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 June 2004 NCSAC Meeting Agenda

The 10th Meeting of the National Children’s Study Federal Advisory Committee (NCSAC)

June 28-29, 2004
Holiday Inn Select Old Town
Alexandria, VA

Meeting Objectives of the June 2004 NCSAC Meeting

The primary purpose of the June National Children’s Study Advisory Committee (NCSAC) meeting will be for NCSAC members to establish a series of recommendations concerning the overall sampling design for the National Children’s Study. Throughout the meeting, the NCSAC members will listen to and participate in a series of discussions concerning sampling design strategies from the Sampling Design Subcommittee and the Program Office. Objectives of the meeting will be for members to:

  • Review and comprehend the background material outlining the various sampling design options
  • Discuss the information and Executive Summary produced at the March Sampling Design Workshop
  • Answer a series of questions posed by the National Children’s Study Program Office
  • Agree to a series of recommendations that will be provided to the Director, NICHD.

Additional goals of the meeting will be to:

  • Hear updates regarding protocol development
  • Review revised hypotheses; and,
  • Determine feasibility or impact of joining the AGES Study
  • Discuss the changing role of the NCSAC and WGs as the Study moves into the implementation phase.


Monday, June 28

8:00 a.m.-8:05 a.m Welcome
Don Mattison, M.D.
Chairperson, NCSAC

8:05 a.m.-8:30 a.m. Introduction
Review and Comments on Minutes from Last Meeting
Review of Agenda and Modifications
Goals of the Meeting
Action Items
  • Recommendation Concerning Sampling Design
  • Recommendation Concerning Impact of AGES to the Study
8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. Program Office Update
Staffing, Protocol Development, Institute Updates

Peter Scheidt, M.D.
National Children’s Study Director

9:30 a.m.-9:45 a.m. BREAK

9:45 a.m.-10:15 a.m. Overview of Sampling Discussion

Peter Scheidt, M.D.
National Children’s Study Director

Don Mattison, M.D.
Chairperson, NCSAC

Introduction of Sampling Session Facilitator, Brook Rolter
Don Mattison, M.D.
Chairperson, NCSAC

Overview of Sampling Process
Brook Rolter
Sampling Facilitator

10:15 a.m.-10:45 a.m. Summary of Sampling Design Workshop
(Goal: to provide the NCSAC adequate background information)

David Savitz, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair, Department of Epidemiology
University of North Carolina School of Public Health
Sampling Subcommittee Panel Chair

10:45 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Program Office: Sampling
"Thoughts of the Program Office"

Ruth Brenner, M.D.
National Children’s Study Program Office

11:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Technical Background Relating to Sampling Issues
Warren Strauss, Sc.M.
Program Director, Battelle

12:00 p.m.-12:30 p.m. Presentation of the ICC’s Questions
Peter Scheidt, M.D.
National Children’s Study Director

12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m. LUNCH ON OWN

1:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m. Discussion of the Sampling Strategy
Brook Rolter
Sampling Facilitator

3:00 p.m.-3:15 p.m. BREAK

3:15 p.m.-4:15 p.m. Discussion of the Sampling Strategy (continued)
Brook Rolter
Sampling Facilitator

4:15 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Closing Discussion: Sampling "Assignments"
(Goal: clarifying "what" NCSAC will provide)

Brook Rolter
Sampling Facilitator

5:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Update of Human Genome Institute "AGES" Study
Alan E. Guttmacher, M.D.
Deputy Director
National Human Genome Research Institute, NIH

5:30 p.m. Adjourn
Don Mattison, M.D.
Chairperson, NCSAC

6:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m. Dinner: NCSAC Members
Gadsby’s Tavern Restaurant
Alexandria, VA

8:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m. Sampling Discussion (continued)
Brook Rolter
Sampling Facilitator

9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. NCSAC "Assignments" Reports and Discussion

10:00 a.m.-10:15 a.m. BREAK

10:15 a.m.-11:00 a.m. Sampling Discussion Wrap-Up and Recommendation
Brook Rolter
Sampling Facilitator

11:00 a.m.-11:45 a.m Discussion of Positive Health Framework
Deborah Phillips, Ph.D., NCSAC Member
Chair, Department of Psychology
Georgetown University.

11:45 a.m.-1:00 p.m. LUNCH ON OWN

1:00 p.m.-1:15 p.m. Presentation of Revised Hypotheses

Physical Environment
Don Mattison, M.D.
Chairperson, NCSAC

1:15 p.m.-1:45 p.m. Social Environment
Linda Burton, Ph.D., NCSAC Member
Professor and Director
Center for Human Development and Family Research in Diverse Contexts
Pennsylvania State University

1:45 p.m.-2:15 p.m. Injury

2:15 p.m.-2:30 p.m. Report from Joint ICC/NCSAC Executive Committee
Judith A. Graham, Ph.D., NCSAC Member and Chair of the Executive Committee
Senior Scientist and Senior Director
Long-Range Research Initiative, American Chemistry Council

2:30 p.m.-2:45 p.m. BREAK

2:45 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Discussion Regarding Future of the NCSAC
Discussion Regarding AGES

Don Mattison, M.D.
Chairperson, NCSAC

3:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m. NCSAC Open Forum

4:00 p.m.-4:15 p.m. Closing Announcements
Don Mattison, M.D.
Chairperson, NCSAC

4:15 p.m. Adjourn