We are pleased to present the December session of CDC Public Health Grand Rounds, “Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Advancing Research and Clinical Education.” This session will be available via live webcastfrom CDC headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia on Tuesday, February 16, at 1 p.m. (ET).
Doctors and scientists have not yet found what causes chronic fatigue syndrome. Infections and other medical and biological events are among the many possible triggers, but there is no certain cause and the condition is difficult to diagnose. A systematic approach to evaluating people with persistent symptoms, combined with new diagnostic criteria, offers hope for more accurate and faster diagnosis.
Chronic fatigue syndrome can be a devastating disorder. There is much about this disease that we don’t know, but what we know for sure is that patients with chronic fatigue syndrome are suffering. Patients experience not only extreme fatigue, but often many other symptoms such as impaired thinking and insomnia. This condition can persist for years, and those with chronic fatigue syndrome are often unable to work, participate in daily activities, or attend school. Over the past several years, research has shined new light on this complex condition. The Institute of Medicine is encouraging healthcare providers to look at chronic fatigue syndrome in new ways.
In this session of Public Health Grand Rounds, our expert panel of clinicians, epidemiologists, and researchers will discuss how they approach diagnosis and treatment in their own practices, how the diagnostic criteria for chronic fatigue syndrome have changed over the years, and how the public health community can continue to improve knowledge and understanding of this complex disorder.
Future Grand Rounds session topics include addressing health disparities in early childhood, using genomics to prevent cancer, and the prevention and treatability of stroke.
CDC’s Public Health Grand Rounds Presents:
“Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Advancing Research and Clinical Education”
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m., ET
Global Communications Center (Building 19)
Alexander D. Langmuir Auditorium
Charles W. Lapp, MD
Hunter-Hopkins Center, P.A.
“Clinical Presentation of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome”
Elizabeth R. Unger, PhD, MD
Chief, Chronic Viral Diseases Branch
Division of High-Consequence Pathogens and Pathology
National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, CDC
“Public Health Approach to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome”
Anthony L. Komaroff, MD
Simcox-Clifford-Higby Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
“Lessons from the Institute of Medicine and NIH Pathways to Prevention Reports”
Avindra Nath, MD
Chief, Section of Infections of the Nervous System
National Institute of Neurological Diseases and Stroke
“Post-Infectious Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Intramural Research at the National Institutes of Health”
John Iskander, MD, MPH, Scientific Director, Public Health Grand Rounds
Phoebe Thorpe, MD, MPH, Deputy Scientific Director, Public Health Grand Rounds
Susan Laird, MSN, RN, Communications Director, Public Health Grand Rounds
For non-CDC staff interested in viewing the session:
A live external webcast will be available. For individuals who are unable to view the session during the scheduled time, the archived presentation will be posted 48 hours after each session.
For non-CDC staff who wish to attend in person:
Due to security measures at CDC’s Roybal campus, non-CDC staff who wish to attend these sessions in person must have prior clearance and a US state-issued photo ID (e.g., driver’s license, US passport).
Names of non-CDC staff (both domestic and international) should be submitted to the Grand Rounds Team. Please note that all information for international visitors must be submitted at least 10 days in advance.
For individuals requiring reasonable accommodations:
It is the policy of CDC to provide reasonable accommodations (RA) for qualified individuals with disabilities to ensure their full inclusion in CDC-sponsored events. Employees are asked to submit RA requests at least 5 business days prior to the event. Please e-mail the request to email@example.com.
Grand Rounds is available for Continuing Education.
ALL Continuing Education hours for Public Health Grand Rounds (PHGR) are issued online through theCDC/ATSDR Training and Continuing Education Online system. If you have questions, e-mail or call Learner Support at 1-800-418-7246 (1-800-41TRAIN).
Those who attend PHGR either in person, Envision, IPTV, or “web on demand” and who wish to receive continuing education must complete the online seminar evaluation. Thirty days from the initial seminar the course number will change to WD2346 and will be available for continuing education until February 18, 2016. The course code for PHGR is PHGR10.
Target Audience: Physicians, nurses, epidemiologists, pharmacists, veterinarians, certified health education specialists, laboratorians, others
- List key measures of burden of disease involving morbidity, mortality, and/or cost.
- Describe evidence-based preventive interventions and the status of their implementations.
- Identify one key prevention science research gap.
- Name one key indicator by which progress and meeting prevention goals is measured.
CE certificates can be printed from your computer immediately upon completion of your online evaluation. A cumulative transcript of all CDC/ATSDR CE’s obtained through the TCE Online System will be maintained for each user. We hope that this will assist CDC staff and other public health professionals to fulfill the requirements for their professional licenses and certificates.
Learn more about continuing education on the Grand Rounds website