[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 131 (Friday, July 9, 2010)]
[Pages 39547-39548]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-16822]



Health Resources and Services Administration

Advisory Committee on Organ Transplantation; Notice of Meeting

    In accordance with section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory 
Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463), notice is hereby given of the following 

    Name: Advisory Committee on Organ Transplantation.
    Date and Times: August 19, 2010, 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.; August 
20, 2010, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
    Place: Hyatt Regency Bethesda, One Bethesda Metro Center, 
Bethesda, Maryland 20814.
    Status: The meeting will be open to the public.
    Purpose: Under the authority of 42 U.S.C. 217a, Section 222 of 
the Public Health Service Act, as amended, and 42 CFR 121.12 (2000), 
Advisory Committee on Organ Transplantation (ACOT) was established 
to assist the Secretary in enhancing organ donation, ensuring that 
the system of organ transplantation is grounded in the best 
available medical science, and assuring the public that the system 
is as effective and equitable as possible, and, thereby, increasing 
public confidence in the integrity and effectiveness of the 
transplantation system. ACOT is composed of up to 25 members, 
including the Chair. Members are serving as Special Government 
Employees and have diverse backgrounds in fields such as organ 
donation, health care public policy, transplantation medicine and 
surgery, critical care medicine and other medical specialties 
involved in the identification and referral of donors, non-physician 
transplant professions, nursing, epidemiology, immunology, law and 
bioethics, behavioral sciences, economics and statistics, as well as 
representatives of transplant candidates, transplant recipients, 
organ donors, and family members.
    Agenda: The morning of August 19, 2010, (8:30 a.m. to 11:30 
a.m.) will be devoted to an orientation session for new members. The

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full Committee meeting will convene at 1 p.m. ACOT will hear 
presentations on the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network 
(OPTN) Kidney and Liver Allocation Policies, Reports on Living Donor 
Studies, Report on Donor Potential Study, Kidney Paired Donor 
Exchange Pilot Project, Report and Conclusions of the Expert Panel 
on Circulatory Death Criteria, the National Kidney Foundation's 
``End the Wait'' Initiative, and Summary of Breakthrough 
Collaborative Issues/Donation and Transplantation Community of 
Practice. Agenda items are subject to change as priorities indicate.
    After the presentations and Committee discussions, members of 
the public will have an opportunity to provide comments. Because of 
the Committee's full agenda and the timeframe in which to cover the 
agenda topics, public comment will be limited. All public comments 
will be included in the record of the ACOT meeting. Meeting summary 
notes will be made available on the Department's donation Web site 
at http://www.organdonor.gov/acot.html.
    The draft meeting agenda is available on the Department's 
donation Web site at  http://www.organdonor.gov/acot.html and at 
Registration can be completed electronically at https://www.team-psa.com/dot/summer2010/ACOT/splash.asp or submitted by facsimile to 
HRM/Professional and Scientific Associates (PSA), the logistical 
support contractor for the meeting, at fax number (703) 234-1701 
ATTN: Brittany Carey. Individuals without access to the Internet who 
wish to register may call Brittany Carey with HRM/PSA at (703) 889-

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Patricia Stroup, Executive Secretary, 
Healthcare Systems Bureau, Health Resources and Services 
Administration, 5600 Fishers Lane, Room 12-105, Rockville, Maryland 
20857; telephone (301) 443-1127.

    Dated: July 2, 2010.
Sahira Rafiullah,
Director, Division of Policy and Information Coordination.
[FR Doc. 2010-16822 Filed 7-8-10; 8:45 am]