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by Ken Casanova

June 27, 1999

On June 27, 1999, Dr. Nancy Klimas, an internationally respected Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) researcher and clinician, and a member of the federal CFS Coordinating Committee, presented a thorough review of the latest scientific information on CFS research and treatment. At the end of her lecture the Massachusetts CFIDS/ME & FM Association presented Dr. Klimas with a substantial donation for her work. This donation would not have been possible without the support of our members and contributors.

Dr. Klimas emphasized that ME/CFS patients have good reason to be hopeful since ME/CFS research has advanced in these last few years as a result of more research funding. Dr. Klimas stressed that the political and advocacy work of patient organi­zations are a key to obtaining future research funds. Political pressure pushes the federal government to provide the ME/CFS research funds critical to future progress. (Since this lecture, Dr. Klimas has received an NIH CFIDS Research Center grant.)