[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 197 (Wednesday, October 13, 2010)]
[Pages 62843-62844]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-25646]



Health Resources and Services Administration

Advisory Council on Blood Stem Cell Transplantation; Notice of 

    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 Council on Blood Stem Cell Transplantation.
    Date and Times: November 15, 2010, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    Place: Hyatt Regency Bethesda, One Bethesda Metro Center, 
Bethesda, Maryland 20814.
    Status: The meeting will be open to the public.
    Purpose: Pursuant to Public Law 109-129, 42 U.S.C. 274k (section 
379 of the Public Health Service Act, as amended) the Advisory 
Council on Blood Stem Cell Transplantation (ACBSCT) advises the 
Secretary of HHS and the Administrator, HRSA, on matters related to 
the activities of the C.W. Bill Young Cell Transplantation Program 
(Program) and the National Cord Blood Inventory (NCBI) Program.
    Agenda: The Council will hear reports from five ACBSCT Work 
Groups: Cord Blood Bank Collections, Realizing the Potential of Cord 
Blood, Scientific Factors Necessary to Define a Cord Blood Unit as 
High Quality, Cord Blood Thawing and Washing, and Access to 
Transplantation. The Council also will hear presentations and 
discussions on the following topics: Arizona reimbursement concerns 
for Medicaid beneficiaries, Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS) 
coverage, Medicare reimbursement for costs for allogeneic or 
autologous transplants, legislative reauthorization and 
appropriations bills, and Program performance measures. Agenda items 
are subject to change as priorities indicate.
    After the presentations and Council discussions, members of the 
public will have an opportunity to provide comments. Because of the 
Council'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

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record of the ACBSCT meeting. Meeting summary notes will be made 
available on the HRSA's Program Web site at http://bloodcell.transplant.hrsa.gov/ABOUT/Advisory_Council/index.html.
    Those planning to attend are requested to register in advance. 
The draft meeting agenda and a registration form are available on 
the HRSA's Program Web site at http://bloodcell.transplant.hrsa.gov/ABOUT/Advisory_Council/index.html.
    Registration also can be completed electronically at http://www.acbsct.com or submitted by facsimile to Lux Consulting Group, 
Inc., the logistical support contractor for the meeting, at fax 
number (301) 585-7741 Attn: Tristan Alexander. Individuals without 
access to the Internet who wish to register may call Tristan 
Alexander at (301) 585-1261.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Patricia Stroup, Executive Secretary, 
Healthcare Systems Bureau, Health Resources and Services 
Administration, 5600 Fishers Lane, Room 12C-06, Rockville, Maryland 
20857; telephone (301) 443-1127.

    Dated: October 6, 2010.
Wendy Ponton,
Director, Office of Management.
[FR Doc. 2010-25646 Filed 10-12-10; 8:45 am]