Secretary's Advisory Committee on Heritable Disorders in Newborns and Children; Notice of Meeting, 51375-51376 [2011-21092]

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Award Amount B. Length of Support 51375 PO 00000 Frm 00033 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Health Resources and Services Administration Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Heritable Disorders in Newborns and Children; Notice of Meeting In accordance with section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92–463, codified at 5 U.S.C. App. 2), notice is hereby given of the following meeting: Name: Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Heritable Disorders in Newborns and Children. Dates and Times: September 22, 2011, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; September 23, 2011, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Place: Renaissance Washington, DC DuPont Circle Hotel, 1143 New Hampshire Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20037. Status: The meeting will be open to the public with attendance limited due to space availability. Participants are asked to register for the meeting by going to the registration Web site at http://altarum.cvent.com/event/ SACHDNC092011. The registration deadline is Tuesday, September 20, 2011. Individuals who need special assistance, such as sign language interpretation or other reasonable accommodations, should indicate their needs on the registration website. The deadline for special accommodation requests is Friday, September 19, 2011. If there are technical problems gaining access to the Web site, please contact Maureen Ball, Meetings Coordinator, at conferences@altarum.org. Purpose: The Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Heritable Disorders in Newborns and Children (Advisory Committee) was established by Congress to advise and guide the Secretary regarding the most appropriate application of universal newborn screening tests, technologies, policies, guidelines and programs for effectively reducing morbidity and mortality in newborns and children having (or at risk) for heritable disorders. The Advisory Committee, as authorized by Public Law 106–310, which added E:\FR\FM\18AUN1.SGM 18AUN1 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 51376 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 160 / Thursday, August 18, 2011 / Notices section 1111 of the Public Health Service Act, codified at 42 U.S.C. 300b– 10, also provides advice and recommendations concerning grants and projects authorized under section 1109 of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 300b–8). Agenda: The meeting will include a review and reflection of the previous 24 meetings and a look forward. The agenda will include topics related to the past, present, and future work of the Committee, including: (1) A presentation of the previous, current and future endeavors of the External Review Workgroup’s activities; (2) an update from the Evidence Evaluation and Methods workgroup’s progress on developing the Decision Process Tree; (3) review of previous reports, workgroups and publications from the Committee and next steps for public health genetics; and (4) discussion and presentations on the previous and continued work and reports of the Advisory Committee’s subcommittees on laboratory standards and procedures, follow-up and treatment, and education and training. Proposed agenda items are subject to change as priorities dictate. You can locate the Agenda, Committee Roster and Charter, presentations, and meeting materials at the home page of the Advisory Committee’s Web site at http://www.hrsa.gov/ heritabledisorderscommittee/. Public Comments: This meeting will include an extended public comment period during the morning session on September 22, 2011. Members of the public can submit written comments and/or present oral comments during the public comment period of the meeting. Those individuals who want to make oral comments are requested to register online by Tuesday, September 20, 2011, at http://altarum.cvent.com/ event/SACHDNC092011. Requests should contain the name, address, telephone number, and any professional or business affiliation of the person desiring to make an oral comment. Groups having similar interests are requested to combine their comments and present them through a single representative. Written comments should be e-mailed no later than Tuesday, September 20, 2011 for consideration. Oral and written public comment will be included in the transcripts of the meeting and will be posted to the committee’s Web site. Written comments should contain the name, address, telephone number, and any professional or business affiliation of the author. Submit written comments to Maureen Ball, Meetings Coordinator, Conference and Meetings Management, Altarum Institute, 1200 18th Street, VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:04 Aug 17, 2011 Jkt 223001 NW., Suite 700, Washington, DC 20036, telephone: 202 828–5100; fax: 202 785– 3083, or e-mail: conferences@altarum.org. Contact Person: Anyone interested in obtaining other relevant information should write or contact Alaina M. Harris, Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration, Room 18A–19, Parklawn Building, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, Maryland 20857, Telephone (301) 443–0721, aharris@hrsa.gov. More information on the Advisory Committee is available at http://mchb.hrsa.gov/ heritabledisorderscommittee. Dated: August 12, 2011. Reva Harris, Acting Director, Division of Policy and Information Coordination. 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ADDRESSES: Licensing information and copies of the U.S. patent applications listed below may be obtained by writing to the indicated licensing contact at the Office of Technology Transfer, National Institutes of Health, 6011 Executive Boulevard, Suite 325, Rockville, Maryland 20852–3804; telephone: 301– 496–7057; fax: 301–402–0220. A signed Confidential Disclosure Agreement will be required to receive copies of the patent applications. SUMMARY: Quantitative Measurement of Syndesmophytes in Ankylosing Spondylitis Using Computed Tomography (CT) Description of Technology: Syndesmophyte (abnormal bone) growth in the spine is a hallmark of Ankylosing Spondylitis, a type of inflammatory PO 00000 Frm 00034 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 arthritis. Syndesmophyte growth is currently monitored using semiquantitative scoring of radiographs, but radiographs consider only a small part of the vertebra, and the method is subject to reader error. Because syndesmophytes grow slowly, radiographs also lack sensitivity. The invention provides a method to measure syndesmophytes using data from computed tomography scans of the lumbar spine. It provides computer algorithm that fully quantitates syndesmophyte volumes in threedimension space. This method allows precise and accurate measurement of the presence and rate of growth of syndesmophytes over time, which for the first time will permit testing of whether any treatments can slow the progression of this type of spinal arthritis. Potential Commercial Applications: • The method would be useful for clinical trials of drugs against Syndesmophyte growth. • Because of the improved precision, achieving statistical significance in assessing the efficacy of a drug would require smaller samples. Competitive Advantages: • The present method is more automated than existing methods. • The method is more precise and sensitive than existing methods, thus providing more reliable statistical analysis and improved planning in treatment regimen. Development Stage: In vivo data available (human). Inventors: Sovira Tan (NIAMS), et al. Publication: Tan S, Yao J, Ward MM, Yao L, Summers RM. Computer aided evaluation of ankylosing spondylitis using high-resolution CT. IEEE Trans Med Imaging 2008 Sep;27(9):1252–1267. [PMID 18779065]. Intellectual Property: HHS Reference No. E–167–2011/0—Software. Patent protection is not being pursued for this technology. Licensing Contact: Michael Shmilovich, Esq.; 301–435–5019; shmilovm@mail.nih.gov. 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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Health Resources and Services Administration


