[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 185 (Monday, September 24, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Page 58913]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-23430]


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DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS


Genomic Medicine Program Advisory Committee, Notice of Meeting

    The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) gives notice under Public 
Law 92-463 (Federal Advisory Committee Act) that the Genomic Medicine 
Program Advisory Committee will meet on October 16, 2012, at the 
American Association of Airport Executives Conference Center, 601 
Madison Street, Alexandria, Virginia. The meeting will convene at 9 
a.m. and end at 5 p.m. The meeting is open to the public.
    The purpose of the Committee is to provide advice and make 
recommendations to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs on using genetic 
information to optimize medical care of Veterans and to enhance 
development of tests and treatments for diseases particularly relevant 
to Veterans.
    The Committee will receive program updates and will be asked to 
continue to provide insight into optimal ways for VA to incorporate 
genomic information into its health care program while applying 
appropriate ethical oversight and protecting the privacy of Veterans. 
The meeting focus will be on exploring computational frameworks and 
infrastructure for large-scale genomic data and the associated 
challenges, and a continued discussion of the incorporation of genomic 
data, particularly whole genome data, into health care and clinical 
decision-making. The meeting will also receive an update on the status 
of the ongoing Million Veteran Program.
    Members of the public may provide statements (limited to 5 minutes 
each) during the period reserved for public comments. They may also 
submit, at the time of the meeting, a 1-2 page summary of their 
comments for inclusion in the official meeting record. Any member of 
the public seeking additional information should contact Dr. Sumitra 
Muralidhar, Designated Federal Officer, at (202) 443-5679 or by email 
at sumitra.muralidhar@va.gov.

    By Direction of the Secretary.
    Dated: September 18, 2012.
Vivian Drake,
Committee Management Officer.
[FR Doc. 2012-23430 Filed 9-21-12; 8:45 am]
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