- The Washington Times - Thursday, May 3, 2007


Preparing for disaster — 8:30 a.m. — The Financial Services Roundtable holds a press conference to release a report, “A Call to Action.” Edward Rust Jr., State Farm; and Kerry Killinger, Washington Mutual, participate. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest. Contact: 202/589-2427.

Remarks — 2 p.m. — Deputy Defense Secretary Gordon R. England delivers remarks at a ceremony to award the Commander in Chief’s Annual Award for Installation Excellence to Mountain Home Air Force Base in Idaho. Location: the Pentagon, Auditorium. Contact: 703/697-5131.


Meets with Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong in the Oval Office of the White House. Delivers remarks at a celebration of Cinco de Mayo in the East Room of the White House.


Delivers remarks at the Jamestown Settlement Welcome Ceremony in Jamestown, Va. Participates with Mrs. Lynne Cheney in a tour of the Jamestown Settlement. Participates with Mrs. Cheney in a visit to Historic Jamestown. Attends with Mrs. Cheney a reception and luncheon in honor of Queen Elizabeth II at the Governor’s Palace in Williamsburg.


5 p.m. — Energy Information Administration releases its weekly coal production report. Location: 1000 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/586-8800.


9 a.m. — Bureau of Economic Analysis holds a meeting of the Advisory Committee to discuss various aspects involved with the measurement of health care in the national economic accounts. Location: Bureau of Economic Analysis at 1441 L St. NW. Contact: 202/606-9630.

9 a.m. — National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health holds a meeting to discuss and obtain comments on the draft document, “Asbestos and Other Mineral Fibers: A Roadmap for Scientific Research.” Location: Holiday Inn Capitol, 550 C St. SW. Contact: 513/533-8450.

3 p.m. — National Science Foundation holds a meeting of the Advisory Committee of International Science and Engineering to discuss current programs, initiatives and future budget cycle. Location: National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Blvd., Room 950, Arlington. Contact: 703/292-8710.


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


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


Not in session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.


Pain conference — all day — The American Pain Society holds its 26th annual scientific meeting. Events begin at 7 a.m.

Highlights — 7 a.m. — Corporate satellite breakfast symposiums

8:45 a.m. — Plenary session with Jeffrey Mogil on “The Nature and Nurture of Pain”

9:15 a.m. — Plenary session with James Eisenach on “Obstetric Pain: Acute and Chronic?”

6:30 p.m. — Basic science research forum dinner

Location: Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Place NW. Contact: 847/705-1802, 847/217-7282.

Forum on science and technology policy— all day — The American Association for the Advancement of Science holds its annual “Forum on Science and Technology Policy.” Events begin at 7:45 a.m.

Highlights — 7:45 a.m. — Homeland Security Undersecretary for Science and Technology Jay Cohen delivers the breakfast address.

9 a.m. — William Haseltine, Haseltine Global Health, delivers a presentation on the state of the pharmaceutical and biotechnology research and development industries.

1:45 p.m. — Wendy Wagner, University of Texas School of Law; Myron Harrison, Exxon Mobil Corp.; and David Michaels, Project on Scientific Knowledge and Public Policy at George Washington University, hold a session on sequestered science.

Location: Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/326-6431 or 202/326-6434.

U.S.-South Korea — 9:30 a.m. — The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies holds a forum on U.S.-South Korean relations. Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Christopher Hill; and Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Japan, Korea and APEC Affairs Wendy Cutler, participate. Location: SAIS, Nitze Building, 1740 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/663-5626.

Outdoor festival — 10 a.m. — The Washington National Cathedral hosts “Flower Mart 2007 — A Salute to Canada.”

Highlight — 10:30 a.m. — Canadian Ambassador Michael Wilson and his wife, Margaret, and Michelle Fenty, wife of D.C. Mayor Adrian M. Fenty, participate in the opening ceremony.

Location: Washington National Cathedral, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues Northwest. Contact: 202/537-6248.

VA health care — 10 a.m. — The New America Foundation (NAF) holds a discussion on “How Veterans Affairs Department Health Care Became a Benchmark for Quality and What Policy-Makers Should Learn From Its Example.” Phillip Longman, NAF, and author of “Best Care Anywhere: Why VA Health Care Is Better Than Yours”; and Kenneth Kizer, Medsphere Systems Corp., participate. Location: NAF, 1630 Connecticut Ave. NW, seventh floor. Contact: 301/801-3356.

Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times.



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