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RAC to Release Major Report on Monday - Call-In Number Available


(91outcomes.com) - The Congressionally-chartered federal Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses (RAC-GWVI) is set to release a major, four-year report reviewing the progress of Gulf War health research.  

The RAC report will be presented at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, April 28, at a public meeting of the Committee in Room 230 at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) headquarters building, located at 810 Vermont Ave. NW, in Washington, DC.  This will be the last report of an independent RAC unless federal legislation is enacted to restore and strengthen the RAC.

 A number of Gulf War veterans have travelled from around the country in order to be present.

The Committee's two-day agenda is below.  To dial in, please call 1-800-767-1750. The participant code is 56978#.

Public comments will be accepted in writing via email (RAC@bu.edu), and in person and by phone during designated public comment periods.

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 ****DAY ONE****


Meeting of the Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans’ Illnesses
April 28-29, 2014

Department of Veteran Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue, Room 230, Washington, DC 

Agenda
Monday, April 28, 2014


8:00 – 8:45
Informal gathering, coffee

8:45 – 9:00
Welcome, introductory remarks
Mr. Jim Binns, Chairman
Res Adv Cmte Gulf War Illnesses
9:00 – 10:15
Update of VA OPH Gulf War research
Dr. Victoria Davey
VA Office of Public Health
10:15 – 10:30
Break

10:30 – 11:00
Presentation of Report to Principal Deputy Under Secretary for Health, Dr. Robert Jesse and
Remarks of Dr. Jesse
Committee Members

11:00 – 11:30
Remarks of Honored Guests
Mr. Jim Binns, Chairman
Res Adv Cmte Gulf War Illnesses
11:30 – 12:30
2014 RAC Report
Dr. Roberta White, Scientific Director
Res. Adv Cmte Gulf War Illnesses
12:30 – 1:30
Lunch

1:30 – 2:30
Update of VA ORD Gulf War research Portfolio
Dr. Victor Kalasinsky
Dr. Robert Jaeger
VA Office of Research and development
2:30 – 3:15
The role of protein radicals in neuroinflammation as a model of GWI and therapeutic strategies
Dr. Michelle Block
Virginia Commonwealth University
3:15 – 3:30
Break

3:30 – 4:15
Efficacy of fluoxetine and resveratrol
For easing memory and mood
dysfunction in an animal model of GWI

Dr. Ashok Shetty
Central Texas Veterans Healthcare System
4:15 – 4:45
Committee and Panel Discussion: ‘how
to discussion’ for GWI animal research
Dr. Jim O’Callaghan
Dr. Kimberly Sullivan, Assoc Scientific Dir
Res. Adv Cmte Gulf War Illnesses
4:45 – 5:15
Public comment

8:00 – 8:30
Informal gathering, coffee

8:30 – 9:30
‘How to discussion:’ GWI case-criteria and assessment of health outcomes in Gulf War veterans
Dr. Lea Steele
Red Adv Cmte Gulf War Illnesses
9:30 – 10:30
‘How to discussion:’ GWI clinical treatments and study recruitment
Dr. Beatrice Golomb
Res Adv Cmte Gulf War Illnesses
10:30 – 10:45
Break

10:45 – 12:00
‘How to discussion:’ GWI exposure assessment and biomarker development
Dr. Roberta White, Scientific Director
Dr. Kimberly Sullivan, Assoc. Scientific Dir
Res Adv Cmte Gulf War Illnesses

12:00 – 12:30
Public Comment

12:30
Adjourn



 ****DAY TWO****

Meeting of the Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans’ Illnesses
April 28-29, 2014

Department of Veteran Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue, Room 230, Washington, DC 

Agenda
Tuesday, April 29, 2014




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