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EVENTS ON TUESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2001

TIME: 8:30 a.m.

EVENT: FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION CBER PRESENTATION AT THE CDER ANTI-INFECTIVE DRUGS ADVISORY COMMITTEE holds a meeting to consider the safety and efficacy of Activated Protein C (human, recombinant, human kidney cells, new biologic license application (BLA) 125029), Eli Lilly & Company, for the treatment of severe sepsis.

DATE: October 16, 2001

LOCATION: Hilton Gaithersburg, 620 Perry Parkway, Gaithersburg, MD.

CONTACT: Thomas H. Perez, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, 301-827-6758.

WEB ADDRESS: fda.gov

TIME: 10 a.m.

EVENT: US CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFY COMMISSION holds a briefing to consider hazards associated with portable bed rails.

DATE: October 16, 2001

LOCATION: 4th floor of the headquarters building at 4330 East West Highway, Bethesda MD

CONTACT: 301-504-0580

WEB ADDRESS: cpsc.gov

TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: STATE DEPARTMENT Secretary's Open Forum presents Gene Sperling, Guest Scholar, Brookings Institution.

WHO: The speakers are:

Dr. James O. Finckenauer, National Institute of Justice-International Center, U.S. Department of Justice

Dr. Janine Wedel, Associate Professor, University of Pittsburgh and Fellow, National Institute of Justice

DATE: October 16, 2001

LOCATION: 2201 C Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-647-0532

WEB ADDRESS:state.gov

TIME: 2 p.m.

EVENT: U.S FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION AND NATIONAL SCIENCE TEACHERS ASSOCIATION hold a news conference discussing a program that uses science to teach students about food safety. Science and Our Food Supply is the largest public education program that informs middle level and high school students about all aspects of food safety, from farm to table.

WHO: The speakers are:

Bernard Schwetz, D.V.M., Acting Principal Deputy Commissioner, FDA

Joe Levitt, Director, Center for Food Safety & Applied Nutrition, FDA

Carolyn Randolph, President-Elect, NSTA

Wendell Mohling, Associate Executive Director, NSTA

Ella Jay Parfitt, science teacher, Baltimore City Schools, Baltimore, MD

Bradley Staats, science teacher, New London High School, New London, WI

Middle level and high school students

DATE: October 16, 2001

LOCATION: National Press Club, 529 14th Street, NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: Print Media: 301-827-6242

WEB ADDRESS:fda.gov

TIME: 4 p.m.

EVENT: NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH 2001-2002 VRC SEMINAR SERIES entitled "Monkey Tales: Insights into AIDS Virus Pathogenesis from Studies of Non-human Primates," with Dr. Jeff Lifson, NCI/Frederick.

DATE: October 16, 2001

LOCATION: Main Floor Conference Room, Building 40, Bethesda, MD

CONTACT: 301-594-8491

WEB ADDRESS:nih.gov

TIME: 6 p.m.

EVENT: SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION Resident Associate Program presents linguistics scholar Deborah Tannen exploring the realm of communication among adult family members to reveal what is actually going on in this talk and how an understanding it can improve relationships with family members of all ages.

DATE: October 16, 2001

LOCATION: Dept. of Agriculture, Jefferson Auditorium, South Bldg., Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-357-3030

WEB ADDRESS: si.edu

TIME: 6 p.m.

EVENT: LIBRARY OF CONGRESS presents historians Kirkpatrick Sale and Thomas P. Somma discussing The life and artistic portrayal of Robert Fulton (1765-1815), the engineer who designed and built the first commercially successful steamboat.

DATE: October 16, 2001

LOCATION: Mumford Room, sixth floor, James Madison Memorial Building, 101 Independence Ave. S.E, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-707-9189

WEB ADDRESS:loc.gov

TIME: 6 p.m.

EVENT: SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION Resident Associate Program presents a lecture entitled "Is This Any Way to Govern a Country?" with Washington Post political columnist David S. Broder.

DATE: October 16, 2001

LOCATION: Hirshhorn, Ring Auditorium, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-357-3030

WEB ADDRESS: si.edu

TIME: 7 p.m.

EVENT: NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH 2001 MEDICINE FOR THE PUBLIC LECTURE SERIES presents "Breast Cancer: Progress and Promise," with Dr. JoAnne Zujewski, Senior Medical Oncologist, Center for Cancer Research, NCI.

DATE: October 16, 2001

LOCATION: Masur Auditorium, Building 10, Bethesda, MD

CONTACT: 301-496-2563

WEB ADDRESS:nih.gov

TIME: 7 p.m.

EVENT: NATIONAL ARCHIVES AND THE CENTER FOR DEMOCRACY host a forum on the question "Is America still a 'Melting Pot'?" The featured speaker will be scholar, journalist, and television commentator Michael Barone, author of The New Americans: How the Melting Pot Can Work Again.

DATE: October 16, 2001

LOCATION: National Archives, 700 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC,

CONTACT: 202- 208-7345

WEB ADDRESS: nara.gov

TIME: 7:30 p.m.

EVENT: SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION Arthur M. Sackler Gallery and Freer Gallery of Art present cellist Yo-Yo Ma joined his ensemble of Asian and Western musicians for a discussion and performance of new works that explore cultural interactions along the historic Silk Road.

DATE: October 16, 2001

LOCATION: Freer, Meyer Auditorium, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-357-3030

WEB ADDRESS: si.edu

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