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October 3, 2012: Science Board to the FDA Meeting Announcement

OCOctober 3, 20128:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.Food and Drug Administration
10903 New Hampshire Ave.
Bldg. 31, Rm. 1503
Silver Spring, MD 20993-0002

For those unable to attend in person, the meeting will also be webcast.  The link for the webcast is available at https://collaboration.fda.gov/scienceboard. 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 note that visitors to the White Oak Campus must enter through Building 1. 


The Science Board will be presented with a draft charge to establish a new subcommittee to evaluate the Agency's continuing work to address the challenges identified in Science Board’s 2007 "Science and Mission at Risk" Report. The Board will be provided with updates from the Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) Research Review subcommittee, and the Global Health subcommittee. The Board will also hear progress updates on nanotechnology and the ongoing activities in the priority areas outlined in the Strategic Plan for Regulatory Science.  Overviews of genomics activities at NCTR and CBER will be presented. Finally, the recipients of the FY 2012 Scientific Achievement awards (selected by the Board) will provide overviews of the activities for which the awards were given.

Meeting Materials

FDA intends to make the complete 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.

Public Participation 

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 Wednesday, September 26, 2012.
  • Oral presentations from the public will be scheduled between approximately 1 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. on October 3, 2012. 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 Tuesday, September 18, 2012.

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 Wednesday, September 19, 2012.

Contact Information

Martha Monser
Office of Chief Scientist
Office of the Commissioner
Food and Drug Administration
White Oak Bldg 32, Room 4286
10903 New Hampshire Ave.
Silver Spring, Maryland 20993
Phone: 301–796-4627
Fax: 301-847-8617
E-mail: martha.monser@fda.hhs.gov

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 at http://www.fda.gov/AdvisoryCommittees/default.htm and scroll down to the appropriate advisory committee meeting link, or call the advisory committee information line to learn about possible modifications before coming to the meeting.

  • FDA Advisory Committee Information Line
    (301-443-0572 in the Washington DC area)
    and follow the prompts to the desired center or product area.
    Please call the Information Line for up-to-date information on this 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 Martha Monser at (301) 796-4627 at least 7 days in advance of the meeting.

FDA is committed to the orderly conduct of its advisory committee meetings. Please visit our Web site 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).