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August 1, 2011: Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies Advisory Committee Meeting Announcement

Center DateTimeLocation
 CBERAugust 1, 20119:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.Hilton Washington DC/North, 620 Perry Pkwy., Gaithersburg, MD



On August 1, 2011, in the morning, the committee will discuss donor deferral for time spent in Saudi Arabia to reduce the risk of variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD) by blood and blood products and human cells, tissues and cellular and tissue-based products.  
Meeting Materials
Public Participation Information
Interested persons may present data, information, or views, orally or in writing, on issues pending before the committee.
  • Written submissions may be made to the contact person on or before July 25, 2011
  • Oral presentations from the public will be scheduled between approximately 2:15 p.m. and 2:45 p.m.  Those individuals interested in making formal oral presentations should notify the contact person and submit a brief statement of the general nature of the evidence or arguments they wish to present, the names and addresses of proposed participants, and an indication of the approximate time requested to make their presentation on or before July 15, 2011. Time allotted for each presentation may be limited. If the number of registrants requesting to speak is greater than can be reasonably accommodated during the scheduled open public hearing session, FDA may conduct a lottery to determine the speakers for the scheduled open public hearing session. The contact person will notify interested persons regarding their request to speak by July 18, 2011.
  • For those unable to attend in person, the meeting will also be Web cast. The Web cast will be available at the following link. Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies Advisory Committee  http://fda.yorkcast.com/webcast/Viewer/?peid=8477143b2da5442a8192731eccde3b7a1d.

Contact Information

  •         Bryan Emery or Rosanna Harvey
            1401 Rockville Pike, HFM-71, Rockville, MD 20852
            FAX: 301-827-0294
            e-mail: Bryan.Emery@fda.hhs.gov or email: Rosanna.Harvey@fda.hhs.gov
  •         FDA Advisory Committee Information Line
            1-800-741-8138 (301-443-0572 in the Washington, DC, area)
            code 3014512391. Please call the Information Line for up-to-date information on this meeting.
FDA intends to make background material available to the public no later than 2 business days before the meeting. If FDA is unable to post the background material on its Web site prior to the meeting, the background material will be made publicly available at the location of the advisory committee meeting, and the background material will be posted on FDA’s Web site after the meeting.
A notice in the Federal Register about last minute modifications that impact a previously announced advisory committee meeting cannot always be published quickly enough to provide timely notice. Therefore, you should always check the agency’s Web site and call the appropriate advisory committee hot line/phone line to learn about possible modifications before coming to the meeting.
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Notice of this meeting is given under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. app. 2).