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October 5, 2010 Roxbury Community College PowerPoint Presentation
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October 5, 2010 Roxbury Community College

October 5, 2010 Roxbury Community College

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  1. Risk Assessment of the National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories at the Boston University Medical Center October 5, 2010 Roxbury Community College

  2. Agenda Overview • Introduction of the Blue Ribbon Panel and Tetra Tech • Recent Activities of the Blue Ribbon Panel • Tetra Tech Presentation • Public Questions and Comments

  3. NIH Blue Ribbon Panel:Mission Provides independent scientific and technical guidance to NIH on responding to judicial and public concerns regarding the supplementary draft risk assessment performed for the Boston University NEIDL Members have expertise in many fields including: infectious diseases, public health, and epidemiology biodefense, biosafety, and modeling risk assessment and risk communications environmental justice and bioethics 3

  4. NIH Blue Ribbon Panel:Recent Activities March 2010 NRC Meeting (Bethesda) Tetra Tech presented proposed methodology NRC states proposed methodology is a “sound approach” April 2010 Public Meeting (Boston) Tetra Tech presented proposed methodology Majority of meeting devoted to public comment September 2010 NRC Meeting (Bethesda) Tetra Tech presented on: release event scenarios probability of initial infection and spread NRC report on meeting is forthcoming 4

  5. NIH Blue Ribbon Panel:Public Questions and Comments Priority given to those who signed up to speak After comments from those who signed up, anyone else may comment until the end of the meeting Please: Use the nearest microphone State your name for the record Limit comments to 3 minutes or less Note that these proceedings are being recorded 5

  6. NIH Blue Ribbon Panel:Staying Informed Visit website http://nihblueribbonpanel-bumc-neidl.od.nih.gov/ News and information Webcasts, slides, and key documents from past meetings Contact us Email NIH_BRP@od.nih.gov Mailing Address 6705 Rockledge Drive, Suite 750 Bethesda, MD 20892-7985