Meetings

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CDC holds regular Stakeholder Engagement and Communication (SEC) calls to update the ME/CFS community on CDC activities and facilitate presentations from guest speakers. CDC also co-sponsors and participates in the NIH Interagency ME/CFS Working Group meetings.

CDC ME/CFS Stakeholder Engagement and Communication (SEC) Call

September 23, 2020, 3:00 PM ET

Our next SEC Call will feature “Immune Dysfunction in ME/CFS” from Maureen Hanson, Ph.D., Liberty Hyde Bailey Professor in the Department of Molecular Biology & Genetics, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York. Participants will also hear CDC updates from Elizabeth Unger, PhD, MD, Branch Chief of CDC’s Chronic Viral Diseases Branch, as well as a question and answer session with Dr. Hanson and CDC.


If you would like to be notified of future calls, please send an email to MECFSSEC@cdc.gov.

Previous Meeting Materials

August 11, 2020

Interagency ME/CFS Working Group Meeting (Featuring updates from federal agencies including CDC, National Institutes of Health, Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs, and Veterans Affairs)

More information on the Trans-NIH ME/CFS websiteexternal icon.


February 13, 2020

Drs. Elizabeth Unger, Nanda Issa, Dana Brimmer

Conference Call Transcript pdf icon[PDF – 98 KB, 508]

Conference Call Audio media icon[MP3 – 10 MB]

Summary of the Second Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) Roundtable Meeting held August 30, 2018

CDC held a second roundtable meeting on August 30, 2018 with stakeholders composed of ME/CFS patients, advocates, clinicians with ME/CFS expertise, healthcare professional organizations, medical educators, researchers/foundations, and other government agencies. Building on the first roundtable project, the goal of this project was to provide an opportunity for individuals to share their thoughts on ME/CFS educational materials for patients as well as materials focused on the needs of healthcare providers. The project included various phases using small conference calls and the face-to-face meeting.

Summary of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) Roundtable Meeting on September 26, 2016

CDC held a roundtable meeting on September 26, 2016 with stakeholders composed of ME/CFS patients, advocates, clinicians with ME/CFS expertise, healthcare professional organizations, medical educators, researchers/foundations, and other government agencies. The goal of the face-to-face meeting was to provide an opportunity for individuals to share thoughts on how the Institute of Medicine (IOM) Report could best be communicated through materials and content on the CDC website.