The meeting will be open to the public and include a public comment session – but attendance is limited to space available and those who wish to offer brief comments must pre-register by Mon, Nov 26.
The CFSAC is charged with advising, consulting with, and making recommendations to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services through the Assistant Secretary for Health via occasional meetings that also include opportunities for brief comments from the public. See the following Notice from HHS for location, contact, and other details. As it explains, the formal agenda when finalized will be posted before the meeting at the CFSAC website http://www.hhs.gov/advcomcfs.
By way of background, the CFIDS Association of America website offers reports on the content of previous public CFSAC meetings http://www.cfids.org/advocacy/meeting-updates.asp.
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Official DHHS Announcement of the November 28-29 2007 Meeting.
[Federal Register: November 13, 2007 (Volume 72, Number 218)]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [http://www.gpoaccess.gov/fr/index.html]
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Meeting of the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Advisory Committee
AGENCY: Office of the Secretary, Office of Public Health and Science, Department of Health and Human Services.
SUMMARY: As stipulated by the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is hereby giving notice that the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Advisory Committee (CFSAC) will hold a meeting. The meeting will be open to the public.
DATES: The meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 28, 2007 and Thursday, November 29, 2007. The meeting will be held from 9 a.m. to approximately 5 p.m. on both days.
ADDRESSES: Department of Health and Human Services; Room 800 Hubert H. Humphrey Building; 200 Independence Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20201.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Anand K. Parekh, Executive Secretary, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Advisory Committee; Department of Health and Human Services; 200 Independence Avenue, SW., Room 727H; Washington, DC 20201; (202) 260-2873.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: CFSAC was established on September 5, 2002. The Committee was established to advise, consult with, and make recommendations to the Secretary, through the Assistant Secretary for Health, on a broad range of topics including (1) The current state of knowledge and research about the epidemiology and risk factors relating to chronic fatigue syndrome, and identifying potential opportunities in these areas; (2) current and proposed diagnosis and treatment methods for chronic fatigue syndrome; and (3) development and implementation of programs to inform the public, health care professionals, and the biomedical, academic, and research communities about chronic fatigue syndrome advances.
The agenda for this meeting is being developed. The agenda will be posted on the CFSAC Web site, http://www.hhs.gov/advcomcfs, when it is finalized.
Public attendance at the meeting is limited to space available. Individuals must provide a photo ID for entry into the building where the meeting is scheduled to be held. Individuals who plan to attend and need special assistance, such as sign language interpretation or other reasonable accommodations, should notify the designated contact person. Members of the public will have the opportunity to provide comments at the meeting. Individuals who wish to address the Committee during the public comment session must pre-register by November 26, 2007. Any individual who wishes to participate in the public comment session should call the telephone number listed in the contact information to register. Public comment will be limited to five minutes per speaker.
Members of the public who wish to have printed material distributed to CFSAC members for discussion should submit, at a minimum, one copy of the material to the Executive Secretary, CFSAC prior to close of business on November 26, 2007. Contact information for the Executive Secretary,
CFSAC is listed above.
Dated: November 6, 2007.
Anand K. Parekh,
Executive Secretary, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Advisory Committee.
[FR Doc. E7-22100 Filed 11-9-07; 8:45 am]
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