[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 8 (Thursday, January 12, 2017)]
[Page 3799]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-00476]



Food and Drug Administration

[Docket No. FDA-2017-N-0001]

Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee; 
Notice of Meeting

AGENCY: Food and Drug Administration, HHS.

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announces a forthcoming 
public advisory committee meeting of the Vaccines and Related 
Biological Products Advisory Committee. The general function of the 
committee is to provide advice and recommendations to the Agency on 
FDA's regulatory issues. The meeting will be open to the public.

DATES: The meeting will be held on March 9, 2017, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 

ADDRESSES: National Institutes of Health (NIH), Fishers Lane Conference 
Center, 5635 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20852. Enter through the main 
front entrance on Fishers Lane. Take the elevators down to the T-
Terrace Level. Follow the short hallway towards the elevators and the 
Conference Center glass doors are straight ahead near the elevators.
    For those unable to attend in person, the meeting will also be Web 
cast and will be available at the following link: https://videocast.nih.gov/. Answers to commonly asked questions including 
information regarding special accommodations due to a disability, 
visitor parking, and transportation may be accessed at: http://www.fda.gov/AdvisoryCommittees/AboutAdvisoryCommittees/ucm408555.htm.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Prabhakara Atreya or Rosanna Harvey, 
Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, Food and Drug 
Administration, 10903 New Hampshire Ave., Bldg. 71, Rm. 6306, Silver 
Spring, MD 20993-0002, at 240-402-8006, [email protected] 
and 240-402-8072, [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: On March 9, 2017, the committee will meet in open session 
to discuss and make recommendations on the selection of strains to be 
included in the influenza virus vaccines for the 2017-2018 influenza 
    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 
February 23, 2017. Oral presentations from the public will be scheduled 
between approximately 12:50 p.m. and 1:50 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 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 February 14, 2017. 
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 February 15, 2017.
    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 
disabilities. If you require accommodations due to a disability, please 
contact Prabhakara Atreya 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: January 6, 2017.
Janice M. Soreth,
Associate Commissioner for Special Medical Programs.
[FR Doc. 2017-00476 Filed 1-11-17; 8:45 am]