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 March 2003 NCSAC Meeting Agenda

The 5th Meeting of the National Children’s Study Federal Advisory Committee (NCSAC)

March 6–7, 2003
NIH/NICHD, 6100 Executive Boulevard
Rockville, MD

Goals of the March 2003 Federal Advisory Committee Meeting

Follow-up on presentations and discussions with various Working Groups who presented during the December Meeting. Attention will be given to issues related to recruitment of subjects prior to conception, a Study architecture to integrate disciplines and scientific perspectives, Study themes developed by the ICC, and approaches to predict fetal growth. The NCSAC will also be updated on progress in Study design, including the timing of measurement of exposures and outcomes. Additionally, they will review recommendations and requests by NCSAC from previous NCSAC meetings (as reflected in the NCSAC meeting minutes) and hear presentations about community involvement and the participatory process.

Action Items:

  • Preconception Recruitment
  • Community Involvement and Participatory Research
  • Measuring Fetal Growth with 3D Ultrasound
  • Thematic Areas and Hypotheses Review by ICC

Final Agenda: 3/4/03

Thursday, March 6

8:00 a.m.-8:15 a.m. Welcome
Yvonne Maddox, Ph.D.
Deputy Director, NICHD
8:15 a.m.-10:00 a.m. Introduction and Orientation of New NCSAC Members
Mary Plummer
NICHD Committee Management

Review of Agenda and Action Items
Don Mattison, M.D.
Chairperson, NCSAC

Review and Comments on Minutes from Last Meeting
10:00 a.m.-10:15 a.m. Break

10:15 a.m.-10:45 a.m. Fertility and Early Pregnancy - Preconception Recruitment
Germaine Buck, Ph.D.
Division of Epidemiology, Statistics, and Prevention Research, NICHD

Robert Chapin, Ph.D.
Pfizer Inc.
10:45 a.m.-11:15 a.m. Community Outreach and Communications - Approaches to Community Involvement, Participatory Research
Diane Dennis-Flagler, M.P.H.
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, CDC

Edith Parker, Dr. P.H.
University of Michigan School of Public Health
11:15 a.m.-11:45 a.m. Summary of Work Completed Since the December Meeting: Measures of Exposures and Outcomes
Tamar Lasky, Ph.D.
National Children’s Study
11:45 a.m. General information
Jan Leahey
National Children’s Study
11:45 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Working Lunch:
Ethical Issues Relating to Advisory Committee Members for the Study (Closed Session)

Gretchen Weaver, J.D. and Holli Beckerman Jaffe, J.D.
NIH Ethics Counsel

1:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m. NCSAC and ICC Process for Obtaining Advice on Key Issues Including: Core Hypotheses, Sample Selection, and Protocol
Ken Schoendorf, M.D., M.P.H.
National Center for Health Statistics, CDC
1:30 p.m.-2:00 p.m. Draft Criteria for Selection of Sampling Design
Sherry G. Selevan, Ph.D.
National Center for Environmental Assessment, EPA
2:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m. Pilot Studies Update
Frank Holloman, M.P.A.
PMI, National Children’s Study

Carole Kimmel, Ph.D.
National Center for Environmental Assessment, EPA
2:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m. Break
3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Discussion of Scientific Themes and Hypotheses Proposed by the ICC
Mark Klebanoff, M.D., M.P.H.
Division of Epidemiology, Statistics, and Prevention Research, NICHD
5:00 p.m. Closing Announcements and Adjourn for the Day
Jan Leahey, Executive Secretary
6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Informal Dinner - NCSAC, ICC, Working Group Members in Attendance (Optional): McCormick & Schmick’s in Bethesda

Friday, March 7

8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m. Children’s Exposure to Chemical Agents - Overview of the 2nd National Report on Human Exposure to Environmental Chemicals {}

Larry Needham, Ph.D.
National Center for Environmental Health, CDC
9:00 a.m.-9:30 a.m. Pregnancy and the Infant - Testing Feasibility of 3D Ultrasound
Cathy Spong, M.D. and Marian Willinger
Center for Research for Mothers and Children, NICHD
9:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m. Creation of Standardized NCSAC Meeting Agenda and Briefing Book for Future NCSAC Meetings
Jan Leahey, Executive Secretary
10:00 a.m.-10:15 a.m. Break
10:15 a.m.-11:00 a.m. NCSAC Recommendations Based on Outcomes of Action Items
Tamar Lasky, Ph.D.
National Children’s Study

Frank Holloman, M.P.A.
PMI, National Children’s Study
11:00 a.m.-12:00 noon National Children’s Study Program Office Update
Peter Scheidt, M.D.
National Children’s Study Director

Sarah Keim, M.A.
National Children’s Study Coordinator
12:00 noon-1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m. Discussion Regarding Proposals for a Workshop and White Paper on the Injury Pilot Study
1:30 p.m.-2:00 p.m. NCSAC Discussion on New or Long-Standing Issues
2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. Topics and Schedule (see attached) for Future Meetings
- Ethics
- Health Disparity - How to Measure Racism
  // (Feb 2003)

Working Group Presentations
- Development and Behavior
- Physical Environment
- Repository
- Social Environment, Health Services, and Study Design
   Proposed Study Framework with Request for Case Study Support
3:00 p.m. Adjourn