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By United Press International   |   March 12, 2003 at 3:21 PM   |   Comments

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EVENTS ON THURSDAY, MARCH 13, 2002

TIME: All Day

EVENT: NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES Transportation Research Board Studies and Information Services holds a review of the Federal Railroad Administration Research, Development, and Demonstration Programs.

AGENDA: Highlights:

9 a.m. - Introductions and Opening Comments (Louis Thompson, acting chair)

9:10 a.m. - FRA Presentations on the Railroad R&D Program (Steven Ditmeyer, Director, FRA Office of R&D, and staff)

FY 2003 Budget and FY 2004 Request

Railroad Security Issues and Research Needs

Brief Review of Five-Year Plan

Current Project Updates

1:30 p.m. - FRA Presentations on Next-Generation High-Speed Rail Technology Demonstration Program (Robert McCown, Team Leader, NGHSR, FRA)

FY 2003 Budget and FY 2004 Request

Current Project Updates

2:45 p.m. - Future Directions for the Next Generation Program (FRA staff and committee discussion)

4 p.m. - FRA Presentations on Magnetic Levitation Technology Deployment Program (Arnie Kupferman, FRA)

FY 2003 Budget

Current Program Updates

DATE: March 13, 2003

LOCATION: 500 5th Street, NW, Washington, D.C.

CONTACT: 202-334-2138

WEB ADDRESS: nas.edu

TIME: All Day

EVENT: NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION holds its board meeting.

DATE: March 13, 2003

LOCATION: National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, V.A.

CONTACT: Bill Noxon, 703-292-8070

WEB ADDRESS: nsf.gov

TIME: 8 a.m.

EVENT: FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION ONCOLOGIC DRUGS ADVISORY COMMITTEE holds a meeting to review the status of phase IV clinical studies; identify difficulties associated with completion of phase IV commitments; and provide advance to sponsors to assist in the planning and execution of post marketing commitments of newly approved drugs.

DATE: March 13, 2003

LOCATION: Holiday Inn, Versailles Ballrooms, 8120 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda, M.D.

CONTACT: Johanna M. Clifford, 301-827-7001

WEB ADDRESS: fda.gov

TIME: 8:30 a.m.

EVENT: FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION ADVISORY COMMITTEE FOR PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCE holds a meeting to discuss and provide direction for future subcommittee: Pharmacology/Toxicology Subcommittee, receive an update on the Office of Pharmaceutical Science research projects, discuss and provide comments on dose content uniformity, parametric interval test for aerosol products, discuss and provide comments on levothyroxine bioequivalence, and discuss and provide comments on comparability protocols.

DATE: March 13, 2003

LOCATION: Center for Drug Evaluation and Research Advisory Committee Conference Room, Rm. 1066, 5630 Fishers Lane, Rockville, M.D.

CONTACT: Kathleen Reedy or Carolyn Jones, 301-827-7001

WEB ADDRESS: fda.gov

TIME: 8 a.m.

EVENT: FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION BLOOD PRODUCTS ADVISORY COMMITTEE holds a meeting to receive committee updates that are tentatively scheduled: FDA consolidation, Medical Device User Fee and Modernization Act, Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments waiver for human immunodeficiency, type 1 human immunodeficiency virus-1 (HIV-1) rapid tests, and the trans Net pilot program. The committee will discuss the topic of West Nile Virus testing.

DATE: March 13, 2003

LOCATION: Hilton-Gaithersburg, 620 Perry Pkwy., Gaithersburg, M.D.

CONTACT: Linda A. Smallwood, 301-827-3514

WEB ADDRESS: fda.gov

TIME: 6 p.m.

EVENT: SMITHSONIAN ASSOCIATES Resident Associates presents Past president of the Capital Hang-Gliding Association Joe Gregor introducing the thrill and beauty of free flight, explains the physics that make the sport possible, traces the development of hang-gliding, notes popular flying areas, and tells where you can learn how to fly.

DATE: March 13, 2003

LOCATION: S. Dillon Ripley Center, Lecture Hall, Washington, D.C.

CONTACT: 202-357-3030

WEB ADDRESS: si.edu

TIME: 6:45 p.m.

EVENT: LIBRARY OF CONGRESS presents Katha Pollitt and Linda Bierds reading from their works.

DATE: March 13, 2003

LOCATION: Montpelier Room, sixth floor of the Madison Building, Washington, D.C.

CONTACT: 202-707-5394

WEB ADDRESS: loc.gov

TIME: 7:30 p.m.

EVENT: SMITHSONIAN ASSOCIATES National Zoo presents ABC-TV news correspondent Lynn Sherr as she journeys to Africa and an American zoo for a look at giraffes -- "cool, gentle giants dressed in golden, stained-glass coats" -- and provides a captivating look at giraffes and their future, which is clouded by shrinking habitats and human encroachment. She leads a discussion following the screening. Part of the Environmental Film Festival.

DATE: March 13, 2003

LOCATION: 3000 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, D.C.

CONTACT: 202-357-3030

WEB ADDRESS: si.edu

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