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By United Press International   |   April 22, 2003 at 4:14 PM   |   Comments

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EVENTS ON WEDNESDAY, APRIL 23, 2003

TIME: All Day

EVENT: NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES Institute of Medicine Division on Earth and Life Studies Medical Follow-up Agency holds a meeting to discuss Accelerating the Research, Development and Acquisition of Medical Countermeasures Against Biological Warfare Agents.

DATE: April 23, 2003

LOCATION: Wyndham City Center Hotel, 1143 New Hampshire Avenue NW, Washington D.C>

CONTACT: 202-334-2138

WEB ADDRESS: nas.edu

TIME: All Day

EVENT: EXPORT IMPORT BANK holds its annual conference on "Navigate the World of U.S. Exports."

AGENDA: Highlights:

9 a.m. Rep. Michael Oxley, R-OH

DATE: April 23, 2003

LOCATION: Omni Shoreham, 2500 Calvert Street NW, Washington, D.C.

CONTACT: 800-565.3200

WEB ADDRESS: exin.gov

TIME: All Day

EVENT: FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION PUBLIC WORKSHOP on "A Drug Quality System For The 21st Century."

DATE: April 23, 2003

LOCATION: Renaissance Hotel, 999 9th Street NW, Washington, D.C

WEB ADDRESS: fda.gov

TIME: 8:30 a.m.

EVENT: FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY SUBCOMMITTEE OF THE ADVISORY COMMITTEE FOR PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCE holds a meeting to discuss Pharmacogenetics: improvement of existing drug treatments, and drug interactions: metabolism and transport-based.

DATE: April 23, 2003

LOCATION: Center for Drug Evaluation and Research Advisory Committee Conference Room, Rm. 1066, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD

CONTACT: Kathleen Reedy, 301-827-7001

WEB ADDRESS: fda.gov

TIME: 8:30 a.m.

EVENT: RADIO FREE EUROPE/RADIO LIBERTY holds a program featuring Kaisha Atakhanova, Director, EcoCenter (Karaganda, Kazakhstan) discussing How Grassroots Democracy Can Succeed in Kazakhstan.

DATE: April 23, 2003

LOCATION: 1201 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-457-6949

WEB ADDRESS: rferl.gov

TIME: 9 a.m.

EVENT: DEFENSE DEPARTMENT Coalition Forces Land Component Commander for Operation Iraqi Freedom Lt. Gen. David McKiernan will conduct a live press briefing to discuss the involvement of the Army and Marine Corps in the conflict and in postwar stabilization efforts.

DATE: April 23, 2003

LOCATION: Briefing Studio, Pentagon 2E781, Arlington, VA

CONTACT: Terry Mitchell, 703-695-0169

WEB ADDRESS: dod.gov

TIME: 9:30 a.m.

EVENT: THE FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION will hold an Open Meeting.

AGENDA: Highlights:

-- SUMMARY: The Commission will consider a Memorandum Opinion and Order and Third Report and Order concerning eligibility, licensing and service rules for the 4.9 GHz Band to promote effective public safety communications and innovation in wireless broadband services in support of public safety and homeland security.

SUMMARY: The Commission will consider a Notice of Inquiry concerning Broadband over Power Line systems

-- SUMMARY: The Commission will consider a Second Report and Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking concerning the universal service support mechanism for schools and libraries.

-- SUMMARY: The Commission will consider a Fourth Memorandum Opinion and Order addressing the petitions for reconsideration filed in response to the Memorandum Opinion and Order and Second Report and Order in this proceeding.

DATE: April 23, 2003

LOCATION: Room TW-C305, 445 12th Street, S.W., Washington, D.C.

CONTACT: 202) 418-0500

WEB ADDRESS: fcc.gov

TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH CLINICAL CENTER GRAND ROUNDS LECTURE SERIES: CLINICAL RESEARCH INFORMATION SYSTEM GRAND ROUNDS:

"Creating Health Care's Next Era: The Role of Informatics," with Drs. Martin D. Merry, Associate Clinical Professor of Health Management and Policy (Adjunct), University of New Hampshire and Senior Advisor to Medical Affairs, New Hampshire Hospital Association and Foundation for Healthy Communities and "Mission Impossible: Safer Care for Clinical Research Patients," with Dr. Bruce H. Berg, Patient Safety Officer and Medical Informatics Officer, Sarasota Memorial Hospital, Sarasota, Florida, speakers.

DATE: April 23, 2003

LOCATION: Lipsett Amphitheater, Building 10, Bethesda, MD, Bethesda, MD

CONTACT: 301- 594-5595

WEB ADDRESS: nih.gov

TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: SMITHSONIAN Senate of Scientists Distinguished Lecturer Series presents Dr. William H. Durham, professor of Anthropological Sciences and Human Biology, Stanford University, explores the recent advances in evolutionary theory that make it possible to view human diversity as a product of two distinct, evolving systems of inheritance -- genes and culture.

DATE: April 23, 2003

LOCATION: Baird Auditorium, Washington, D.C.

CONTACT: 202-357-3030

WEB ADDRESS: si.edu

TIME: 3 p.m.

EVENT: NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON DIRECTOR'S LECTURE SERIES presents

"Inflammatory Breast Cancer: Genetic Determinants and Challenges for Novel Therapeutics," with Dr. Sofia D. Merajver, Associate Professor of Internal Medicine and Director, Breast and Ovarian Cancer Risk Evaluation Program, University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center, Ann Arbor.

DATE: April 23, 2003

LOCATION: Masur Auditorium, Building 10, Bethesda, MD

CONTACT: 301- 594-5595

WEB ADDRESS: nih.gov

TIME: 6 p.m.

EVENT: AMERICAN METEOROLOGICAL SOCIETY, THE EARTH INSTITUTE AT COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY AND NATIONAL OCEANIC & ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION hold an El Nino/Climate Variability Policy Forum.

AGENDA: The goal of the policy forum, "Improving Responses to Climate Predictions," is to develop policy recommendations to derive greater national benefit from climate information and seasonal climate predictions.

DATE: April 23, 2003

LOCATION: National Academies Building, Room 100

500 Fifth Street, NW, Washington, D.C.

CONTACT: 202-482-6090

WEB ADDRESS: noaa.gov

TIME: 6:30 p.m.

EVENT: SMITHSONIAN 21st annual Craft Show presents its gala preview party featuring more than 120 of America's most talented crafts artists who have been chosen to exhibit. Funds raised by the Craft Show support the education, outreach and research programs of the Smithsonian Institution.

DATE: April 23, 2003

LOCATION: National Building Museum, 401 F Street, N.W., Washington, D.C.

CONTACT: 202-357-3030

WEB ADDRESS: si.edu

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