Tuesday, August 23, 2016

RSVP FOR EPP MEETING with the FDA 10/24/16 Info

Hello everyone! We are very excited about the number of people we have already had RSVP for the upcoming meeting at the FDA. While we finalize the details of the meeting, here are a few things to keep in mind. PLEASE read everything carefully and feel free to contact me if you have ANY questions!

THINGS TO KNOW FOR THE FDA MEETING FOR EPP:
1. The FDA Meeting is Monday, October 24th from 10AM – 4PM. The meeting will last the entire time, please plan your travel accordingly.

2. RSVPing to the APF DOES NOT register you for the FDA meeting. MAKE SURE you are registering at THIS LINK by October 17th, 2016. The same link is used for registering in person and via webcast.

3. Make sure your valid Driver’s License, State ID or USA Passport matches the name you register with! You will need to show proof of ID before entering the FDA meeting. If you have already registered and it does not, or you are unsure, contact the event organizer at meghana.chalasani@fda.hhs.gov.

4. If you have signed up for the meeting with the FDA, you should have received a confirmation email from EventBrite summarizing your registration information.

5. If you have ALSO signed up to participate in the panel during the meeting, you should have received a SECOND email from Meghana Chalasani (FDA meeting coordinator) with a list of discussion questions. The deadline to submit your reply for the panel is October 10th, 2016. You will be notified of your panel status at least a week in advance of the meeting. If you have signed up to speak at the panel, but did not receive this email, then you are not being considered for the panel. You must contact Ms. Chalasani to receive the questions.

6. The APF will be securing a room block for Sunday, October 23rd and Monday, October 24th at the Holiday Inn Washington – College Park. This is also where the APF meeting will be on Sunday, October 23rd.
Address: 10000 Baltimore Ave, College Park, MD 20740
BUT you are not required to stay here, you can stay anywhere! The FDA has a complete list of hotels in the area. http://www.fda.gov/AboutFDA/WorkingatFDA/BuildingsandFacilities/WhiteOakCampusInformation/ucm241747.htm 
**IMPORTANT**
The room block is NOT finalized at this time. We need to have an idea of how many of you will be using a room in the block and for which nights. Please let me know ASAP so we can sign the contract and finalize the hotel.

7. The APF meeting, with Dr. Robert Desnick, will be Sunday, October 23rd from 5PM – 7PM at the Holiday Inn – College Park. The room will be available starting at 2PM as an informal meeting space for attendees to mingle and get to know each other! Stop by and say hi to your fellow EPPers!

8. The FDA website has a FAQ section that includes detailed information about nearby airports and ground transportation: http://www.fda.gov/AboutFDA/WorkingatFDA/BuildingsandFacilities/WhiteOakCampusInformation/ucm241741.htm 

9. The FDA has a general page with information about attending public meetings at the FDA: http://www.fda.gov/AboutFDA/WorkingatFDA/BuildingsandFacilities/WhiteOakCampusInformation/ucm241740.htm 

If you have ANY questions, or just want to let me know how excited you are to attend, don’t hesitate to contact me! My email is Jessica@porphyriafoundation.org. We are so excited this is happening and I look forward to meeting you all in person (finally)! :)

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