[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 8 (Tuesday, January 13, 2009)]
[Notices]
[Pages 1690-1692]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-451]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Food and Drug Administration

[Docket No. FDA-2008-N-0038]


Advisory Committees; Tentative Schedule of Meetings for 2009

AGENCY: Food and Drug Administration, HHS.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing a 
tentative schedule of forthcoming meetings of its public advisory 
committees for 2009. During 1991, at the request of the Commissioner of 
Food and Drugs (the Commissioner), the Institute of Medicine (the IOM) 
conducted a study of the use of FDA's advisory committees. In its final 
report, one of the IOM's recommendations was for the agency to publish 
an annual tentative schedule of its meetings in the Federal Register. 
This publication implements the IOM's recommendation.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Theresa L. Green, Advisory Committee 
Oversight and Management Staff (HF-4), Food and Drug Administration, 
5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857, 301-827-1220.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The IOM, at the request of the Commissioner, 
undertook a study of the use of the FDA's advisory committees. In its 
final report in 1992, one of the IOM's recommendations was for FDA to 
adopt a policy of publishing an advance yearly schedule of its upcoming 
public advisory committee meetings in the Federal Register; FDA has 
implemented this recommendation. The annual publication of tentatively 
scheduled advisory committee meetings will provide both advisory 
committee members and the public with the opportunity, in advance, to 
schedule attendance at FDA's upcoming advisory committee meetings. 
Because the schedule is tentative, amendments to this notice will not 
be published in the Federal Register. However, changes to the schedule 
will be posted on the FDA

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advisory committees' Internet site located at http://www.fda.gov/oc/
advisory/default.htm. FDA will continue to publish a Federal Register 
notice 15 days in advance of each upcoming advisory committee meeting, 
to announce the meeting (21 CFR 14.20).
    The following list announces FDA's tentatively scheduled advisory 
committee meetings for 2009. You may also obtain up-to-date information 
by calling the Advisory Committee Information Line, 1-800-741-8138 
(301-443-0572 in the Washington, DC area).

