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Geriatrics and Gerontology Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting

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The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) gives notice under the Federal Advisory Committee Act that a meeting of the Geriatrics and Gerontology Advisory Committee will be held on April 10-11, 2019, at the Department of Veterans Affairs in Washington, DC. On April 10th, the session will be held at 810 Vermont Avenue NW, in room 630 and begin at 1:00 p.m. and end at 5:00 p.m. On April 11th, the session will be held at 810 Vermont Avenue NW, in room 630 and begin at 8:00 a.m. and end at 4:00 p.m. A VANTS line has been established for both days: 1-800-767-1750, 78128#. This meeting is open to the public.

The purpose of the Committee is to provide advice to the Secretary of VA and the Under Secretary for Health on all matters pertaining to geriatrics and gerontology. The Committee assesses the capability of VA health care facilities and programs to meet the medical, psychological, and social needs of older Veterans, and evaluates VA programs designated as Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Centers.

The meeting will feature presentations and discussions on VA's geriatrics and extended care programs, aging research activities, updates on VA's employee staff working in the area of geriatrics (to include training, recruitment and retention approaches), Veterans Health Administration (VHA) strategic planning activities in geriatrics and extended care, recent VHA efforts regarding dementia and program advances in palliative care, and performance and oversight of VA Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Centers.

No time will be allocated at this meeting for receiving oral presentations from the public. Interested parties should provide written comments for review by the Committee to Mrs. Alejandra Paulovich, Designated Federal Officer, Geriatrics and Extended Care (10NC4), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20420, or via email at Individuals who wish to attend the meeting should contact Ms. Paulovich at (202) 461-6016.

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Dated: March 4, 2019.

LaTonya L. Small,

Federal Advisory Committee Management Officer.

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[FR Doc. 2019-04158 Filed 3-7-19; 8:45 am]