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Notice to Readers: Public Meeting: Annual Report on Antimicrobial Resistance Action Plan

A public meeting will be held June 26, 2002, to present the first annual report on implementation of "A Public Health Action Plan to Combat Antimicrobial Resistance (Part I: Domestic Issues)" and to receive comments from the public. The plan was prepared by the Interagency Task Force on Antimicrobial Resistance, co-chaired by CDC, the Food and Drug Administration, the National Institutes of Health, and seven other federal agencies and departments. The meeting will be from 10:00 a.m.--5:00 p.m., EST at the Holiday Inn Select, Versailles Ballroom, 8120 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, Maryland, 20814, telephone 877-888-3001.

Time will be available for oral questions, comments, and suggestions from the public. A time limit of 3 minutes might be imposed. Visual aids will not be permitted, although written material may be submitted for subsequent review by the task force.

The Action Plan is available at; the meeting agenda and annual report will be posted when available. Persons who anticipate attending the meeting should send written notification by June 22, 2002, including name, organization (if applicable), address, phone, fax, and e-mail address. Written comments and suggestions should be submitted by July 31, 2002. Notification of attendance and/or written comments should be submitted to Ms. Vickie Garrett, Antimicrobial Resistance, CDC, 1600 Clifton Rd., MS C-12, Atlanta, GA 30333; telephone 404-639-2603; fax 404-639-4197; or e-mail

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