[Federal Register: March 31, 2005 (Volume 70, Number 61)]
[Page 16506]
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Food and Drug Administration

Science Board to the Food and Drug Administration; Notice of 

AGENCY:  Food and Drug Administration, HHS.

ACTION:  Notice.


    This notice announces a forthcoming meeting of a public advisory 
committee of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The meeting will 
be open to the public.
    Name of Committee: Science Board to the Food and Drug 
    General Function of the Committee: The Board shall provide advice 
primarily to the agency's Senior Science Advisor and, as needed, to the 
Commissioner and other appropriate officials on specific complex and 
technical issues as well as emerging issues within the scientific 
community in industry and academia. Additionally, the Board will 
provide advice to the agency on keeping pace with technical and 
scientific evolutions in the fields of regulatory science, on 
formulating an appropriate research agenda, and on upgrading its 
scientific and research facilities to keep pace with these changes. It 
will also provide the means for critical review of agency-sponsored 
intramural and extramural scientific research programs
    Date and Time: The meeting will be held on April 15, 2005, 8:30 
a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Location: Food and Drug Administration, 5630 Fishers Lane, rm. 
1066, Rockville, MD 20857.
    Contact Person: Jan Johannessen, Office of the Commissioner (HF-
33), Food and Drug Administration, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 
20857, 301-827-6687, e-mail: jjohannessen@fda.gov, or FDA Advisory 
Committee Information Line, 1-800-741-8138 (301-443-0572 in the 
Washington, DC area), code 3014512603. Please call the Information Line 
for up-to-date information on this meeting.
    Agenda: The Board will hear about and discuss the following topics: 
(1) The agency's pre- and postmarketing safety programs for drugs and 
biologics and (2) Good Manufacturing Practices for vaccines, blood, and 
cell, tissue, and gene products.
    Procedure: 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 by April 8, 2005. 
Oral presentations from the public will be scheduled between 
approximately 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Time allotted for each 
presentation may be limited. Those desiring to make formal oral 
presentations should notify the contact person before April 8, 2005, 
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.
    Persons attending FDA's advisory committee meetings are advised 
that the agency is not responsible for providing access to electrical 
    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 Jan Johannessen at 
least 7 days in advance of the meeting.
    Notice of this meeting is given under the Federal Advisory 
Committee Act (5 U.S.C. app. 2).

    Dated: March 24, 2005.
Sheila Dearybury Walcoff,
Associate Commissioner for External Relations.
[FR Doc. 05-6333 Filed 3-25-05; 3:51 pm]