Advisory Committees

December 17, 2013: Risk Communication Advisory Committee Meeting Announcement


OCDecember 17, 20139:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.Food and Drug Administration
10903 New Hampshire Ave.
Building 31, Conference Center
The Great Room (Rm. 1503)
Silver Spring, MD 20993



On December 17, 2013, the Committee will meet to identify and discuss new methods for communicating risk information as part of Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies (REMS) to health care providers. The discussion will also address how sponsors and FDA can evaluate whether REMS communications are reaching the targeted population, are increasing awareness and understanding of the key risk messages, as well as whether the communications are having the intended impact on knowledge, behaviors, and/or outcomes.

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 is available on the RCAC meeting materials page.


Information regarding special accommodations due to a disability, visitor parking, and transportation may be accessed at "Public Meetings on the FDA White Oak Campus" on the FDA website. Please note that visitors to the White Oak Campus must enter through Building 1.

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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 December 10, 2013.
  • Oral presentations from the public will be scheduled between approximately 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. on December 17, 2013.
  • Those individuals 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 December 2, 2013. 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 December 3, 2013.

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Contact Information

Luis G. Bravo, Designated Federal Official
10903 New Hampshire Avenue, Building 32, Room 3274
Silver Spring, MD 20993
Phone: 240-402-5274
FAX: 301-847-8609

FDA Advisory Committee Information Line
301-443-0572 in the Washington, DC area
Please call the information line for up-to-date information on this meeting

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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 Luis G. Bravo 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). Official FR Notice

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