Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses; Notice of Meeting, 43519-43520 [05-14815]

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E5–4003 Filed 7–26–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans’ Illnesses; Notice of Meeting The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) gives notice under Public Law 92– E:\FR\FM\27JYN1.SGM 27JYN1 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. 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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 143 (Wednesday, July 27, 2005)]
[Notices]
[Pages 43519-43520]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-14815]


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DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS


Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses; 
Notice of Meeting

    The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) gives notice under Public 
Law 92-

[[Page 43520]]

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]
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