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By United Press International   |   Jan. 7, 2003 at 3:26 PM   |   Comments

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EVENTS ON WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 8, 2003

TIME: All Day

EVENT: NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES National Research Council releases a report entitled TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT FOR ARMY UNMANNED GROUND VEHICLES, which assesses the status of the Army's efforts to create autonomous vehicles that could revolutionize the capabilities of its forces..

AGENDA: Advance copies will be available to reporter's only beginning at 2 p.m. EST on Wednesday, Jan. 8. THE REPORT IS EMBARGOED AND NOT FOR PUBLIC RELEASE BEFORE 4 P.M. EST ON JAN. 9.

DATE: January 8, 2003

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

CONTACT: 202-334-2138

WEB ADDRESS: nas.edu

TIME: 8 a.m.

EVENT: FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION ANTI-INFECTIVE DRUGS ADVISORY COMMITTEE holds a meeting to discuss new drug application (NDA) 21-144 KETEK (telithromycin), Aventis Pharmaceuticals, Inc., proposed for treatment of community-acquired pneumonia, acute exacerbation of chronic bronchitis, and acute maxillary sinusitis.

DATE: January 8, 2003

LOCATION: Marriott -Washingtonian Center, Grand Ballroom, 9751 Washingtonian Blvd., Gaithersburg, MD.

CONTACT: Tara P. Turner, 301-827-7001

WEB ADDRESS: fda.gov

TIME: 8:30 a.m.

EVENT: NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES Public Forum on Use of Third Party Human Toxicity Data.

AGENDA: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is considering use of "third-party" studies -- conducted in other countries or by private companies without federal money or support -- that intentionally dose human subjects with toxic substances to identify and quantify the effects. The studies in question do not comply with EPA's rules for the protection of human research participants, so the agency does not currently consider them in its regulatory decision-making. EPA asked the National Academies to examine the complex scientific and ethical issues that might arise if the agency decided to do so. At this public forum, the Academies study committee will hear from a range of interested individuals and organizations.

LOCATION: 2100 C Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-334-2138

WEB ADDRESS:nas.edu

TIME: 11 a.m.

EVENT: NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON 2002-2003 DIRECTOR'S LECTURE SERIES presents "Molecular Mechanisms of Protein Sorting in the Secretory Pathway," with Dr. Randy W. Schekman, Professor, Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, Investigator, HHMI University of California, Berkeley.

DATE: January 8, 2003

LOCATION: Masur Auditorium, Building 10, Bethesda, MD

CONTACT: 301- 594-8491

WEB ADDRESS:nih.gov

TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: LIBRARY OF CONGRESS TREASURE TALK presents senior reference specialist Mary Wolfskill of the Manuscript Division as she discusses the Balinese conception of the cosmos.

DATE: January 8, 2003

LOCATION: LC, 101 Independence Avenue SE, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-707-9203

WEB ADDRESS:loc.gov

TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: NATIONAL ARCHIVES presents a lecture with Michael Bishop discussing the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission, whose mission is to stimulate Lincoln observances throughout the period leading up to the bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln's birth--February 12, 2009. The commission works to encourage lasting works (such as publications, numismatics, philately, and film and video productions) that emphasize the influence of Lincoln's thought, ideals, and actions in the United States and throughout the world.

DATE: January 8, 2003

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

CONTACT: 202-501-5000

WEB ADDRESS: nara.gov

TIME: 1:30 p.m.

EVENT: PRESIDENT'S NEW FREEDOM COMMISSION ON MENTAL HEALTH holds a panel presentation entitled "Reducing Fragmentation and Improving Quality in Mental Health Services: The Role of Information Technology."

WHO: The speakers are:

1:30 p.m. - Work Session-Discuss/approve subcommittee reports

Older Adults

Mental Health Interface with General Medicine

3:45 p.m. - Public Comment

5 p.m. - Presentation by Sen. Pete Domenici, R-NM

DATE: January 8, 2003

LOCATION: Marriott - Crystal Gateway, 1700 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA

CONTACT: 1-866-326-4563

WEB ADDRESS: mentalhealthcommission.gov

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