[Federal Register: October 5, 2005 (Volume 70, Number 192)]
[Notices]               
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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Food and Drug Administration

[Docket No. 2005N-0218]

 
Vision 2006--A Conversation With the American Public; Notice of 
Public Meetings on Specific Food and Drug Administration Issues; Notice 
of Cancellation of Meetings

AGENCY: Food and Drug Administration, HHS.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is canceling a series 
of three public meetings entitled ``Vision 2006--A Conversation With 
the American Public.'' These meetings were to be a forum where 
consumers could interact directly with FDA's leadership to discuss 
issues of public interest. These meetings were announced in the Federal 
Register of August 16, 2005 (70 FR 48160).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Philip L. Chao, Food and Drug 
Administration (HF-23), 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857, 301-
827-0587, FAX: 301-827-4774, e-mail: philip.chao@fda.hhs.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In the Federal Register of August 16, 2005, 
we announced a series of public meetings entitled ``Vision 2006--A 
Conversation with the American Public.'' These meetings were to be held 
in three cities (Miami, FL; Boston, MA; and Phoenix, AZ), and they were 
to be an open forum where consumers could interact with FDA's 
leadership. The meetings were also to be an opportunity for us to

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update the public on current agency programs, engage the public in 
discussions, and obtain consumer input on specific issues.
    We initially scheduled the meetings to occur on the following 
dates: September 13, 2005, in Miami, FL; November 2, 2005, in Boston, 
MA; and on November 30, 2005, in Phoenix, AZ. However, due to our need 
to focus on relief efforts associated with Hurricane Katrina, we 
postponed the Miami, FL meeting indefinitely (70 FR 53798, September 
12, 2005).
    Through this notice, we regret to announce that we are canceling 
all three meetings at this time. Additionally, we will contact 
individuals who had registered for these meetings to inform them about 
the cancellation.

    Dated: September 29, 2005.
Jeffrey Shuren,
Assistant Commissioner for Policy.
[FR Doc. 05-19956 Filed 10-4-05; 8:45 am]

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