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NEW OPEN PUBLIC HEARING SESSION START TIME: December 14-15, 2011: Antiviral Drugs Advisory Committee Meeting Announcement

NOTE – New OPH Start Time: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is now scheduling to start the Open Public Hearing (OPH) Session at 4:00 p.m. on December 14, 2011. The session was previously scheduled to start at 3:00 p.m. on December 14, 2011.

Center Date Time Location
CDER December 14, 2011
December 15, 2011
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
FDA White Oak Campus
Building 31, The Great Room
White Oak Conference Center
Room 1503
10903 New Hampshire Avenue
Silver Spring, Maryland


On December 14 - 15, 2011, the committee will discuss pathways for the development of drugs intended to treat variola virus infection (smallpox) in the event of an outbreak, including the use of animal models of other orthopoxviruses (the group of viruses that includes smallpox) as potential evidence of efficacy.

Meeting Materials

FDA intends to make background material available to the public no later than 2 business days before the meeting. If FDA is unable to post the background material on its Web site prior to the meeting, the background material will be made publicly available at the location of the advisory committee meeting, and the background material will be posted on FDA’s Web site after the meeting.

Background Material

Public Participation Information

Interested persons may present data, information, or views, orally or in writing, on issues pending before the committee.

  • Written submissions may be made to the contact person on or before November 30, 2011.
  • Oral presentations from the public will be scheduled between approximately 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. on December 14, 2011. Those desiring to make formal oral presentations should notify the contact person and submit a brief statement of the general nature of the evidence or arguments they wish to present, the names and addresses of proposed participants, and an indication of the approximate time requested to make their presentation on or before November 21, 2011.

Time allotted for each presentation may be limited. If the number of registrants requesting to speak is greater than can be reasonably accommodated during the scheduled open public hearing session, FDA may conduct a lottery to determine the speakers for the scheduled open public hearing session. The contact person will notify interested persons regarding their request to speak by November 22, 2011.

Webcast Information

CDER plans to provide a free of charge, live webcast of the December 14 - 15, 2011, meeting of the Antiviral Drugs Advisory Committee. While CDER is working to make webcasts available to the public for all advisory committee meetings held at the White Oak campus, there are instances where the webcast transmission is not successful; staff will work to re-establish the transmission as soon as possible. Further information regarding the webcast, including the web address for the webcast, will be made available at least 2 days in advance of the meeting at the following website: 2011 Meeting Materials, Antiviral Drugs Advisory Committee. CDER plans to post archived webcasts after the meeting, however, in cases where transmission was not successful, archived webcasts will not be available.

Contact Information

  • Paul Tran, R.Ph
    Center for Drug Evaluation and Research
    Food and Drug Administration
    10903 New Hampshire Avenue
    Silver Spring, MD 20993-0002
    Phone: 301-796-9001
    Fax: 301-847-8533
    E-mail: AVAC@fda.hhs.gov
  • FDA Advisory Committee Information Line
    (301-443-0572 in the Washington DC area)- follow the prompts to the desired center or product area
    Please call the Information Line for up-to-date information on this meeting.

A notice in the Federal Register about last minute modifications that impact a previously announced advisory committee meeting cannot always be published quickly enough to provide timely notice. Therefore, you should always check the agency’s Web site and call the appropriate advisory committee hot line/phone line to learn about possible modifications before coming to the meeting.

Persons attending FDA’s advisory committee meetings are advised that the agency is not responsible for providing access to electrical outlets. FDA welcomes the attendance of the public at its advisory committee meetings and will make every effort to accommodate persons with physical disabilities or special needs. If you require special accommodations due to a disability, please contact Paul Tran at (301) 796-9001 at least 7 days in advance of the meeting.

Information regarding special accommodations due to a disability, visitor parking and transportation may be accessed at: Public Meetings at the FDA White Oak Campus

Please visit our Web site at Public Conduct During FDA Advisory Committee Meetings for procedures on public conduct during advisory committee meetings.

Notice of this meeting is given under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. app.2).