The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) gives notice under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. 2, that the Genomic Medicine Program Advisory Committee will meet on June 30, 2015, at the Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20420, Room 230 (Sonny Montgomery Room). The meeting will convene at 9:00 a.m. and adjourn at 5:00 p.m. The meeting is open to the public.
The purpose of the Committee is to provide advice and make recommendations to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs on using genetic information to optimize medical care for Veterans and to enhance development of tests and treatments for diseases particularly relevant to Veterans.
The Committee will receive program updates and continue to provide insight into optimal ways for VA to incorporate genomic information into its health care program while applying appropriate ethical oversight and protecting the privacy of Veterans. The meeting focus will be on developing and implementing phenotyping and computational requirements for the Million Veteran Program. Public comments will be received at 3:30 p.m. and are limited to 5 minutes each. Individuals who speak are invited to submit a 1-2 page summary of their comments for inclusion in the official meeting record to Dr. Sumitra Muralidhar, Designated Federal Officer, 810 Vermont Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20420, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Any member of the public seeking additional information should contact Dr. Muralidhar at (202) 443-5679.
Dated: May 19, 2015.
Committee Management Officer.
[FR Doc. 2015-12511 Filed 5-21-15; 8:45 am]
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