The next meeting of the Advisory Council on Alzheimer's Research, Care, and Services during which they will discuss the draft National Plan http://aspe.hhs.gov/daltcp/napa/NatlPlan.shtml will be a teleconference on March 14th (more info below).
APA will attend the call and also make a public comment (focused on research). Patricia Kobor, Senior Science Policy Analyst in the APA Science Directorate and I will draft another round of APA written comments (on the entire plan). This time we will provide specific edits to the text of the draft document along with a rationale for the change.
Individuals and groups can attend the teleconference, make comments during the public comments component of the call, and of course make (more) comments on the draft of the plan. Thanks to those who did this last time (psychologists are mentioned now, but much more improvement needed) and we once again would once again encourage you to make comments and to also share with us your comments and suggestions for specific edits to the text to inform the APA comments. We would need your comments by March 8th.
Here is the information from
“The next meeting of the Advisory Council on Alzheimer's Research, Care, and Services will be held on Wednesday, March 14, 2012 from 1:00pm to 5:00pm EST. The meeting will be a teleconference. The chairs of the three subcommittees (Research, Clinical Care, Long-Term Services and Supports) will summarize feedback from their subcommittees on the Draft National Plan to Address Alzheimer's Disease. This feedback will be discussed among the full Advisory Council. The Advisory Council will allow an open public session for any attendee to address issues or topics that should be addressed in the National Plan. Public Attendance: Individuals who wish to participate should send an email to email@example.com with "March 14 Meeting Registration" in the subject line. The meeting will be a teleconference. To listen, call 888-324-8105, pass-code 8952315. Please call 10 minutes prior to the beginning of the conference call to facilitate attendance.
Public Input: Time is allocated on the agenda to hear public comments but due to the teleconference format, all members of the public wishing to make comments must send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org indicating a desire to make a public comment no later than Friday, March 9. Public comments will be limited to no more than 3 minutes per speaker. Formal written comments may also be submitted for the record to:
Helen Lamont, Ph.D
HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation
Room 424E, Humphrey Building
Those submitting written comments should identify themselves and any relevant organizational affiliations. Comments will be shared with the Advisory Council.”
Deborah DiGilio| Director, Office on Aging
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Information is now available for the March 2012 meeting of the Advisory Council on Alzheimer’s Research,
Care, and Services at http://aspe.hhs.gov/daltcp/napa/#Mar2012Mtg.
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