Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Upcoming Webinars

October 20, 2010

2010 Webinar Series Update


Date: Thursday, October 21, 2010
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM EDT



Throw in endometriosis, Lyme disease, Sjogren's syndrome and vulvodynia, and you've got a veritable alphabet soup of conditions that often accompany  chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS).

(Those other initials? FM =  fibromyalgia. GWS = Gulf War syndrome.  IBS = irritable bowel syndrome. IC =  interstitial cystitis. MCS = multiple chemical sensitivity. TMJ =  temporomandibular joint and muscle disorders.)

Join internist Dr. Morris  Papernik of ProHealth Physicians Group and Hartford Hospital in Hartford, Conn.,  for a discussion of CFS's comorbid conditions, or those illnesses or disorders  that are present in addition to a primary disease or disorder. Unfortunately, people with CFS often suffer from more than CFS alone. Dr. Papernik will share information about the most common comorbid conditions found in CFS patients, together with tips for dealing with multiple disorders.

Dr. Papernik is  board certified in internal medicine. He works to educate health practitioners,  as well as the lay public, about chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) and  fibromyalgia. He is a member of the faculty of the University of Connecticut Medical School. Dr. Papernik is a former appointee to the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Advisory Committee of  the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.


Our webinar series continues on Thurs., Nov. 11, join Dr. Lucinda Bateman, founder of The Fatigue Consultation Clinic in Salt Lake City to learn  some strategies to enhance communication with your medical team and avoid  leaving the doctor's office feeling frustrated and depressed. "DOC TALK: Communicating with your health care team about CFS." Register at

On Thurs., Nov. 18, join us  for "Minimizing Relapses: Pacing Yourself Through the Holidays." Dr. Bruce  Campbell, executive director and founder of the CFIDS & Fibromyalgia  Self-Help program, will give an overview of pacing, focusing on understanding limits and learning pacing strategies. He will also describe practical ways to  use pacing to enjoy the holidays and other special events. And Dr. Dane B. Cook, assistant professor at the  University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Kinesiology, will discuss the research on acute exercise in CFS from an exercise physiology perspective and from a  patient perspective. Register at


Expanding Research:
Building On Your  Investment

Speakers: Suzanne Vernon, PhD, Kathy Light, PhD, Alan  Light, PhD, Gordon Broderick, PhD and Dikoma Shungu,  PhD

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When the CFIDS Association of America launched the Campaign to Accelerate CFS Research (, a year-long, $1-million initiative to expand its  research program in 2008, proposals were judged for both scientific merit and  strategic merit. With three of the researchers funded by the Association,  Scientific Director Dr. Suzanne Vernon discussed how the Association's research  program has helped secure additional funding and accelerate uncovering promising  discoveries for the field. Learn more about how pilot funding helps researchers  secure larger grants, making the investment of dollars in it one of the most  important ones people with CFS and those who care about them can make.

Our Mission:
For CFS to be widely understood, diagnosable, curable and preventable.

Our Strategy:
To stimulate research aimed at the early detection, objective diagnosis and effective treatment of CFS through expanded public, private and commercial investment.

Our Core Values:
To lead with integrity, innovation and purpose.

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