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April 16: PCAST Conference Call
4:30 p.m.; conference call
The President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) will hold a conference call to discuss its Advanced Manufacturing Partnership report and its Advancing Innovation in Drug Development and Evaluation report. Additional information and the agenda will be made available on the PCAST website. Participants must register no later than 12 p.m. on Thurs., April 12.

April 18: Health IT Standards Committee Meeting
9:00 a.m.; 999 Ninth Street, N.W.; Washington, D.C.
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (HIT) Standards Committee will meet to discuss standards implementation specifications and certification criteria for the electronic exchange of health information.

April 22-23: HRSA Advisory Committee Meeting
Time TBD; Webinar
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Advisory Committee on Interdisciplinary, Community-Based Linkages will hold its next meeting in webinar format. The agenda and registration information is expected to be posted on the Website.

April 24: Rescheduled Senate Subcommittee Hearing on Great Ape Protection Act
Time TDB; Location TBD
The Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, Subcommittee on Water and Wildlife, has rescheduled its hearing on six pending bills, including the Great Ape Protection and Cost Savings Act of 2011 (S. 810), originally scheduled for March 13. James M. Anderson, M.D., Ph.D., director of the NIH Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives, is expected to testify among two panels of witnesses.

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Jason Kleinman
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Telephone: 202-903-0806