Agenda

 

Ranch Hands Advisory Committee (RHAC) Meeting

Food and Drug Administration

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

November 18, 2005

 

8:30 – 8:45            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 June 10, 2005 meeting

 

8:45 – 9:15       Institute of Medicine’s AFHS Disposition Study Committee

·        Air Force report on interactions with IOM

·        Update by Dr. David Butler, National Academy of Science

 

9:15 – 9:30       Specimen Viability: Dr. Pavuk

·        RHAC discussion/response

 

9:30 – 9:45       Air Force Health Study closure preparations: Julie Robinson

·        RHAC discussion/response

 

9:45 – 10:00     Break

 

10:00 – 11:15   Air Force updates and RHAC discussion/responses

·        AFHS History: Dr. Karen Fox

·        Comprehensive Study Report: Dr. Karen Fox

 

11:15 – 12:15            Public Comments

 

12:15 – 12: 30            Report on Nightline (Ted Koppel) Interview: Dr. Ronald Trewyn

 

12:30 – 1:30             Working Lunch

 

1:30 – 2:00            Program Management: Mr. Richard Ogershok

·        RHAC discussion/response

 

2:00 – 2:10            Brief to House and Senate Veterans Affairs Committee staffers: Dr. Karen Fox

·        RHAC discussion/response

 

2:10 – 2:20            Brief to Ranch Hand Reunion: Dr. Karen Fox

·        RHAC discussion/response

 

2:20 – 2:30            2002 AFHS Physical Examination Report: Julie Robinson

·        RHAC discussion/response

 

2:30 – 3:30       Planned FY06 Activities: Dr. Fox and Dr. Pavuk

·        Collaborations

§         Dioxin congeners with CDC: PCDDs, PCDFs, PCBs in 106 AFHS physical examination participants (2002)

§         UC Davis – adipose tissue study

§         Compliance study

§         Relational database

§         Publication support

§         In-house research

 

3:30 – 4:00       Committee discussion:

·        additional/unresolved issues

·        overview of upcoming activities

·        committee action items/assignments

·        scheduling of next meeting(s)

 

4:00                 Adjourn