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                                                     Advisory Committee
     Committee Name           Tentative Date of     10-Digit Information
                                 Meeting(s)               Line Code
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                       OFFICE OF THE COMMISSIONER
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Pediatric Advisory        March 23-24, June 22-23,            8732310001
 Committee                 September 21-22,
                           December 7-8
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Risk Communication        February 26-27, April 30-           8732112560
 Advisory Committee        May 1, August 13-14,
                           November 12-13
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Science Board to the      February 24, May 18,                3014512603
 Food and Drug             August 17, November 16
 Administration
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              CENTER FOR BIOLOGICS EVALUATION AND RESEARCH
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Allergenic Products       March 5, October 22                 3014512388
 Advisory Committee
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Blood Products Advisory   January 9, April 1, July            3014519516
 Committee                 20-21, November 16-17
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Cellular, Tissue and      May 14-15, November 5-6             3014512389
 Gene Therapies Advisory
 Committee
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Transmissible Spongiform  To be announced                     3014512392
 Encephalopathies
 Advisory Committee
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Vaccines and Related      February 18-19, May 20-             3014512391
 Biological Products       21, September 23-24,
 Advisory Committee        November 18-19
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                 CENTER FOR DRUG EVALUATION AND RESEARCH
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Anesthetic and Life       January 29-30, April                3014512529
 Support Drugs Advisory    dates to be announced
 Committee
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Anti-Infective Drugs      To be announced                     3014512530
 Advisory Committee
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Antiviral Drugs Advisory  To be announced                     3014512531
 Committee
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Arthritis Advisory        March 5, June 16-17,                3014512532
 Committee                 October 27-28
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Cardiovascular and Renal  February 3, March 18-19,            3014512533
 Drugs Advisory            July 28-29, December 7-
 Committee                 8
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Dermatologic and          To be announced                     3014512534
 Ophthalmic Drugs
 Advisory Committee
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Drug Safety and Risk      January 30, April dates             3014512535
 Management Advisory       to be announced
 Committee
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Endocrinologic and        April 2-3                           3014512536
 Metabolic Drugs
 Advisory Committee
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Gastrointestinal Drugs    February 17                         3014512538
 Advisory Committee
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Nonprescription Drugs     April dates to be                   3014512541
 Advisory Committee        announced
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Oncologic Drugs Advisory  February 25, March 24-              3014512542
 Committee                 25, May dates to be
                           announced, July 14-15,
                           September 15-16,
                           December 16-17
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Peripheral and Central    January 7-8                         3014512543
 Nervous System Drugs
 Advisory Committee
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Pharmaceutical Science    March dates to be                   3014512539
 and Clinical              announced
 Pharmacology, Advisory
 Committee for
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Psychopharmacologic       March 26                            3014512544
 Drugs Advisory
 Committee
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Pulmonary-Allergy Drugs   February 4                          3014512545
 Advisory Committee
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Reproductive Health       May and August dates to             3014512537
 Drugs, Advisory           be announced
 Committee for
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               CENTER FOR DEVICES AND RADIOLOGICAL HEALTH
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Device Good               April 15, October 5-6               3014512398
 Manufacturing Practice
 Advisory Committee
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Medical Devices Advisory Committee (Comprised of 18 Panels)
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Anesthesiology and        February 5, April 30,               3014512624
 Respiratory Therapy       July 23, September 17,
 Devices Panel             November 12
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Circulatory System        February 25, May 27,                3014512625
 Devices Panel             September 24
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Clinical Chemistry and    March 18-19, June 17-18,            3014512514
 Clinical Toxicology       October 21-22
 Devices Panel
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Dental Products Panel     February 11, May 6, June            3014512518
                           17, September 16,
                           December 9
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Ear, Nose, and Throat     February 24, May 19,                3014512522
 Devices Panel             August 18, November 17
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Gastroenterology-Urology  March 20, October 15                3014512523
 Devices Panel
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General and Plastic       February 26-27, June 9-             3014512519
 Surgery Devices Panel     10, October 15-16
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General Hospital and      March 25-26, July 29-30,            3014512520
 Personal Use Devices      October 21-22
 Panel
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Hematology and Pathology  April 24, July 17,                  3014512515
 Devices Panel             October 23
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Immunology Devices Panel  October 15-16                       3014512516
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Medical Devices Dispute   Meetings occur as needed            3014510232
 Resolution Panel
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Microbiology Devices      February 24-25,                     3014512517
 Panel                     September 22-23,
                           October 27-28
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Molecular and Clinical    April 15, October 5-6               3014510231
 Genetics Panel
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Neurological Devices      February 26-27, May 14-             3014512513
 Panel                     15, September 17-18,
                           December 2-3
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Obstetrics and            February 5-6, May 14-15,            3014512524
 Gynecology Devices        August 13-14, November
 Panel                     12-13
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Ophthalmic Devices Panel  February 12-13, May 14-             3014512396
                           15, September 24-
                           25,November 19-20
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Orthopaedic and           February 3-4, April 14-             3014512521
 Rehabilitation Devices    15, June 9-10, August
 Panel                     11-12, October 15-16,
                           December 1-2
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Radiological Devices      February 18, May 12,                3014512526
 Panel                     August 4, November 17
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National Mammography      November 4-5                        3014512397
 Quality Assurance
 Advisory Committee
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Technical Electronic      No meeting tentatively              3014512399
 Product Radiation         scheduled for 2009
 Safety Standards
 Committee
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              CENTER FOR FOOD SAFETY AND APPLIED NUTRITION
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Food Advisory Committee   May 20-21                           3014510564
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                     CENTER FOR VETERINARY MEDICINE
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Veterinary Medicine       April 14                            3014512548
 Advisory Committee
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             NATIONAL CENTER FOR TOXILOGICAL RESEARCH (NCTR)
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Science Advisory Board    November 17-18                      3014512559
 to NCTR
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    Dated: December 24, 2008.
Randall W. Lutter,
Deputy Commissioner for Policy.
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