The next meeting of the Advisory Council on Alzheimer's Research, Care, and Services will be held on Tuesday, January 17, 2012 from 9:30am to 4:00pm and Wednesday, January 18, 2012 from 9:00am to 2:00pm at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), 200 Independence Avenue, S.W., Room 800, Washington, D.C. 20201.
A representative from HHS will present an overview of the Draft National Plan to Address Alzheimer's Disease. The chairs of the three subcommittees (Research, Clinical Care, Long-Term Services and Supports) will summarize the feedback on the draft plan from their subcommittees and suggest recommendations for discussion among the full Advisory Council. The Advisory Council will discuss and, as appropriate, vote upon recommendations to the Secretary of HHS on the Draft National Plan to Address Alzheimer's Disease. The Advisory Council will also discuss how to engage stakeholders outside of the Federal Government in the writing and implementation of the National Plan. The Advisory Council will allow an open public session for any attendee to address issues or topics that should be addressed in the National Plan.
Public Attendance: We are asking that those wishing to attend the meeting in person e-mail Dr. Helen Lamont at Helen.Lamont@hhs.gov by COB Tuesday, January 10, 2012, so that their names may be put on a list of expected attendees and forwarded to the security officers at HHS. Any interested member of the public who is a non-U.S. citizen should include this information at the time of registration to ensure that the appropriate security procedure to gain entry to the building is carried out. Although the meeting is open to the public, procedures governing security and the entrance to federal buildings may change without notice.
Public Input: Time is allocated on the agenda to hear public comments at the end of the meeting. In lieu of oral comments, comments may be sent to NAPA@hhs.gov. Formal written comments may also be submitted for the record to:
Helen Lamont, Ph.D
HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation
Room 424E, Humphrey Building
200 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington DC, 20201
Those submitting written comments should identify themselves and any relevant organizational affiliations. Comments will be shared with the Advisory Council.
The meeting will also be streamed at www.hhs.gov/live.