Advisory Committee on Organ Transplantation; Notice of Meeting, 17105-17106 [E6-4870]

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[FR Doc. E6–4901 Filed 4–4–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4165–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES wwhite on PROD1PC61 with NOTICES Health Resources and Services Administration Health Resources and Services Administration, HHS. VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:10 Apr 04, 2006 Jkt 208001 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 tenth 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 May 4, 2006, and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on May 5, 2006, 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). 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 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Advisory Committee on Organ Transplantation; Notice of Meeting AGENCY: Notice of meeting of the Advisory Committee on Organ Transplantation. ACTION: PO 00000 Frm 00035 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 insurance coverage for living donors, donor.com issues, donation after cardiac death (DCD) costs, tissue regulation, Medicare/Medicaid Part D plans not covering immunosuppressive E:\FR\FM\05APN1.SGM 05APN1 17106 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 65 / Wednesday, April 5, 2006 / Notices medications, and OPTN kidney allocation modeling. The draft meeting agenda will be available on April 24 on the Department’s donation Web site at http://www.organdonor.gov/acot.html. A registration form will be available on April 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 Sowjanya Kotakonda with PSA at (703) 234–1737. 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 Secretary, Remy Aronoff, in advance of the meeting. Mr. Aronoff may be reached by telephone at 301–443–3264, e-mail: Remy.Aronoff@hrsa.hhs.gov or in writing at the address 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: March 28, 2006. Elizabeth M. Duke, Administrator. [FR Doc. E6–4870 Filed 4–4–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4165–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Indian Health Service wwhite on PROD1PC61 with NOTICES Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Announcement Type: New/ Competing Continuation. Funding Opportunity Number: HHS– 2006–IHS–HP/DP–0001. 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The initiative is fully integrated with the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Initiatives ‘‘Healthy People 2010’’ and ‘‘Steps to a HealthierUS’’. Potential applicants may obtain a printed copy of Healthy People 2010, (Summary Report No. 017–001– 00549–5) or CD–ROM, Stock No. 017– 001–00549–5, through the Superintendent of Documents, Government Printing Office, P.O. Box 371954, Pittsburgh, PA 15250–7945, (202) 512–1800. You may also access this information at the following Web sites: http://www.healthypeople.gov/ Publications and http:// www.healthierus.gov/. The HP/DP Initiative targets cardiovascular disease, cancer, obesity, and substance abuse prevention and PO 00000 Frm 00036 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 intervention efforts in AI/AN communities. 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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 65 (Wednesday, April 5, 2006)]
[Notices]
[Pages 17105-17106]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E6-4870]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Health Resources and Services Administration


Advisory Committee on Organ Transplantation; Notice of Meeting

AGENCY: Health Resources and Services Administration, HHS.

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 
tenth 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 May 4, 2006, and from 
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on May 5, 2006, 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 insurance coverage for living 
donors, donor.com issues, donation after cardiac death (DCD) costs, 
tissue regulation, Medicare/Medicaid Part D plans not covering 
immunosuppressive

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medications, and OPTN kidney allocation modeling.
    The draft meeting agenda will be available on April 24 on the 
Department's donation Web site at http://www.organdonor.gov/acot.html.
    A registration form will be available on April 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 Sowjanya 
Kotakonda with PSA at (703) 234-1737. 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 Secretary, Remy Aronoff, in advance of the meeting. Mr. 
Aronoff may be reached by telephone at 301-443-3264, e-mail: 
Remy.Aronoff@hrsa.hhs.gov or in writing at the address 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: March 28, 2006.
Elizabeth M. Duke,
Administrator.
 [FR Doc. E6-4870 Filed 4-4-06; 8:45 am]
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