[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 133 (Monday, July 13, 2015)]
[Pages 40070-40071]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-16957]



Food and Drug Administration

[Docket No. FDA-2015-N-0001]

Science Board to the Food and Drug Administration; Notice of 

AGENCY: Food and Drug Administration, HHS.

ACTION: Notice.


    This notice announces a forthcoming meeting of a public advisory 
committee of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The meeting will 
be open to the public.
    Name of Committee: Science Board to the Food and Drug 
Administration (Science Board).
    General Function of the Committee: The Science Board provides 
advice to the Commissioner of Food and Drugs and other appropriate 
officials on specific, complex scientific and technical issues 
important to FDA and its mission, including emerging issues within the 
scientific community. Additionally, the Science Board provides advice 
to the Agency on keeping pace with technical and scientific 
developments including in regulatory science, input into the Agency's 
research agenda, and on upgrading its scientific and research 
facilities and training opportunities. It will also provide, where 
requested, expert review of Agency sponsored intramural and extramural 
scientific research programs.
    Date and Time: The meeting will be held on July 29, 2015, from 8:30 
a.m. to 4 p.m.
    Location: FDA White Oak Campus, 10903 New Hampshire Ave., Bldg. 31 
Conference Center, the Great Room (Rm. 1503 B and C), Silver Spring, MD 
20993-0002. For those unable to attend in person, the meeting will also 
be Webcast. The link for the Webcast is available at: https://collaboration.fda.gov/scienceboard2015/. Answers to commonly asked 
questions including information regarding special accommodations due to 
a disability, visitor parking, and transportation may be accessed at: 
    Contact Person: Rakesh Raghuwanshi, Office of the Chief Scientist, 
Food and Drug Administration, Bldg. 1, Rm. 3309, 10903 New Hampshire 
Ave., Silver Spring, MD 20993, 301-796-4769, 
[email protected], or FDA Advisory Committee Information 
Line, 1-800-741-8138 (301-443-0572 in the Washington, DC area). A 
notice in the Federal Register about last minute modifications that 
impact a previously announced advisory committee meeting cannot always 
be published quickly enough to provide timely notice. Therefore, you 
should always check the Agency's Web site at http://www.fda.gov/AdvisoryCommittees/default.htm and scroll down to the appropriate 
advisory committee meeting link, or call the advisory committee 
information line to learn about possible modifications before coming to 
the meeting.
    Agenda: The Science Board will be provided with a report from the 
Commissioner's Fellowship Program Evaluation subcommittee and will be 
provided with a progress report from the Science Looking Forward 
subcommittee. The Board will hear an overview of two scientific 
activities from the Center for Veterinary Medicine and will be asked to 
provide input on strategies to implement targeted directives contained 
in the National Strategy for Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria, 
designed to guide action by public health, health care, and veterinary 
partners in a common effort to address urgent and serious drug-
resistant threats that affect people in the United States and around 
the world. A recipient of one of the Fiscal Year 2014 Scientific 
Achievement Awards (selected by the Board) will provide an overview of 
the activities for which the award was given. A status update on the 
21st Century Cures Act will be presented, and the Deputy Commissioner 
for Medical Products and Tobacco will discuss his vision for the Office 
of Medical Products and Tobacco.
    FDA intends to make background material available to the public no 
later than 2 business days before the meeting. If FDA is unable to post 
the background material on its Web site prior to the meeting, the 
background material will be made publicly available at the location of 
the advisory committee meeting, and the background material will be 
posted on FDA's Web site after the meeting. Background material is 
available at http://www.fda.gov/AdvisoryCommittees/Calendar/default.htm. Scroll down to the appropriate advisory committee meeting 
    Procedure: Interested persons may present data, information, or 
views, orally or in writing, on issues pending before the committee. 
Written submissions may be made to the contact person on or before July 
22, 2015. Oral presentations from the public will be scheduled between 
approximately 2:45 and 3:45 p.m. Those individuals interested in making 
formal oral presentations should notify the contact person and submit a 
brief statement of the general nature of the evidence or

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arguments they wish to present, the names and addresses of proposed 
participants, and an indication of the approximate time requested to 
make their presentation on or before July 14, 2015. Time allotted for 
each presentation may be limited. If the number of registrants 
requesting to speak is greater than can be reasonably accommodated 
during the scheduled open public hearing session, FDA may conduct a 
lottery to determine the speakers for the scheduled open public hearing 
session. The contact person will notify interested persons regarding 
their request to speak by July 15, 2015.
    Persons attending FDA's advisory committee meetings are advised 
that the Agency is not responsible for providing access to electrical 
    FDA welcomes the attendance of the public at its advisory committee 
meetings and will make every effort to accommodate persons with 
physical disabilities or special needs. If you require special 
accommodations due to a disability, please contact Mr. Rakesh 
Raghuwanshi at least 7 days in advance of the meeting.
    FDA is committed to the orderly conduct of its advisory committee 
meetings. Please visit our Web site at http://www.fda.gov/AdvisoryCommittees/AboutAdvisoryCommittees/ucm111462.htm for procedures 
on public conduct during advisory committee meetings.
    Notice of this meeting is given under the Federal Advisory 
Committee Act (5 U.S.C. app. 2).

    Dated: July 7, 2015.
Leslie Kux,
Associate Commissioner for Policy.
[FR Doc. 2015-16957 Filed 7-10-15; 8:45 am]