[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 30 (Wednesday, February 13, 2013)]
[Pages 10180-10181]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-03324]



Food and Drug Administration

[Docket No. FDA-2013-N-0001]

Annual Computational Science Symposium; Conference

AGENCY: Food and Drug Administration, HHS.

ACTION: Notice of public conference.


SUMMARY: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), in cosponsorship with 
the Pharmaceutical Users Software Exchange (PhUSE), is announcing a 
public conference entitled ``The FDA/PhUSE Annual Computational Science 
Symposium.'' The purpose of the conference is to help the broader 
community align and share experiences to advance computational science. 
At the conference, which will bring together FDA, industry, and 
academia, FDA will update participants on current initiatives, and 
collaborative project groups will address specific challenges in 
accessing and reviewing data to support product development. These 
project groups will focus on solutions and practical ways to implement 

DATES: The public conference will be held on March 18 and 19, 2013, 
from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

ADDRESSES: The public conference will be held at the Silver Spring 
Civic Building at Veterans Plaza, One Veterans Pl., Silver Spring, MD 
20910, 1-240-777-5300.

Director, Pharmaceutical Users Software Exchange (PhUSE), 64 High St., 
Broadstairs CT10 1JT, United Kingdom, 609-514-5105, email: 

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A description of the project groups and 
planned activities can be found at http://www.phuse.eu/css.

I. Registration and Accommodations

A. Registration

    To register, please submit the registration form online at https://www.phuse.eu/PhUSE-CSS-2013-Registration.aspx. (FDA has verified the 
Web site address, but is not responsible for subsequent changes to the 
Web site after this document publishes in the Federal Register). 
Registration fees cover the cost of facilities, materials, and food 
functions. Seats are limited, and conference space will be filled in 
the order in which registrations are received. Onsite registration will 
be available to the extent that space is available on the day of the 
    The costs of registration for different categories of attendee are 
as follows:

                            Category                               Cost
Industry representatives registering by February 15, 2013......     $700
Industry representatives registering after February 15, 2013...     $900
Those with government affiliation..............................     $300
Representatives of nonprofit organizations.....................     $300
Those attending for a single day...............................     $650

    Government and nonprofit attendees and exhibitors will need an 
invitation code to register at the discounted rate. An invitation code 
can be obtained by sending an email to: office@phuse.eu. All 
registrants will pay a fee with the exception of a limited number of 
speakers/organizers who will have a complimentary registration.

B. Accommodations

    Attendees are responsible for their own accommodations. Attendees 
making reservations at the DoubleTree by Hilton Silver Spring Hotel are 
eligible for a reduced conference rate of $199, not including 
applicable taxes. Those making reservations online should use the 
following link to receive the special rate: http://doubletree.hilton.com/en/dt/groups/personalized/D/DCASSDT-PUE-20130316/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG. If you need special accommodations because 
of disability, please contact Chris Decker (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION 
CONTACT) at least 14 days before the meeting.

II. Information for Presenters of Posters and Exhibits

    Those wishing to present posters at the conference should submit an 
abstract online at http://www.phuse.eu/Call_for_NewProjectsCSS.aspx. 
Suggested poster abstract topics include:
     Data submission standards development, implementation, and 
best practices;

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     User experience and evaluation of current processes and 
tools and their effects on organizational performance;
     Needs and specifications for proposed new tools and 
     Business processes driving the development of information 
systems; and
     The effect of processes and tools on problem solving 
quality, efficiency, and cost.

All abstracts must be received by February 15, 2013, and authors whose 
posters have been accepted will be notified by February 28, 2013.
    The conference will make available an exhibition hall. The 
exhibitor price for this conference is $3,500. Neither PhUSE nor FDA 
endorse any commercial software or vendor.

    Dated: February 7, 2013.
Leslie Kux,
Assistant Commissioner for Policy.
[FR Doc. 2013-03324 Filed 2-12-13; 8:45 am]