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Board of Scientific Counselors, Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response, (BSC, OPHPR)

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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 of the aforementioned committee:

Times and Dates:

10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., EDT, May 10, 2017

8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., EDT, May 11, 2017

Place: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Global Communications Center, Building 19, Auditorium B3, 1600 Clifton Road NE., Atlanta, Georgia 30333

Status: Open to the public limited only by the space available. The meeting room will accommodate up to 75 people. Public participants should pre-register for the meeting as described below.

Members of the public that wish to attend this meeting in person should pre-register by submitting the following information by email, facsimile, or phone (see Contact Person for More Information) no later than 12:00 noon (EDT) on Tuesday, May 3, 2017:

  • Full Name
  • Organizational Affiliation
  • Complete Mailing Address
  • Citizenship
  • Phone Number or Email Address

Web conferencing information:

Web ID: https://adobeconnect.cdc.gov/​r7mcyvjvzdh/​.

Dial in number: 800-369-1179 Participant passcode: 6329989.

Purpose: This Board is charged with providing advice and guidance to the Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the Assistant Secretary for Health (ASH), the Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Director, Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response (OPHPR), concerning strategies and goals for the programs and research within OPHPR, monitoring the overall strategic direction and focus of the OPHPR Divisions and Offices, and administration and oversight of peer review for OPHPR scientific programs. For additional information about the Board, please visit: http://www.cdc.gov/​phpr/​science/​counselors.htm.

Matters for Discussion: Day one of the meeting will cover briefings and BSC deliberation on the following topics: interval updates from OPHPR Divisions and Offices; establishing a BSC working group to address biological agent containment; federal and state perspectives on the opioid overdose epidemic as a public health emergency; and BSC liaison representative updates to the Board highlighting organizational activities relevant to the OPHPR mission.

Day two of the meeting will cover briefings and BSC deliberation on the following topics: OPHPR policy agenda update; natural disaster preparedness and response; global health security; and perspectives on CDC as a response organization.

Contact Person for More Information: Dometa Ouisley, Office of Science and Public Health Practice, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road NE., Mailstop D-44, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, Telephone: (404) 639-7450; Facsimile: (404)471-8772; Email: OPHPR.BSC.Questions@cdc.gov.

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 Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry.

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Claudette Grant,

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

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[FR Doc. 2017-07325 Filed 4-11-17; 8:45 am]

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