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March 3-4, 2020, TBDWG Meeting (in-person)

March 3, 2020 - March 4, 2020

The 12th meeting of the Tick-borne Disease Working Group will be held at The College of Physicians of Philadelphia, 19 S 22nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19103. For this meeting, the TBDWG will be discussing and voting on recommendations for the 2020 TBDWG Report to the HHS Secretary and Congress. Most of the recommendations the TBDWG will consider are from the reports of eight TBDWG subcommittees, which were created to examine critical topic areas related to tick-borne diseases.

In-person attendance at the meeting is limited to space available; therefore, preregistration for public members is advisable. People who have not preregistered will be accommodated on a first come, first served basis if additional seats are still available 10 minutes before the meeting starts.

Members of the public may also attend the meeting via webcast. Instructions for attending via webcast will be posted about one week prior to the meeting.

Federal Register Notice

Public Comment - Information and Instructions

The public will have an opportunity to present their views to the Working Group during the meeting's public comment session or by submitting their views in writing.

Verbal comments:

  • Requests to provide verbal public comment must be submitted via email by midnight Friday, February 21, 2020, ET to tickbornedisease@hhs.gov. In the email Subject line please enter: Verbal Public Comment – March 3-4 Meeting. In addition, please indicate if you will be providing verbal comment in person or by phone. If by phone, you will be provided a call-in number and time to call.
  • A total of 60 minutes has been set aside for verbal comments on Wednesday, March 4. Each person will be limited to 3 minutes in order to accommodate as many speakers as possible. If more requests are received than can be accommodated, speakers will be randomly selected.
  • Your remarks will be heard over a live webcast and will become part of the archived recording and meeting summary that will be posted on this website.

Written comments (posted on this webpage and accessible to the public):

  • Written public comments must be submitted via email by midnight Friday, February 21, 2020, ET to tickbornedisease@hhs.gov. In the email Subject line please enter: Written Public Comment – March 3-4 Meeting.
  • When you submit your written comment, please include a statement letting us know how you would like to be identified with your comment. You may choose to use your name or to be anonymous. You may also list your city and/or state. If you are providing comments on behalf of an organization, please include the name of the organization. We cannot post your comment until you let us know how you would like to be identified.
  • Comments should either be provided in the body of your email, or in an attachment in Word format and equivalent to no more than 4 pages in Calibri or Times New Roman, 11 point font. Text that exceeds the 4 pages will be deleted.
  • We do not post graphics, images, text boxes, or tables. If included with your comment, we will not be able to retain them.
  • We can only create hyperlinks to “.gov” sites (local, state, or federal). For all other reference sites, please insert the full URL (e.g., http://learn.genetics.utah.edu/content/epigenetics).
  • We are also unable to include attachments as supporting documentation to your written comments.

Agenda

This is a draft agenda and subject to change.

Day 1 - March 3, 2020

Time Agenda Item Speaker
9:00 am - 9:05 am Welcome
- Roll Call
- Recap of Meeting #11
- Review of Meeting #12 agenda and goals
Jim Berger, DFO
Leigh Ann Soltysiak, Co-Chair
David Walker, Co-Chair
9:05 am – 9:07 am  Overview of the Working Group’s Mission, Vision Statement, Values Jim Berger, DFO
9:07 am – 9:09 am Overview of the Report to HHS Secretary and Congress Requirements and Rules Jim Berger, DFO
9:09 am – 9:19 am Discussion of Report to Congress Template Jennifer Gillissen, Contractor
9:19 am – 10:19 am Discussion of Report to Congress Outline  Working Group
10:19 am – 10:30 am Break -
10:30 am – 11:30 am Discussion of What the Working Group Agrees On Leigh Ann Soltysiak, Co-Chair
David Walker, Co-Chair
  Discussion of Controversies Leigh Ann Soltysiak, Co-Chair
David Walker, Co-Chair
11:30 am – 12:30 pm Discussion of What Should be Included from Rickettsiosis Subcommittee Report Working Group
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm Lunch -
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Discussion of What Should be Included from Ehrlichiosis and Anaplasmosis Subcommittee Report; Working Group
2:30 pm – 3:30 pm Discussion of What Should be Included from Babesiosis and Tick-Borne Pathogens Subcommittee Report Working Group
4:10 pm – 4:30 pm Break -
4:35 pm – 5:35 pm Discussion of What Should be Included from Alpha-Gal Subcommittee Report; Working Group
5:35 pm – 5:40 pm Working Dinner -
5:40 pm – 6:40 pm Discussion of What Should be Included from Training, Education, Access to Care, and Reimbursement Subcommittee Report Working Group
6:40 pm Adjourn Jim Berger, DFO

 

This is a draft agenda and subject to change.

Day 2 - March 4, 2020

Time Agenda Item Speaker
9:00 am – 9:05 am Welcome
- Roll call
- Recap of first day
Jim Berger, DFO
Leigh Ann Soltysiak, Co-Chair
David Walker, Co-Chair
9:05 am – 10:05 am Public Comment Leigh Ann Soltysiak, Co-Chair
David Walker, Co-Chair
10:10 am - 11:10 am Discussion of What Should be Included from Clinical Aspects of Lyme Disease Subcommittee Report Working Group
11:10 am - 12:10 pm Discussion of What Should be Included from Pathogenesis and Physiology of Lyme Disease Subcommittee Report Working Group
12:15 pm – 1:15 pm Lunch -
1:15 pm – 2:15 pm Discussion of What Should be Included from Tick Biology, Ecology, and Control Subcommittee Report Working Group
2:15 pm – 3:15 pm Division of Writing for Working Group Report Leigh Ann Soltysiak, Co-Chair
David Walker, Co-Chair
3:15 pm – 3:30 pm Break -
3:30 pm – 3:45 pm Public Comment Subcommittee Update Scott Commins, Co-Chair
Angel Davey, Co-Chair
Leigh Ann Soltysiak, Co-Chair
3:45 pm – 4:00 pm - Inventory Subcommittee Report of Federal Activities Related to Tick-Borne Diseases
- Discussion of How and What to Include from the Inventory Subcommittee Report
Chinedu Okeke

Leigh Ann Soltysiak, Co-Chair
David Walker, Co-Chair

4:00 pm – 4:45 pm Discussion of Issues to Consider for 2022 Report Leigh Ann Soltysiak, Co-Chair
David Walker, Co-Chair
4:45 pm - 5:00 pm  - Review of Meeting #12
- Next Steps
Leigh Ann Soltysiak, Co-Chair
David Walker, Co-Chair
5:00 pm Adjourn Jim Berger, DFO