Meetings & Workshops
CDC CFS Patient-Centered Outreach and Communication Activity (PCOCA) Conference Call
The CDC Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) Patient-Centered Outreach and Communication Activity (PCOCA) Conference Call was held on Monday, January 14, 2013.
Nancy Klimas, M.D. is a clinical immunologist and the Director of the Institute for Neuro-Immune Medicine, Nova Southeastern University. She has been in the field of CFS for over 25 years, and was one of the first people to advocate for a biological understanding of CFS. Connie Sol, Ph.Dc. is a Clinical Exercise Physiologist at the Institute for Neuro-Immune Medicine and the USA Triathlon Federation Head Coach for high performance Paratriathlon (triathlon aspect of Paralympics). She has been working with aerobic reconstruction for sport performance in the context of Multiple Sclerosis in the last 9 years. They presented a talk titled "Redefining Exercise in CFS through Reconstruction of Aerobic Capacity," on January 14, 2013, as part of the Patient Centered Outreach Communication Activity (PCOCA) series.
Case Definition Workshops
A series of workshops the CDC organized and invited a small group of experts with diverse backgrounds and experience using on chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) case definition in research, clinical practice, and teaching, in the United States and abroad to participate. The objective of the workshops was to evaluate the current clinical knowledge concerning the definition of CFS.