NEWS & EVENTS
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Advisory Council August 2017 Meeting Summary
NIH
Bethesda, MD
Description

The 273rd meeting of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Advisory Council (NHLBAC) was convened on Tuesday, June 6, 2017, in Rockledge II, Conference Room 9100/9104 at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, Maryland. The meeting was closed to the public from 1:05 p.m. until adjournment at 1:45 p.m. Dr. Gary H. Gibbons, Director of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), presided as Chair.

Recap

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH
NATIONAL HEART, LUNG, AND BLOOD ADVISORY COUNCIL

MEETING SUMMARY OF THE
NATIONAL HEART, LUNG, AND BLOOD ADVISORY COUNCIL

August 29, 2017

The 273rd meeting of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Advisory Council (NHLBAC) was convened on Tuesday, June 6, 2017, in Rockledge II, Conference Room 9100/9104 at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, Maryland. The meeting was closed to the public from 1:05 p.m. until adjournment at 1:45 p.m. Dr. Gary H. Gibbons, Director of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), presided as Chair.

Council Members attending via teleconference

Dr. Donna Arnett
Dr. Bradford Berk
Dr. Nancy Brown
Dr. James Crapo
Dr. George Daley
Dr. Serpil Erzurum
Dr. Karen Glanz
Dr. Fernando Martinez
Dr. Diane Nugent
Dr. Pilar Ossorio
Dr. Robert Robbins
Dr. Kim Smith-Whitley
Dr. Sally Wenzel
Dr. Phyllis Zee
Dr. Richard Schofield (ex officio)  

Council Members unable to attend

Dr. E. Dale Abel
Dr. Michael DeBaun

Ad Hoc Member attending via teleconference

Dr. M. Luisa Iruela-Aripse

NHLBI employees attending 

A number of NHLBI staff members were in attendance.

Other NIH employees attending

Dr. Tom Peterson, CSR
Dr. Lisa Steele, CSR
Dr. Jean Yuan, CSR

I. CALL TO ORDER AND OPENING REMARKS

Dr. Gary H. Gibbons, Director of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), welcomed members and called the 273rd meeting of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Advisory Council (NHLBAC) to order at 1:05 p.m. The meeting was held via teleconference for the members. 

II. REVIEW OF CONFIDENTIALITY AND CONFLICT OF INTEREST

The Council was reminded that under Public Law 92-463, the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the entire meeting was closed to the public, for the consideration of grant applications. A notice of this meeting was published in the Federal Register indicating that it would not be open to the public. Dr. Moen also reminded the Council members that they are Special Government Employees and may not engage in lobbying activities while attending Council meetings or sponsored events.

The session included a discussion of procedures and policies regarding voting and confidentiality of application materials, committee discussions and recommendations. Members were not present during discussion of, and voting on, applications from their own institutions, or other applications in which there was a potential conflict of interest, real or apparent. Members were asked to sign a statement to this effect.

III. REVIEW OF APPLICATIONS

The session included a discussion of procedures and policies regarding voting and confidentiality of application materials, committee discussions and recommendations. Members absented themselves from the meeting during discussion of and voting on applications from their own institutions, or other applications in which there was a potential conflict of interest, real or apparent. Members were asked to sign a statement to this effect. The Council considered and recommended 1,065 applications requesting $841,740,933 in total costs. 151 applications were considered by early concurrence. For the record, it is noted that secondary applications were also considered en bloc.  

ADJOURNMENT 
The meeting was adjourned at 1:45 p.m.