The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) gave notice that the Tick-Borne Disease Working Group (TBDWG) will hold a public meeting via webcast on September 12, 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET (times are tentative and subject to change).
At the upcoming meeting, the TBDWG will receive updates from eight subcommittees that were formed and tasked with drafting a 2019 report for the HHS Secretary and Congress regarding activities and research related to tick-borne diseases, such as surveillance, prevention, diagnosis, diagnostics, and treatment (source, hhs.gov). The subcommittees will take into consideration the 2018 report and are expected to identify gaps in tick-borne disease research as well as offer suggestions (source, federalregister.gov).
The confirmed times and agenda items for the online meeting will be posted on the TBDWG page of the HHS website. Members of the public who wish to view this meeting online are encouraged to register. Click here to register for the September 12th TBDWG Meeting.
Article References: FederalRegister.Gov and HHS.Gov
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