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Blue Ribbon Panel on VA-Medical School Affiliations; Notice of Meeting

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The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) gives notice under Public Law 92-463 (Federal Advisory Committee Act) that the Blue Ribbon Panel on VA-Medical School Affiliations has scheduled a meeting for September 11, 2008, in Room 542 at 1800 G Street, NW., Washington, DC. The meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. and will end at 2 p.m. The meeting is open to the public.

The purpose of the Panel is to advise the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, through the Under Secretary for Health, on issues related to a comprehensive philosophical framework to enhance VA's partnerships with medical schools and affiliated institutions.

At the September 11 meeting, members of the Panel will discuss results of recent surveys on VA's current affiliations with medical schools and their implications for the future.

Interested persons may attend and present oral statements to the Panel. Oral presentations will be limited to five minutes or less, depending on the number of participants. Requests to address the Panel should be sent by e-mail to Interested parties may also provide written comments for review by the Panel prior to the meeting or at any time, by e-mail to or by mail to Gloria J. Holland, Ph.D., Special Assistant for Policy and Planning to the Chief Academic Affiliations Officer, 810 Vermont Avenue, NW (14), Washington, DC 20420.

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By Direction of the Secretary.

Dated: August 4, 2008.

E. Philip Riggin,

Committee Management Officer.

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[FR Doc. E8-18303 Filed 8-7-08; 8:45 am]