Public Release of the Report by the Committee on the Diagnostic Criteria for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

When: February 10, 2015 (11:00 AM Eastern)
Where: Keck Center (100) • 500 Fifth St. NW, Washington, DC 20001

Topics Diseases, Select Populations and Health Equity
Activity: Diagnostic Criteria for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Board: Board on the Health of Select Populations

The Institute of Medicine's Committee on the Diagnostic Criteria for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome will hold a public release event for its consensus report on February 10th, 2015 from 11:00 am-12:00 pm EST at the Keck Center of the National Academies in Washington, D.C.  (500 Fifth Street NW, Washington, DC).

Interested individuals will be able to attend the public release event in person or virtually via webcast.  Persons who plan on attending the meeting in person are requested to register in advance prior to February 5, 2015. Registration for persons attending the meeting in person will be open until seating capacity of the conference room is reached.

All participants may participate via webcast.   A link for the webcast will be available shortly before the event begins at 11:00 am on February 10, 2015. The public will be able to submit questions online, and a PowerPoint will be available at that time. A PDF of the report will be available for free download on the event webpage beginning at 11 AM.

Frequently Asked Questions:


What is the location and time of the public release event?

The public release event will be held on February 10, 2015 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM.  It will be held in the Keck Center, Room 100. The address of the Keck Center is 500 5th Street NW, Washington, DC 20001.


How does the public check in for the meeting?

Visitors to the Keck Center must sign in with the security desk in the front lobby.  Once you have signed in at the front door, you may proceed to the registration table outside of the entrance to the meeting room (Keck 100). It is recommended that attendees arrive 20 to 30 minutes early for the open session to facilitate the check-in process.  

Is there a room where attendees can rest before or during the open meeting?

Keck 105 (located near the open meeting room) will be available for attendees.

Where are the restrooms located?

Restrooms and water fountains are located on the same floor as the open meeting, directly across from the meeting room.

What are the food and drink options available within the building and in the surrounding neighborhood?

The atrium cafeteria on the third floor is open from 7:00 AM until 2:30 PM.  Choices available for purchase include a salad and sandwich bar as well as hot entrees, drinks, and snacks.  In addition, there are food and drink vending machines located near the elevators on the third floor.  The Keck Center is located in DC’s Penn Quarter neighborhood.

If I have any questions while in the building, who should I ask?

The security guards and program staff at the Keck Center are available to direct attendees upon request.

Who is able to participate via webcast?

The webcast will be open to all users.

Can the public ask questions during the public release event?


Webcast attendees may write in and ask questions to the committee during the event.  Information on how to submit questions will be available shortly before the event begins at 11:00 a.m. on February 10, 2015 on the public release webpage.

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