FDA and the Science of Safety: New Perspectives,


[Federal Register: May 3, 1999 (Volume 64, Number 84)]


[Page 23652]

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Food and Drug Administration

The 2000 FDA Science Forum--FDA and the Science of Safety: New Perspectives

Agency: Food and Drug Administration, HHS.

Action: Notice of meeting.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Office of Science, is announcing the following meeting entitled ``The 2000 FDA Science Forum--FDA and the Science of Safety: New Perspectives.'' The forum is devoted to the presentation and sharing of data, knowledge, and ideas among the diverse disciplines of risk management. The forum will bring FDA scientists together with industry, academia, government agencies, consumer groups, and the public to explore the scientific and practical issues related to the safety evaluation and risk management of FDA- regulated products.

Co-sponsored by FDA's Office of Science, the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists, FDA's Office of Women's Health, FDA's Chapter of Sigma Xi, and the Scientific Research Society.

Date and Time: The forum will be held on Monday, February 14, 2000, from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Tuesday, February 15, 2000, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Location: Washington Convention Center, rms. 29 to 32 (lower level), and Hall C (upper level), 900 Ninth St. NW., Washington, DC 20001.

Contact: Susan A. Homire, Food and Drug Administration, Office of Science (HF-33), 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857, 301-827-3366, e-mail ``shomire@oc.fda.gov''.

Registration: Registration information will be provided at a later date. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Speakers and panelists will address emerging issues in the safety assessment of foods, drugs, biologics, and medical devices. Plenary lectures and discussion groups will provide perspectives on the following topics: (1) Walking and Talking: The Art and Science of Risk Communication, (2) Contemporary Issues in Risk Assessment, (3) Postmarket Surveillance--Beyond Passive Surveillance, (4) The Food Safety Initiative--The Risk Perspective, (5) Risk and Gender Effects, and (6) Risk Assessment in Action.

Dated: April 26, 1999. William K. Hubbard, Associate Commissioner for Policy Coordination.

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