[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 101 (Thursday, May 24, 2012)]
[Pages 31071-31072]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-12574]



Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses, 
Notice of Meeting

    The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) gives notice under Public 
Law 92-463 (Federal Advisory Committee Act) that the Research Advisory 
Committee on Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses will meet on June 18-19, 
2012, in room 109 at the Boston University Medical Campus, 80 East 
Concord Street, Boston, Massachusetts. The meeting will start at 8 a.m. 
each day and will adjourn at 5:30 p.m. on June 18, and at 1:30 p.m. on 
June 19. 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 proposed 
research studies, research plans and research strategies relating to 
the health consequences of military service in the Southwest Asia 
theater of operations during the Gulf War.
    The Committee will review VA program activities related to Gulf War 
Veterans' illnesses and updates on relevant scientific research 
published since the last Committee meeting. The session on June 18 will 
be devoted to discussions of imaging techniques currently in use to 
treat Gulf War Veterans, exposures to organophosphates, and updates on 
VA Gulf War research initiatives. The research presentations on June 19 

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involve the immune system, magnetic resonance imaging, and alternative 
medical treatments (acupuncture, mindfulness, and Tai-Chi) for Gulf War 
Veterans. The session will also include discussion of Committee 
business and activities.
    The meeting will include time reserved in the afternoon on both 
days for public comments. Public comments will be limited to five 
minutes each. A sign-up sheet will be made available for those who wish 
to speak and will be accommodated on a first-come, first-served basis. 
Individuals who speak are invited to submit a 1-2 page summary of their 
comments at the time of the meeting for inclusion in the official 
meeting record. Members of the public may also submit written 
statements for the Committee's review to Dr. Victor Kalasinsky, 
Designated Federal Officer, Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont 
Avenue NW., Washington, DC, or by email at [email protected]. 
Any member of the public seeking additional information should contact 
Dr. Kalasinsky at (202) 443-5682.

    Dated: May 18, 2012.

    By Direction of the Secretary.
Vivian Drake,
Committee Management Officer.
[FR Doc. 2012-12574 Filed 5-23-12; 8:45 am]