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12th Annual FDA Science Forum Scheduled

FDA Veterinarian Newsletter September/October 2005 Volume XX, No V

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.

This year’s Science Forum will take place April 18-20 at the Washington, DC, Convention Center. This year’s Science Forum features plenary presentations by leaders of the academic and public health communities, numerous general sessions, and a poster session, which will provide an excellent environment for an open discussion of how emerging science and technology can be effectively applied in support of the FDA’s national public health mission.

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.

The 2006 FDA Science Forum offers a valuable opportunity for industry and academia to learn about FDA’s science programs, collaborative opportunities, and regulatory priorities. For more information, please see www.fda.gov/scienceforum.