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Meeting of the Pediatric Ethics Subcommittee of the Pediatric Advisory Committee

Amendment to Meeting Notice
Change in Open Public Hearing Time

Center Date Time Location
OC December 9, 2008
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
The Legacy Hotel & Meeting Centre
1755 Rockville Pike
Rockville, MD


Pediatric Ethics Subcommittee (subcommittee) of the Pediatric Advisory Committee will meet to discuss a referral by an Institutional Review Board (IRB) of a clinical investigation that involves both an FDA regulated product and research involving children as subjects that is conducted or supported by DHHS. The clinical investigation is entitled ‘‘Children’s Oncology Group Protocol ASCT0631: A Phase III Randomized Trial of Granulocyte Colony Stimulating Factor (G–CSF) Stimulated Bone Marrow vs. Conventional Bone Marrow as a Stem Cell Source in Matched Sibling Donor Transplantation.’’ Because the clinical investigation would be regulated by FDA, and conducted or supported by the DHHS, both FDA and the Office for Human Research Protections, DHHS, will participate in the meeting. After presentation of an overview of the IRB referral process, background information on the use of G–CSF stimulated bone marrow in stem cell transplantation, an overview of the protocol and the referring IRB’s deliberations on the protocol, and a summary of public comments received concerning whether the protocol should proceed, the subcommittee will discuss the proposed protocol and develop a recommendation regarding whether the protocol should proceed. The subcommittee’s recommendation will then be presented to the FDA Pediatric Advisory Committee on December 9, 2008; the announcement of the December 9, 2008, Pediatric Advisory Committee.

Meeting Materials

Published Federal Register Meeting Notice
Briefing Information

Public Participation Information

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

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 25, 2008.

Electronic comments should be submited to http://www.regulations.gov. Select Docket No. FDA–2008–N–0578 entitled ‘‘G–CSF Stimulated Bone Marrow IRB Referral’’ and follow the prompts to submit your statement. Written comments should be submitted to the Division of Dockets Management (HFA–305), Food and Drug Administration, 5630 Fishers Lane, rm. 1061, Rockville, MD 20852. Please submit comments by 4:30 p.m. on December 2, 2008. Received comments may be viewed at http://www.regulations.gov or may be seen in the Division of Dockets Management between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Contact Information

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

Published FR Notice

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