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TIME: All Day

EVENT: NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES Policy and Global Affairs Division for Development/ Security/ and Cooperation holds a meeting to discuss Research Standards and Practices to Prevent Destructive Application of Advanced Biotechnology.

AGENDA: Highlights:

9 a.m. - Defining the Universe of Potentially Dangerous Biotechnology Research

Dr. Gerald Epstein, Defense Threat Reduction Agency

Dr. C.J. Peters, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Texas at Galveston

Dr. Mark Wheelis, Department of Microbiology, University of California - Davis

"Biotechnology and Biological Weapons"

1:30 p.m. - Safeguarding Information in the Life Sciences

Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director, (invited), National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, National Institutes of Health

Dr. Steven M. Block, Departments of Biological Sciences & Applied Physics, Stanford University

Dr. Eugene B. Skolnikoff, Professor of Political Science, emeritus, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

4:15 p.m. - Committee discussion with panel II.

DATE: June 24, 2002

LOCATION: National Academies, 500 5th Street NW, Washington, DC,

CONTACT: 202-334-2138


TIME: 9 a.m.

EVENT: FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION holds hearings on Combination Products Containing Live Cellular Components. The purpose of the hearing is to solicit information and views from interested persons, including scientists, clinical investigators, professional groups, trade groups, commercial enterprises, and consumers, on the issues and concerns relating to the premarket review and regulation of these combination products. To assist in the development of a consistent policy on jurisdiction for these products, FDA is interested in responses to specific questions and any other pertinent information stakeholders would like to share.

DATE: June 24, 2002

LOCATION: The Double Tree Hotel, 1750 Rockville Pike, Plaza II & III, Rockville, MD

CONTACT: 301-827-3390

WEB ADDRESS: fda.gov

TIME: 10 a.m.

EVENT: THE FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION holds an en banc hearing to discuss issues and perspectives on the proceeding to promulgate new broadcast and cable equal employment opportunity ("EEO") rules.

WHO: The speakers are:

Henry Rivera, former FCC Commissioner, Partner, Shook, Hardy & Bacon

Ann Arnold, Executive Director, Texas State Broadcasters' Association

Tom Baxter, AOL/Time Warner, President, Time Warner Cable

Linda Berg, Political Director, National Organization of Women

Rev. Robert Chase, Executive Director, Office of Communications, United Church of Christ

Belva Davis, Special Projects Reporter, KQED-TV

Joan E. Gerberding, President, American Women in Radio and Television

Gregory Hessinger, National Executive Director, AFTRA

Cathy L. Hughes, Founder and Chairperson, Radio One, Inc.

Michael Jack, President and General Manger of NBC-Washington

Marilyn Kushak, Vice President, Midwest Family Broadcasters

Hugh Price, President and Chief Executive Officer, National Urban League

Esther Renteria, Founder, National Hispanic Media Coalition

Senator Art Torres (Ret.), President, Walter Kaitz Foundation

Charles Warfield, President and COO, ICBC Broadcast Holdings, Inc

Steve White, Senior Vice President, AT&T Broadband

DATE: June 24, 2002

LOCATION: 445 12th Street, S.W., Washington, D.C

CONTACT: Jamila Bess Johnson, 202-418-2608.

WEB ADDRESS: fcc.gov

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