The earliest presentations of this panel were highly flawed, inappropriately focusing on a long discredited theory of stress-as-cause for Gulf War veterans' physical Gulf War Illness symptoms. Not surprisingly, they were met with opposition from actual Gulf War Illness researchers and affected GWI patients. Therefore, there is little confidence that the findings of this panel will be of legitimate value.
Gulf War and Health, Volume 9: Treatment for Chronic Multisymptom Illness
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
1:00 PM EST
The Institute of Medicine of the National Academies is releasing the report Gulf War and Health, Volume 9: Treatment for Chronic Multisymptom Illness on Wednesday, January 23, 2013. The report will be available after 11:00 AM EST and can be accessed from the IOM website.
A phone briefing on the report will be held at 1:00 PM EST on January 23. If you are interested in participating, please contact Jonathan Schmelzer at firstname.lastname@example.org or202-334-3759 to request the dial-in number and passcode.
Gulf War and Health, Volume 9: Treatment for Chronic Multisymptom Illness evaluates scientific and medical information regarding treatments for chronic multisymptom illness among Gulf War veterans and provides recommendations on how to best manage the health of veterans who have this condition. The report also provides recommendations on how to disseminate information on chronic multisymptom illness throughout the VA health-care system and on future research needs to resolve areas of continuing scientific uncertainty.
Please forward this information to others who may be interested in participating in the briefing.