NATIONAL CENTER ON SLEEP DISORDERS RESEARCH NATIONAL HEART, LUNG, AND BLOOD INSTITUTE

Sleep Disorders Advisory Board Meeting Minutes

January 4, 2011


TABLE OF CONTENTS

Attendees
Introduction
NCSDR Director's Report: Michael Twery, PhD
Sleep Research Plan Development and Discussion
Action Items
Future Meeting
Certification


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BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT

Dr. Charles Czeisler, Chair
Ms. Ann Austin
Dr. Mercedes Carnethon
Dr. Ronald Chervin
Ms. Karen Cushing
Dr. Leszek Kubin
Dr. Sairam Parthasarathy
Dr. Daniel Rudic
Dr. Catherine Vena
Dr. Michael Vitiello
Mr. Gagandeep Walia
Mr. Robert Waterman

BOARD MEMBERS ABSENT

None

EX OFFICIO MEMBERS PRESENT

Dr. Michael Twery, NHLBI, Executive Secretary

FEDERAL EMPLOYEES PRESENT

Mr. Peyvand Ghofrani, NHLBI, NIH
Dr. Aaron Laposky, NHLBI, NIH
Dr. Daniel Lewin, NHLBI, NIH

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INTRODUCTION, Michael Twery, PhD

  • The meeting was called into session via teleconference and webinar at 1:00pm as previously announced in the Federal Register [FR Doc. 2010-29523]; Public access was provided.
  • The Sleep Disorders Research Advisory Board (SDRAB) is a Federal Advisory Committee established by the NIH Revitalization Act of 1993 (42 USC Sec. 285b-7).
  • Members of the Board were informed of their status as special government employees during the meeting and that conflict of interest guidelines apply to conduct. If at any time there is a potential COI, each person should excuse themselves until the conflict has concluded.

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SLEEP RESEARCH PLAN DEVELOPMENT AND DISCUSSION, Chair/Board Members

  • Dr. Czeisler worked with those present to review changes to the strategic plan since the previous Board meeting; consensus was reached amongst those present.
  • Additional action items were identified and discussed.

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ACTION ITEMS

  • Dr. Carnethonís team will add glossary terms to the strategic plan based on AASMís master glossary list.
  • One sentence definition of Restless Leg Syndrome will be provided to the Chair by Mr. Waterman.
  • NCSDR will identify all organizations that responded to the RFI and put that information on page 29of33.

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FUTURE MEETINGS

  • April 29, 2011, in-person [FR Doc. 2011-8157]

These Minutes will be presented to the full Board at its next regularly scheduled in person meeting for consideration, amendment as approved, and formal adoption.

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CERTIFICATION

I hereby certify that the foregoing minutes are accurate and complete.


Charles Czeisler, PhD, MD
Chair

Michael Twery, PhD
Executive Secretary

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Last Updated August 2011




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