[Federal Register: December 31, 2003 (Volume 68, Number 250)]
[Notices]               
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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Food and Drug Administration

 
Advisory Committees; Tentative Schedule of Meetings for 2004

AGENCY: Food and Drug Administration, HHS.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing a 
tentative schedule of forthcoming meetings of its public advisory 
committees for 2004. During 1991, at the request of the Commissioner of 
Food and Drugs (the Commissioner), the Institute of Medicine (IOM) 
conducted a study of the use of FDA's advisory committees. In its final 
report, one of IOM's recommendations was for the agency to publish an 
annual tentative schedule of its meetings in the Federal Register. This 
publication implements IOM's recommendation.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Theresa L. Green, Advisory Committee 
Oversight and Management Staff (HF-4), Food and Drug Administration, 
5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857, 301-827-1220.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: IOM, at the request of the Commissioner, 
undertook a study of the use of FDA's advisory committees. In its final 
report in 1992, one of IOM's recommendations was for FDA to adopt a 
policy of publishing an advance yearly schedule of its upcoming public 
advisory committee meetings in the Federal Register. FDA has 
implemented this recommendation. The annual publication of tentatively 
scheduled advisory committee meetings will provide both advisory 
committee members and the public with the opportunity, in advance, to 
schedule attendance at FDA's upcoming advisory committee meetings. 
Because the schedule is tentative, amendments to this notice will not 
be published in the Federal Register. However, changes to the schedule 
will be posted on FDA's advisory committees' Internet site located at 
http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/leaving.cgi?from=leavingFR.html&log=linklog&to=http://www.fda.gov/oc/advisory/default.htm. FDA will continue to 

publish a Federal Register notice 15 days in advance of each upcoming 
advisory committee meeting, to announce the meeting (21 CFR 14.20).
    The following list announces FDA's tentatively scheduled advisory 
committee meetings for 2004. You may also obtain up-to-date meeting 
information by calling the Advisory Committee Information Line, 1-800-
741-8138 (301-443-0572 in the Washington, DC area).

