[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 96 (Wednesday, May 20, 2009)]
[Notices]
[Pages 23731-23732]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-11734]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Food and Drug Administration

[Docket No. FDA-2009-N-0664]


Gastroenterology and Urology Devices Panel of the Medical Devices 
Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting

AGENCY:  Food and Drug Administration, HHS.

ACTION:  Notice.

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    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: Gastroenterology and Urology Devices Panel of 
the Medical Devices Advisory Committee.
    General Function of the Committee: To provide advice and 
recommendations to the agency on FDA's regulatory issues.
    Date and Time: The meeting will be held on Wednesday, June 10, 
2009, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Location: Holiday Inn, Ballroom, Two Montgomery Village Ave., 
Gaithersburg, MD.
    Contact Person: Megan Mickal, Center for Devices and Radiological 
Health (HFZ-470), Food and Drug Administration, 9200 Corporate Blvd., 
Rockville, MD 20850, 240-276-4151, or FDA Advisory Committee 
Information Line, 1-800-741-8138 (301-443-0572 in the Washington, DC 
area), code 3014512523. Please call the Information Line for up-to-date 
information on this meeting. 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 
and call the appropriate advisory committee hot line/phone line to 
learn about possible modifications before coming to the meeting.
    Agenda: The committee will discuss and make recommendations 
regarding general issues related to the use of ultrafiltration devices 
in the treatment of extracellular body fluid overload in patients 
experiencing heart failure. Specifically, the committee will address 
the use of these devices in patients experiencing heart failure in the 
following terms: Identifying the most appropriate heart failure 
patients for whom these treatments should be indicated, determining 
where these treatments fit within the spectrum of treatment options, 
and defining what level of clinical evidence is necessary to

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adequately evaluate and provide labeling for these devices.
    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 at http://www.fda.gov/ohrms/dockets/ac/acmenu.htm, click on 
the year 2009 and scroll down to the appropriate advisory committee 
link.
    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 on or before June 
1, 2009. Oral presentations from the public will be scheduled between 
approximately 10 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., and between approximately 4 p.m. 
and 4:30 p.m. 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 May 
28, 2009. 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 May 29, 2009.
    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 AnnMarie Williams, 
Conference Management Staff, at 240-276-8932 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 at http://www.fda.gov/oc/advisory/default.htm 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).

    Dated: May 11, 2009.
Randall W. Lutter,
Deputy Commissioner for Policy.
[FR Doc. E9-11734 Filed 5-19-09; 8:45 am]
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