HEADLINES Published May12, 2015 By Bernadette Strong

FDA Science Forum Open to Public

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The FDA will hold a two-day science forum that is open to the public.
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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration will hold a two-day Science Forum that is open to the public. The event will be held May 27 and May 28 at in the Building 31 Great Room on the FDA's White Oak Campus in Silver Spring, MD. Registration is open now through May 15.

Even if you can't make it, you don't have to miss it. The FDA will be recording the presentations and posting them online afterward at http://www.fda.gov/ScienceResearch/AboutScienceResearchatFDA/ucm429403.htm

The focus for this year's forum is on emerging technologies. There is no fee for attending the forum, but you must be registered in advance because seating is limited and there is no registration at the door.

You can learn more and register for the event at http://www.fda.gov/ScienceResearch/AboutScienceResearchatFDA/ucm429403.htm. This year, the FDA Science Forum includes over 30 presentations and panel discussions from scientific experts from across the country on such headline topics as:

  • E-cigarette use among young adults

  • Cancer genomes and the war against cancer

  • Social and behavioral science to help consumers and professionals make information decisions about regulated products

  • DNA bar-coding to detect seafood fraud

  • Screening for counterfeit pharmaceutical products

  • Development of medical countermeasures to protect against threats to U.S. and global health and security

  • Improving product manufacturing and quality

  • Individualized therapy and patient care

  • Implementing a prevention-focused food safety system to protect public health

Speakers will include Luciana Borio, M.D., FDA's acting chief scientist; Stephen M. Ostroff, M.D., FDA's acting commissioner, and Carol Linden, Ph.D., director of the Office of Regulatory Science and Innovation.

The FDA Science Forum also gives the public an opportunity to develop collaborations with FDA and with other groups that have a stake in food safety, healthcare, and related issues.

The FDA is part of the U.S. Health and Human Services Department. The agency oversees food, medications and medical devices, and cosmetics.

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