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FDA Holding Meeting On Establishing Resistance And Monitoring Thresholds

August 1, 2000

FDA's Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) will convene a public meeting to discuss the Establishment of Resistance and Monitoring Thresholds in Food-Producing Animals. The meeting will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday, October 10-11, 2000, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 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.

Background information about this issue is available in the following documents 1) transcripts of the three previous CVM public meetings on antimicrobial resistance; 2) related public comments; 3) the Draft Risk Assessment on the Human Health Impact of Fluoroquinolone Resistant Campylobacter Associated with the Consumption of Chicken (Revised as of February 9, 2000); 4) A Proposed Framework for Evaluating and Assuring the Human Safety of the Microbial Effects of Antimicrobial New Animal Drugs Intended for use in Food-Producing Animals; and, 5) Draft Public Health Action Plan to Combat Antimicrobial Resistance. These documents are available on CVM's Internet Home Page.

Registration for this meeting is free and is required. Limited space is available, and early registration is encouraged. Logistics for the meeting as well as the registration form is available on the CVM Home Page. Additional information about the meeting is contained in a July 28, 2000, Federal Register notice. The agenda will be posted on the website at a future date. For general inquiries about the meeting and registration, please contact: Lynda W. Cowatch, CVM (HFV-150), 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) 827-0148. If you need special accommodations for a disability, please contact the DoubleTree Hotel at least 7 days in advance. When making reservations with the DoubleTree Hotel, please refer to the "CVM Antimicrobial Resistance Public Meetings" to receive the group discount rate.

Transcripts of the meeting will be posted on the CVM Home Page. Written comments about the meeting should be submitted within 60 days following the meeting for consideration. They 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.


Contact FDA

240-276-9115 FAX
Issued by: FDA, Center for Veterinary Medicine

Communications Staff, HFV-12

7519 Standish Place

Rockville, MD 20855