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TIME: All Day

EVENT: NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES Institute of Medicine holds a workshop on Medical countermeasures against biological warfare agents.

AGENDA: Highlights:

8:30 Roundtable Discussion:

I) Industry approaches to basic research, transition to advanced development, advanced development, and licensure for vaccines and therapeutic drugs

II) Challenges or barriers to additional industry involvement in research and development of medical countermeasures against biological warfare agents

Participants invited from industry (large pharmaceutical firms, medium and small biotech companies), DoD, FDA, NIAID, DVC

DATE: March 18, 2003

LOCATION: 500 5th Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-334-2138

WEB ADDRESS: nas.edu

TIME: All Day

EVENT: NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES Division on Earth and Life Studies Board on Radiation Effects Research (BRER) holds a meeting to assess the Scientific Information for the Radiation Exposure Screening.

AGENDA: Highlights:

1 p.m. - Introduction of the NRC committee (Dr. Evan B. Douple, Director, Board on Radiation Effects Research)

Dr. Preston will ask committee members and NRC staff to introduce themselves to public

1:15 p.m. - Open Information-gathering session. All times are approximate

1:15 p.m. - Presentation by Dr. Regan Crump, Director, Division of Programs for Special Populations, Bureau of Primary Health Care "Objectives of the RESEP Screening Program"

1:45 p.m. - Presentation by Mr. Gerard Fischer, Assistant Director, U.S. Department on Justice.

"An overview of the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act"

2:15 p.m. - Presentation by Mr. Peter M. Turcic, Director, Division of Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensattion, U.S. Department of Labor

"An overview of the Compensation Program at the Department of Labor"

2:45 p.m. - Presentation by Ms. Kathleen Taimi, Senior Policy Advisor and Program Manager, Office of Health Studies, U.S Department of Energy

"An Overview of Former Workers Medical Screening Program at the Department of Energy"

3:15 p.m. - Presentation by Dr. Richard Kerber, University of Utah

"Leukemia and Thyroid Disease Resulting from Exposure to Fallout from Nuclear Weapons Testing: Review of the Utah Studies"

DATE: March 18, 2003

LOCATION: 500 5th Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-334-2138

WEB ADDRESS: nas.edu

TIME: 8 a.m.

EVENT: FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION CONTAMINANTS AND NATURAL TOXICANTS SUBCOMMITTEE OF THE FOOD ADVISORY COMMITTEE holds a meeting to discuss the scientific issues and principles involved in assessing and evaluating Enterobacter sakazakii contamination in powdered infant formula, risk reduction strategies based on available data, and research questions and priorities. To ensure the presence of the most relevant expertise, the membership of the subcommittee, which has expertise in contaminants, will be augmented by consultants with expertise in infant formula.

DATE: March 18, 2003

LOCATION: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 4700 River Rd., Conference Center, Riverdale, M.D.

CONTACT: Jeanne E. Latham, 301-436-1756.

WEB ADDRESS: fda.gov

TIME: 8:30 a.m.

EVENT: RADIO FREE EUROPE/RADIO LIBERTY holds a program featuring Ilyas Akhmadov Minister of Foreign Affairs, Chechen Republic of Ichkeria discussing A New Plan for Peace in Chechnya.

DATE: March 18, 2003

LOCATION: 1201 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, D.C.

CONTACT: 202-457-6949

WEB ADDRESS: rferl.gov

TIME: 10:15 a.m.

EVENT: SMITHSONIAN presents Marc Spiegel portraying cultural historian Emanuel Ringelblum, who in 1939 with a hand-picked group, began a secret archive chronicling the experiences of fellow Jews living in the walled-off Warsaw ghetto. They buried the documents in 3 milk cans and a few metal boxes; two of the milk cans have been found, revealing the ghetto inhabitants' incredible story in their own words.

DATE: March 18, 2003

LOCATION: Holocaust Memorial Museum, 100 Raoul Wallenberg Place, SW, Washington, D.C.

CONTACT: 202-357-3030


TIME: 10:30 a.m.

EVENT: FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION VACCINES AND RELATED BIOLOGICAL PRODUCTS ADVISORY COMMITTEE holds a meeting to discuss the selection of strains to be included in the influenza virus vaccine for the 2003-2004 seasons.

DATE: March 18, 2003

LOCATION: Food and Drug Administration, 5515 Security Lane, Conference Room A, 11th Floor, Suite 1113, Rockville, M.D.

CONTACT: Jody G. Sachs or Denise H. Royster, 301-827-0314

WEB ADDRESS: fda.gov

TIME: 11 a.m.

EVENT: NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES Institute of Medicine holds a briefing on Microbial Threats To Health, which lays out the systematic efforts that the United States should undertake at home and with partners abroad to monitor, prevent, and respond to infectious diseases.


DATE: March 18, 2003

LOCATION: National Academies building, 2100 C St., N.W., Washington, D.C.

CONTACT: 202-334-2138

WEB ADDRESS: nas.edu

TIME: 11 a.m.


LOGISTICS DYKE WEATHERINGTON holds a briefing on the UAV Roadmap report.

DATE: March 18, 2003

LOCATION: DoD, briefing Room, Pentagon 2E781, Arlington, V.A.

CONTACT: 703-697-5131

WEB ADDRESS: dod.gov

TIME: 4 p.m.

EVENT: NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH VRC SEMINAR SERIES presents "Comparison of Viral Vector Approaches for HIV-1 Vaccine Development." with Dr. John Silver, Merck.

DATE: March 18, 2003

LOCATION: Main Floor Conference Room, Building 40, Bethesda, M.D.

CONTACT: 301-594-8491

WEB ADDRESS: nih.gov

TIME: 6:30 p.m.

EVENT: LIBRARY OF CONGRESS Office of Scholarly Programs holds a program featuring Author Philip Bobbitt and Kluge Center Scholar Sir Michael Howard discuss Bobbitt's new book, "Shield of Achilles: War, Peace and the Course of History." Hailed as "one of the best books of 2002" by the Times Literary Supplement and The Economist, "The Shield of Achilles" is a classic inquiry into the nature of the nation-state, which developed over five centuries as the optimal institution for waging war and organizing peace.

DATE: March 18, 2003

LOCATION: Room LJ 119, first floor of the Jefferson Building, 10 First Street S.E., Washington, D.C.

CONTACT: 202- 707-3302.

WEB ADDRESS: loc.gov

TIME: 7 p.m.

EVENT: NATIONAL ARCHIVES presents Col. David Fitz-Enz, USA (Ret.), who will discuss his award-winning book, The Final Invasion: Plattsburgh, the War of 1812's Most Decisive Battle. Using diaries and battle orders, he examines the battle at Plattsburgh, when the British attempted to cut off Maine from the rest of the country by moving south from Canada. Outnumbered and outgunned, the U.S. land and sea forces fought the British to a standstill on September 11, 1814, allowing the leader of the American fleet, Lt. Thomas Macdonough, to carry out a brilliant maneuver that ensured an American victory.

DATE: March 18, 2003

LOCATION: National Archives, 700 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C.

CONTACT: 202-501-5000

WEB ADDRESS: nara.gov

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