AGENCY: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, Office of the
Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services.
SUMMARY: As stipulated by the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is hereby giving notice
that the Tick-Borne Disease Working Group (TBDWG) will hold a meeting.
The meeting will be open to the public. For this meeting, the Working
Group will receive updates from the eight subcommittees formed at the
June 4, 2019, meeting and continue to focus on plans to develop the
next report to the HHS Secretary and Congress on federal tick-borne
activities and research, taking into consideration the 2018 report. The
2020 report will address a wide range of federal activities and
research related to tick-borne diseases, such as, surveillance,
prevention, diagnosis, diagnostics, and treatment; identify gaps in
tick-borne disease research; and provide recommendations to the HHS
Secretary regarding changes or improvements to such activities and
research. In developing the report, the TBDWG will solicit stakeholder
DATES: The meeting will be online via webcast and will be held on
September 12, 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET (times are tentative
and subject to change). The confirmed times and agenda items for the
meeting will be posted on the website for the TBDWG at https://www.hhs.gov/ash/advisory-committees/tickbornedisease/meetings/2019-9-12/index.html when this information becomes available.
ADDRESSES: Members of the public may also attend the meeting via
webcast. Instructions for attending the virtual meeting will be posted
one week prior to the meeting at https://www.hhs.gov/ash/advisory-committees/tickbornedisease/meetings/2019-9-12/index.html.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: James Berger, Designated Federal
Officer for the TBDWG; Office of Infectious Disease and HIV/AIDS
Policy, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, Department of
Health and Human Services, Mary E Switzer Building, 330 C Street SW,
Suite L100, Washington, DC 20024. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org;