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Town Hall Discussion With the Director of CDRH and Other Senior Center Management, May 18, 2010

This was the first of three CDRH Town Hall Meetings held in 2010. Other locations included:

- Boston, Massachusetts: June 22, 2010
- Los Angeles, California: October 7, 2010

Date, Time and Location

The meeting was held on May 18, 2010, at 8:00 a.m. at the following location:

Hilton Minneapolis
St. Paul Airport
3800 American Blvd East
Bloomington, Minnesota, 55425-1658
Phone: 952-854-2100

The meeting was not be videotaped or webcast.

Supplementary Information


CDRH announced four priority areas of activity for fiscal year 2010, each of which presents significant opportunities to improve the Center’s effectiveness in fulfilling our public health mission. More information, including specific goals and actions associated with each priority, is available under “CDRH Strategic Planning” at: www.fda.gov/AboutFDA/CentersOffices/CDRH.

Public Meeting

The objective of this public meeting was to present the Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) FY 2010 Priorities. In addition, FDA was interested in engaging in discussions about issues that are of importance to the medical device industry. CDRH wishes to obtain feedback/ideas for facilitating two-way communication between CDRH and the medical device industry.

The meeting opened with an introduction of CDRH Senior Staff in attendance. Following introductions, Dr. Jeffrey Shuren, the Director of CDRH, presented the FY 2010 CDRH Priorities. Next, industry representatives and other public citizens were given the opportunity to present comments to CDRH Senior Staff. In addition, the attendees from CDRH responded to questions presented by industry and other public citizens.


Transcripts of the public meeting may be requested in writing from the Freedom of Information Office (HFI-35), Food and Drug Administration, 5600 Fishers Lane, rm. 6-30, Rockville, MD 20857, approximately 15 working days after the public meeting at a cost of 10 cents per page.

The transcript may be viewed online.

Contact Us

For further information about this meeting, contact:

Heather Howell
Food and Drug Administration
Center for Devices and Radiological Health
10903 New Hampshire Avenue, Bldg. 66, rm. 4320
Silver Spring, MD 20993
e-mail: heather.howell@fda.hhs.gov