Draft record of the proceedings : meeting of the Advisory Council for the Elimination of Tuberculosis, December 15-16, 2015
Description:Call to Order and Welcome / Roll Call -- CDC Updates: NCHHSTP Director’s Update; DTBE Director’s Update -- Activities to Move the US Toward TB Elimination: DTBE Research Agenda Update; Overview of Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA); Latent TB Infection (LTBI) Communications and Messaging; Status of CDC Reorganization of Global TB Activities; NTCA’s Updates on New Projects -- TB in Congregate Settings: TB Among Homeless Persons; TB in Correctional Settings -- Next Steps for Reporting: Latent TB Infections Reporting; TB Elimination Facilitated Discussion; Wrap-Up Discussion -- Call to Order / Roll Call -- Business Session: Motion to Accept Minutes from June 2015 Meeting; Advice from ACET; Workgroup Reports; Additional Business Items; Potential Agenda Topics for the Next Meeting; Public Comment; Meeting Adjourned -- Certification -- Attachment 1: Participant Directory -- Attachment 2: Glossary of Acronyms.
The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP) Division of Tuberculosis Elimination (DTBE) convened a meeting of the Advisory Council for the Elimination of Tuberculosis (ACET) on December 15 and 16, 2015, in Building 8 of CDC’s Corporate Square Campus, Conference Room A/B/C in Atlanta, Georgia.
ACET is chartered to provide advice to the Secretary of HHS and the Director of CDC regarding the elimination of tuberculosis (TB); to make recommendations regarding policies, strategy, objectives, and priorities; to address the development and application of new technologies; to provide guidance on CDC’s TB Prevention Research Portfolio and program priorities; and to review the extent to which progress has been made toward eliminating TB.
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