SILVER SPRING, Md., April 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Science, public health, and regulatory highlights for this week from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Information in this document is designed for credentialed journalists. Release dates and times for items are current as of April 4, 2011.
FDA News & Notes does not contain any regulatory or enforcement actions due to legal limitations.
Events and Speeches:
Tuesday, 4/5 – Food and Drug Law Institute's 54th Annual Conference. FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg delivers opening remarks; 8:30 a.m., Ronald Reagan Building/International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington, D.C.
Thursday, 4/7 – World Health Day 2011: Combating Antimicrobial Resistance Colloquium, sponsored by the Infectious Disease Society of America. Commissioner Hamburg speaks on federal solutions to combating antimicrobial resistance; 10 a.m., National Press Club, 529 14th Street NW, Washington, D.C.
Contact: John Heys, [email protected]
Meetings, Workshops and Congressional Testimony:
Tuesday, 4/5 – Anti-Infective Drugs Advisory Committee Meeting to discuss new drug application for the treatment of adults with Clostridium difficile infection; 8:30 a.m., Hilton Washington D.C./Silver Spring, The Ballrooms, 8727 Colesville Road, Silver Spring, Md.
Press Office Contact: Erica Jefferson, 301-796-4988, [email protected]
Wednesday and Thursday, 4/6-7 – Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee Meeting. Updates of research programs in the Laboratory of Bacterial Polysaccharides and use of immunological markers for demonstration of effectiveness of meningococcal serogroups A, C, Y, and W-135 are among the scheduled topics. Hilton Hotel, Washington D.C. North/Gaithersburg, 620 Perry Parkway, Gaithersburg, Md.
Press Office Contact: Shelly Burgess, 301-796-4691, [email protected]
Thursday, 4/7 – 510(k) Implementation: Discussion of an Online Repository of Medical Device Labeling, and of Making Device Photographs Available in a Public Database Without Disclosing Proprietary Information; 8:30 a.m., FDA White Oak Campus, 10903 New Hampshire Ave., Room 1503, White Oak Conference Center, Bldg. 31, Silver Spring, Md.
Press Office Contact: Karen Riley, 301-796-4674, [email protected]
FDA Office of Public Affairs Contact Information:
Call or email FDA Office of Public Affairs, 301-796-4540, [email protected]
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