[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 166 (Tuesday, August 27, 2019)]
[Page 44900]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-18410]



Food and Drug Administration

[Docket No. FDA-2019-N-3612]

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 or the 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. At least one portion of the 
meeting will be closed to the public. Members will participate via 

DATES: The meeting will be held on October 9, 2019, from 8:30 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/vrbpac100919/. 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: Capt. Serina Hunter-Thomas, Center for 
Biologics Evaluation and Research, Food and Drug Administration, 10903 
New Hampshire Ave., Bldg. 71, Rm. 6338, 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 9, 2019, under topic I, the Center for Biologics 
Evaluation and Research's (CBER) VRBPAC will meet in open session to 
hear an overview of the research programs in the Laboratory of 
Hepatitis Viruses (LIR) and the Laboratory of Vector-Borne Viral 
Diseases (LVVD), Division of Viral Products, Office of Vaccines 
Research and Review, CBER, FDA. Also, on October 9, 2019, under topic 
II, the committee will meet in open session to discuss and make 
recommendations on the selection of strains to be included in an 
influenza virus vaccine for the 2020 southern hemisphere 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 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: On October 9, 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to approximately 10 
a.m. and from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., the meeting is open to the public. 
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 October 2, 2019. Oral 
presentations from the public will be scheduled between approximately 
9:45 a.m. and 10 a.m. for the overview portion of the LHV/LVVD Site 
Visit (topic I), and from 1:30 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. for the influenza 
strain selection portion of the meeting (topic II). 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 24, 2019. 
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 25, 2019.
    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 Capt. Serina Hunter-Thomas at least 7 days in advance of the 
    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 16, 2019.
Lowell J. Schiller,
Principal Associate Commissioner for Policy.
[FR Doc. 2019-18410 Filed 8-26-19; 8:45 am]