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 co-sponsors and participates in the NIH Interagency ME/CFS Working Group meetings. CDC also holds Roundtable Meetings with stakeholders composed of ME/CFS patients, advocates, educators, clinicians, and researchers to gather vital stakeholder input on specific projects and products.
February 25, 2021 and February 26, 2021
1:00-5:00 PM ET and 1:00-3:00 PM ET
2nd Interagency ME/CFS Working Group Meeting
The working group will address workforce development and education of ME/CFS healthcare providers as well as share updates about current activities to address prolonged illness following COVID-19, also referred to as “long COVID.”
Register in advance for this webinar by clicking the link, or copying and pasting the link into your web browser:
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A recording of the meeting will be made available after the meeting.
February 25, 2021
1:00–5:00 PM Eastern Time
- Goals of the Working Group and Meeting
- ME/CFS Health Care Workforce Development: Documentation of Need
- Challenges from Clinician Viewpoint
- Description of Current Initiatives to Address and Discussion
- Other Business
February 26, 2021
1:00–3:00 PM Eastern Time
- Welcome and Goal of Meeting
- What We’re Learning about Long COVID
- Research on Long COVID
- Other Activities
- Cross-agency Collaboration
To ask a question within the Zoom webinar platform during the meeting, please:
- Click on the “Q&A” button.
- Type your question in the “Q&A” box.
- Submit your question.
If you would like to be notified of future calls, please send an email to MECFSSEC@cdc.gov.
September 23, 2020, 3:00 PM ET
CDC ME/CFS Stakeholder Engagement and Communication (SEC) Call – Featuring a presentation on “Immune Dysfunction in ME/CFS” from Maureen Hanson, PhD, Liberty Hyde Bailey Professor in the Department of Molecular Biology & Genetics, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, CDC updates from Elizabeth Unger, PhD, MD, Branch Chief of CDC’s Chronic Viral Diseases Branch, and a question and answer session with Dr. Hanson and CDC.
- Transcript pdf icon[PDF – 35 pages, 508]
- Audio media icon[MP3 – 12 MB]
- Slideshow presentation pdf icon[PDF – 42 pages, 508]
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
Update on CDC ME/CFS program with Drs. Elizabeth Unger, Nanda Issa, Dana Brimmer
September 16, 2019
“The Biology of ME/CFS: Emerging Models”
Anthony L. Komaroff, M.D.
Simcox-Clifford-Higby Distinguished Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Senior Physician, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts
June 3, 2019
“Pacing in Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome & Fibromyalgia”
Alison C. Bested M.D. FRCPC
Diplomate, Integrative Medicine
Associate Professor and Chair Integrative Medicine
Institute for Neuro-Immune Medicine
Dr. Kiran Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine
Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
March 11, 2019
“Orthostatic Intolerance: Research and Clinical Insights“
Benjamin H. Natelson, MD
Director, Pain & Fatigue Study Center, Mount Sinai Beth Israel, New York, New York
Professor of Neurology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, New York
May 10, 2018
“ME/CFS: The Invisible Disease and its Educational Implications for Young People”
Faith Newton, Ed.D., Professor of Education, Coordinator of Middle Level Education, Delaware State University
November 2, 2017
“Take Home Messages from the 2015 Institute of Medicine Report on ME/CFS”
Lucinda Bateman MD: Founder and Medical Director of the Bateman Horne Center
Ellen Clayton, MD, JD: Craig-Weaver Professor of Pediatrics, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Professor of Law, Vanderbilt University School of Law, Co-Founder, Center for Biomedical Ethics and Society
Peter Rowe, MD: Professor of Pediatrics, Johns Hopkins Children’s Center, Director, Children’s Center Chronic Fatigue Clinic
May 25, 2017
“Metabolic Features of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS)”
Robert K. Naviaux, MD, PhD
Professor of Genetics Biochemical Genetics and Metabolism Departments of Medicine, Pediatrics, and Pathology
Co-director The Mitochondrial and Metabolic Disease Center (MMDC)
University of California San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine
June 23, 2016
”Current and Future Research on ME/CFS Treatments – an Update from the Field”
Jarred Younger, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Psychology
Associate Professor, Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
Associate Professor, Division of Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology
Director of the Neuroinflammation, Pain and Fatigue Lab at UAB University of Alabama at Birmingham
October 8, 2015
”Managing ME/CFS/SEID: Learning to Pace”
Charles Lapp, MD
Medical Director, Hunter-Hopkins Center, Charlotte, NC
Bruce Campbell, PhD
Executive Director, CFIDS and Fibromyalgia Self-Help Program
February 23, 2015
“Stanford ME/CFS Initiative: Collaboration, Innovation and Discovery”
Jose Montoya, MD
Professor of Medicine
Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases and Geographic Medicine, 2016
School of Medicine Stanford University, Stanford, California
September 9, 2014
“Can ME/CFS and FM Sleep Research Help You Sleep?”
Lucinda Bateman MD
Director, Fatigue Consultation Clinic
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology – Operations, University of Utah
Adjunct Instructor, Family And Preventive Medicine, University of Utah
February 25, 2014
“CFS and Cognitive Function”
Gudrun Lange, Ph.D.
Consultant Clinical Neuropsychologist
Pain and Fatigue Study Center
Beth Israel Medical Center, NY, NY
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Rutgers University
September 10, 2013
“Infection and Immunity in CFS”
W. Ian Lipkin, MD
John Snow Professor and Director
Center for Infection and Immunity
Mailman School of Public Health
January 14, 2013
“Redefining Exercise in CFS through Reconstruction of Aerobic Capacity”
Nancy Klimas, MD
Director, Institute for Neuro-Immune Medicine
Connie Sol, PhDc
Clinical Exercise Physiologist, Institute for Neuro-Immune Medicine
August 9, 2012
“Issues in Identifying Similar Participants for CFS Studies”
Leonard Jason, PhD
Director, Center for Community Research, DePaul University
Building on the first roundtable project, the goal of this meeting was to provide an opportunity for stakeholders to share their input on ME/CFS educational materials for patients and healthcare providers.
- NEW Patient Tools – These handouts were developed based on feedback from stakeholders and serve as the final product from this meeting. These tools help patients and caregivers manage their healthcare provider visits.
- Roundtable Summary pdf icon[PDF – 118KB]
- Appendix 1: Call List pdf icon[PDF – 342KB]
- Appendix 2: Agenda pdf icon[PDF – 508KB]
- Appendix 3: Fred Fridinger, DrPH presentation pdf icon[PDF – 1.04MB]
- Appendix 3: Lily Chu, MD, MSHS presentation pdf icon[PDF – 333KB]
- Appendix 3: Christine E. Prue, MSPD, PhD, and Valerie Johnson, MPH, CHES presentation pdf icon[PDF – 1.65MB]
The goal of this face-to-face meeting was to provide an opportunity to gather stakeholder input on how the Institute of Medicine (IOM) Report could best be communicated through materials and content on the CDC website.