[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 167 (Monday, August 30, 2010)]
[Pages 52949-52950]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-21532]



Office of the Secretary

Notice of Meeting: Secretary's Advisory Committee on Genetics, 
Health, and Society

    Pursuant to Public Law 92-463, notice is hereby given of the 
twenty-third meeting of the Secretary's Advisory Committee on Genetics, 
Health, and Society (SACGHS), U.S. Public Health Service. The meeting 
will be held from 8:30 a.m. to approximately 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, 
October 5, 2010, and from 8:30 a.m. to approximately 3:45 p.m. on 
Wednesday, October 6, 2010, at the National Institute of Health, 
Building 31, Conference Room 6C6, 9000 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD

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20892. The meeting will be open to the public with attendance limited 
to space available. The meeting will also be Web cast.
    The main agenda item will be a review of the revised draft report 
on genetics education and training and discussion of the final draft 
recommendations. The meeting will also include sessions on genomic data 
sharing and the implications of affordable whole-genome sequencing, an 
update on the implementation of the Genetic Information 
Nondiscrimination Act, and a briefing from the Food and Drug 
Administration on activities related to genetic testing.
    As always, the Committee welcomes hearing from anyone wishing to 
provide public comment on any issue related to genetics, health and 
society. Please note that because SACGHS operates under the provisions 
of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, all public comments will be made 
available to the public. Individuals who would like to provide public 
comment should notify the SACGHS Executive Secretary, Ms. Sarah Carr, 
by telephone at 301-496-9838 or e-mail at [email protected]. The SACGHS 
office is located at 6705 Rockledge Drive, Suite 750, Bethesda, MD 
20892. Anyone planning to attend the meeting who needs special 
assistance, such as sign language interpretation or other reasonable 
accommodations, is also asked to contact the Executive Secretary.
    Under authority of 42 U.S.C. 217a, Section 222 of the Public Health 
Service Act, as amended, the Department of Health and Human Services 
established SACGHS to serve as a public forum for deliberations on the 
broad range of human health and societal issues raised by the 
development and use of genetic and genomic technologies and, as 
warranted, to provide advice on these issues. The draft meeting agenda 
and other information about SACGHS, including information about access 
to the Web cast, will be available at the following Web site: http://oba.od.nih.gov/SACGHS/sacghs_meetings.html.

    Dated: August 24, 2010.
Jennifer Spaeth,
Director, NIH Office of Federal Advisory Committee Policy.
[FR Doc. 2010-21532 Filed 8-27-10; 8:45 am]