The first meeting open session was held on Sunday, December 9, 2018 from 1:00 pm – 3:25 pm Eastern Time at the National Academy of Sciences Building in Washington, DC. During the public session the committee heard from representatives of the study sponsor, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

The public session included time for interested parties to give short public statements for the committee’s consideration in person (a sign-up sheet will be available in person). Input can also be submitted in writing through the study website. All written materials submitted to the committee will be included in the Public Access File created for the Committee and may be quoted in whole or in part in the Committee’s report with attribution.

Watch the recording below:

December 9, 2018: 1:00 pm – 3:25 pm Eastern Time
National Academy of Sciences Building
2101 Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC 20418 | Room 120

1:00 pm Welcome, Introductions, Process for Open Session

– Rhonda Cornum, Committee Chair

1:20 pm Study Context and Expectations for the Study

– Michael Fallon, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
– Alice Huang, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
– Joan Richerson, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

3:00 pm Public Comment Session

3:20 pm Closing Remarks and Adjournment of Open Session

3:25 pm Break