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Public Invited: National Vaccine Advisory Committee Public Meeting June 2-3

Posted May 31 2010 12:00am

Webinar The National Vaccine Information Center  is alerting its Vaccine E-news subscribers and organizations of an important meeting of the National Vaccine Advisory Committee (NVAC) on June 2-3, 2010 and the need for public comment. The NVAC's Vaccine Safety Working Group (VSWG) is currently charged with reviewing the current federal vaccine safety system and developing a White Paper describing different options for what can be done to improve the system.

The White Paper will describe criteria for an ideal system, such as characterization of the safety profile of vaccines in a timely manner, reducing adverse events whenever possible, and maintaining and improving public confidence in vaccine safety. Different options for improving effectiveness, accountability and transparency will be discussed, including whether changes in the infrastructure and governance are needed.

The White Paper will be sent to the Secretary for the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) for action.

The National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC) is on record supporting an independent vaccine safety oversight agency housed within the federal government that reports directly to the President with responsibility for vaccine safety research, vaccine risk evaluation and vaccine safety monitoring systems, such as VAERS. The independent agency should be free from conflicts of interest, including responsibility for making recommendations for or promoting vaccine use or evaluating legal claims related to vaccine-associated injuries. The new agency would value science-based policymaking, personalized medicine, informed consent, transparency in government and responsive public engagement.

Two members of NVIC's team serve on the VSWG. Tawny Buck, NVIC's Director of Government Relations, is a voting member of NVAC and co-chair of the VSWG. Dr. Vicky Debold, NVIC's Director of Research & Patient Safety, is a VSWG member. Ms. Buck is the only consumer representative on the NVAC. Though written comment deadlines specific to this meeting passed yesterday, this work continues beyond the June meeting and the National Vaccine Program Office (NVPO) has advised NVIC that public comments submitted after the deadline will be forwarded to the committee.

Public comment is urgently needed to reinforce the consumer voices on the Committee. It is important that NVAC receive many public comments during this critical June 2-3 to evaluate whether or not there should be independent oversight of vaccine safety activities.

The June 2-3 meeting will be held in Washington, DC. at the Hubert H. Humphrey Building - Room 800, 200 Independence Ave S.W. from 9-5 PM EST and 9-3 PM EST. Meetings of the NVAC are open to the public and pre-registration is required  REGISTER HERE to physically attend and/or comment and the agenda has been posted.

Hubert H. Humphrey Building - Room 800
200 Independence Ave, SW - Washington DC
June 2-3, 2010

Participants Call-In: 1-888-469-1932 Passcode - 4857366
The National Vaccine Advisory Committee (NVAC)

Agenda


Hubert H. Humphrey Building - Room 800
200 Independence Ave, SW - Washington DC
June 2-3, 2010

Participants Call-In: 1-888-469-1932 Passcode - 4857366

Federal Register Notice (PDF – 48.5 KB)

Wednesday, June 2, 2010
 
8:30 am to 9:00 am
 Report of the Chair
 Dr. Gus Birkhead (NVAC)
 
9:00 am to 10:00 am
 Director’s Report
•  Recognition of Departing Members
•  NVP Director’s Key Priorities   
   o HealthyPeople 2020
   o Health Disparities
   o Hepatitis Dr. Penelope Slade-Sawyer (OPHS)
Dr. Garth Graham (OPHS)
Dr. John Ward (CDC)
10:00 am to 11:00 am
Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and Vaccines
Dr. Alexandra Stewart (GWU)
 
11:00 am to 11:15 am Break  

11:15 am to 11:45 am H1N1 Vaccine Safety Risk Assessment Working Group Update Dr. Marie McCormick (NVAC)

11:45 am to 12:15 pm Vaccine Safety Working Group Update Ms. Tawny Buck (NVPO)

12:15 pm to 1:00 pm Lunch  

1:00 pm to 1:30 pm Medical Countermeasure Review Dr. Nicole Lurie (ASPR)

1:30 pm to 2:00 pm National Vaccine Plan Update
Prioritization of Vaccine Targets Project CAPT Ray Strikas (NVPO)
CDR Angela Shen (NVPO)

2:00 pm to 2:30 pm Vaccine Financing – First Dollar Coverage Dr. Michael O’Grady (NORC)

2:30 pm to 3:00 pm 2010 – 2011 Seasonal Flu Campaign Target Audiences Dr. Kris Sheedy (CDC)

3:00 pm to 3:15 pm Break  

3:15 pm to 3:45 pm Report from National Influenza Summit Dr. LJ Tan (NVAC)

3:45 pm to 4:45 pm Agency, Department, Advisory Committee And Liaison Reports  
  • NVPO
• CDC
• ACIP
• HRSA
• VICP
• ACCV
• FDA
• VRBPAC
• NIH
• CMS
• IHS
• DoD
• VA
• USAID
• USDA
• NBSB
• Liaison groups (as necessary) Dr. Bruce Gellin
Dr. Anne Schuchat
Dr. Carol Baker
Dr. Michael Hodgson
Dr. Geoff Evans
Ms. Castro-Lewis
Dr. Norman Baylor
Dr. Jose Romero
TBD
Dr. Jeffrey Kelman
Dr. John Redd
Dr. Limone Collins
Dr. Ronald Valdiserri
Dr. Carter Diggs
Dr. Rick Hill
TBD
 
4:45 pm to 5:00 pm Public Comment  

5:00 pm Adjourn until Thursday, June 3 at 8:30 am  

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Thursday, June 3, 2010
 
Time
 Subject
 Presenter
 
8:30 am to 9:00 am
 Old Business
 Dr. Gus Birkhead (NVAC)
 
9:00 am to 9:30 am
 Adult Immunization Working Group Update
 Dr. Julie Morita (NVAC)
Dr. Richard Clover (NVAC)
 
9:30 am to 10:00 am
 Pandemic Countermeasures Injury Compensation Status Report
 Dr. Vito Caserta (HRSA)
 
10:00 am to 10:15 am
 Break
 
 
10:15 am to 12:00 pm
 Evaluation of H1N1 Pandemic Response
 Dr. Melinda Moore (RAND)
Dr. Lori Uscher-Pines (RAND)
 
12:00 pm to 12:15pm
 Public Comment
 Dr. Gus Birkhead (NVAC)
 
12:15 pm to 12:30 pm
 Wrap-up
 Dr. Gus Birkhead (NVAC)
 
12:30 pm
 Adjourn
  

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