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Office of the Director, National Institutes of Health; Notice of Meeting

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Pursuant to section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended (5 U.S.C. Appendix 2), notice is hereby given of a meeting of the Council of Councils.

The meeting will be open to the public as indicated below, with attendance limited to space available. Individuals who plan to attend and need special assistance, such as sign language interpretation or other reasonable accommodations, should notify the Contact Person listed below in advance of the meeting. The meeting will be closed to the public in accordance with the provisions set forth in section 552b(c)(9)(B), Title 5 U.S.C., as amended because the premature disclosure of other and the discussions would be likely to significantly frustrate implementation of recommendations.

Name of Committee: Council of Councils.

Date: November 20-21, 2008.

Open: November 20, 2008, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Agenda: Among the topics proposed for discussion are: CoC Working Group reports, trans-NIH collaborative activities in obesity and nutrition research, and the microbiome.

Place: National Institutes of Health, Building 31, 31 Center Drive, Bethesda, MD 20892.

Closed: November 20, 2008, 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Agenda: To allow subcommittees to conduct confidential, preliminary discussions leading to the presentation of advice and recommendations to the overall Council.

Place: National Institutes of Health, Building 31, 31 Center Drive, Bethesda, MD 20892.

Open: November 21, 2008, 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Agenda: Review of NIH Roadmap concepts and continuation of Council discussions.

Place: National Institutes of Health, Building 31, 31 Center Drive, Bethesda, MD 20892.

Contact Person: Elizabeth L. Wilder, PhD., Director, Division of Strategic Coordination, Office of Portfolio Analysis and Strategic Initiatives, NIH, Building 1, Room 201, Bethesda, MD 20892, (301) 594-1409,

Any interested person may file written comments with the committee by forwarding the statement to the Contact Person listed on this notice. The statement should include the name, address, telephone number and when applicable, the business or professional affiliation of the interested person.

In the interest of security, NIH has instituted stringent procedures for entrance onto the NIH campus. All visitor vehicles, including taxicabs, hotel, and airport shuffles will be inspected before being allowed on campus. Visitors will be asked to show one form of identification (for example, a government-issued photo ID, driver's license, or passport) and to state the purpose of their visit.

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Dated: October 29, 2008.

Jennifer Spaeth,

Director, Office of Federal Advisory Committee Policy.

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[FR Doc. E8-26328 Filed 11-5-08; 8:45 am]