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Jan-Feb Rac Meeting Agenda Distributed: Focus Is On New Va Gwis Strategic Plan, Important New Research Findings


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Just a reminder to our GW Vets that you have the opportunity for your thoughts to be heard:

RAC will Meet in Joint Session with NRAC, GWSC to Work Toward Finalizing Plan

The U.S. Department of Veterans (VA) Affairs Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans Illnesses (RAC-GWVI) will hold its next meetings on Tues., Jan. 31 and Weds., Feb. 1, 2012 in Washington, DC.

The meetings begin at 8:30 a.m. on Tues., Jan. 30, and at 8:15 a.m. on Weds., Feb. 1. Both days' meetings will be preceded by an open coffee/tea pastries at 8:00 a.m. for all attendee, which is an excellent opportunity to talk informally with committee members, presenters, and other attendees. There are no formal arrangements for lunch on Jan. 30, potentially creating an additional opportunity to have similar discussions over lunch.

Two public comment periods are available, at 3:45 p.m. on the first day of meetings, and at 11:45 a.m. on the second. Times are approximate and could be sooner or later depending upon the duration of earlier agenda items.

For those unable to attend in person, you can listen in whole or part via teleconference. The call-in number is toll-free 1-800-767-1750 and the access code is 82477# .

Written comments for the committee can be submitted to rac@bu.edu.

Please all write up your comments on needs re spouses, children and input suggestions re research needs and needs re VA attention. You can email in your comments to rac@bu.edu.This is a big chance for all to have your comments on the record....you can summarrize your spouses situation and your family and then cover suggestions re research and what ever else you want to suggest re VA....I reccommend to make suggested specific suggestions as the main items of business! Please do this!!!! The email address is RAC@BU.edu.

(Thanks to Anthony Hardie @ 91outcomes.com and Denise Nichols @ NGWRC for the above text)

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