Approximately 10 years ago, Australian researchers Drs. Andrew Lloyd, Ian Hickie and Ute Vollmer-Conna began studying post-infection fatigue as a model to understand mechanisms of CFS. Infection with pathogens such as Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) were known to result in prolonged and chronic illness characterized by debilitating fatigue, allowing the opportunity to study the possible causes of incident cases of CFS.
In 2008 the Association secured private funding to partner with Medscape, the worlds leading source of health information for consumers and health care professionals, to develop a clinical update on CFS. Using the CFS Toolkit for Health Care Professionals as a starting point, the Association collaborated with Medscape editors and expert clinicians Lucinda Bateman, MD, and Charles Lapp, MD, to deepen clinically relevant information and augment the material with case studies and vignettes.
At the 2008 Organization for Fatigue and Fibromyalgia Education and Research (OFFER) conference in Utah, OFFER founder and CFIDS Association board member Lucinda Bateman, MD, presented information about the diagnosis and treatment of CFS. Here’s a video recording of her presentation