The CFSAC is authorized under 42 U.S.C. 217a, Section 222 of the Public Health Service Act, as amended. The purpose of the CFSAC is to provide advice and recommendations to the Secretary of Health and Human Services, through the Assistant Secretary for Health, on issues related to myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS). The issues can include factors affecting access and care for persons with ME/CFS; the science and definition of ME/CFS; and broader public health, clinical, research and educational issues related to ME/CFS.
The upcoming meeting of the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Advisory Committee (CFSAC) will take place via webinar. The webinar will be held Wednesday, December 3, 2014, from 12:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (ET) and Thursday, December 4, 2014, from 12:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (ET). This webinar will be open to the public. Registration is required for those who wish to provide public testimony. Registration and instructions for scheduling oral public comments and submitting public testimony are available under the "Public Comment" Tab.
The agenda for this meeting and instructions to access the webinar will be posted on the CFSAC Web site www.hhs.gov/advcomcfs/.