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Blood Risk Assessment Workshop

Description: Conduct Blood Risk Assessment Workshop with stakeholders. The workshop conveys information to stakeholders on important statistical, epidemiological, and risk assessment considerations for the regulation of blood and blood products. The workshop advances the FDA Transparency Initiative by enhancing stakeholders' understanding of risk assessment and its role in the regulatory decision-making process.

Accomplishment: On May 13 and 14, 2010, CBER held a workshop on quantitative risk assessment on blood safety and availability for CBER stakeholders. The purpose of the workshop was to discuss the structure of risk assessment, to present a case-study (Malaria exposure and blood donor deferral) demonstrating risk assessment principles, and to solicit stakeholder input on how to better involve stakeholders in complex risk assessments. Stakeholders from the patient advocacy groups and from the regulated industry provided feedback in presentations and during panel discussions. Stakeholder input from the workshop has enabled OBE to consider new strategies for addressing questions regarding risk management and communications. For example, complex risk assessments may require special consideration. Public meetings might be needed either within or outside of the advisory committees meetings to present and discuss the critical assumptions of a risk assessment early in the process. OBE is planning on web posting workshop presentations along with edited transcripts by February 2011.

Milestone DescriptionMilestone DateMilestone StatusMilestone Completion Date

A. Finalize statement of work


Completed 8/20/2009

B. Select contractor for workshop


Completed 9/10/2009

C. Develop summary and goals


Completed 3/1/2010

D. Draft workshop agenda


Completed 3/31/2010

E. Identify workshop speakers


Completed 4/7/2010

F. Select/invite speakers


Completed 4/11/2010

G. Finalize workshop agenda


Completed 5/3/2010

H. Announce workshop in Federal Register and FDA website


Completed 4/1/2010

I. Pre-meeting review


Completed 5/5/2010

J. Hold Joint Public Workshop


Completed 5/14/2010

K. Evaluate workshop to determine next steps for OBE


Completed 6/14/2010

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