The second meeting open session was held on Thursday, February 14, 2019 from 8:30 – 10:30 am Eastern Time at the National Academies Keck Center 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 video recording below:



February 14, 2019: 8:30 – 10:30 am Eastern Time
National Academies Keck Center Building
500 5th St. NW Washington, DC 20001 | E St Conference Room

8:30 am Welcome, Introductions, Process for Open Session

– Rhonda Cornum, Committee Chair

8:45 am 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

10:15 am Public Comment Session

10:30 am Closing Remarks and Adjournment of Open Session