Notice of Meeting: Secretary's Advisory Committee on Genetics, Health, and Society, 30401 [E8-11798]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 102 / Tuesday, May 27, 2008 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology; American Health Information Community Personalized Healthcare Workgroup Meeting ACTION: Announcement of meeting. SUMMARY: This notice announces the 16th meeting of the American Health Information Community Personalized Healthcare Workgroup in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92–463, 5 U.S.C., App.). DATES: June 10, 2008, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. [Eastern Time]. ADDRESSES: Mary C. Switzer Building (330 C Street, SW., Washington, DC 20201), Conference Room 1114. Please bring photo ID for entry to a Federal building. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: http://www.hhs.gov/healthit/ahic/ healthcare/. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Workgroup will discuss possible common data standards to incorporate interoperable, clinically useful genetic/ genomic information and analytical tools into Electronic Health Records (EHRs) to support clinical decisionmaking for the clinician and consumer. The meeting will be available via Web cast. For additional information, go to: http://www.hhs.gov/healthit/ahic/ healthcare/phc_instruct.html. Dated: May 19, 2008. Judith Sparrow, Director, American Health Information Community, Office of Programs and Coordination, Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology. [FR Doc. E8–11773 Filed 5–23–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4150–45–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Office of the Secretary pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES Notice of Meeting: Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Genetics, Health, and Society Pursuant to Pub. L. 92–463, notice is hereby given of the sixteenth meeting of the Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Genetics, Health, and Society (SACGHS), U.S. Public Health Service. The meeting will be held from 8:30 a.m. to approximately 11:30 a.m. on Monday, July 7, 2008, and 8 a.m. to approximately 5 p.m. on Tuesday, July 8, 2008, at the Hubert H. Humphrey VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:22 May 23, 2008 Jkt 214001 Building, 200 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20201. The meeting will be open to the public with attendance limited to space available. The meeting also will be Web cast. The meeting will involve an exploration of the issues associated with the marketing of personalized genomic information and services directly to consumers. The Committee will hear presentations about these services, including the specificity of information being provided and plans for helping consumers interpret and utilize the results for healthcare decisionmaking, consumer perspectives, the state of the underlying science, and public policy considerations. As part of this exploration, the Committee will adjourn for the afternoon of July 7 to participate in a workshop sponsored by Secretary Leavitt’s Personalized Health Care Initiative on Understanding the Needs of Consumers in the Use of GenomicBased Health Information Services. The Committee also will review a proposed action plan for addressing issues associated with the genetics education and training of health professionals and move into the second stage of its priority setting process. As always, the Committee welcomes hearing from anyone wishing to provide public comment on any issue related to genetics, health and society. Individuals who would like to provide public comment should notify the SACGHS Executive Secretary, Ms. Sarah Carr, by telephone at 301–496–9838 or e-mail at carrs@od.nih.gov. The SACGHS office is located at 6705 Rockledge Drive, Suite 750, Bethesda, MD 20892. Anyone planning to attend the meeting who is in need of special assistance, such as sign language interpretation or other reasonable accommodations, is also asked to contact the Executive Secretary. Under authority of 42 U.S.C. 217a, section 222 of the Public Health Service Act, as amended, the Department of Health and Human Services established SACGHS to serve as a public forum for deliberations on the broad range of human health and societal issues raised by the development and use of genetic and genomic technologies and, as warranted, to provide advice on these issues. 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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Office of the Secretary


Notice of Meeting: Secretary's Advisory Committee on Genetics, 
Health, and Society

    Pursuant to Pub. L. 92-463, notice is hereby given of the sixteenth 
meeting of the Secretary's Advisory Committee on Genetics, Health, and 
Society (SACGHS), U.S. Public Health Service. The meeting will be held 
from 8:30 a.m. to approximately 11:30 a.m. on Monday, July 7, 2008, and 
8 a.m. to approximately 5 p.m. on Tuesday, July 8, 2008, at the Hubert 
H. Humphrey Building, 200 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 
20201. The meeting will be open to the public with attendance limited 
to space available. The meeting also will be Web cast.
    The meeting will involve an exploration of the issues associated 
with the marketing of personalized genomic information and services 
directly to consumers. The Committee will hear presentations about 
these services, including the specificity of information being provided 
and plans for helping consumers interpret and utilize the results for 
healthcare decisionmaking, consumer perspectives, the state of the 
underlying science, and public policy considerations. As part of this 
exploration, the Committee will adjourn for the afternoon of July 7 to 
participate in a workshop sponsored by Secretary Leavitt's Personalized 
Health Care Initiative on Understanding the Needs of Consumers in the 
Use of Genomic-Based Health Information Services. The Committee also 
will review a proposed action plan for addressing issues associated 
with the genetics education and training of health professionals and 
move into the second stage of its priority setting process.
    As always, the Committee welcomes hearing from anyone wishing to 
provide public comment on any issue related to genetics, health and 
society. Individuals who would like to provide public comment should 
notify the SACGHS Executive Secretary, Ms. Sarah Carr, by telephone at 
301-496-9838 or e-mail at carrs@od.nih.gov. The SACGHS office is 
located at 6705 Rockledge Drive, Suite 750, Bethesda, MD 20892. Anyone 
planning to attend the meeting who is in need of special assistance, 
such as sign language interpretation or other reasonable 
accommodations, is also asked to contact the Executive Secretary.
    Under authority of 42 U.S.C. 217a, section 222 of the Public Health 
Service Act, as amended, the Department of Health and Human Services 
established SACGHS to serve as a public forum for deliberations on the 
broad range of human health and societal issues raised by the 
development and use of genetic and genomic technologies and, as 
warranted, to provide advice on these issues. The draft meeting agenda 
and other information about SACGHS, including information about access 
to the Web cast, will be available at the following Web site: http://
www4.od.nih.gov/oba/sacghs.htm.

    Dated: May 16, 2008.
Jennifer Spaeth,
Director, NIH Office of Federal Advisory Committee Policy.
[FR Doc. E8-11798 Filed 5-23-08; 8:45 am]
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