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 September 2003 NCSAC Meeting Agenda

The 7th Meeting of the National Children’s Study Federal Advisory Committee (NCSAC)

September 15-16, 2003
Holiday Inn Select
Bethesda, MD

Day 1 Agenda: September 15, 2003
Day 2 Agenda: September 16, 2003

Meeting Objectives of the September 2003 NCSAC Meeting

  • To initiate full and complete review of all hypotheses and themes.
  • To develop specific instructions to Working Groups about next steps, including but not limited to: 1) exposures of concern, 2) developmental periods of concern, 3) outcomes that should be considered, 4) developmental or life stages at which those outcomes are evaluated, 5) gaps in thematic areas, 6) gaps in hypotheses, 7) highest priority foci for themes and hypotheses, and 8) collaboration needed across Working Groups.
  • To understand role as liaison to Working Groups. Discussions will also include updates regarding protocol development, "sampling" strategies, pilot studies, and workshops; development of effective procedures for managing the Study; processes to ensure effective communication; and modifications to the Study timeline.
  • Presentations will be offered by the following: Exposure to Chemical Agents Working Group, Injury Working Group, and the American Psychological Association
  • Thematic Sub-Groups to include: 1) Undesirable outcomes of pregnancy: birth defects and preterm birth; 2) Altered neurobehavioral development, development disabilities, and psychiatric outcomes; 3) Injury; 4) Asthma; and 5) Obesity and altered physical development.

Final Agenda

You may view the presentation slides within the agenda by clicking on the titles that are underlined.

Monday, September 15

8:00 a.m.-8:05 a.m. Welcome

Don Mattison, M.D.
Chairperson, NCSAC
8:05 a.m.-8:30 a.m. Introductions
Review and Comments on Minutes from Last Meeting
Review of Agenda and Modifications
Discussion of Meeting Objectives
Review of Action Items
8:30 a.m.-8:45 a.m. Update by Program Office
Study Timelines and Protocol Development


Peter Scheidt, M.D., ICC Member
National Children’s Study Director
8:45 a.m.-9:00 a.m. Report on Pilots and Workshops

Carole Kimmel, Ph.D., ICC Member
National Center for Environmental Assessment, EPA
9:00 a.m.-9:15 a.m. Update of "Sampling" Strategies

James Quackenboss, M.S., ICC Member
Office of Research and Development, EPA
9:15 am -9:45 a.m. Update by Injury Working Group

Barry Zuckerman, M.D., NCSAC Member
Professor and Chairman
Boston University School of Medicine

John Lutzker, Ph.D.
National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, CDC
9:45 a.m.-10:00 a.m. Break
10:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m. American Psychological Association

Merry Bullock, Ph.D.
American Psychological Association
10:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m. Update by Exposure to Chemical Agents Working Group

Haluk Ozkaynak, Ph.D., M.S.
Office of Research and Development, EPA
11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Breakout into 5 Thematic Sub-Groups
Individual Breakout Sessions*
12:00 p.m.-12:30 p.m. Lunch
12:30 p.m.-2:45 p.m. Discussions Relating to 5 Thematic Sub-Groups
Individual Breakout Sessions*
2:45 p.m.-3:00 p.m. Break
3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Exposures Relating to 5 Thematic Sub-Groups
Individual Breakout Sessions*
5:00 p.m. Reconvene in Versailles Ballroom
5:00 p.m.-5:15 p.m. Report from Joint ICC/NSCAC Executive Committee

Judith A. Graham, Ph.D., NCSAC Member
Senior Scientist and Senior Director
Long-Range Research Initiative, American Chemistry Council
5:15 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Hypotheses Submitted by AFMCH

Doris Haire, President
American Foundation for Maternal and Child Health
5:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m. Review Progress of Thematic Sub-Groups

Don Mattison, M.D.
Chairperson, NCSAC
6:00 p.m. Adjourn for the Day

Tuesday, September 16

8:00 a.m.-9:45 a.m. Outcomes Relating to 5 Thematic Sub-Groups
Individual Breakout Sessions*
9:45 a.m.-10:00 a.m. Break
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Review Specifics Relating to 5 Thematic Sub-Groups
*Individual Breakout Sessions
12:00 p.m.-12:30 p.m. Lunch
12:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m. Reconvene in Versailles Ballroom

Summary by Thematic Sub-Groups
2:30 p.m.-2:45 p.m. NCSAC Open Forum
2:45 p.m.-3:00 p.m. Closing Announcements

Don Mattison, M.D.
Chairperson, NCSAC
3:00 p.m. Adjourn

*Note: Sub-groups will be assigned various breakout rooms on day of meeting. Injury and Exposure to Chemical Agents Working Groups will participate in assigned thematic sub-group discussion.

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