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FDA Holding Public Meeting On Antimicrobial Resistance

April 9, 2002

The Food and Drug Administration's Center for Veterinary Medicine (FDA's CVM) is holding a public informational meeting to give the general public a broad background on the issue of antimicrobial resistance so they can fully participate in the public dialogue about the issue. The meeting will be held on April 26, 2002, in the Congressional Room at the Capital Hilton Hotel, 1001 16th Street (16th & K Streets), Washington, DC 20036, telephone, (202) 393-1000. It will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and walk-in registration will begin at 9:00 a.m.

Registration is required. There is no registration fee for the meeting. Limited space is available, and early registration is encouraged. Logistics for the meeting and the registration form are available on the CVM Home Page. Please mail or fax the registration form to: FDA/CVM Enrollments - The Shipley Group, Inc., 1584 South 500 West, Suite 201, Woods Cross, UT 84087; telephone Ben Horsley at (888) 270-2157 or (801) 298-7800; fax (888) 270-2158 or (801) 298-7820. Additional information about the meeting and the agenda will be available on the above page before the meeting.

Interested parties who wish to make oral presentations should submit requests to FDA/CVM, Attention: Consumer Meeting, Docket No. 02N-0037, 7519 Standish Place, HFV-12, Rm. 3503, Rockville, Maryland 20855 by April 22, 2002. All presentations should be provided on PowerPoint (disk or CD, or e-mailed in advance to cvmmeet@cvm.fda.gov). No zip disks, slide presentations or overheads can be accommodated.

Written comments on the meeting may be submitted to Dockets Management Branch (HFA-305), Food and Drug Administration, 5630 Fishers Lane, Room 1061, Rockville, MD 20852. Electronic comments may be submitted. Comments should include Docket No. 02N-0037. Comments may be submitted at any time, but in order for your comments to be included with others in conjunction with this meeting, please submit them by October 7, 2002.

Additional information about the meeting is included in the April 9, 2002 Federal Register and from Ms. Vash Klein, Center for Veterinary Medicine (HFV-12), Food and Drug Administration, telephone (301) 827-3795, e-mail: cvmmeet@cvm.fda.gov.


Contact FDA

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

Communications Staff, HFV-12

7519 Standish Place

Rockville, MD 20855