Animal & Veterinary
FDA Reschedules Meeting On Establishing Resistance And Monitoring Thresholds
October 2, 2000
FDA's Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) public meeting to discuss the Establishment of Resistance and Monitoring Thresholds in Food-Producing Animals, originally scheduled for October 10-11, 2000, has been rescheduled. The new dates for the meeting are January 23 and 24, 2001. The meeting will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the DoubleTree Hotel, 1750 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD, 20852. The meeting will discuss the Center's current thinking on the establishment of resistance and monitoring thresholds in food-producing animals. CVM will seek scientific input from experts at the meeting on these issues as well as suggestions for alternative approaches.
Registration for this meeting is free and is required. Limited space is available, and early registration is encouraged. If you registered for the October 10 and 11, 2000, meeting, you must re-register to attend the January 23 and 24, 2001, meeting. Logistics for the meeting as well as the registration form are available on the CVM Home Page. Information about the meeting is also contained in the September 26, 2000, Federal Register.
For general inquiries about the meeting and registration, please contact: Lynda W. Cowatch, CVM (HFV-100), Food and Drug Administration, 7500 Standish Place, Rockville, MD 20855, 301-827-5281. Technical inquiries should be directed to Aleta Sindelar, CVM (HFV-6), at 301-827-4515. When making reservations with the DoubleTree Hotel (1-800-222-8733), please refer to the "CVM Antimicrobial Resistance Public Meetings" to receive the group discount rate. If you need special accommodations for a disability, please contact the DoubleTree Hotel at least 7 days in advance.
Written comments about the meeting should be submitted by March 24, 2001. Comments should be directed to Docket #98D-0969 and submitted to: Dockets Management Branch, (HFA-305), Food and Drug Administration, 5630 Fishers Lane, Room 1061, Rockville, MD, 20852; or faxed to (301) 827-6870 with the appropriate identification number. Questions about your submission of comments may be directed to HFA-305 at (301) 827-6860.