There has been a great deal of confusion about the CFSAC webinar meeting and how to access it.
(Contrary to what was previously said by HHS) Registration IS NOT required for viewing it.
HHS’ most recent information on viewing the webinar is:
The Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Advisory Committee (CFSAC) Webinar will be a “virtual meeting” using Adobe Connect Pro, a web conferencing product that allows users to conduct live meetings and presentations over the internet. In order to view and listen to the proceedings during the CFSAC webinar participants will need to access the webinar using the information below:
Adobe Connect URL: http://hhs.adobeconnect.com/owhcfsac/
Access to the Audio Portion of the Webinar:
Conference Call Number: 877-918-6627 | Passcode: 4429527
Using Adobe Connect requires that you have an Internet connection, a Web browser, the latest version of the Adobe Connect Add-in to attend a Web conference. Adobe Connect Pro is supported by many operating systems, including Windows, Macintosh, Linux, and Solaris as well as the most widely used browsers, including Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Safari.
It is recommended that you test your computer prior to attending a meeting. You can do this by going to http://admin.adobeconnect.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm.
This diagnostic test will ensure your computer and network connections are properly configured to provide you with the best possible Adobe Connect meeting experience. The diagnostic test checks for the following:
Clear connection to Adobe Connect
Latest Adobe Connect Add-in
If the diagnostic check finds that you do not have the latest Adobe Connect Add-in installed on your computer (as seen below) please click on the “Install Add-in” link on your computer as circled in the picture below. Please note that you will not be able to view the webinar if the latest Adobe Connect Add-in is not installed.
Once the Add-in is installed, click on the link http://hhs.adobeconnect.com/owhcfsac/ to join the webinar. You should see the screen below.
Click the button to “Enter as a Guest” and type your name (if you choose to be identified) and click the “Enter Room” button. You will be directed to the CFSAC webinar.
If you have technical difficulty during the webinar, please contact Seamon Corporation at 301-658-3442 or CFSACDec2013@seamoncorporation.com.
The webinar will be archived on the HHS CFSAC Web site at http://www.hhs.gov/advocomcfs.
Additional “How to use” resources for Adobe Connect
If you have never used Adobe Connect, please click on the following link to get a quick overview: http://www.adobe.com/go/connectpro_overview.
The Visual Quick Start Guide provides basic information for participating in an Adobe Connect Webinar. Please click the following link to view the Visual Quick Start Guide: http://www.adobe.com/content/dam/Adobe/en/products/adobeconnect/pdfs/VQS_Guide_for_Participants.pdf