Advisory Committee on Interdisciplinary, Community-Based Linkages; Notice of Meeting, 46627-46628 [E8-18393]

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L. 92–463), notice is hereby given of the following meeting: Name: Advisory Committee on Interdisciplinary, Community-Based Linkages (ACICBL). Dates and Times: September 10, 2008, 11 a.m.–4 p.m., EST., September 11, 2008, 11 a.m.–4 p.m., EST. Place: (Web Conference). Status: The meeting will be open to the public; Web conference access limited only by availability of telephone ports. Purpose: The Committee will be focusing on rural issues and how the Title VII Interdisciplinary, Community-Based Training Grant Programs identified under sections 751–756, Part D of the Public Health Service Act can respond to the current rural healthcare workforce needs. The Committee has invited speakers to highlight various topics related to rural healthcare workforce issues including, but not limited to, discipline specific shortages; recruitment and retention; health professions training; faculty development; telemedicine; and other specific rural health care issues. The meeting will afford committee members with the opportunity to identify and discuss the current status of the healthcare workforce in rural America and formulate appropriate recommendations to the Secretary and to the Congress regarding a variety of training strategies to address the health workforce shortage issues. Agenda: The ACICBL agenda includes an overview of the Committee’s general business activities, presentations by experts on rural healthcare workforce related issues, and discussion sessions specific for the development of recommendations to be addressed in the Eighth Annual ACICBL Report. Agenda items are subject to change as dictated by the priorities of the Committee. Supplementary Information: The ACICBL will meet on Wednesday, September 10 and Thursday, September 11, 2008 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. (EST) via Intercall LiveMeeting Web conference. To join online, click the link below. Once connected call the number below and use the same conference ID to be connected to the call. If you have not joined an Intercall LiveMeeting Web conference before, please log in 20 minutes before the meeting as you may need to install an Intercall reader to access the Web conference. Meeting Link: https:// psa.on.raindance.com/confmgr/ public_unsched.jsp?confId=7829159. Meeting Phone #: (888) 272–7337. Conference ID: 7829159. Meeting Subject: HRSA Advisory Committee on Interdisciplinary, CommunityBased Linkages (ACICBL). E:\FR\FM\11AUN1.SGM 11AUN1 46628 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 155 / Monday, August 11, 2008 / Notices Moderator: Ashley Golden Moderator E-mail: a_golden@teampsa.com. For Further Information Contact: Anyone requesting information regarding the Committee should contact Louis D. 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E8–18393 Filed 8–8–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4165–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health rmajette on PRODPC74 with NOTICES Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; The Prevalence and Incidence of HIV Molecular Variants and Their Correlation With Risk Behaviors and HIV Treatment in Brazilian Blood Donors Summary: Under the provisions of Section 3507(a)(1)(D) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve the information collection listed below. This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register on May 29, 2008, pages 30951– 30952 and allowed 60 days for public comment. The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for public comment. The National Institutes of Health may not conduct or sponsor, and the respondent is not required to respond to, an information collection that has been extended, revised, or implemented on or after October 1, 1995, unless it displays a current valid OMB control number. Proposed Collection: Title: The Prevalence and Incidence of HIV Molecular Variants and Their Correlation With Risk Behaviors and HIV Treatment in Brazilian Blood Donors. Type of Information Collection Request: New. Need and Use of VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:22 Aug 08, 2008 Jkt 214001 Information Collection: Establishing and monitoring viral prevalence and incidence rates, and identifying risk behaviors for HIV incidence among blood donors, are critical to assessing and reducing risk of HIV transmission through blood transfusion. Identifying donation samples from donors with recent HIV infection is particularly critical as it enables characterization of the viral subtypes currently transmitted within the screened population and hence most likely to ‘‘break-through’’ routine screening measures (i.e., periseroconversion window period donations). Molecular surveillance of incident HIV infections in blood donors not only characterizes genotypes of recently infected donors for purposes of blood safety, but also enables documentation of the rates of primary transmission of anti-viral drug resistant strains in the community, serving a public health role in identifying new HIV infections for anti-retroviral treatment. Both a prospective surveillance and a case-control design are proposed to enroll all eligible HIV seropositives detected at three blood ˜ centers in Brazil (Sao Paulo, Belo ´ Horizante, and Recıfe) plus a satellite center in Rio de Janeiro. A comparison of epidemiological risk profiles will be made between the seropositive donors and a group of randomly selected seronegative donors. There are three study aims. Laboratory studies (LS–EIA testing and sequencing of pol region) on linked specimens from all enrolled HIV cases, will allow for estimation of HIV prevalence and incidence relative to genotype and putative route of infection. Data derived from molecular genotyping, including drug resistant genotypes, will be provided, along with counseling, to all enrolled HIV positive donors to facilitate their clinical care via referral to the Brazilian national HIV treatment system. Our findings will be compared to trends in prevalence, incidence and molecular variants from studies of the general population and high risk populations in Brazil, thus allowing for broad monitoring of the HIV epidemic in Brazil and assessment of the impact of donor selection criteria on these parameters. Finally, HIV cases and a group of controls, through responses to a questionnaire, will provide data on HIV risk behaviors among prospective blood donors. This HIV risk behavior data will be used as PO 00000 Frm 00047 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 covariates in the molecular surveillance analyses described above, as well as aid in assessing whether modifications may be needed to Brazil’s routine blood center operational donor screening questionnaire. The study participants will return to their local blood center for the administration of an informed consent form, explaining the confidential nature of the research study as well as the risks and benefits to their participation. Once enrolled, they will be asked to complete the self-administered risk factor questionnaire. In addition, a small blood sample will be collected from each HIV seropositive participant to be used for the genotyping and drug resistance testing. The results of the drug resistance testing will be communicated back to the seropositive participants during an in-person counseling session at the blood center. Defining prevalence and incidence in blood donors and residual risk of HIV transmission by transfusions may lead to new regulations and blood safety initiatives in Brazil. The data can be used to project the yield, safety impact and cost effectiveness of implementing enhanced testing strategies such as combination antigen-antibody assays and/or NAT. Determination of HIV risk factors in donors (first time versus repeat donor status; volunteer versus replacement status; demographics and risk behaviors) will support policy discussions over strategies to recruit the safest possible donors in Brazil. The findings from this project will also complement similar monitoring of HIV prevalence, incidence, transfusion risk and molecular variants in the U.S. and other funded international REDS–II sites, thus allowing direct comparisons of these parameters on a global level. Frequency of Response: Once. Affected Public: Individuals. Type of Respondents: Adult Blood Donors. The annual reporting burden is as follows: Estimated Number of Respondents: 2,000; Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1; Average Burden of Hours per Response: 0.40 (including administration of the informed consent form and questionnaire completion instructions); and Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours Requested: 800. The annualized cost to respondents is estimated at: $5,200 (based on $6.50 per hour). There are no Capital Costs to report. There are no Operating or Maintenance Costs to report. E:\FR\FM\11AUN1.SGM 11AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 155 (Monday, August 11, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Pages 46627-46628]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-18393]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Health Resources and Service Administration


