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June 4, 2019, TBDWG Meeting (in-person)

June 4, 2019

The ninth meeting of the Tick-borne Disease Working Group (TBDWG) was held at the Holiday Inn Washington-Capitol, 550 C Street SW, Washington, DC 20024, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. The TBDWG members focused 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.

Federal Register Notice

Meeting Summary

Archived Webcast (pending)

Slide Presentation (pending)

Written Public Comment

Agenda

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

TIME AGENDA ITEM PRESENTER
8:30 am – 8:45 am Welcome from the Working Group David Walker, Co-Chair
Leigh Ann Soltysiak, Co-Chair
8:45 am – 9:00 am Official Welcome and Swearing in of Members Jim Berger, HHS/OASH
Designated Federal Officer

RADM Slyvia Trent-Adams
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health
9:00 am – 9:30 am Member Introductions Working Group Members
9:30 am – 9:35 am Overview of the Working Group’s Mission, Vision Statement, Values Jim Berger, DFO
9:35 am – 9:40 am -  2018 Report to Congress Milestones and Actions
-  What We Hope to Accomplish Today
David Walker, Co-Chair
Leigh Ann Soltysiak, Co-Chair
9:40 am – 9:50 am Review of Charter, Roles and Responsibilities of the Working Group and Voting Procedures  
9:50 am – 10:15 am Discuss 2020 TBDWG Objective  David Walker, Co-Chair
Leigh Ann Soltysiak, Co-Chair
10:15 am – 10:45 am  BREAK  
10:47 am – 11:00 am Public Comment Subcommittee Presentation Bob Sabatino
  Public Comments  
11:30 am – 12:00 pm Discussion on Timeline for the 2020 TBDWG Report to Congress David Walker, Co-Chair
Leigh Ann Soltysiak, Co-Chair
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm LUNCH  
1:02 pm – 1:30 pm Recap of Morning, Discussion on Timeline David Walker, Co-Chair
Leigh Ann Soltysiak, Co-Chair
1:30 pm – 1:40 pm National Strategy for Vector-Borne Disease Prevention and Control
NIH Tick-Bourne Disease Request for Applications
Ben Beard, CDC
Sam Perdue, NIH
1:40 pm – 3:30 pm Discuss Potential Subcommittees
- Discuss and vote on need for subcommittee types and number of subcommittees

Call for Vote, if Ready
- Discuss and vote on processes for:
   - Identification of subcommittee members and selection of subcommittee members
   - How to ensure membership is a balanced coordination of efforts with working  group

David Walker, Co-Chair
Leigh Ann Soltysiak, Co-Chair
3:30 pm – 4:30 pm Discussion of Topic Development
- 3 ad hoc subcommittees to work with vendor
- 3 reports due September 20, 2019
Jim Berger, DFO
4:30 pm – 4:45 pm Recap of Decisions Made
Next Steps
David Walker, Co-Chair
Leigh Ann Soltysiak, Co-Chair
4:45 pm Adjourn