Agenda

Ranch Hands Advisory Committee (RHAC) Meeting

Food and Drug Administration

5630 Fishers Lane, Rm. 1066, Rockville, MD 20857

June 10, 2005

 

8:30 – 9:00            Welcome by RHAC Chair (Dr. Michael Stoto)

                        Introduction of Committee members, attendees

Miscellaneous “housekeeping” items

                        Conflict of Interest Statement                    

                        Overview of Agenda

Approval of minutes from November 19, 2004 meeting

 

9:00 – 9:30       Update on NAS Disposition Study: Dr. David Butler, National Academy of Sciences

 

9:30 – 10:00     Report on the April 14 public workshop regarding the NAS Disposition Study: Dr. Michael Stoto

 

10:00 – 10:30   RHAC discussion of possible comprehensive study report derived from Air Force Health Study

 

10:30 – 10:45   Break

 

10:45 – 11:45            Public Comments

 

11:45 – 12:15   “Molecular epidemiological evidence for diabetogenic effects of dioxin in US Air Force veterans of the Vietnam War”:  Fumio Matsumura, Ph.D., and Phillip Fujihoshi, Ph.D., University of California, Davis.

 

12:15 – 12:45   Update on AFHS Research Activities: Dr. Joel Michalek

1) Diabetes, dioxin, days of spraying, and calendar period of service in Ranch Hand veterans.

 

12:45 – 1:45            Working Lunch

 

1:45 – 2:15       Update on AFHS Research Activities: Dr. Joel Michalek

2) Cancer, dioxin, days of spraying, and calendar period of service in Ranch Hand veterans.

 

2:15 – 2:45       Update on AFHS Research Activities: Dr. Joel Michalek

3) Cancer, dioxin, and years in service in SEA in Comparison veterans

 

2:45 – 3:15       Update on AFHS Research Activities: Dr. Joel Michalek

4) Reported sleep problems and dioxin in Ranch Hand veterans

 

3:15 – 4:00       Committee discussion:

o       additional/unresolved issues

o       overview of upcoming activities

o       committee action items/assignments

o       scheduling of next meeting(s)

 

4:00                 Adjourn