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    ATSDR Board of Scientific Counselors Meeting
    The Board of Scientific Counselors, of the National Center for Environmental Health/Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, will meet on May 18-19, 2011, at the Center for Disease Control, 4770 Buford Highway, Atlanta, Georgia 30341. This meeting is open to the public, and there will be opportunities for public comment.

    The BSC provides advice and guidance that will assist NCEH/ATSDR in ensuring scientific quality, timeliness, utility, and dissemination of results. The BSC also provides guidance to help NCEH/ATSDR work more efficiently and effectively with its various constituents and to fulfill its mission in protecting America's health.

    The agenda items for this BSC meeting include

    • NCEH/ATSDR Office of the Director updates;

    • Program Response to BSC Program Peer Review of the Division of Environmental Hazards and Health Effects;

    • Presentation on NCEH/ATSDR Internal Clearance and External Peer Review Policies and Procedures on Scientific Documents;

    • Presentation on Public Health Priority Level [GAO Table 2];

    • An update on The National Conversation;

    • An overview of CDC's public health activities related to imported drywall;

    • A review of literature for Toxicological Profiles;

    • A presentation on experimental approaches to risk assessment, and

    • An update on CDC's Response to earthquake, tsunami and radiation release in Japan.
  • Click here to read the Federal Register notice of the meeting
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