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Agenda for RAC Gulf War Meetings Released - April 20-21, 2015

Meeting of the Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans’ Illnesses
April 20-21, 2015

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

Agenda
Monday, April 20, 2015


8:45 – 9:00 -  Informal gathering, coffee

9:00 – 9:30  -  Welcome, Introductory Remarks:  VA Leadership

9:30 – 9:45 -  Welcome, Introductory Remarks:  Dr. Stephen Hauser, Chairman, Res Adv Cmte Gulf War Illnesses

9:45 – 11:15 -  Gene-Exposure Outcomes in GWI and Committee Discussion:  Dr. Lea Steele, Baylor University 

11:15 –11:30  -  Break

11:30 -12:45 -  Axonal Transport in Living Rats Exposed to GW-Relevant Pesticides and Discussion:  Dr. Alvin Terry, Georgia State University        

12:45 - 1:45  -  Lunch

1:45 – 2:45  -  GW Agent Exposure Causes Impairment of Long-Term Memory Formation and Neuropathology in a Mouse Model of GWI: Dr. Fiona Crawford, Res Adv Cmte Gulf War Illnesses

2:45 -3:30  -  IOM Gulf War Panel Update Program Update:  Ms. Roberta Wedge, Institute of Medicine

3:30 – 3:45 -  Break

3:45 – 4:30 -  Update of VA ORD Gulf War Research Portfolio: Dr. Victor Kalasinsky, Dr. Robert Jaeger, VA Office of Research and development

4:30 – 5:00 -  Million Veteran Program and GW Illness Research:  Dr. Timothy O’Leary, VA Office of Research and Development

5:00 – 5:30 -  Public Comment                                          




Meeting of the Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans’ Illnesses
April 20-21, 2015

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

Agenda
Tuesday, April 21, 2015


8:45 – 9:00 -  Informal gathering, coffee

9:00 – 9:45 -  Ethics and Federal Advisory Committee Training:  Ms. Purnima Boominathan, VA Office of General Counsel

9:45 – 10:45  -  Update of VA OPH Gulf War Research
Dr. Robert Bossarte & Dr. Erin Dursa, VA Office of Public Health

10:45 – 11:00 -  Break                                                

11:00 – 12:00  -  VA GWI Research Program Discussion:  Dr. Stephen Hauser, Chairman, Dr. Roberta White, Scientific Director, Res Adv Cmte Gulf War Illnesses
                                                                                               
12:00 – 12:30 -  Public Comment                                                      

12:30  - Adjourn



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