FROM THE IOM LISTSERV
“The third meeting of the Institute of Medicine committee on Diagnostic Criteria for ME/CFS will be held May 5-6, 2014 in Washington, D.C. On the afternoon of May 5, the committee will hold an information-gathering session that will be open to the public. Interested individuals will be able to attend the open session in person at the National Academies of Science building or virtually via webcast.
This open session is one of the many processes that the committee will use to gather information and assemble evidence that it will examine and discuss in the course of making its findings, conclusions, and recommendations. The objectives for the committee during this open session are to learn more about the cognitive, sleep, and diagnostic issues related to ME/CFS; and to seek input from patients and caregivers regarding their interaction with health care professionals.
If you would like to provide written comments to the committee for this meeting, please focus your comments on responses to the following questions:
1) In your opinion, what are the most important issues that healthcare providers should be educated about when it comes to diagnosis of ME/CFS?
2) What are your thoughts on the current terminology used to describe this disease: Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome? If you could suggest new terminology, what would you suggest and why?
Please use the email firstname.lastname@example.org to submit your written comments. Written comments received by April 23, 2014, will be distributed to the committee before the meeting on May 5. After April 23, written comments should be sent to the project email address (email@example.com). All comments will be considered by the committee, but those received after the April 23 deadline may be distributed after the meeting is adjourned. As with any information sent to inform the committee, all written comments will be placed in a Public Access File in compliance with Section 15 of the Federal Advisory Committee Act.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS MEETING IS BEING HELD IN A DIFFERENT LOCATION (NOT WHERE THE JANUARY MEETING WAS HELD)
The National Academy of Sciences Building
Room 120 NAS Floor Plan
2101 Constitution Ave, NW
DIRECTIONS CAN BE FOUND HERE: http://www.iom.edu/About-IOM/Visit-IOM/Directions-NAS.aspx