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(Cross-posted at restoringforeskin.org and foreskin-restoration.net)   The Office for Human Research Protections is currently accepting public comments on the document "Human Subjects Research Protections: Enhancing Protections for Research Subjects and Reducing Burden, Delay, and Ambiguity for Investigators" (regulations.gov Docket ID: HHS-OPHS-2011-0005). The deadline for submissions is 26 September 2011. You can download the document here (click the PDF...
To be held in Washington, DC in July 2012 (but for those with a special interest in addressing the supposed circumcision/HIV link, it's never too early to start planning arguments and strategy).   http://www.aids2012.org/        
Thank you to all readers who lodged submissions. Replies received on various forums confirm that at least 9 submissions were made.
Just bumping this post to remind members that today is the final day for submissions.
This is a reply to the document “Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposals, Submissions, and Approvals” [regulations.gov Docket ID: PC-2011-0009] ( http://www.regulations.gov/#!documentDetail;D=PC-2011-0009-0001 ). Instructions: Copy and paste the text below and email to pcfr@peacecorps.gov with the subject heading "Response to regulations.gov Docket ID: PC-2011-0009": " Dear Denora Miller Thank you for the opportunity to respond to the changes...
(Cross posted at restoringforeskin.org)   I just received another slightly hysterical mailing-list email from IA entitled "June News: ONE MORE DAY to help us get ready for Rome!", which read in part:         Does IA really need to be taking a jaunt to Rome to "put the international medical community on notice" when it is U.S. agencies such as CDC, NIH and DoS (via PEPFAR) pushing the global circumcision agenda?   Most medical professionals in the...
You can create an account and subscribe to mailing-lists from the above organisations (and more) at the following link:   http://service.govdelivery.com/service/multi_subscribe.html?code=USHHS   You can subscribe to the CDC mailing-list here:   http://service.govdelivery.com/service/user.html?code=USCDC   If you are unfamiliar with any of the above agencies or their relevance to circumcision, please use the search feature on this forum to find additional...
From an OIG mailing-list email I received a few minutes ago. As usual, please forward to anyone who may be able to pursue or make use of this information."Review of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Oversight of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief Funds for Fiscal Years 2007 Through 2009 (A-04-10-04006)" http://oig.hhs.gov/oas/reports/region4/41004006.pdf (1.6 MB) Excerpt:       Some other information I came across through subscriptions to HHS...
Some information I came across through subscriptions to HHS and Office of Inspector General (OIG) mailing-lists that may not have been released elsewhere. It would appear that whether in their accounting standards or health statistics, a lax culture with regard to numbers and record-keeping is beginning to encroach on NIAID, and they are seeking to make this laxity the new standard. Please forward to anyone who may be interested in further pursuing or making use of this...
In case any readers happen to have interest and expertise in these areas. http://www.yourhealth.gov.au/internet/yourhealth/publishing.nsf/Content/natleadclinicgroup 'Expressions of Interest for National Lead Clinicians Group Membership On 28 May 2010, the Government announced a measure to improve clinical engagement in Australia by establishing National and Local Lead Clinicians Groups (LCGs). The National LCG will provide high-level strategic oversight and...
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