Defense Health Board Meeting

Oct 18, 2010, 10:00 ET from Defense Health Board

ARLINGTON, Va., Oct. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Defense Health Board today announced details of its November 2010 meeting.  Sessions will take place at the Key Bridge Marriott, 1401 Lee Highway, Arlington, Virginia, on November 1 and 2.  Briefings and discussions will take place both days at the hotel location.  On November 1, the morning session from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm and the afternoon session from 1:30 to 5:00 pm will be open to the public in accordance with Federal Advisory Committee Act provisions.  On November 2, the morning session from 9:00 to 11:45 am and the afternoon session from 12:45 to 2:00 pm also will be open to the public in accordance with Federal Advisory Committee Act provisions.

At the November meeting the Board will vote on recommendations regarding proposed revisions to Fluid Resuscitation in Tactical Evacuation Care.  The Board will receive updates from the DoD Task Force on Prevention of Suicide by Members of the Armed Forces, the Work Group on Psychotropic Medication Prescribing and Usage, the Work Group on Complementary and Alternative Medical Practices, and the Subcommittee on Military Occupational and Environmental Health and Medical Surveillance. In addition to the vote and update briefings, the Board will receive information presentations on the current status of the following:

  • Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
  • Joint Pathology Center
  • National Intrepid Center of Excellence
  • DoD H5N1 Influenza Report
  • DoD Response to Board Recommendations on Evidence-Based Metrics

Dr. Wayne Lednar, co-vice president of the Board, commented "Members of the Defense Health Board bring a wide spectrum of expertise and many years of experience to each of the issues undertaken on behalf of military medicine.  It is an honor for us to serve in this capacity and we trust that the recommendations we offer bring valued assistance to the Department in accomplishing its mission to ensure the health of our warriors and their families."

Any member of the public may submit written comments to the Defense Health Board. Statements should be addressed to the Board's Executive Director and sent so that they are received at least 10 calendar days prior to the meeting.

Ms. Christine Bader serves as the Board's Director; her address is:  Defense Health Board, Five Skyline Place, 5111 Leesburg Pike, Suite 810, Falls Church, VA  22041-3206,  When using email, please also include Ms. Lisa Jarrett, on correspondence.

The full meeting agenda may be found at the Board's website:

Defense Health Board is a Federal Advisory Committee to the Secretary of Defense.  It provides independent scientific advice/recommendations on matters relating to operational programs, health policy development, health research programs, and requirements for the treatment and prevention of disease and injury, promotion of health and the delivery of health care to DoD beneficiaries

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SOURCE Defense Health Board