CFS Patient-centered outreach and communication activity (PCOCA)
Thursday, June 23, 2016
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm EDT
Call number: 1-800-369-2100
Participant Code: 7673924
The latest of the US Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC’s) Patient-Centered Outreach and Communication Activity (PCOCA) telephone conference calls for ME/CFS will take place on Thursday, June 23, and will feature Dr. Jarred Younger on “Current and Future Research on ME/CFS Treatments – an Update from the Field”
Dr. Younger, who is Director of the Neuroinflammation, Pain and Fatigue Lab at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, uses neuroimaging, pharmaceutical, and immunological techniques to investigate the role of inflammation in chronic pain and fatigue, and focuses on ME/CFS, fibromyalgia and Gulf War Syndrome.
3:00pm Welcome and Telephone Overview
3:05pm Updates from CDC – Elizabeth Unger, PhD, MD
- Branch Chief, Chronic Viral Diseases Branch
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
3:15pm “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
3:45pm Questions from CFSPCOCACall Mailbox for Guest Speaker and CDC
CDC Disclaimer: Although the content of calls is directed to patients, caregivers, health care professionals, and other interested parties, CDC has no control over who participates on the conference call. Therefore please exercise discretion on sensitive content and material, as confidentiality during these calls cannot be guaranteed.
Please note that questions for the Guest Speakers and CDC can be submitted only via email at [email protected]. This mailbox cannot respond to inquires received and is in use only for the scheduled CFS PCOCA calls. If you would like to be added to the call list, please send an email to [email protected].
Contact for CFSPCOCA Conference Call: [email protected]