CDC Public Health Grand Rounds to feature ME/CFS

by | Jan 26, 2016 | Clinical Care, ME/CFS

CDC Public Health Grand Rounds

Public Health Grand Rounds

The Public Health Grand Rounds is a monthly webcast created to foster discussion on major public health issues. Each session focuses on key challenges related to a specific health topic, and explores cutting-edge scientific evidence and potential impact of different interventions. The Grand Rounds sessions also highlight how CDC and its partners are already addressing these challenges and discuss the recommendations for future research and practice. On February 16 at 1pm Eastern, CDC Public Health Grand Rounds will focus on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.

Physicians, nurses, epidemiologists, pharmacists, certified health education specialists, laboratorians, and others can earn Continuing Education (CE) hours for Public Health Grand Rounds. Learn more about CE credit HERE

The Bateman Horne Center encourages all those impacted by ME/CFS to share this information with their care providers and encourage their participation in this important session.

Save the Date

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
Roybal Campus

Additional information will be made available here: including the live webcast link and information on receiving continuing education credit.


Presented By:

Charles W. Lapp, MD
Medical Director
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 Diseases, CDC
“Public Health Approach to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome”


Anthony L. Komaroff, MD
Simcox-Clifford-Higby Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Senior Physician
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”


Facilitated By:

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 U.S. 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 protected].


For questions about this Grand Rounds topic: Feel free to e-mail your questions before or during the session.