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TIME: All Day

EVENT: NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES Institute of Medicine holds a program on Assessing Health Effects of Genetically Engineered Foods

AGENDA: Highlights:

Presentations from Representatives of the Sponsoring Agencies:

1 p.m. - U.S. Department of Agriculture--Speaker TBA

2 p.m. - U.S. Food and Drug Administration--James H. Maryanski, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, Food and Drug Administration

3:15 p.m. - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency--J. Thomas McClintock, Office of Science Coordination and Policy, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

DATE: September 23, 2002

LOCATION: 2100 C St. NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-334-2138

WEB ADDRESS: nas.edu

TIME: All Day

EVENT: NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES Institute of Medicine Committee On Patient Safety Data Standards holds a program on Guidance for Development of Patient Safety Data Standards.

AGENDA: Highlights:

8 a.m. - Welcome and Introductions, Molly Coye, M.D., Paul Tang, M.D.

Review of Revised Scope for Defining Data Capture Standards

8:30 a.m. - Overview of Federal Reporting Requirements & Surveillance Systems

CDC (nosocomial, bioterrorism, cancer, radiation, etc.), Claire Broome

FDA (devices, drugs, transfusion, etc), Janet Woodcock, M.D.

CMS, Steve Jencks, M.D.

MEDSTAT, integration of federal reporting and surveillance systems, Kathe Fox

10:20 a.m. - Review of Patient Safety & Quality Improvement Systems

NYPORTS, Ellen Flink

ISMP/USP, Michael Cohen

VHA, Jim Bagian

JCAHO standards for sentinel events and work on taxonomy, Paul Schyve, M.D.

12 noon - Luncheon & Presentation

International Efforts on Patient Safety & Quality Improvement

General Review, AHRQ, Jim Battles, M.D.

Australia, APSF, Bill Runciman, M.D.

1 p.m. - Safety & Quality Improvement Systems of Other Industries

Airline, Linda Connell

Alcoa, Robert Slack

HACCP, Margaret Glavin

Reliable Systems, UC Berkley, Karlene Roberts

3:20 p.m. - Surveillance and Quality Improvement Systems

Brigham and Women's Hospital, David Bates. M.D.

Ambulatory Care Decision Support Systems and Standards Supporting Patient Safety, Regenstrief, Clem McDonald, M.D.

DATE: September 23, 2002

LOCATION: Holiday Inn Georgetown Mirage Ballroom, 2101 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-334-2138


TIME: 8:30 a.m.

EVENT: FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION holds a symposium on Science And Regulation Of Biological Products: From A Rich History To A Challenging Future. The purpose of the symposium is to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the enactment of the Biologics Control Act, the first Federal law regulating biological products.

DATE: September 23, 2002

LOCATION: Natcher Conference Center, Bldg. 45, Center Dr., Bethesda, MD

CONTACT: Michael D. Anderson, 301-827-6210 and Gail Sherman, Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, 301-827-2000

WEB ADDRESS: fda.gov

TIME: 9 a.m.

EVENT: U.S. - CHINA COMMISSION holds hearings on Chinese Leadership Succession And Its Implications.

AGENDA: Highlights:

9 a.m. - Chinese Leadership Succession and its Implications - I

Willy Wo-lap Lam, CNN Senior China Analyst

Bruce Gilley, Co-author of China's New Rulers: The Secret Files

Professor Cheng Li, Hamilton College and Fellow, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

10:30 a.m. - Chinese Leadership Succession and its Implications -- II

Professor Shaomin Li, Old Dominion University

Dr. Andrew Scobell, Army War College

DATE: September 23, 2002

LOCATION: 124 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-624-1410

WEB ADDRESS: uscc.gov

TIME: 2:15 pm.

EVENT: CONGRESSIONAL-EXECUTIVE COMMISSION ON CHINA holds a roundtable discussion entitled "Women's Rights and China's New Family Planning Law."

AGENDA: China's Population and Family Planning Law, which went into effect on September 1, is designed to maintain tight control of population growth while improving the quality of reproductive health care for women. The one-child policy, introduced in 1980 under Deng Xiaoping, has led in some cases to coercive birth control practices, including forced abortions and

involuntary sterilizations. Last month, the Bush administration withheld $34 million from the U.N. Population Fund (UNFPA) because it did not want to support such practices.

WHO: The speakers are:

Edwin A. Winkler, Research Associate, East Asian Institute, Columbia University

Stirling Scruggs, Director, Information and External Relations Division, United Nations Population Fund

Bonnie Glick, career foreign service officer, part of 2002 U.S. Assessment Team to China

Susan Greenhalgh, Professor of Anthropology, University of California, Irvine

John Aird, former Chief of the China Branch and Senior Research Specialist on China at the Bureau of the Census

DATE: September 23, 2002

LOCATION: 215 Dirksen Office Building, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-504-6300

TIME: 4 p.m.

EVENT: RADIO FREE EUROPE/RADIO LIBERTY holds a briefing by Ghia Nodia, Chairman, Caucasian Institute for Peace, Democracy and Development discussing After Shevardnadze: The Future of Georgia.

DATE: September 23, 2002

LOCATION: 1201 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-457-6949

WEB ADDRESS: rferl.gov

TIME: 6 p.m.

EVENT: SMITHSONIAN Resident Associate Program holds a lecture on Ancient Egyptian Religion: From Anubis to Thoth with Egyptian scholar Donald Redford who unravels the mystery of Egyptian religion and offers a deeper understanding of this belief system, one of the world's oldest. He also outlines the key elements of that religion, including belief in the afterlife, burial practices, and cultic rituals.

DATE: September 23, 2002

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

CONTACT: 202-357-3030


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