Harvard professor to speak on chronic fatigue

Monmouth Medical Center, Long Branch, will sponsor its ninth annual "Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Conference" Oct. 1, noon-5 p.m.

Led by Harvard professor Anthony Komaroff, M.D., the conference will be held at the Sheraton Conference Center, Route 35, Eatontown. Fee is $25 per person, which includes materials and refreshments.

The conference’s theme is "Advances in the Science and Clinical Management of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome," and the co-sponsor is the New Jersey Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Association.

Dr. Komaroff has studied chronic fatigue syndrome for 15 years. He will discuss the physical basis for the syndrome and review how the central nervous system and immune system are involved in the condition.

Other speakers are cardiologist Julian Stewart, M.D., Ph.D., and researcher and clinician Susan Levine, M.D.

R. Sivaprasad, M.D., chief of infectious diseases at the medical center, will moderate an hourlong audience discussion.

For more information, call Monmouth Medical Center at (732) 870-5500.