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Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee, (HICPAC)

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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 meeting for the aforementioned committee:

Times and Dates:

9 a.m.-5 p.m., November 3, 2011.

9 a.m.-12 p.m., November 4, 2011.

Place: Embassy Suites-Washington, DC Convention Center, Capital CD Room, 900 10th Street, NW., Washington, DC 2000.

Status: Open to the public, limited only by the space available. Please register for the meeting at​hicpac.

Purpose: The Committee is charged with providing advice and guidance to the Secretary, the Assistant Secretary for Health, the Director, CDC, the Director, National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID), and the Director, Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion regarding (1) The practice of healthcare 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: The agenda will include updates on CDC's activities for healthcare associated infections, draft guideline for prevention of infections among patients in neonatal intensive care units (NICU), draft guideline for infection control in healthcare personnel, draft guideline for the prevention of surgical site infections, update from the HICPAC surveillance working group, and guidance for control of Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae.

Agenda items are subject to change as priorities dictate.

For Further Information Contact: Heidi Williams, HICPAC, Division of Healthcare Start Printed Page 63623Quality Promotion, NCEZID, CDC, 1600 Clifton Road, NE., Mailstop A-07, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, E-mail:

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 the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry.

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Dated: October 5, 2011.

Elaine L. Baker,

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

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[FR Doc. 2011-26477 Filed 10-12-11; 8:45 am]