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Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee

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In accordance with section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (P.L. 92-463), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announces the following meeting.

Name: Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee meeting.

Times and Dates:

8:30 a.m.—5 p.m., March 4, 2004.

8:30 a.m.—4 p.m., March 5, 2004.

Place: Westin Peachtree Plaza, 210 Peachtree St. NW., Atlanta, GA 30303.

Status: Open to the public, limited only by the space available.

Purpose: The Committee is charged with providing advice and guidance to the Secretary, the Assistant Secretary for Health, the Director, CDC, and the Director, National Center for Infectious Diseases (NCID), regarding: (1) The practice of hospital infection control; (2) strategies for surveillance, prevention, and control of infections (e.g., nosocomial infections), antimicrobial resistance, and related events in settings where healthcare is provided; and (3) periodic updating of guidelines and other policy statements regarding prevention of healthcare-associated infections and healthcare-related conditions.

Matters To Be Discussed: Agenda items will include an overview of issues related to public reporting of nosocomial infection rates; healthcare preparedness; influenza (avian and human); infection control in ambulatory care settings; strategies for surveillance of healthcare-associated infections; and updates on CDC activities of interest to the committee.

Agenda items are subject to change as priorities dictate.

For Further Information Contact: Michele L. Pearson,M.D., Executive Secretary, HICPAC, Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, NCID, CDC, 1600 Clifton Road, NE., M/S A-07, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, telephone 404/498-1182.

The Director, Management Analysis and Services Office, has been delegated the authority to sign Federal Register notices pertaining to announcements of meetings and other committee management activities, for both CDC and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry.

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Dated: February 11, 2004.

Alvin Hall,

Director, Management Analysis and Services Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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[FR Doc. 04-3424 Filed 2-17-04; 8:45 am]