Animal & Veterinary
FDA Holding Science Forum in April
February 9, 2006
FDA is holding a Science Forum April 18-20, 2006, at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC. Each year since 1993, the FDA Science Forum has served as an important venue for communication between FDA scientists and stakeholders on scientific topics of vital regulatory concern. This is the exclusive annual event at which scientists from all disciplines and organizational components of FDA meet with their counterparts from industry and academia to share data, knowledge, and ideas on the science-based mission of the Agency. The Science Forum also features presentations by leaders of the academic and public health communities, and thereby provides an excellent environment for an open discussion of emerging science, technology, and methodologies, and how these can be used to meet the Nation’s public health needs.
FDA is the first scientific agency in the world to have been transformed into a full-fledged regulatory agency. At the Agency's Centennial and at the Science Forum, it is important to revisit that investment in regulatory science and communicate not only the tangible results of that investment, but highlight the process by which that original commitment to high quality scientific achievement will translate into the future of science at FDA.
Open to the public, the 2006 FDA Science Forum is designed to bring FDA scientists together with representatives from other components of DHHS, industry, academia, government agencies, consumer and patient advocacy groups, Congress, international constituents and many other stakeholders. This meeting offers a valuable opportunity for industry and academia to learn about FDA science programs, research, collaborative opportunities, and regulatory priorities.