For Immediate Release
Monday, August 23, 2010
Contact:
Kelli Carrington
(301) 594-5798

News Advisory

Scientists to discuss research on XMRV in blood, chronic fatigue syndrome

What:

Telebriefing by experts from the Food and Drug Administration, the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to respond to questions about this study.  The paper is currently under embargo until Monday, August 23 at 3:00 p.m., by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Who:

Harvey Alter, M.D., Chief, Clinical Studies and Associate Director for Research, Department of Transfusion Medicine, NIH Clinical Center

Shyh-Ching Lo, M.D., Ph.D., Director, Tissue Safety Laboratory Program, Division of Cellular and Gene Therapies and Division of Human Tissues, Office of Cellular, Tissue and Gene Therapies, Food and Drug Administration Food and Drug Administration

Celia Witten, M.D., Ph.D., Director, Office of Cellular, Tissue and Gene Therapies, Food and Drug Administration

Hira Nakhasi, Ph.D., Director, Division of Emerging and Transfusion Transmitted Diseases, Office of Blood Research and Review, Food and Drug Administration

Steve Monroe, Ph.D., Director, Division of High-Consequence Pathogens and Pathology, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
When:

Monday, August 23, 3:01 p.m. EDT

How: Reporters should call 1-888-677-4212 and enter passcode 9258555.   For those unable to participate, the briefing will be available on replay approximately two hours after briefing concludes.  For replay, dial 1-866-373-4990 and enter passcode 5711.

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