- The Washington Times - Monday, June 23, 2003


Attends a Bush-Cheney 2004 fund-raiser, New York City.


2 p.m. Treasury Department releases its weekly three- and six-month bill auction results. Location: 15th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Contact: 202/874-9890.

4:15 p.m. —Federal Reserve Board releases its foreign reports on assets, liabilities of U.S. and foreign chartered banks and foreign exchange rates for the previous week. Location: Constitution Avenue between 20th and 21st streets NW. Contact: 202/452-3206.


8 a.m. — Food and Drug Administration holds a meeting of the Arthritis Advisory Committee to discuss fibromyalgia; clinical trial design, including important disease endpoints in the study; and development of therapies and treatments. Location: Holiday Inn, Versailles Ballrooms I and II, 8120 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda. Contact: 301/827-7001.

8:30 a.m. —Food Safety and Inspection Service holds a meeting of the National Advisory Committee on Meat and Poultry Inspection. Topics include effect of security issues on the industry; delivery of training; state review methods. Location: Hilton Alexandria Old Town, 1767 King St., Alexandria. Contact: 202/720-2982.

8:30 a.m. —Environmental Protection Agency holds a meeting of the Association of American Pesticide Control Officials/State FIFRA Issues Research and Evaluation Group. Topics include certification issues/Americans with Disabilities Act, written tests and language challenges; CCA-treated wood/status of cancellation/risk assessments and disposal issues; anti-microbials efficacy and compliance issues. Location: Sheraton Crystal City Hotel, 1880 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington. Contact: 703/605-0195.

9 a.m. —Veterans Affairs Department holds a meeting of the VA Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Task Force. Topics include presentations on independent-living services, self-employment program, and employment placement services; presentations by the U.S. Postal Service, the AFL-CIO, the National Council on Independent Living, and the National Organization on Disability with a focus on employment of disabled persons. Location: VA, 810 Vermont Ave. NW. Contact: 202/273-5130.


No oral arguments are scheduled. Contact: 202/479-3211.


In session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.


Meets at 12:30 p.m. for morning hour and 2 p.m. for legislative business. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.


4:30 p.m. Rules technology and the House subcommittee holds a hearing on “Extending Suspension Days on Wednesdays Through the End of the 108th Congress.” Location: H-313, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/225-9191.


Antimicrobial resistance — all day TheNational Foundation for Infectious Diseases sponsors the 2003 annual Conference on Antimicrobial Resistance: “Science — Prevention — Control.”

Highlights — 8:05 a.m. Laurie Garrett, author, New York City, delivers keynote address, “Betrayal of Trust: The Collapse of Global Public Health.”

9 a.m. Dr. Cynthia Whitney, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, discusses surveillance for resistance in community-acquired infections.

10:30 a.m. —Dr.John Powers, the Food and Drug Administration, presents the FDA perspectives on issues in the surveillance of antimicrobial use.

2:30 p.m. —Session on influenza by Dr. Frederick Hayden, the University of Virginia, Charlottesville

3 p.m. —Session on hepatitis B by Dr. Anna Lok, the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

4 p.m. —Session on cytomegalovirus by Dr. Paul Griffiths, Royal Free Hospital London

4:30 p.m. —Session on herpes simplex and varicella-zoster viruses by Dr. John Gnann, the University of Alabama, Birmingham

Location: Hyatt Regency Bethesda, One Bethesda Metro Center, Wisconsin Avenue at Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda. Contact: 301/656-0003.

International Women’s Policy Research Conference — 8 a.m. TheInstitute for Women’s Policy Research holds its Seventh International Women’s Policy Research Conference, “Women Working to Make a Difference.”

Highlights — noon Luncheon plenary with speakers Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, former lieutenant governor of Maryland; Linda Chavez-Thompson, AFL-CIO executive vice president; and Geeta Rao Gupta, president of the International Center for Research on Women

Location: Capitol Hilton, 16th and K streets NW. Contact: 202/785-5100.

“Antitrust and Category Captains” — 8:30 a.m. TheAmerican Antitrust Institute and the Journal of Public Policy and Marketing sponsor a round-table discussion, “Antitrust and Category Captains.” Thomas Leary, commissioner of the Federal Trade Commission; Paul Christman of Winston Weber Associates; Robert Steiner of the AAI; Michael Guzman of Kellogg, Huber, Hansen, Todd & Evans LLP; Debra Desrochers of the University of Notre Dame; Albert Foer of the AAI, participate. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/276-6002.

Penn Summer Concert Series — 9:30 a.m. Live on Penn Summer Concert Series holds a new conference to announce concert line-up, festival themes and community involvement relative to the concert series. D.C. Mayor Anthony A. Williams participates. Location: Franklin Square, 12th Street NW between Pennsylvania and Constitution Avenues. Contact: 202/969-2961.

Medicare survey — 10 a.m. TheGalen Institute holds a news conference to release a survey, “What Do Americans Think About the Medicare Proposals Before Congress?” Grace-Marie Turner, president of the institute, participates. Location: National Press Club, Lisagor Room, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 703/683-5004.

EPA draft report — noon The Environmental Protection Agencyholds a news conference to present the EPA “Draft Report on the Environment.” EPA Administrator Christine Todd Whitman participates. Location: EPA East, 1200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/564-1490.

African economy report — 12:15 p.m. TheInstitute for International Economics and the Corporate Council on Africa sponsor a meeting to release a report of the Commission on Capital Flows to Africa. James Harmon, former chairman of the Export-Import Bank; Bill Archer, Texas Republican and former chairman of House Ways and Means Committee; Susan E. Rice, former assistant secretary of state for African affairs; and Fred Bergsten, director of IIE, participate. Location: IIE, 1750 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/328-9000.

U.S.-EU summit preview — 5 p.m. — The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies holds a forum, “The State of Transatlantic Relations: A Preview of the U.S.-EU Summit.” Bill Drozdiak, executive director of the German Marshall Fund’s Transatlantic Center in Brussels (former chief Europe correspondent for The Washington Post); Patrick Jarreau, Washington bureau chief of Le Monde; Constanze Stelzenmuller, politics editor at Die Zeit; Esther Brimmer, deputy director of the SAIS Center for Transatlantic Relations, participate. Location: JHU Bernstein-Offit Building, Room 500, 1717 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/663-5626.

Education in Pakistan — 6:30 p.m. TheCentral Asia Institute sponsors a discussion on and a fund-raiser for education efforts for girls in remote regions of Pakistan and Afghanistan. Greg Mortenson of the CAI participates. Location: National Press Club, Ballroom, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 406/585-7841.

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