[Federal Register: December 29, 2006 (Volume 71, Number 250)]
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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Food and Drug Administration

 
Advisory Committees; Tentative Schedule of Meetings for 2007

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 2007. During 1991, at the request of the Commissioner of 
Food and Drugs (the Commissioner), the Institute of Medicine (the IOM) 
conducted a study of the use of FDA's advisory committees. In its final 
report, one of the IOM's recommendations was for the agency to publish 
an annual tentative schedule of its meetings in the Federal Register. 
This publication implements the 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: The 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 the 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Because the schedule is tentative amendments to this notice will not be 
published in the Federal Register.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 the FDA 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 2007. You may also obtain up-to-date 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
      Committee Name         Tentative Date(s) of   10-Digit Information
                                  Meeting(s)              Line Code
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OFFICE OF THE COMMISSIONER
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Pediatric Advisory          April day(s) to be                8732310001
 Committee                   announced.
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Science Board to the Food   June day(s) to be                 3014512603
 and Drug Administration     announced.
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CENTER FOR BIOLOGICS EVALUATION AND RESEARCH
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Allergenic Products         April 18, October 19.             3014512388
 Advisory Committee
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Blood Products Advisory     April 26-27, August 16-           3014519516
 Committee                   17, December 13-14.
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Cellular Tissue and Gene    March 29-30, July 26-             3014512389
 Therapies Advisory          27, November 15-16.
 Committee
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Transmissible Spongiform    Encephalopathies                  3014512392
                             Advisory Committee to
                             be announced.
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Vaccines and Related        February 27-28, May 16-           3014512391
 Biological Advisory         17, September 19-20,
 Committee                   November 14-15.
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CENTER FOR DRUG EVALUATION AND RESEARCH
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Anesthetic and Life         March 29.                         3014512529
 Support Drugs Advisory
 Committee
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Anti Infective Drugs        April 11-12.                      3014512530
 Advisory Committee
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Antiviral Drugs Advisory    April, August day(s)              3014512531
 Committee                   to be announced.
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Arthritis Advisory          April 12.                         3014512532
 Committee
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Cardiovascular and Renal    April 17-18, August 21-           3014512533
 Health Advisory Committee   22, October 16-17,
                             December 11-12.
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Dermatologic and            To be announced.                  3014512534
 Ophthalmic Drugs Advisory
 Committee
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Drug Safety and Risk        To be announced.                  3014512535
 Management Advisory
 Committee
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Endocrinologic and          June 13-14, September             3014512536
 Metabolic Drugs Advisory    5-6, November 13-14.
 Committee
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Gastrointestinal Drugs      To be announced.                  3014512538
 Advisory Committee
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Nonprescription Drugs       March, April day (s)              3014512541
 Advisory Committee          to be announced.
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Oncologic Drugs Advisory    March 28-29, June 1,              3014512542
 Committee                   September 11-12,
                             December 4-5.
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Peripheral and Central      June 18-20, September             3014512543
 Nervous System Drugs        13-14.
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Pharmaceutical for          April, May day(s) to              3014512539
 Science, Advisory           be announced.
 Committee for
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Psychopharmacologic Drugs   March, April,                     3014512544
 Advisory Committee          September, October
                             day(s) to be
                             announced.
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Pulmonary Allergy Drugs     May day(s) to be                  3014512545
 Advisory Committee          announced.
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Reproductive Health Drugs,  January 23-24.                    3014512537
 Advisory Committee for
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CENTER FOR DEVICES AND RADIOLOGICAL HEALTH
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Device Good Manufacturing   July 18.                          3014512398
 Practice Advisory
 Committee
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Medical Devices Advisory    October 9-10.                     3014512624
 Committee (Comprised of
 18 Panels) Anesthesiology
 and Respiratory Therapy
 Devices Panel
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Circulatory System Devices  March 1-2, May 22-23,             3014512625
 Panel                       July 17-18, September
                             18-19, November 13-
                             14.
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Clinical Chemistry and      June 12-13, September             3014512514
 Clinical Toxicology         13-14, December 4-5.
 Devices Panel
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Dental Products Panel       February 14, June 6,              3014512518
                             August 29, November
                             7.
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Ear, Nose, and Throat       April 24-25, June 14-             3014512522
 Devices Panel               15 August 14-15,
                             October 18-19,
                             December 11-12.
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Gastroenterology-Urology    May 11, July 20,                  3014512523
 Devices Panel               October 19.
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General and Plastic         May 8-9, September 20-            3014512519
 Surgery Devices Panel       21, December 6-7.
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General Hospital and        April 3-4, September              3014512520
 Personal Use Devices        26-27.
 Panel
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Hematology and Pathology    April 27, October 19.             3014512515
 Devices Panel
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Immunology Devices Panel    July 12, October 17.              3014512516
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Medical Devices Dispute     Meeting Scheduled as              3014510232
 Resolution Panel            Needed.
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Microbiology Devices Panel  June 26-27, October 23-           3014512517
                             24.
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Molecular and Clinical      April 12, October 11.             3014510231
 Genetics Panel
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Neurological Devices Panel  January 26, June 7-8,             3014512513
                             August 16-17,
                             November 1-2.
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Obstetrics and Gynecology   May 17-18, August 2-3,            3014512524
 Devices Panel               October 25-26,
                             December 13-14.
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Ophthalmic Devices Panel    May 24-25, July 12-13,            3014512396
                             October 2-3, November
                             29-30.
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Orthopaedic and             February 22-23, March             3014512521
 Rehabilitation Devices      27-28, May 22-23,
 Panel                       July 17-18 September
                             18-19. November 13-14
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Radiological Devices Panel  May 15, August 21,                3014512526
                             November 13.
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National Mammography        May 21-22.                        3014512397
 Quality Assurance
 Advisory Committee
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Technical Electronic        September 19.                     3014512399
 Product Radiation Safety
 Standards Committee
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CENTER FOR FOOD SAFETY AND APPLIED NUTRITION
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Food Advisory Committee     May 1-2, September 25-            3014510564
                             26.
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CENTER FOR VETERINARY MEDICINE
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Veterinary Medicine         September 7.                      3014512548
 Advisory Committee
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National Center for         September day(s) to be            3014512559
 Toxicological Research      announced.
 (NCTR)
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    Dated: December 22, 2006.
Randall W. Lutter,
Associate Commissioner for Policy and Planning.
[FR Doc. E6-22389 Filed 12-28-06; 8:45 am]

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