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Advisory Council on Blood Stem Cell Transplantation; Notice of Meeting

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SUMMARY:

In accordance with section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, notice is hereby given of the following meeting of the Advisory Council on Blood Stem Cell Transplantation (ACBSCT).

DATES:

September 13, 2016, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

September 14, 2016, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Eastern Time.

ADDRESSES:

Crystal Gateway Marriott, 1700 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA 22202.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Robert Walsh, Executive Secretary, Division of Transplantation, Healthcare Systems Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration, 5600 Fishers Lane, Room 8W60, Rockville, MD 20857; telephone (301) 443-6839.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Status: The meeting will be open to the public.

Purpose: Pursuant to Public Law 109-129, 42 U.S.C. 274k (session 379 of the Public Health Service Act, as amended), the ACBSCT advises the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services and Administrator, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), on matters related to the activities of the C.W. Bill Young Cell Transplantation Program (Program) and the National Cord Blood Inventory Program.

Agenda: The Council will discuss trends in the usage of various sources of blood stem cells used in unrelated blood stem cell transplants, utilization of cord blood, blood stem cell transplantation for treatment of sickle cell disease, and late effects in blood and marrow transplantation, among other topics. The Council will also receive a program update from the HRSA Division of Transplantation (DoT). Agenda items are subject to change as priorities indicate.

After Council discussions, members of the public will have an opportunity to provide comment. Because of the Council's full agenda and timeframe in which to cover the agenda topics, public comment will be limited. All public comments will be included in the record of the ACBSCT meeting.

The draft meeting agenda will be posted on www.ACBSCTmeeting.org. Those participating at this meeting should pre-register by visiting www.ACBSCTmeeting.org. The deadline to pre-register for this meeting is Friday, September 9, 2016. Registration will be confirmed on site. For all logistical questions and concerns, please contact Susie Gingrich, Leonard Resource Group, at (202) 289-8322 or send an email to sgringrich@lrginc.com.

Participants can also join this meeting via teleconference by:

1. (Audio Portion) Calling the Conference Phone Number (1-800-832-0736) and providing the Participant Passcode (1337210); and

2. (Visual Portion) Connecting to the ACBSCT Adobe Connect Pro Meeting using the following URL https://lrg.adobeconnect.com/​acbsct/​ and entering as GUEST: (Copy and paste the link into your browser if it does not work directly, and enter as a guest). Participants should plan to call and connect 15 minutes prior to the meeting for logistics to be set up. If you have never attended an Adobe Connect meeting, please test your connection using the following URL: http://www.adobe.com/​go/​meeting_​test. In order to obtain a quick overview, go to the following URL: http://www.adobe.com/​go/​connectpro_​overview. Call (202) 289-8322 or email Susie Gingrich at sgringrich@lrginc.com if you are having trouble connecting to the meeting site.

Public Comment: It is preferred that persons interested in providing an oral presentation email a written request, along with a copy of your presentation, to Robert Walsh, Executive Secretary, at RWalsh@hrsa.gov. Requests should contain the name, address, telephone number, email address, and any business or professional affiliation of the person desiring to make an oral presentation. Groups having similar interests are encouraged to combine their comments and present them through a single representative.

The allocation of time may be adjusted to accommodate the level of expressed interest. Persons who do not file an advance request for a presentation, but desire to make an oral statement, may request it during the public comment period. Public participation and ability to comment will be limited as time permits.

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Jason E. Bennett

Director, Division of the Executive Secretariat.

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[FR Doc. 2016-20198 Filed 8-23-16; 8:45 am]

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