Jim Rogers (202) 690-4755
Jerry Redding (202) 720-4623
WASHINGTON, Dec. 4, 2006--The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is currently requesting agenda topics for a meeting on veterinary biological products scheduled to run from 8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. on March 28 and 29, 2007, at the Scheman Building, in Ames, Iowa, at the Iowa State University campus.
The theme for this year's meeting is influenza and topics that have been suggested thus far include:
APHIS would also like to invite interested parties to present their ideas and suggestions concerning the licensing, manufacturing, testing, distribution and regulation of products designed to diagnose, prevent or treat animal diseases at this meeting.
For further information on how to submit agenda topics or request time to make a presentation, contact Byron Rippke, Director of Policy, Evaluation and Licensing Center for Veterinary Biologics, Veterinary Services, APHIS; 510 South 17th Street, Suite 104, Ames, Iowa 50010-8197; phone (515) 232-5785; fax (515) 232-7120 or e-mail CVB@aphis.usda.gov.
For registration information, contact Gera Ashton, Center for Veterinary Biologics, Veterinary Services, APHIS; 510 South 17th Street, Suite 104, Ames, Iowa 50010-8197; phone (515) 232-5785; fax (515) 232-7120 or e-mail Gera.A.Ashton@aphis.usda.gov.
Notice of this advanced meeting announcement and request for agenda items is published in the Dec. 1 Federal Register.
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