Health Services Research and Development Service Merit Review Board; Notice of Meeting, 43520 [05-14814]

Download as PDF 43520 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 143 / Wednesday, July 27, 2005 / Notices 463 (Federal Advisory Committee Act) that the Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans’ Illnesses will meet on September 19–21, 2005 in room 230 at the Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue, NW., Washington, DC. The meeting will convene at 8 a.m. and adjourn at 5 p.m. each day. The meeting will be open to the public. The purpose of the Committee is to provide advice and make recommendations to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs on proposed research studies, research plans and research strategies relating to the health consequences of military service in the Southwest Asia theater of operations during the Gulf War. The Committee will review VA program activities related to Gulf War veterans’ illnesses and updates on scientific research on Gulf War illnesses published since the last Committee meeting. Additionally, there will be preliminary information on treatment research for Gulf War illnesses, research related to possible health effects of exposures during the 1991 Gulf War, and discussion of Committee business and activities. Members of the public may submit written statements for the Committee’s review to Dr. William J. Goldberg, Designated Federal Officer, Department of Veterans Affairs (121E), 810 Vermont Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20420. Any member of the public seeking additional information should contact Dr. William J. Goldberg at (202) 254– 0294. Dated: July 19, 2005. By direction of the Secretary. E. Philip Riggin, Committee Management Officer. [FR Doc. 05–14815 Filed 7–26–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–M VerDate jul<14>2003 19:40 Jul 26, 2005 Jkt 205001 DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS Health Services Research and Development Service Merit Review Board; Notice of Meeting The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) gives notice under Public Law 92– 463, Federal Advisory Committee Act, that a meeting of the Health Services Research and Development Service Merit Review Board will be held August 30 through September 1, 2005 at the Capital Hilton Hotel, 1001 16th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20036. On Tuesday, August 30, 2005, five subcommittees will convene from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.—Rehabilitation Outcomes, Implementation and Management Science and Patient Safety Systems, Equity/Women’s Health, Nursing Research Initiative (NRI), and Chronic Disease Management. On Wednesday, August 31, 2005, four subcommittees will convene from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.— Special Populations, Implementation and Management Science and Patient Safety Systems (continuation), Research Methodology, and Chronic Disease Management (continuation). On Thursday, September 1, 2005, four review groups will convene from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.—Special Populations (continuation), Implementation and Management Science and Patient Safety Systems and Management (continuation), General Health Services Research, and Quality Measurement and Effectiveness. The rooms will be open an hour before the meeting convenes to allow participates to organize their materials and network. The purpose of the Board is to review research and development applications concerned with the measurement and evaluation of health care services and with testing new methods of health care delivery and management, and nursing research. Applications are reviewed for scientific and technical merit. Recommendations regarding funding are prepared for the Chief Research and Development Officer. After the review groups meet there will be a debriefing provided to PO 00000 Frm 00131 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 members of the Merit Review Board and HSR&D staff by the chairman of each review group. This debriefing, by teleconference, will be to discuss the outcomes of the review session and to ensure the integrity and consistency of the review process. Each subcommittee meeting will be open to the public the first day convened for approximately one halfhour from 8 a.m. until 8:30 a.m. to cover administrative matters and to discuss the general status of the program. The remaining portion of the meeting will be closed. The closed portion of the meeting involves discussion, examination, reference to, and oral review of staff and consultant critiques of research protocols and similar documents. During the closed portion of the meeting, discussion and recommendations will include qualifications of the personnel conducting the studies (the disclosure of which would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy), as well as research information (the premature disclosure of which would be likely to compromise significantly the implementation of proposed agency action regarding such research projects). As provided by subsection 10(d) of Public Law 92–463, as amended by Law 94–409; closing portions of these meetings is in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(6) and (9)(B). Those who plan to attend the open session should contact the Assistant Director, Scientific Merit Review (124), Health Services Research and Development Service, Department of Veterans Affairs, 1722 Eye Street, NW., Washington, DC, at least five days before the meeting. For further information, call (202) 254–0212. By Direction of the Secretary. Dated: July 19, 2005. E. Philip Riggin, Committee Management Officer. [FR Doc. 05–14814 Filed 7–26–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–M E:\FR\FM\27JYN1.SGM 27JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 143 (Wednesday, July 27, 2005)]
[Notices]
[Page 43520]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-14814]


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DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS


Health Services Research and Development Service Merit Review 
Board; Notice of Meeting

    The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) gives notice under Public 
Law 92-463, Federal Advisory Committee Act, that a meeting of the 
Health Services Research and Development Service Merit Review Board 
will be held August 30 through September 1, 2005 at the Capital Hilton 
Hotel, 1001 16th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20036.
    On Tuesday, August 30, 2005, five subcommittees will convene from 8 
a.m. to 5 p.m.--Rehabilitation Outcomes, Implementation and Management 
Science and Patient Safety Systems, Equity/Women's Health, Nursing 
Research Initiative (NRI), and Chronic Disease Management. On 
Wednesday, August 31, 2005, four subcommittees will convene from 8 a.m. 
to 5 p.m.--Special Populations, Implementation and Management Science 
and Patient Safety Systems (continuation), Research Methodology, and 
Chronic Disease Management (continuation). On Thursday, September 1, 
2005, four review groups will convene from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.--Special 
Populations (continuation), Implementation and Management Science and 
Patient Safety Systems and Management (continuation), General Health 
Services Research, and Quality Measurement and Effectiveness. The rooms 
will be open an hour before the meeting convenes to allow participates 
to organize their materials and network.
    The purpose of the Board is to review research and development 
applications concerned with the measurement and evaluation of health 
care services and with testing new methods of health care delivery and 
management, and nursing research. Applications are reviewed for 
scientific and technical merit. Recommendations regarding funding are 
prepared for the Chief Research and Development Officer.
    After the review groups meet there will be a debriefing provided to 
members of the Merit Review Board and HSR&D staff by the chairman of 
each review group. This debriefing, by teleconference, will be to 
discuss the outcomes of the review session and to ensure the integrity 
and consistency of the review process.
    Each subcommittee meeting will be open to the public the first day 
convened for approximately one half-hour from 8 a.m. until 8:30 a.m. to 
cover administrative matters and to discuss the general status of the 
program. The remaining portion of the meeting will be closed. The 
closed portion of the meeting involves discussion, examination, 
reference to, and oral review of staff and consultant critiques of 
research protocols and similar documents.
    During the closed portion of the meeting, discussion and 
recommendations will include qualifications of the personnel conducting 
the studies (the disclosure of which would constitute a clearly 
unwarranted invasion of personal privacy), as well as research 
information (the premature disclosure of which would be likely to 
compromise significantly the implementation of proposed agency action 
regarding such research projects). As provided by subsection 10(d) of 
Public Law 92-463, as amended by Law 94-409; closing portions of these 
meetings is in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(6) and (9)(B).
    Those who plan to attend the open session should contact the 
Assistant Director, Scientific Merit Review (124), Health Services 
Research and Development Service, Department of Veterans Affairs, 1722 
Eye Street, NW., Washington, DC, at least five days before the meeting. 
For further information, call (202) 254-0212.

    By Direction of the Secretary.
    Dated: July 19, 2005.
E. Philip Riggin,
Committee Management Officer.
[FR Doc. 05-14814 Filed 7-26-05; 8:45 am]
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