Advisory Committee on Interdisciplinary, Community-Based 
Linkages; Notice of Meeting

    In accordance with section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory 
Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463), notice is hereby given of the following 
meeting:

    Name: Advisory Committee on Interdisciplinary, Community-Based 
Linkages (ACICBL).
    Dates and Times: September 10, 2008, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., EST., 
September 11, 2008, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., EST.
    Place: (Web Conference).
    Status: The meeting will be open to the public; Web conference 
access limited only by availability of telephone ports.
    Purpose: The Committee will be focusing on rural issues and how 
the Title VII Interdisciplinary, Community-Based Training Grant 
Programs identified under sections 751-756, Part D of the Public 
Health Service Act can respond to the current rural healthcare 
workforce needs. The Committee has invited speakers to highlight 
various topics related to rural healthcare workforce issues 
including, but not limited to, discipline specific shortages; 
recruitment and retention; health professions training; faculty 
development; telemedicine; and other specific rural health care 
issues. The meeting will afford committee members with the 
opportunity to identify and discuss the current status of the 
healthcare workforce in rural America and formulate appropriate 
recommendations to the Secretary and to the Congress regarding a 
variety of training strategies to address the health workforce 
shortage issues.
    Agenda: The ACICBL agenda includes an overview of the 
Committee's general business activities, presentations by experts on 
rural healthcare workforce related issues, and discussion sessions 
specific for the development of recommendations to be addressed in 
the Eighth Annual ACICBL Report.
    Agenda items are subject to change as dictated by the priorities 
of the Committee.
    Supplementary Information: The ACICBL will meet on Wednesday, 
September 10 and Thursday, September 11, 2008 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
(EST) via Intercall LiveMeeting Web conference. To join online, 
click the link below. Once connected call the number below and use 
the same conference ID to be connected to the call. If you have not 
joined an Intercall LiveMeeting Web conference before, please log in 
20 minutes before the meeting as you may need to install an 
Intercall reader to access the Web conference.
    Meeting Link: https://psa.on.raindance.com/confmgr/public_
unsched.jsp?confId=7829159.
    Meeting Phone #: (888) 272-7337.
    Conference ID: 7829159.
    Meeting Subject: HRSA Advisory Committee on Interdisciplinary, 
Community-Based Linkages (ACICBL).

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    Moderator: Ashley Golden
    Moderator E-mail: a_golden@team-psa.com.
    For Further Information Contact: Anyone requesting information 
regarding the Committee should contact Louis D. Coccodrilli, 
Designated Federal Official for the ACICBL, Bureau of Health 
Professions, Health Resources and Services Administration, Parklawn 
Building, Rm. 9-36, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, Maryland 20857; 
(301) 443-6950 or lcoccodrilli@hrsa.gov. Marie Ulysse, HRSA Scholar, 
can also be contacted for inquiries at (301) 443-6529 or 
mulysse@hrsa.gov.

    Dated: August 4, 2008.
Alexandra Huttinger,
Director, Division of Policy Review and Coordination.
 [FR Doc. E8-18393 Filed 8-8-08; 8:45 am]
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