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CDC Media Advisory

CDC's Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Public Education and Awareness Campaign

For Immediate Release: November 1, 2006
Contact: CDC National Center for Health Statistics
Office of Communication, (301) 458-4800


Launch of new CDC campaign to increase awareness about chronic fatigue syndrome.


10:00-10:04, Kim McCleary, President & CEO
Introduction; Master of Ceremonies
CFIDS Association of America

10:05-10:10, Julie Gerberding, MD
Campaign launch and CFS Overview and CDC Involvement
Director, CDC

10:11-10:15, Dr. John Agwunobi, HHS,
DHHS CFS Advisory Committee/Assistant
Secretary of Health
New NIH awards for CFS research

10:16-10:22, William Reeves, MD
Current Research, Viral Exanthems and Herpesvirus
Branch National Center for Infectious Diseases, CDC

10:23-10:28, Anthony Komaroff, MD
CFS Overview, Harvard Medical School

10:29-10:34, Nancy Klimas, MD
Treating Patients with CFS, University of Miami; VA Medical Center

10:35-10:41, Adrianne Ryan, CFS patient, Personal Story


Friday, November 3; 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM


National Press Club, Holman Lounge, Washington D.C.

CALL-IN: 1-888-343-2169

Note: Reporters are encouraged to call in early, as there will be a limited number of phone lines available.


This briefing will also be audio webcast. To listen LIVE online, please visit:


A full transcript of this teleconference will be available following the briefing at the CDC web site at



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  • Content source: Office of the Associate Director for Communication
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