Tick-Borne Disease Working Group 6th Meeting, June 21 - Online and Open for Comment

17 June 2018

From HHS.gov

The sixth meeting of the Tick-borne Disease Working Group will be from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. (Eastern) on June 21. The Working Group will focus on consensus of the six subcommittee findings and determine the major content of the five chapters that will be submitted into the Working Group Congressional Report. Note: If you would like to receive a copy of the draft chapters, please submit a request to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The document will be emailed to you prior to the meeting.

We encourage you to register  for the on-line meeting, where you can indicate if you would like to provide verbal and/or written public comment and receive updates about the Working Group.

Members of the public can attend the meeting via webcast.  
You must sign-up  to watch the live webcast. Once signed-up, you will receive a link to access the June 21st meeting. Please use this conference call information to access the audio portion: 1-888-324-8114 Passcode: 5409210

Written Public Comment

Public Comment - Information and Instructions

The Working Group invites public comment on issues related to its charge. You have the option of verbal comment, written comment or both. Thus, if you provide verbal comment, you may also submit it as written comment or submit written comment on a different issue.

Verbal (by phone) comments:

  • Requests to provide verbal public comment must be submitted via email by June 18, 2018 (Eastern) to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. In the Subject line please enter: Verbal Public Comment – June 21 Meeting.
  • A total of 30 minutes has been set aside for verbal comments. 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 broadcast over a live webcast and will become part of the archived recording and meeting transcripts that will be posted on this website.

Written comments:

  • Written public comments must be submitted via email by June 18, 2018 (Eastern) to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. In the Subject line please enter: Written Public Comment – June 21 Meeting.
  • Written comments will be posted on the Tick-Borne Disease Working Group website and accessible to the public.
  • Comments should be no more than 4 pages in Calibri or Times New Roman, 11 point font. Text that exceeds the 4 pages will be deleted.
  • Written comments should either be provided in the body of the email, or in an attachment in Word format.
  • Please do not include graphics, images, or text boxes. If included, we will not be able to retain them. Simple tables are acceptable.
  • We can only retain links to “.gov” sites (state or federal).  For all other reference sites, please insert the full URL (e.g., https://www.jscimedcentral.com/ClinicalCytology/clinicalcytology-3-1085.pdf).
  • Do not include attachments as supporting documentation to your written comments; instead, list them as references.
  • IMPORTANT: When you submit your written comment, please include a statement letting us know how you would like your comments to be identified. This information will be used to link you with your comments. 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 we will identify you and the organization, if you provide a statement requesting we include this information.

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