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February 28-29, 2012: Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee Meeting: Announcement

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Date

Time

Location

CBER

February 28-29, 2012

February 28, 2012 between approximately 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
February 29, 2012 between approximately 8:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

FDA White Oak Campus, Building 31, The Great Room (Rm 1503), White Oak Conference Center, 10903 New Hampshire Avenue, Silver Spring, MD.

Agenda

On February 28, 2012, the committee will hear an overview of the research program in the Laboratory of Mycobacterial Diseases and Cellular Immunology, Division of Bacterial, Parasitic and Allergenic Products, Office of Vaccines Research and Review, Center of Biologics Evaluation and Research, FDA. The committee will then discuss and make recommendations on the selection of strains to be included in the influenza virus vaccine for the 2012-2013 influenza season. The committee will also hear an update on Pandemic Influenza Surveillance. On February 29, 2012 the committee will discuss licensure pathways for pandemic influenza vaccines.

Meeting Materials

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. Background material is available on the Website. Scroll down to the appropriate advisory committee link.

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 February 21, 2011.
  • Oral presentations from the public will be scheduled between approximately 2:40 p.m. and 3:10 p.m. on February 28, 2012 and between approximately 10:45 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. on February 29, 2012. Those individuals desiring to make 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 February 13, 2012. 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 February 14, 2012 .

Webcast Information

CBER plans to provide a free of charge, live webcast of the February 28-29, 2012, meeting of the Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee. While CBER is working to make webcasts available to the public for all advisory committee meetings held at the White Oak campus, there are instances where the webcast transmission is not successful; staff will work to re-establish the transmission as soon as possible. The Webcasts will be published on the February 28-29, 2012 Webcasts page.

Closed Committee Deliberations

On February 28, 2012, between approximately 9:45 a.m. and 10:15 a.m., the meeting will be closed to permit discussion where disclosure would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy (U.S.C. 552b(c)(6)). The committee will discuss the report of the intramural research programs and make recommendations regarding personnel staffing decisions.

Contact Information

  • Donald Jehn or Denise Royster
    1401 Rockville Pike, HFM-71, Rockville, MD 20852
    301-827-0314
    FAX: 301-827-0294
    e-mail: Donald.Jehn@fda.hhs.gov or email: denise.royster@fda.hhs.gov
  • FDA Advisory Committee Information Line, 1-800-741-8138 (301-443-0572 in the Washington, DC area)

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.

Persons attending FDA’s advisory committee meetings are advised that the agency is not responsible for providing access to electrical outlets. FDA welcomes the attendance of the public at its advisory committee meetings and will make every effort to accommodate persons with physical disabilities or special needs. If you require special accommodations due to a disability, please contact Donald Jehn or Denise Royster at least 7 days in advance of the meeting.

Information regarding special accommodations due to a disability, visitor parking and transportation may be accessed on the Public Meetings at the FDA White Oak Campus page.

FDA is committed to the orderly conduct of its advisory committee meetings. Please visit our Web site for procedures on public conduct during advisory committee meetings.

Notice of this meeting is given under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. app. 2).