[Federal Register Volume 62, Number 172 (Friday, September 5, 1997)]
[Page 46978]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 97-23572]

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Agency for Health Care Policy and Research

Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry

    The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry announces the 
following meeting.

    Name: Expert Panel on Pediatric Environmental Medicine.
    Times and Dates: 3 p.m.-5 p.m., September 17, 1997; 9 a.m.-5 
p.m., September 18, 1997; 8 a.m.-3 p.m., September 19, 1997.
    Place: The Atlanta Marriott Norcross, 475 Technology Parkway, 
Norcross, Georgia 30092, telephone 770/263-8558.
    Status: Open to the public, limited only by the space available. 
The meeting room accommodates approximately 50 people.
    Purpose: The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry 
(ATSDR) is developing age-specific clinical practice guidelines in 
environmental medicine for children. The purpose of the expert panel 
workshop is to provide a forum for ATSDR to solicit individual 
expert consultation on issues of science and public health practice 
for the consideration in the development medical guidance. The 
guidelines initially proposed for development are: (1) general 
health assessment templates for children who have suffered 
environmental exposures and (2) a module on assessing growth and 
development in environmentally exposed children.
    Matters To Be Considered: Participants will discuss their 
suggestions for pediatricians and environmental specialists 
confronted with situations in which children of various ages need 
environmental medicine evaluations; appropriate criteria for 
referral to specialists in environmental medicine or other 
specialties; how referrals should be arranged and what initial tests 
should be done. Guidance will be developed that (1) is age-specific; 
(2) is reasonable, quick, and easy-to-use; and (3) includes 
suggestions for basic standards of pediatric environmental medical 
    Agenda items are subject to change as priorities dictate.
    Contact Person For More Information: Christine Rosheim, Health 
Education Specialist, Division of Health Education and Promotion, 
ATSDR, M/S E-33, 1600 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, 
telephone 404/639-6205 or fax 404/ 639-6207.

    Dated: August 28, 1997.
Carolyn J. Russell,
Director, Management Analysis and Services Office, Centers for Disease 
Control and Prevention (CDC).
[FR Doc. 97-23572 Filed 9-4-97; 8:45 am]