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Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses; Amended Notice of Meeting

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The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) gives notice under the Federal Advisory Committee that the Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses will meet by teleconference on March 10, 2021. The open session will convene at 11:00 a.m. (EST) and end at 3:30 p.m. (EST). The open session will be available to the public by connecting to: Webex URL: https://veteransaffairs.webex.com/​webappng/​sites/​veteransaffairs/​meeting/​info/​e5cfe05254aa4b6a81643d1a35bb053f?​siteurl=​veteransaffairs&​MTID. Or, Join by phone: 1-404-397-1596 USA Toll Number; Meeting number (access code): 199 853 4496. Meeting password: uiJMAfX*828.

The purpose of the Committee is to provide advice and make recommendations to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs on proposed research studies, research plans, and research strategies relating to the health consequences of military service in the Southwest Asia Theater of operations during the Gulf War in 1990-1991.

The Committee will review VA program activities related to Gulf War Veterans' illnesses and updates on relevant scientific research published since the last Committee meeting. This meeting will include presentations from the 2020 VA-DoD Gulf War Illness State of the Science Conference and recommend next steps.

The meeting will include time reserved for public comments 30 minutes before the meeting closes. Individuals who wish to address the Committee may submit a 1-2 page summary of their comments for inclusion in the official meeting record. Members of the public may submit written statements for the Committee's review or seek additional information by contacting Dr. Karen Block, Designated Federal Officer, at (202) 443-5600, or by email at karen.block@va.gov.

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Dated: February 23, 2021.

LaTonya L. Small,

Federal Advisory Committee Management Officer.

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[FR Doc. 2021-04085 Filed 2-26-21; 8:45 am]

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