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Dr. Snell to Preside Over Final CFSAC Meeting as Chair

Nov 5, 2011

Sport Sciences professor Dr. Christopher Snell, PhD, who is Scientific Director of the Pacific Fatigue Laboratory, will preside over the Fall 2011 meeting of the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Advisory Committee (CFSAC) in Washington D.C. on November 8-9, 2011. A live audio link will be provided for the two day meeting http://www.hhs.gov/advcomcfs

In May 2010, Dr. Snell was appointed to chair the committee by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. This will be Dr. Snell's final meeting serving as Chair. In this role, he has been influential in facilitating the strong working relationships developed between CFSAC and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and National Institutes of Health (NIH). CFSAC was instrumental in helping the NIH set up the State of the Knowledge Workshop on chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis. 

Dr. Snell played a key role in government acknowledgment that chronic fatigue syndrome is a serious illness. According to Staci Stevens, the founder and Executive Director of the Pacific Fatigue Lab, his service to the committee has provided invaluable contributions to the recommendations delivered to Kathleen Sebelius, the Secretary of Health and Human Services, regarding chronic fatigue syndrome.