Notice of Meeting, 72839 [05-23674]

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This notice is published less than 15 days in advance of the meeting due to logistical difficulties. Dated: November 30, 2005. Carolyn M. Clancy, Director. [FR Doc. 05–23673 Filed 12–6–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4160–90–M DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality In accordance with section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C., Appendix 2), announcement is made of a Health Care Policy and Research Special Emphasis Panel (SEP) meeting. A Special Emphasis Panel is a group of experts in fields related to health care research who are invited by the Agency for Health Care Research and Quality (AHRQ), and agree to be available, to conduct on an as needed basis, scientific reviews of applications for AHRQ support. Individual members of the Panel do not attend regularlyscheduled meetings and do not serve for fixed terms or a long period of time. Rather, they are asked to participate in particular review meetings which require their type of expertise. Substantial segments of the upcoming SEP meeting listed below will be closed to the public in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, section 10(d) of 5 U.S.C., Appendix 2 and 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(6). Grant applications for ‘‘Small Research Grants for Primary Care Practice-Based Research Networks’’ (PBRN) RFA, are to be reviewed and discussed at this meeting. These discussions are likely to reveal personal information concerning individuals associated with the applications. This information is exempt from mandatory disclosure under the above-cited statutes. SEP Meeting on: ‘‘Small Research Grants for Primary Care Practice-Based Research Networks’’ (PBRN) RFA. Date: January 26–27, 2005 (Open on January 26 from 8:00 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. Frm 00062 Fmt 4703 and closed for the remainder of the meeting). Place: John Eisenberg Building, 540 Gaither Road, AHRQ Conference Center, Rockville, Maryland 20850. Contact Person: Anyone wishing to obtain a roster of members, agenda or minutes of the non-confidential portions of this meeting should contact Mrs. Bonnie Campbell, Committee Management Officer, Office of Extramural Research, Education and Priority Populations, AHRQ, 540 Gaither Road, Room 2038, Rockville, Maryland 20850, Telephone (301) 427– 1554. Agenda items for this meeting are subject to change as priorities dictate. Dated: November 23, 2005. Carolyn M. Clancy, Director. 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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 234 (Wednesday, December 7, 2005)]
[Notices]
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[FR Doc No: 05-23674]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality


Notice of Meeting

    In accordance with section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee 
Act (5 U.S.C., Appendix 2), announcement is made of a Health Care 
Policy and Research Special Emphasis Panel (SEP) meeting.
    A Special Emphasis Panel is a group of experts in fields related to 
health care research who are invited by the Agency for Health Care 
Research and Quality (AHRQ), and agree to be available, to conduct on 
an as needed basis, scientific reviews of applications for AHRQ 
support. Individual members of the Panel do not attend regularly-
scheduled meetings and do not serve for fixed terms or a long period of 
time. Rather, they are asked to participate in particular review 
meetings which require their type of expertise.
    Substantial segments of the upcoming SEP meeting listed below will 
be closed to the public in accordance with the Federal Advisory 
Committee Act, section 10(d) of 5 U.S.C., Appendix 2 and 5 U.S.C. 
552b(c)(6). Grant applications for ``Small Research Grants for Primary 
Care Practice-Based Research Networks'' (PBRN) RFA, are to be reviewed 
and discussed at this meeting. These discussions are likely to reveal 
personal information concerning individuals associated with the 
applications. This information is exempt from mandatory disclosure 
under the above-cited statutes.
    SEP Meeting on: ``Small Research Grants for Primary Care Practice-
Based Research Networks'' (PBRN) RFA.
    Date: January 26-27, 2005 (Open on January 26 from 8:00 a.m. to 
8:15 a.m. and closed for the remainder of the meeting).
    Place: John Eisenberg Building, 540 Gaither Road, AHRQ Conference 
Center, Rockville, Maryland 20850.
    Contact Person: Anyone wishing to obtain a roster of members, 
agenda or minutes of the non-confidential portions of this meeting 
should contact Mrs. Bonnie Campbell, Committee Management Officer, 
Office of Extramural Research, Education and Priority Populations, 
AHRQ, 540 Gaither Road, Room 2038, Rockville, Maryland 20850, Telephone 
(301) 427-1554.
    Agenda items for this meeting are subject to change as priorities 
dictate.

    Dated: November 23, 2005.
Carolyn M. Clancy,
Director.
[FR Doc. 05-23674 Filed 12-6-05; 8:45 am]
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