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November 29, 2012: Cellular, Tissue and Gene Therapies Advisory Committee Meeting Announcement






November 29, 2012

1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

National Institutes of Health
9000 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD  20892
Building 29A, Conference Room, 1A09


On November 29, 2012 from 1 p.m. to approximately 3:30 p.m., the Committee will meet, by teleconference, in open session, to hear updates on the research programs in the Gene Transfer and Immunogenicity Branch, Office of Cellular, Tissue and Gene Therapies, Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, FDA.  From approximately 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., the meeting will be closed to permit discussion where disclosure would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy (5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(6)).  The committee will discuss reports of the intramural research programs and make recommendations regarding personnel staffing decisions.

Meeting Materials

2012 Meeting Materials, Cellular Tissue and Gene Therapies Advisory Committee

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 November 21, 2012.
  • Oral presentations from the public will be scheduled between approximately 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 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 November 14, 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 November 15, 2012.

Contact Information

  • Gail Dapolito, 301-827-1289, or Sheryl Clark, 301-827-2715,  Fax, 301-827-0294
    e-mail: gail.dapolito@fda.hhs.gov
  • FDA Advisory Committee Information Line
    1-800-741-8138 (301-443-0572 in the Washington, DC, area)
    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.

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The public is welcome to attend the meeting at the specified location where a speakerphone will be provided.  Public participation in the meeting is limited to the use of the spearkerphone in the conference room.  Important information about transportation and directions to the NIH campus, parking and security procedures is available on the Internet at http://www.nih.gov/about/visitor/index.htm.  (FDA has verified the Web site address, but FDA is not responsible for any subsequent changes to the Web site after this document publishes in the Federal Register). Visitors must show two forms of identification, one of which must be a government-issued photo identification such as a Federal employee badge, driver’s license, passport, green card, etc. Detailed information about security procedures is located at http://www.nih.gov/about/visitorsecurity.htm.  Due to the limited available parking, visitors are encouraged to use public transportation.

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