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By United Press International   |   May 28, 2003 at 2:40 PM   |   Comments

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EVENTS ON THURSDAY, MAY 29, 2003

TIME: All Day

EVENT: NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES Board on Radiation Effects Research holds a meeting to assess distribution and Administration of Potassium Iodide in the Event of a Nuclear Incident.

AGENDA: Highlights:

10 a.m. - INTRODUCTIONS

Introduction of the NRC committee (Dr. Evan B. Douple, Director, Board on Radiation Effects Research)

Chair Tollerud will ask committee members and NRC staff to introduce themselves to the public

10:15 a.m. - Opening Remarks (Dr. Ed Hildebrand, Office of Science and Technology Policy)

10:20 a.m. - Introducing the charge to the committee (Dr. James Smith, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

10:30 a.m. - Presentation by Patricia Milligan, Nuclear Regulatory Commission

11 a.m. - Presentation by Dr. Brad Leissa, Food and Drug Administration

Presentation by Dr. Nicki Pesik, Strategic National Stockpile

Presentation by Craig Conklin, Federal Emergency Management Agency

Presentation by Brian Mattiello, Under Secretary, State of Connecticut, National, Emergency Management Association

Presentation by Ron Fraass, Council of Radiation Control Program Directors

Presentation by Ed Tupin, Environmental Protection Agency

DATE: May 29, 2003

LOCATION: 500 5th Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-334-2138

WEB ADDRESS: nas.edu

TIME: 8 a.m.

EVENT: FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION CARDIOVASCULAR AND RENAL DRUGS ADVISORY COMMITTEE holds a meeting to discuss QT prolongation issues associated with two new drug applications (NDAs): NDA 21-287, (alfuzosin HCl), Sanofi-Synthelabo Inc., for the proposed indication of treatment of the signs and symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia; and NDA 21-400, Levitra (vardenafil HCl), Bayer Corp., proposed for the indication of treatment of erectile dysfunction. The discussion will focus on: Clinical trial designs for assessment of QT prolongation; approaches to the correction of QT interval for drugs that affect the heart rate; and risks of cardiac arrythmias associated with different degrees of QT prolongation. Premarketing clinical safety data from these applications and postmarketing safety data relevant to cardiac QT prolongation from drugs in the same two drug classes will be considered.

DATE: May 29, 2003

LOCATION: Holiday Inn, Kennedy Ballroom, 8777 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring, MD.

CONTACT: Jayne E. Peterson, 301-827-7001.

WEB ADDRESS: fda.gov

TIME: 9 a.m.

EVENT: FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION CIRCULATORY SYSTEM DEVICES PANEL OF THE MEDICAL DEVICES ADVISORY COMMITTEE holds a meeting to hear a presentation on postmarket surveillance of diathermy interactions with implanted leads and implanted systems with leads. The committee will discuss a premarket approval application for an ablation catheter for treatment of atrial fibrillation in patients with drug refractory paroxysmal atrial fibrillation.

DATE: May 29, 2003

LOCATION: Gaithersburg Holiday Inn, Walker/Whetstone Rooms, Two Montgomery Village Ave., Gaithersburg, MD

CONTACT: Geretta Wood, 301-443-8320

WEB ADDRESS: fda.gov

TIME: 9 a.m.

EVENT: RADIO FREE EUROPE/RADIO LIBERTY holds a program featuring briefing by

Eric Chenoweth, Co-Director, Institute for Democracy in Eastern Europe discussing The Democratic Opposition in Belarus: An Eyewitness Report.

DATE: May 29, 2003

LOCATION: 1201 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-457-6949

WEB ADDRESS:rferl.gov

TIME: 10 a.m.

EVENT: HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES SECRETARY TOMMY THOMPSON commemorates Older American's month discussing the importance of physical activity with a news conference.

DATE: May 29, 2003

LOCATION: 200 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, D.C.

CONTACT: 202-690-6343

WEB ADDRESS: hhs.gov

TIME: 11 a.m.

EVENT: NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH NIGMS Seminar Series On Computational Approaches To Biological Systems entitled "Regulation of Genome Expression in Living Cells," with Drs. Richard Young and David Gifford, MIT.

DATE: May 29, 2003

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

CONTACT: 301-496-7301

WEB ADDRESS: nih.gov

TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: DEPARTMENT OF STATE The Secretary's Open Forum presents a program on "Obstacles, Challenges and Consequences of Bringing Democracy to Africa's Authoritarian Governments" featuring Marina S. Ottaway, Senior Associate in the Democracy and Rule of Law Project,

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace & author Democracy Challenged.

DATE: May 29, 2003

LOCATION: Loy Henderson Auditorium, 2201 C Street NW, Washington, D.C.

CONTACT: 202-647-0488

WEB ADDRESS: state.gov

TIME: 7 p.m.

EVENT: SMITHSONIAN Resident Associate Program presents Political editor of BBC Scotland Brian Taylor looking at the motivations that led to the recent re-establishment of Scotland's parliament and analyzes how the new parliament has worked in practice.

DATE: May 29, 2003

LOCATION: Smithsonian Castle, Library, Washington, D.C.

CONTACT: 202-357-3030

WEB ADDRESS: si.edu

TIME: 7 p.m.

EVENT: SMITHSONIAN Resident Associate Program presents Douglas Brinkley, director of the Eisenhower Center for American Studies at the University of New Orleans, and J Mays, the Ford Motor Corporation's top car designer, team up for an extraordinary evening.

DATE: May 29, 2003

LOCATION: Smithsonian Castle, Commons Dining Room, Washington, D.C.

CONTACT: 202-357-3030

WEB ADDRESS: si.edu

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