AGENCY: Food and Drug Administration, HHS.
SUMMARY: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or Agency) is requesting
that any consumer organizations interested in participating in the
selection of voting and/or nonvoting consumer representatives to serve
on its advisory committees or panels notify FDA in writing. FDA is also
requesting nominations for voting and/or nonvoting consumer
representatives to serve on advisory committees and/or panels for which
vacancies currently exist or are expected to occur in the near future.
Nominees recommended to serve as a voting or nonvoting consumer
representative may be self-nominated or may be nominated by a consumer
FDA seeks to include the views of women and men, members of all
racial and ethnic groups, and individuals with and without disabilities
on its advisory committees and, therefore, encourages nominations of
appropriately qualified candidates from these groups.
DATES: Any consumer organization interested in participating in the
selection of an appropriate voting or nonvoting member to represent
consumer interests on an FDA advisory committee or panel may send a
letter or email stating that interest to FDA (see ADDRESSES) by
December 17, 2018, for vacancies listed in this notice. Concurrently,
nomination materials for prospective candidates should be sent to FDA
(see ADDRESSES) by December 17, 2018. Nominations will be accepted for
current vacancies and for those that will or may occur through December
ADDRESSES: All statements of interest from consumer organizations
interested in participating in the selection process should be
submitted electronically to ACOMSSubmissions@fda.hhs.gov, by mail to
Advisory Committee Oversight and Management Staff, 10903 New Hampshire
Ave., Bldg. 32, Rm. 5122, Silver Spring, MD 20993-0002, or by Fax: 301-
Consumer representative nominations should be submitted
logging into the FDA Advisory Committee Membership Nomination Portal:
by mail to Advisory Committee Oversight and Management Staff, 10903 New
Hampshire Ave., Bldg. 32, Rm. 5122, Silver Spring, MD 20993-0002, or by
Fax: 301-847-8640. Additional information about becoming a member of an
FDA advisory committee can also be obtained by visiting FDA's website
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For questions relating to
participation in the selection process: Kimberly Hamilton, Advisory
Committee Oversight and Management Staff, Food and Drug Administration,
10903 New Hampshire Ave., Bldg. 32, Rm. 5122, Silver Spring, MD 20993-
0002, Phone: 301-796-6319, firstname.lastname@example.org.
For questions relating to specific advisory committees or panels,
contact the appropriate contact person listed in table 1.