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[FR Doc. 05–19430 Filed 9–28–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4165–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Health Resources and Services Administration Meetings: Organ Transplantation Advisory Committee Health Resources and Services Administration, HHS. AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\29SEN1.SGM 29SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 188 / Thursday, September 29, 2005 / Notices Notice of Meeting of the Advisory Committee on Organ Transplantation. ACTION: SUMMARY: Pursuant to Public Law 92– 463, the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended (5 U.S.C. Appendix 2), notice is hereby given of the ninth meeting of the Advisory Committee on Organ Transplantation (ACOT), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The meeting will be held from approximately 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on November 3, 2005, and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on November 4, 2005, at the Rockville DoubleTree Hotel, 1750 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 20852. The meeting will be open to the public; however, seating is limited and pre-registration is encouraged (see below). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the authority of 42 U.S.C. 217a, Section 222 of the Public Health Service Act, as amended, and 42 CFR 121.12 (2000), ACOT was established to assist the Secretary in enhancing organ donation, ensuring that the system of organ transplantation is grounded in the best available medical science, and assuring the public that the system is as effective and equitable as possible, and, thereby, increasing public confidence in the integrity and effectiveness of the transplantation system. ACOT is composed of up to 25 members, including the Chair. Members are serving as Special Government Employees and have diverse backgrounds in fields such as organ donation, health care public policy, transplantation medicine and surgery, critical care medicine and other medical specialties involved in the identification and referral of donors, non-physician transplant professions, nursing, epidemiology, immunology, law and bioethics, behavioral sciences, economics and statistics, as well as representatives of transplant candidates, transplant recipients, organ donors, and family members. ACOT will hear presentations on living donor guidelines in New York and North Carolina, insurance issues related to living donors, deceased donor organ utilization, new Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN) Lung Allocation System, OPTN development of a new Kidney Allocation System, OPTN decision to not develop a living donor registry, OPTN Strategic Planning, Organ Transplant Breakthrough Collaborative, and the Organ Procurement Organization Redesign Initiative. The draft meeting agenda will be available on October 17 on the VerDate Aug<31>2005 13:52 Sep 28, 2005 Jkt 205001 Department’s donation Web site at http://www.organdonor.gov/acot.html. A registration form will be available on October 3 on the Department’s donation Web site at http:// www.organdonor.gov/acot.html. The completed registration form should be submitted by facsimile to Professional and Scientific Associates (PSA), the logistical support contractor for the meeting, at fax number (703) 234–1701. Individuals without access to the Internet who wish to register may call Bryan Slattery with PSA at (703) 234– 1734. Individuals who plan to attend the meeting and need special assistance, such as sign language interpretation or other reasonable accommodations, should notify the ACOT Executive Director, Thomas E. Balbier, Jr., in advance of the meeting. Mr. Balbier may be reached by telephone at 301–443– 1896, e-mail: Thom.Balbier@hrsa.hhs.gov, or in writing at the address of the Division of Transplantation provided below. Management and support services for ACOT functions are provided by the Division of Transplantation, Healthcare Systems Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration, 5600 Fishers Lane, Parklawn Building, Room 12C–06, Rockville, Maryland 20857; telephone number 301–443–7577. After the presentations and ACOT discussions, members of the public will have an opportunity to provide comments. 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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Health Resources and Services Administration


Meetings: Organ Transplantation Advisory Committee

AGENCY: Health Resources and Services Administration, HHS.

[[Page 56927]]


ACTION: Notice of Meeting of the Advisory Committee on Organ 
Transplantation.

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SUMMARY: Pursuant to Public Law 92-463, the Federal Advisory Committee 
Act, as amended (5 U.S.C. Appendix 2), notice is hereby given of the 
ninth meeting of the Advisory Committee on Organ Transplantation 
(ACOT), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The meeting will 
be held from approximately 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on November 3, 2005, and 
from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on November 4, 2005, at the Rockville DoubleTree 
Hotel, 1750 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 20852. The meeting will 
be open to the public; however, seating is limited and pre-registration 
is encouraged (see below).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the authority of 42 U.S.C. 217a, 
Section 222 of the Public Health Service Act, as amended, and 42 CFR 
121.12 (2000), ACOT was established to assist the Secretary in 
enhancing organ donation, ensuring that the system of organ 
transplantation is grounded in the best available medical science, and 
assuring the public that the system is as effective and equitable as 
possible, and, thereby, increasing public confidence in the integrity 
and effectiveness of the transplantation system. ACOT is composed of up 
to 25 members, including the Chair. Members are serving as Special 
Government Employees and have diverse backgrounds in fields such as 
organ donation, health care public policy, transplantation medicine and 
surgery, critical care medicine and other medical specialties involved 
in the identification and referral of donors, non-physician transplant 
professions, nursing, epidemiology, immunology, law and bioethics, 
behavioral sciences, economics and statistics, as well as 
representatives of transplant candidates, transplant recipients, organ 
donors, and family members.
    ACOT will hear presentations on living donor guidelines in New York 
and North Carolina, insurance issues related to living donors, deceased 
donor organ utilization, new Organ Procurement and Transplantation 
Network (OPTN) Lung Allocation System, OPTN development of a new Kidney 
Allocation System, OPTN decision to not develop a living donor 
registry, OPTN Strategic Planning, Organ Transplant Breakthrough 
Collaborative, and the Organ Procurement Organization Redesign 
Initiative.
    The draft meeting agenda will be available on October 17 on the 
Department's donation Web site at http://www.organdonor.gov/acot.html.
    A registration form will be available on October 3 on the 
Department's donation Web site at http://www.organdonor.gov/acot.html. 
The completed registration form should be submitted by facsimile to 
Professional and Scientific Associates (PSA), the logistical support 
contractor for the meeting, at fax number (703) 234-1701. Individuals 
without access to the Internet who wish to register may call Bryan 
Slattery with PSA at (703) 234-1734. Individuals who plan to attend the 
meeting and need special assistance, such as sign language 
interpretation or other reasonable accommodations, should notify the 
ACOT Executive Director, Thomas E. Balbier, Jr., in advance of the 
meeting. Mr. Balbier may be reached by telephone at 301-443-1896, e-
mail: Thom.Balbier@hrsa.hhs.gov, or in writing at the address of the 
Division of Transplantation provided below. Management and support 
services for ACOT functions are provided by the Division of 
Transplantation, Healthcare Systems Bureau, Health Resources and 
Services Administration, 5600 Fishers Lane, Parklawn Building, Room 
12C-06, Rockville, Maryland 20857; telephone number 301-443-7577.
    After the presentations and ACOT discussions, members of the public 
will have an opportunity to provide comments. Because of the 
Committee's full agenda and the timeframe in which to cover the agenda 
topics, public comment will be limited. All public comments will be 
included in the record of the ACOT meeting.

    Dated: September 22, 2005.
Elizabeth M. Duke,
Administrator.
[FR Doc. 05-19431 Filed 9-28-05; 8:45 am]
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