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Thursday, April 1, 2004

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Third Meeting of NIH Blue Ribbon Panel on Conflict of Interest Policies April 5 and 6

What: NIH Blue Ribbon Panel on Conflict of Interest Policies
Where: NIH Campus
Building 31C, Conference Room 6
9000 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, Maryland

April 5
8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. ET (Executive Session: Closed)
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. ET
2:15 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET (Executive Session: Closed)

April 6
8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET (Executive Session: Closed)

Agenda: Online at http://www.nih.gov/about/director/040504blueribbonagenda.htm

The NIH Blue Ribbon Panel on Conflict of Interest Policies will meet for the third time on April 5th and 6th on the NIH Campus in Bethesda, Maryland. The charge of the Panel is to review and make recommendations for improving the existing rules and procedures under which NIH currently operates regarding real and apparent financial conflict of interest of NIH staff and requirements and policies for the reporting of NIH staff's financial interests. The Panel is a working group of the Advisory Committee to the Director (ACD), NIH. The Panel will provide recommendations to the ACD for deliberation and final recommendations to the Director. The panel is co-chaired by Bruce Alberts, Ph.D., President of the National Academy of Sciences, and Norman R. Augustine, Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Lockheed Martin Corporation.

If you have any questions, contact Charlene French, Office of Science Policy, National Institutes of Health, Building 1, Room 103, Bethesda, Maryland 20892, telephone 301-496-2122 or by e-mail: blueribbonpanel@mail.nih.gov.

The Conflict of Interest Information and Resources Web site is available online at http://www.nih.gov/about/ethics_COI.htm.

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