Food and Drug Administration, HHS.
This notice announces a forthcoming meeting of a public advisory committee of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The meeting will be open to the public.
Name of Committee: Circulatory System Devices Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee.
General Function of the Committee: To provide advice and recommendations to the agency on FDA's regulatory issues.
Date and Time: The meeting will be held on March 6, 2003, from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Location: Gaithersburg Marriott Washingtonian Center, Salons A, B, and C, 9751 Washingtonian Blvd., Gaithersburg, MD.
Contact Person: Geretta Wood, Center for Devices and Radiological Health (HFZ-450), Food and Drug Administration, 9200 Corporate Blvd., Rockville, MD 20850, 301-443-8320, ext. 143, or FDA Advisory Committee Information Line, 1-800-741-8138 (301-443-0572 in the Washington, DC area), code 12625. Please call the Information Line for up-to-date information on this meeting.
Agenda: The committee will discuss, make recommendations, and vote on a premarket approval application for a thermal (cold) cardiac ablation catheter and generator system intended for cryoablation of cardiac tissue to treat patients with atrioventricular tachycardia and for mapping of the atrioventricular node. Background information, including the agenda and questions for the committee, will be available to the public 1 business day before the meeting on the Internet at http://www.fda.gov/cdrh/panelmtg.html. Material for the March 6, 2003, meeting will be posted on March 5, 2003.
Procedure: Interested persons may present data, information, or views, orally or in writing, on issues pending before the committee. Written submissions may be made to the contact person by February 19, 2003. Oral presentations from the public will be scheduled for approximately 30 minutes at the beginning of committee deliberations and for approximately 30 minutes near the end of the deliberations. Time allotted for each presentation may be limited. Those desiring to make formal oral presentations should notify the contact person before February 19, 2003, and submit a brief statement of the general nature of the evidence or arguments they wish to present, the names and addresses of proposed participants, and an indication of the approximate time requested to make their presentation.
Persons attending FDA's advisory committee meetings are advised that the agency is not responsible for providing access to electrical outlets.
FDA welcomes the attendance of the public at its advisory committee meetings and will make every effort to accommodate persons with physical disabilities or special needs. If you require special accommodations due to a disability, please contact AnnMarie Williams, Conference Management Staff, 301-594-1283, ext. 113, at least 7 days in advance of the meeting.
Notice of this meeting is given under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. app. 2).Start Signature
Dated: February 10, 2003.
Linda Arey Skladany,
Associate Commissioner for External Relations.
[FR Doc. 03-3999 Filed 2-18-03; 8:45 am]
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