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Wednesday, August 26, 2009


Well, folks is here the much awaited request for nominations for 5 positions to the CFSAC was announced today in the Federal Register

Deadline is September 20, 2009. New term will begin on January 3, 2010.

P.A.N.D.O.R.A. has a few names that we would like to nominate, but if you know of a researcher or a physician in you area that we could also nominate and the individual is committed to accepting the nomination and serve in this distinguished committee, we will nominate the individual or individuals.

You can e-mail me at msilverman@pandoranet.info.

Some pertinent information below:
DATES: Nominations for membership on the Committee must be received no
later than 5 p.m. EDT on September 20, 2009, at the address listed

ADDRESSES: All nominations should be mailed or delivered to Wanda K.
Jones, DrPH, Executive Secretary, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Advisory
Committee; Office on Women's Health; Department of Health and Human
Services; 200 Independence Avenue, SW.; Room 712E; Washington, DC,

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Wanda K. Jones, Dr.P.H.; Department of
Health and Human Services; 200 Independence Avenue, SW; Room 712E;
Washington, DC 20201; (202) 690-7650.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: CFSAC was established on September 5, 2002.
The Committee was established to advise, consult with, and make
recommendations to the Secretary, through the Assistant Secretary for
Health, on a broad range of topics including (1) the current state of
the knowledge and research about the epidemiology and risk factors
relating to chronic fatigue syndrome, and identifying potential
opportunities in these areas; (2) current and proposed diagnosis and
treatment methods for chronic fatigue syndrome; and (3) development and
implementation of programs to inform the public, health care
professionals, and the biomedical, academic, and research communities
about chronic fatigue syndrome advances.


The Office on Women's Health is requesting nominations to fill five
positions for the CFSAC. The positions are scheduled to become vacant
on January 3, 2010. The Committee is composed of seven scientists with
demonstrated expertise in biomedical research and four individuals with
demonstrated expertise in health services, insurance, or voluntary
organizations concerned with the problems of individuals with CFS. The
vacant positions include all four categories. To qualify for
consideration of appointment to the Committee, an individual must
possess demonstrated experience and expertise in the designated fields
or disciplines, as well as expert knowledge of the broad issues and
topics pertinent to chronic fatigue syndrome....

For the complete public notice in the Federal Register click here.

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