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                                                             Advisory
                                                          Committee 10-
           Committee Name                 Date(s) of          Digit
                                          Meetings      Information Line
                                                              Code
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OFFICE OF THE COMMISSIONER
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Science Board to the Food and Drug    April 22,         3014512603
 Administration                        November 4
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CENTER FOR BIOLOGICS EVALUATION AND RESEARCH
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Allergenic Products Advisory          April 2           3014512388
 Committee
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Biological Response Modifiers         March 18-19,      3014512389
 Advisory Committee                    July 15-16,
                                       November 18-19
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Blood Products Advisory Committee     March 18-19,      3014519516
                                       July 12-13,
                                       October 21-22
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Transmissible Spongiform              February 12-13,   3014512392
 Encephalopathies Advisory Committee   June 29-30,
                                       October 14-15
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Vaccines and Related Biological       February 18-19,   3014512391
 Products Advisory Committee           May 6-7,
                                       September 22-
                                       23, November 17-
                                       18
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CENTER FOR DRUG EVALUATION AND RESEARCH
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Anesthetic and Life Support Drugs     March 24-25,      3014512529
 Advisory Committee                    June 9-10,
                                       August 10-11,
                                       November 17-18
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Anti-Infective Drugs Advisory         February 2--      3014512530
 Committee                             Joint Meeting
                                       with Pediatric
                                       Subcommittee
                                       and
                                       Psychopharmacol
                                       ogic Drugs
                                       Advisory
                                       Committee,
                                      February 3-4--
                                       Pediatric
                                       Subcommittee
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Antiviral Drugs Advisory Committee    April 27-28,      3014512531
                                       October 27-28
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Arthritis Advisory Committee          May 12-13, July   3014512532
                                       14-15, October
                                       21-22
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Cardiovascular and Drugs Health       May 6-7, July     3014512533
 Advisory Committee                    16, August 5-6
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Dermatologic and Ophthalmic Drugs     February 26-27--  3014512534
 Advisory Committee                    Joint Meeting
                                       with Drug
                                       Safety and Risk
                                       Management
                                       Advisory
                                       Committee,
                                       April 1-2, May
                                       6-7, June 24-
                                       25, August 26-
                                       27, September 9-
                                       10
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 Drug Safety and Risk Management      February 26-27--  3014512535
 Advisory Committee                    Joint Meeting
                                       with
                                       Dermatologic
                                       and Ophthalmic
                                       Drugs Advisory
                                       Committee,
                                      April 22-23,
                                       June 3-4,
                                       September 9-10,
                                       November 4-5
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Endocrinologic and Metabolic Drugs    February 26-27,   3014512536
 Advisory Committee                    April 22-23,
                                       June 22-23,
                                       September 23
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Gastrointestinal Drugs Advisory       To Be Announced   3014512538
 Committee
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 Nonprescription Drugs Advisory       March-Day To Be   3014512541
 Committee                             Announced
                                      June-Day To Be
                                       Announced
                                      December 16--
                                       Joint Meeting
                                       with Advisory
                                       Committee for
                                       Reproductive
                                       Health Drugs
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Oncologic Drugs Advisory Committee    March 16-17,      3014512542
                                       June 15-16
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Peripheral and Central Nervous        To Be Announced   3014512543
 System Drugs
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Pharmaceutical Science, Advisory      April 13-14       3014512539
 Committee for
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Psychopharmacologic Drugs Advisory    February 2--      3014512544
 Committee                             Joint Meeting
                                       with Anti-
                                       Infective Drugs
                                       Advisory
                                       Committee and
                                       Pediatric
                                       Subcommittee
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Pulmonary-Allergy Drugs Advisory      June 29-30,       3014512545
 Committee                             November 4-5
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Reproductive Health Drugs, Advisory   October--Day To   3014512537
 Committee for                         Be Announced,
                                       December--Day
                                       To Be Announced
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CENTER FOR DEVICES AND RADIOLOGICAL HEALTH
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Device Good Manufacturing Practice    September 9-10    3014512398
 Advisory Committee
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Medical Devices Advisory Committee (Comprised of 18 Panels)
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  Anesthesiology and Respiratory      March 25-26,      3014512624
   Therapy Devices Panel               June 17-18,
                                       September 9-10,
                                       November 15-16
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   Circulatory Systems Panel          March 17-18, May  3014512625
                                       19-20, July 21-
                                       22, September
                                       22-23, November
                                       17-18
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   Clinical Chemistry and Clinical    March 30-31,      3014512514
   Toxicology Devices Panel            June 24-25,
                                       September 16-
                                       17, December 6-
                                       7
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   Dental Products Panel              April 14-15       3014512518
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   Ear, Nose, and Throat Devices      April 21-22,      3014512522
   Panel                               June 15-16,
                                       August 30-31,
                                       October 6-7,
                                       December 1-2
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   Gastroenterology-Urology Devices   April 30, July    3014512523
   Panel                               16, October 22
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  General and Plastic Surgery         March 11-12, May  3014512519
   Devices Panel                       26-27, August 9-
                                       10, October 18-
                                       19
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  General Hospital and Personal Use   April 6-7, July   3014512520
   Devices Panel                       12-13, October
                                       18-19
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  Hematology and Pathology Devices    April 23,         3014512515
   Panel                               October 22
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  Immunology Devices Panel            February 26,      3014512516
                                       April 23,
                                       October 22
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  Medical Devices Dispute Resolution  To Be Announced   3014510232
   Panel                               as Needed
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  Microbiology Devices Panel          April 8-9, July   3014512517
                                       29-30, November
                                       9-10
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  Molecular and Clinical Genetics     April 28-29,      3014510231
   Panel                               July 19-20,
                                       October 20-21
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  Neurological Devices Panel          February 23,      3014512513
                                       April 1-2,
                                       August 5-6,
                                       October 28-29
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  Obstetrics and Gynecology Devices   April 26-27,      3014512524
   Panel                               July 26-27,
                                       October 25-26
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  Ophthalmic Devices Panel            February 5-6,     3014512396
                                       March 4-5, May
                                       13-14, July 8-
                                       9, September 22-
                                       23, November 4-
                                       5
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  Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation      March 22-23,      3014512521
   Devices Panel                       June 3-4,
                                       August 12-13,
                                       December 2-3
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  Radiological Devices Panel          February 3, May   3014512526
                                       18, August 10,
                                       November 16
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National Mammography Quality           April 5          3014512397
 Assurance Advisory Committee
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Technical Electronic Product          None              3014512399
 Radiation Safety Standards
 Committee
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CENTER FOR FOOD SAFETY AND APPLIED NUTRITION
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Food Advisory Committee--Full         August 16-17      3014510564
 Committee and Subcommittee
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  Additives and Ingredients           May 26-27         3014510564
   Subcommittee
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  Biotechnology Subcommittee          July 21-22        3014510564
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  Contaminants and Natural Toxicants  November 16-17    3014510564
   Subcommittee
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  Dietary Supplements Subcommittee    September 14-15   3014510564
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  Infant Formula                      June 22-23        3014510564
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  Nutrition Subcommittee              March 30-31       3014510564
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CENTER FOR VETERINARY MEDICINE
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Veterinary Medicine Advisory          September 23-24   3014512548
 Committee
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NATIONAL CENTER FOR TOXICOLOGICAL RESEARCH
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Science Advisory Board to National    August 11         3014512559
 Center for Toxicological Research
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Advisory Committee on Special         January 21,       3014512560
 Studies Relating to the Possible      April 12,
 Long-Term Health Effects of           August 3,
 Herbicides and Contaminants           October 26
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    Dated: December 23, 2003.
Peter J. Pitts,
Associate Commissioner for External Relations.
[FR Doc. 03-32103 Filed 12-30-03; 8:45 am]

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