Secretary's Advisory Committee on Heritable Disorders in Newborns 
and Children; Notice of Meeting

    In accordance with section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory 
Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463, codified at 5 U.S.C. App. 2), notice is 
hereby given of the following meeting:
    Name: Secretary's Advisory Committee on Heritable Disorders in 
Newborns and Children.
    Dates and Times: September 22, 2011, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; September 
23, 2011, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
    Place: Renaissance Washington, DC DuPont Circle Hotel, 1143 New 
Hampshire Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20037.
    Status: The meeting will be open to the public with attendance 
limited due to space availability. Participants are asked to register 
for the meeting by going to the registration Web site at http://altarum.cvent.com/event/SACHDNC092011. The registration deadline is 
Tuesday, September 20, 2011. Individuals who need special assistance, 
such as sign language interpretation or other reasonable 
accommodations, should indicate their needs on the registration 
website. The deadline for special accommodation requests is Friday, 
September 19, 2011. If there are technical problems gaining access to 
the Web site, please contact Maureen Ball, Meetings Coordinator, at 
conferences@altarum.org.
    Purpose: The Secretary's Advisory Committee on Heritable Disorders 
in Newborns and Children (Advisory Committee) was established by 
Congress to advise and guide the Secretary regarding the most 
appropriate application of universal newborn screening tests, 
technologies, policies, guidelines and programs for effectively 
reducing morbidity and mortality in newborns and children having (or at 
risk) for heritable disorders. The Advisory Committee, as authorized by 
Public Law 106-310, which added

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section 1111 of the Public Health Service Act, codified at 42 U.S.C. 
300b-10, also provides advice and recommendations concerning grants and 
projects authorized under section 1109 of the Public Health Service Act 
(42 U.S.C. 300b-8).
    Agenda: The meeting will include a review and reflection of the 
previous 24 meetings and a look forward. The agenda will include topics 
related to the past, present, and future work of the Committee, 
including: (1) A presentation of the previous, current and future 
endeavors of the External Review Workgroup's activities; (2) an update 
from the Evidence Evaluation and Methods workgroup's progress on 
developing the Decision Process Tree; (3) review of previous reports, 
workgroups and publications from the Committee and next steps for 
public health genetics; and (4) discussion and presentations on the 
previous and continued work and reports of the Advisory Committee's 
subcommittees on laboratory standards and procedures, follow-up and 
treatment, and education and training. Proposed agenda items are 
subject to change as priorities dictate. You can locate the Agenda, 
Committee Roster and Charter, presentations, and meeting materials at 
the home page of the Advisory Committee's Web site at http://www.hrsa.gov/heritabledisorderscommittee/.
    Public Comments: This meeting will include an extended public 
comment period during the morning session on September 22, 2011. 
Members of the public can submit written comments and/or present oral 
comments during the public comment period of the meeting. Those 
individuals who want to make oral comments are requested to register 
online by Tuesday, September 20, 2011, at http://altarum.cvent.com/event/SACHDNC092011. Requests should contain the name, address, 
telephone number, and any professional or business affiliation of the 
person desiring to make an oral comment. Groups having similar 
interests are requested to combine their comments and present them 
through a single representative. Written comments should be e-mailed no 
later than Tuesday, September 20, 2011 for consideration. Oral and 
written public comment will be included in the transcripts of the 
meeting and will be posted to the committee's Web site. Written 
comments should contain the name, address, telephone number, and any 
professional or business affiliation of the author. Submit written 
comments to Maureen Ball, Meetings Coordinator, Conference and Meetings 
Management, Altarum Institute, 1200 18th Street, NW., Suite 700, 
Washington, DC 20036, telephone: 202 828-5100; fax: 202 785-3083, or e-
mail: conferences@altarum.org.
    Contact Person: Anyone interested in obtaining other relevant 
information should write or contact Alaina M. Harris, Maternal and 
Child Health Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration, Room 
18A-19, Parklawn Building, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, Maryland 
20857, Telephone (301) 443-0721, aharris@hrsa.gov. More information on 
the Advisory Committee is available at http://mchb.hrsa.gov/heritabledisorderscommittee.

    Dated: August 12, 2011.
Reva Harris,
Acting Director, Division of Policy and Information Coordination.
[FR Doc. 2011-21092 Filed 8-17-11; 8:45 am]
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