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Board of Scientific Counselors, National Center for Infectious Diseases

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

Name: Board of Scientific Counselors, National Center for Infectious Diseases (NCID).

Times and Dates: 9 a.m.—5:30 p.m., May 13, 2004. 8:30 a.m.—2 p.m., May 14, 2004.

Place: CDC, Auditorium B, Building 1, 1600 Clifton Road, Atlanta, Georgia 30333.

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

Purpose: The Board of Scientific Counselors, NCID, provides advice and guidance to the Director, CDC, and Director, NCID, in the following areas: program goals and objectives; strategies; program organization and resources for infectious disease prevention and control; and program priorities.

Matters To Be Discussed: Agenda items will include:

1. Opening Session: NCID Update

2. Futures Initiative Update

3. Environmental Microbiology

4. IT Consolidations/Bioinformatics Center

5. Veterinary-Human Public Health Interface

6. Global Disease Detection Initiative

7. Topic Updates

a. Influenza

b. Pneumococcal Disease

c. Genetics Initiatives

8. Board meets with Director, CDC

Other agenda items include announcements/introductions; follow-up on actions recommended by the Board December 2003; consideration of future directions, goals, and recommendations.

Agenda items are subject to change as priorities dictate.

Written comments are welcome and should be received by the contact person listed below prior to the opening of the meeting.

For Further Information Contact: Tony Johnson, Office of the Director, NCID, CDC, Mailstop E-51, 1600 Clifton Road, NE., Atlanta, Georgia 30333, e-mail; telephone 404/498-3249.

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: April 12, 2004.

Joseph E. Salter,

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

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[FR Doc. 04-8639 Filed 4-15-04; 8:45 am]