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Download as PDF 49690 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 164 / Friday, August 22, 2008 / Notices Research; 93.849, Kidney Diseases, Urology and Hematology Research, National Institutes of Health, HHS) Dated: August 15, 2008. Jennifer Spaeth, Director, Office of Federal Advisory Committee Policy. [FR Doc. E8–19450 Filed 8–21–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4140–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health National Institute of Mental Health; Notice of Workgroup Meeting; Notice Is Hereby Given of a Meeting of the Strategic Planning Implementation Workgroup (SPIWG) Organized by the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC) jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES The purpose of the workgroup meeting is to discuss future budgetary requirements for the IACC Strategic Plan for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Research. The workgroup findings will be forwarded to the IACC for consideration and discussion at the next committee meeting on November 21, 2008. Audio of this workgroup meeting will be accessible to the public via a teleconference phone link, and there will be Web-based access to information displayed at the meeting via computer/ projector. Attendance at the meeting will be limited due to space available. Name of Committee: Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC). Type of Meeting: Strategic Planning Implementation Working Group. Date: September 10, 2008. Time: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. EDT. Agenda: To discuss future budgetary requirements for the IACC Strategic Plan for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Research. Place: National Institutes of Health, Building 1, Wilson Hall, Bethesda, MD 20892. Access Information: Conference Call and Webinar, Webinar Registration and Access Information: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/ register/550445924. To Access the Conference Call: Dial: Number: 888–455– 2920. Access Code: 3857872. 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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 164 (Friday, August 22, 2008)]
[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

National Institutes of Health


National Institute of Mental Health; Notice of Workgroup Meeting; 
Notice Is Hereby Given of a Meeting of the Strategic Planning 
Implementation Workgroup (SPIWG) Organized by the Interagency Autism 
Coordinating Committee (IACC)

    The purpose of the workgroup meeting is to discuss future budgetary 
requirements for the IACC Strategic Plan for Autism Spectrum Disorder 
(ASD) Research. The workgroup findings will be forwarded to the IACC 
for consideration and discussion at the next committee meeting on 
November 21, 2008.
    Audio of this workgroup meeting will be accessible to the public 
via a teleconference phone link, and there will be Web-based access to 
information displayed at the meeting via computer/projector. Attendance 
at the meeting will be limited due to space available.

    Name of Committee: Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee 
(IACC).
    Type of Meeting: Strategic Planning Implementation Working 
Group.
    Date: September 10, 2008.
    Time: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. EDT.
    Agenda: To discuss future budgetary requirements for the IACC 
Strategic Plan for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Research.
    Place: National Institutes of Health, Building 1, Wilson Hall, 
Bethesda, MD 20892.
    Access Information: Conference Call and Webinar, Webinar 
Registration and Access Information: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/
register/550445924. To Access the Conference Call: Dial: Number: 
888-455-2920. Access Code: 3857872.
    Contact Person: Azik Schwechter, Ph.D., Office of Autism 
Research Coordination, Office of the Director, National Institute of 
Mental Health, NIH, 6001 Executive Boulevard, NSC Room 8203a, 
Bethesda, MD 20892-9669, 301-443-7163, 
IACCPublicInquiries@mail.nih.gov.

    Please Note: The workgroup meeting will be open to the public 
through a conference call phone number and a web presentation tool 
on the Internet. Individuals who participate using these electronic 
services and who need special assistance, such as captioning of the 
conference call or other reasonable accommodations, should submit a 
request at least 2 weeks prior to the meeting.
    Members of the public who participate using the conference call 
phone number will be able to listen to the meeting but will not be 
heard. There may be an opportunity for members of the public to 
submit written comments during the workgroup meeting through the web 
presentation tool. Submitted comments will be reviewed after the 
meeting. If you experience any technical problems with the web 
presentation tool, please contact GoToWebinar at (800) 263-6317. To 
access the web presentation tool on the Internet the following 
computer capabilities are required:
    A. Internet Explorer 5.0 or later, Netscape Navigator 6.0 or 
later or Mozilla Firefox 1.0 or later;
    B. Windows[supreg] 2000, XP Home, XP Pro, 2003 Server or Vista;
    C. Stable 56k, cable modem, ISDN, DSL or better Internet 
connection;
    D. Minimum of Pentium 400 with 256 MB of RAM (Recommended);
    E. Java Virtual Machine enabled (Recommended).

    Information about the IACC is available on the Web site: http://
www.nimh.nih.gov/research-funding/scientific-meetings/recurring-
meetings/iacc/index.shtml.

    Dated: August 15, 2008.
Jennifer Spaeth,
Director, Office of Federal Advisory Committee Policy.
[FR Doc. E8-19455 Filed 8-21-08; 8:45 am]
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