Advocacy Alert: 4/01/2010
Federal Advisory Committee to Meet May 10, 2010
Today's Federal Register announces the next meeting of the Department of Health and Human Services CFS Advisory Committee. Read the published announcement below for details on giving public testimony. The meeting will be webcast and archived for later viewing. Individuals who wish to give public testimony must contact the Department of Health and Human services at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about the CFS Advisory Committee, please visit http://www.cfids.org/advocacy/CFSAC.asp or http://www.hhs.gov/advcomcfs/index.html
Notice posted at: http://frwebgate3.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/TEXTgate.cgiWAISdocID=1314628362+0+1+0&WAISaction=retrieve
[Federal Register: April 1, 2010 (Volume 75, Number 62)]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Meeting of the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Advisory Committee
AGENCY: Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the
Secretary, Office of Public Health and Science.
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 Monday, May 10, 2010. The meeting
will be held from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.
ADDRESSES: Department of Health and Human Services; Room 800, Hubert H. Humphrey Building; 200 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20201. For a map and directions to the Hubert H. Humphrey building, please visit http://www.hhs.gov/about/hhhmap.html.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Wanda K. Jones, Dr.P.H.; Executive Secretary, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Advisory Committee, Department of Health and Human Services; 200 Independence Avenue, SW., Hubert Humphrey Building, Room 712E; Washington, DC 20201. Direct all CFSAC e-
mail inquiries to email@example.com.
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
the 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 advances in chronic fatigue syndrome.
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. The meeting will be broadcast over the Internet as a real-time streaming video. It will also be recorded and archived on the
CFSAC Web site for viewers to watch at their convenience.
Public attendance at the meeting is limited to space available. Individuals must provide a government-issued photo ID for entry into the building where the meeting is scheduled to be held. Those attending the meeting will need to sign in prior to entering the meeting room.
Individuals who plan to attend and need special assistance, such as sign language interpretation or other reasonable accommodations, should
notify the designated contact person at firstname.lastname@example.org in advance.
The Committee is most interested in receiving public comment on the CFSAC charter, which can be found at http://www.hhs.gov/advcomcfs/charter/index.html. Members of the public will have the opportunity to provide comment at the meeting if pre-registered. Individuals who wish to address the Committee during the public comment session must pre-register by April 26, 2010, via e-mail at email@example.com.
Time slots for public comment will be limited to three (3) minutes per speaker; no exceptions will be made. Individuals registering should submit a copy of their testimony in advance to firstname.lastname@example.org, prior to the close of business on April 26, 2010.
Members of the public who wish to have printed material distributed to CFSAC members for review should submit, at a minimum, one copy of the material to the Executive Secretary at email@example.com, prior to close of business (5 p.m. EDT) on Monday, April 26, 2010. Submissions
are limited to five typewritten pages.
If you wish to be identified, ensure that all written testimony includes only your name and does not include personal contact
information. If you wish to remain anonymous, please notify the CFSAC support team when materials are submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dated: March 29, 2010.
Wanda K. Jones,
Executive Secretary, CFSAC.
[FR Doc. 2010-7337 Filed 3-31-10; 8:45 am]
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