Friday, May 20, 2016

VA Public Teleconference on Report Recommending Ending Certain Gulf War Research


ACTION: Notice of opportunity to provide oral comments at a town-hall style session, and the opportunity to provide written comments.

SUMMARY: The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announces the opportunity on June 9, 2016, to comment on recent recommendations made to VA by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) in its report “Gulf War and Health, Volume 10: Update of Health Effects of Serving in the Gulf War, 2016” (

All comments are welcome, but VA specifically seeks those that address the recommendations made on pages 8-11 and pages 264-272 of the IOM report. The listening session will be a teleconference which is open to the public. The toll-free telephone number is (800) 767-1750, with access code 56978#.

Participants who wish to speak during the session should register by sending an email to by June 8, 2016.

Written comments must be received by June 15, 2016. Each speaker will have 5 minutes to speak. It is recommended that the speaker not read written comments, but rather highlight critical points in the written material that should be submitted.

DATE: Thursday, June 9, 2016, 1:00–3:00 p.m. Eastern Time

LOCATION: This is a teleconference only, (800) 767-1750, access code 56978#.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Victor Kalasinsky, Ph.D., Telephone:(202) 443–5600,


Unknown said...

the dates don't add up. written comments received by JUNE 15 for a JUNE 9th teleconference? Mr Hardie I need to contact you please provide a email so I can send you information from the VA as it relates to a Freedom of Information request I completed.

Unknown said...

This is complete bullshit! I was told I could speak June 25th 1pm-3pm. Dr. Kalasinsky email to me said I could speak. the access code does not work. And MR HARDIE thanks for NOT getting back to me!!