[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 159 (Thursday, August 16, 2018)]
[Pages 40772-40773]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-17702]



Food and Drug Administration

[Docket No. FDA-2018-N-2945]

Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee; 
Notice of Meeting

AGENCY: Food and Drug Administration, HHS.

ACTION: Notice.


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

DATES: The meeting will be held on October 3, 2018, from 11 a.m. to 
3:30 p.m.

ADDRESSES: FDA White Oak Campus, 10903 New Hampshire Avenue, Bldg. 31 
Conference Center, the Great Room (Rm. 1503), Silver Spring, MD 20993-
0002. For those unable to attend in person, the meeting will also be 
webcast and will be available at the following link: https://collaboration.fda.gov/vrbpac1018. Answers to commonly asked questions 
including information regarding special accommodations due to a 
disability, visitor parking, and transportation may be accessed at: 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Serina Hunter-Thomas, Center for 
Biologics Evaluation and Research, Food and Drug Administration, 10903 
New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring, MD 20993-0002, 240-402-5771, 
[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 website at https://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 October 3, 2018, the VRBPAC will meet in an open session 
to discuss and make recommendations on the selection of strains to be 
included in an influenza virus vaccine for the 2019 southern hemisphere 
influenza season.
    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 website 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 website after the meeting. Background material is 
available at https://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 
September 26, 2018. Oral presentations from the public will be 
scheduled between approximately 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 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 
September 18, 2018. 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 September 19, 
    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 Serina Hunter-Thomas at least 7 days in advance of the meeting.
    FDA is committed to the orderly conduct of its advisory committee 
meetings. Please visit our website at: https://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: August 13, 2018.
Leslie Kux,
Associate Commissioner for Policy.
[FR Doc. 2018-17702 Filed 8-15-18; 8:45 am]