The FDA has 33 advisory committees, one of which, the Medical Devices Advisory Committee, has 18 panels. The committees are established to provide functions which support the FDA's mission of protecting and promoting the public health, while meeting the requirements set forth in the Federal Advisory Committee Act. Committees are either mandated by statute or established at the discretion of the Department of Health and Human Services. Each committee is subject to renewal at two-year intervals unless the committee charter states otherwise.
Information on each committee is provided on this site which includes:
- Advisory Committee Meeting Announcements - Tentative and Scheduled
- Meeting Materials (Briefing Material, Slides, Agenda, Meeting Roster and Waivers for Conflicts of Interest if applicable)
- Upcoming and Past Meetings
- Committee Charter
- Membership Roster
- Current Membership Vacancies