Vol. IV, Issue #42
Bergen CFS-FM Support Group Newsletter
This summer we experimented with informal meetings in July and August. Frank Kawa assumed the helm for those gatherings and it turned out to be a successful venture. The August gathering was as large as an in-season meeting. Thanks Frank! Please note below, info regarding the next luncheon.The first meeting of the new season (see calendar) will be held on Sunday September 16th. You may have heard or noticed that the parking fees at the hospital parking lot have been reinstated at $5. Parking lot tokens will be provided, at no cost, to our attendees. The tokens will be distributed at each meeting.
information about the New Jersey Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Association
fall conference to be held on October. We encourage all
As you know, this newsletter is mainly distributed via email which does not incur any expenses for our readers. If you change your email, please remember to send us your new address.
A small number of people are receiving the newsletter by regular “snail mail” delivery. We are asking these people – if it is possible – to contribute $5 for the year (11 issues) to cover the mailing and to help with the printing expenses. You can send it to Pat LaRosa 243 Glen Avenue Dumont, NJ 07628. If you now have email access, please send your email address to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Just For Fun
Social Director, Frank Kawa, has set a date (Wednesday September 5th) for a luncheon at The Seville Diner 289 Broadway in Westwood. The group will be there from 1:30 PM until about 3 PM. Just show up. If you have any questions or wish to let Frank know you are coming, you can call Frank. He can be reached at 201-768-4111. You do not need to contact Frank to attend.
A brochure can be downloaded at www.njcfsa.org.
Jersey Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Association
NJCFSA Fall 2007 Conference
Podell, MD *
ABOUT THE CONFERENCE
DATE: Sunday, October 7, 2007
TIME: 11:30 am - 4:30 pm
ADMISSION: Register by September 23: $35 Register on conference day: $45
NJCFSA HelpLine: 888-835-3677
Registration includes buffet lunch, program handouts, and free parking. For health considerations, this conference is fragrance-free, smoke-free and pet-free.
Directions to the
Sheraton: Garden State
Parkway to exit 105, Route 36 East to
Route 35 South to Industrial Way East. The Sheraton is 5 minutes from
ABOUT THE SPEAKERS
MALCOLM SCHWARTZ, D.O., is
the Section Chief of Pediatric Endocrinology at
Podell, M.D., M.P.H.,
School, is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and is a Clinical
F.A.C.P., is a Board
Infectious Disease and Allergy & Immunology Specialist, with a
interest in CFS and FM. Dr. Levine has published many research papers
peer-reviewed journals; she was a contributing author to A Consensus
the Primary Care and Management of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. She served
Name Change Workgroup, reporting to the Federal Government committee
Dr. Levine collaborates with scientists from multi-disciplinary fields
national and international research studies; she presented her findings
IACFS conference in
Dharam V. Ablashi, D.V.M., M.S., Dip. Bact., worked at the National Cancer Center (NCI) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for 22 years as a Research Microbiologist, Head of DNA Viruses Section and Coordinator of DNA Viruses. He is internationally known for his work on Human and Primate Herpesviruses. In 1986, he co-discovered Human Herpesvirus-6 (HHV-6). He has contributed numerous articles and co-authored two books on HHV-6. Dr. Ablashi is co-founder of the Epstein-Barr Virus Association, and the American Association for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome - where he was President from 2003 to 2004. He was Director of Herpesvirus Programs at Advanced Biotechnologies, Inc. He has served as a consultant and advisor to many organizations, including the United Nations, WHO and NASA. Dr. Ablashi is an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University School of Medicine, and Scientific Director of the HHV-6 Foundation.
Please fill out and detach this form /
copy form for additional attendees
Accommodations at the Sheraton:
To reserve a room at a discounted rate of $135 per night at the Sheraton Eatontown Hotel, please call 732-542-6500 by September 7, and refer to the NJCFSA Fall 2007 Conference.
Other hotels in the area:
Red Roof Inn, Tinton Falls 732-389-4646
Days Inn, Wall Township 800-325-2525
NJCFSA is a non-profit organization that supports patients and their families with the following: HelpLine, website, physician and attorney referrals, current medical information, newsletter, support groups, lending library, medical conferences, fundraisers, funding for CFS research, high school student & medical school student scholarships, public education, publicity and media coverage, public policy and advocacy.
Please support the activities of NJCFSA by becoming a member
for an annual $25!
Conference registration: $35 $ ________
NJCFSA membership: $25 $ ________
Please make check payable to: NJCFSA, Inc. Your returned check will be your receipt.
Mail check and this form to:
NJCFSA Fall 2007 Conference
September 16th – Speaker - Mary J. Acevedo - Senior Attorney & Director of Outreach & Continuing
Legal Education of Legal Services of New Jersey, Inc.
October 21st - Speaker - Lesley A. Allen, Ph.D., (Psychologist) Associate Professor of Psychiatry,
November 18th - No speaker
December 16th –
meeting will be
Sunday September 16th at
This newsletter is intended for CFS patients in the area of this support group. The purpose is to share information and support. If you have questions about meetings please contact: Pat LaRosa at email@example.com, Nancy Visocki at firstname.lastname@example.org, Judy Machacek at email@example.com or Frank Kawa at 201-768-4111.