The latest of the US Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC’s) Patient-Centered Outreach and Communication Activity (PCOCA) telephone conference calls for ME/CFS will take place on Thursday, June 23, and will feature Dr. Jarred Younger.
His talk, which will begin at 3:15 pm EDT (Eastern Daylight Time), is titled, “Current and Future Research on ME/CFS Treatments – an Update from the Field”.
Dr. Younger, who is Director of the Neuroinflammation, Pain and Fatigue Lab at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, uses neuroimaging, pharmaceutical, and immunological techniques to investigate the role of inflammation in chronic pain and fatigue, and focuses on ME/CFS, fibromyalgia and Gulf War Syndrome.
The conference call will run from 3 pm to 4 pm and Dr. Younger’s talk will be preceded by CDC updates from Dr. Elizabeth Unger.
Questions can be emailed in advance for both presenters via [email protected] and will be addressed at 3:45 pm.
Anyone who wishes to be added to the call list should email [email protected] and join the call by dialling 800-369-2100, using the participant code 7673924.
#MEAction UK’s press team was instrumental in getting an excellent article published in the Daily Mail at the beginning of January. The article criticises the blanket advice of GPs to recommend exercise for long COVID patients without taking into consideration those with symptoms of ME, particularly post-exertional malaise.