteria are a crucial element, we decided to concentrate on the recommendations which reference the criteria.
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