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April 28-29, 2011: Blood Products Advisory Committee Meeting Draft Agenda

The Hilton Washington DC North/Gaithersburg
620 Perry Parkway
Gaithersburg , MD 20877

Thursday, April 28, 2011

8:30 a.m.

Opening Remarks, Blaine Hollinger, M.D., Chair

Statement of Conflicts of Interest, Announcements

8:40 a.m.

Topic I: Testing Source Plasma for Hepatitis B Virus by Nucleic Acid Testing

  1. Introduction, Susan A. Zullo, Ph.D., DETTD, OBRR, FDA (20’)
  2. PPTA’s Voluntary Standards/HBV NAT Testing, Joshua Penrod, J.D., M.P.H., M.B.A., Source Division, Plasma Protein Therapeutics Association (15’)
  3. Safety of Plasma Protein Therapies with Respect to HBV, Douglas C. Lee, Ph.D., Talecris, on behalf of PPTA’s Pathogen Safety Steering Committee (15’)
  4. Source Plasma Testing for HBV by NAT
    1. Richard Smith, Ph.D. National Genetics Institute ( 20’)
    2. John Saldanha, Ph.D., Roche Molecular Systems, Inc. (20’)
    3. Gerold Zerlauth, Ph.D. Biolife Plasma Services (20’)
  5. Summary, Susan A. Zullo, Ph.D.( 10’)
10:45 a.m.Break
11:00 a.m.Open Public Hearing
11:30 a.m.

Open Committee Discussion

Questions for the Committee

12:30 p.m.Lunch
1:30 p.m.

Topic II: Current Considerations on Use of Plasma Obtained from Whole Blood Donors for Further


  1. Introduction and Regulatory Perspective, Alan Williams, Ph.D., OBRR, FDA (30’)
  2. Considerations for Concurrent and Component Plasma Product Standards, Mark Weinstein, Ph.D., OBRR, FDA (30’)
  3. Summary, Alan Williams, Ph.D. (15’)
3:15 p.m.Break
3:30 p.m.Open Public Hearing
4:00 p.m.

Open Committee Discussion

Questions for the Committee

5:00 p.m.Adjournment

Friday, April 29, 2011

8:00 a.m.

Opening Remarks, Blaine Hollinger, M.D., Chair
Statement of Conflicts of Interest, Announcements

8:10 a.m.

Topic III: Written Statement of Understanding for Blood Donors

  1. Introduction and Background, Orieji Illoh, M.D., DBA, OBRR, FDA (20’)
  2. Informed Consent – An Overview, Christine Grady, NIH (30’)
  3. Evaluation of Informed Consent Forms for Whole Blood Donation, Beth Shaz, M.D., New York Blood Center (30’)
  4. The Informed Consent Process in Whole Blood Donation, Ronald Domen, M.D., Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center/ Penn State University College of Medicine (30’)
  5. Summary, Orieji Illoh, M.D., DBA, OBRR, FDA (15’)
10:15 a.m.Break
10:30 a.m.Open Public Hearing
11:00 a.m.

Open Committee Discussion

Questions for the Committee

12:00 p.m.Break
12:15 p.m.

Committee Updates

  • Update from the HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary of Health, Jerry Holmberg, Ph.D., Senior Advisor for Blood Policy (20’)
  • Update on Planned FDA Public Workshops (40’)
    1. Thrombotic Adverse Events Associated with Immune Globulin, Dorothy Scott, M.D., DH, OBRR, FDA (10’)
    2. Toxicities of Hydroxyethyl Starch Solution, Laurence Landow, M.D., DH, OBRR, FDA (10’)
    3. Measurement of Hemoglobin in Blood Donors, Richard Davey, M.D., DBA, OBRR, FDA (10’)
    4. Quarantine Release Errors, Linda Weir, DBA, OBRR, FDA (10’)
1:15 p.m.Adjournment


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