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Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses, Notice of Meeting


The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) gives notice under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. 2, that the Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses will conduct a telephone conference call meeting from 12:30 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. on Monday, February 4, 2013, in Room 23 of the Office of Research and Development (ORD), 131 M Street NE., Washington, DC. The toll-free number for the meeting is (800) 767-1750, and the access code is 44644#. The meeting is open to the public.

The purpose of the Committee is to provide advice and make recommendations to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs on proposed research studies, research plans, and research strategies relating to the health consequences of military service in the Southwest Asia theater of operations during the Gulf War.

The Committee will discuss its annual report to the Secretary, a 2013 Committee report, and updates on VA Gulf War research initiatives. The session will also include discussion of other Committee business and activities.

A 30-minute period will be reserved at 4:45 p.m. for public comments. Individuals who wish to address the Committee are invited to submit a 1-2 page summary of their comments for inclusion in the official meeting record. Members of the public may also submit written statements for the Committee's review to Dr. Roberta White by email at

Any member of the public seeking additional information should contact Dr. White, Scientific Director, at (617) 638-4620 or Dr. Victor Kalasinsky, Designated Federal Officer, at (202) 443-5682 or by email at

By Direction of the Secretary.

Vivian Drake,

Committee Management Officer.

[FR Doc. 2013-01632 Filed 1-25-13; 8:45 am]


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