lunes, 11 de diciembre de 2017

New Tick-Borne Diseases Working Group and Sentinel Initiative meetings

U.S. Food and Drug Administration - Medical Countermeasures Initiative Update
New Tick-Borne Disease Working Group
A male adult dog tick (credit: NIAID)
HHS announced the appointment of 14 members, and will host the first meetings December 11-12, 2017 
Image: A male adult dog tick (credit: NIAID). Also see Tiny but Treacherous: Pics and Flicks Feature Disease-Bearing Ticks, from NIAID.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced the appointment of 14 members to the new Tick-Borne Disease Working Group.

The Working Group was established by the 21st Century Cures Act to improve federal coordination of efforts related to tick-borne diseases. Members will review all HHS efforts related to tick-borne diseases to provide expertise and help ensure interagency coordination and minimize overlap, examine research priorities and identify unmet needs.

Captain Estella Jones, DVM, of FDA's Office of Counterterrorism and Emerging Threats, will represent FDA. The group will hold its inaugural meetings December 11-12, 2017 (Washington, DC and webcast).

Related information
FDA's Sentinel Initiative
Sentinel Initiative
The Sentinel Initiative is a national electronic system that monitors the safety of drugs, vaccines, biologics and medical devices on the market. Robert Ball, MD, MPH, deputy director of the FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER) Office of Surveillance and Epidemiology, discusses Sentinel’s progress and future in this CDER Conversation.

FDA will hold the Tenth Annual Sentinel Initiative Public Workshop on February 7-8, 2018 in Bethesda and Silver Spring, MD, and via webcast. The stakeholder community will discuss a variety of topics on active medical product surveillance. To attend in-person or via webcast, register here for Day 1 and/or here for Day 2 by February 6, 2018. To attend both days, please register separately for each. 
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