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CFIDS Association of America webinar
Saturday 13 February 2010
WEBINAR: CFIDS Association Research Program Update
In 2008, the Association greatly expanded its research program and launched several new initiatives. Suzanne D. Vernon, PhD, scientific director of the CFIDS Association of America, will describe the Association's approach to expanding research and the six projects it funds directly. We hope you'll join us to learn more about exciting research projects and the network that links these projects and ideas together.
Speaker: Suzanne D. Vernon, PhD, Scientific Director
Dr. Vernon will share the Association's approach to funding research and why linking independent investigators through a network will accelerate progress. She'll describe how the six projects being supported address different aspects of CFS and hold promise for improved diagnostics and treatment. Here are a few previews of her slides:
Dr. Sanjay Shukla at the Marshfield Research Foundation is studying the human microbiome, testing samples taken from CFS patients before and after an exercise challenge to see if post-exertional symptoms might be due to agents crossing from the gut into the bloodstream.
This figure from research being led by Kathy Light, PhD at University of Utah shows blood markers after modest exercise in sedentary controls (top), CFS patients (middle) and MS patients (bottom).
Dr. Marvin Medow and his team at New York Medical College use a tilt test and other tests of autonomic function to evaluate blood flow problems that have been reported in CFS patients. His team collaborates with Dr. Dikoma Shungu, who uses a brain imaging technique to look for abnormal levels of certain brain chemicals.
Please take advantage of this opportunity to learn more about these and other important studies, and how the Association's network of investigators is contributing valuable information to making CFS widely understood, diagnosable, curable and preventable.
To learn more about webinars in general, please visit http://www.cfids.org/webinar/what-is-a-webinar.asp. Reading this information will orient you to the technical requirements and what you can expect during the webinar. You can also keep up with new topics/dates as programs are added to the schedule at http://www.cfids.org/webinar/series2010.asp. To register for the Feb.18 webinar, go to https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/668153665.
Information about the Association's 2010 Webinars Series is available here.
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