Last updated on 19 October 2012
GACS open meeting agenda published
The General Advisory Committee on Science (GACS) is issuing an open invitation to its tenth meeting, which will be held in London on Wednesday 31 October 2012.
GACS provides independent challenge and advice on how the Food Standards Agency collects and uses scientific evidence.
At the meeting the committee will be discussing reports from the FSA's Chief Scientist, papers on science and on horizon scanning in the Scientific Advisory Committees, and a report on the Agency's evidence portfolio.
There will also be a presentation on the National Diet and Nutrition Survey from Dr Ann Prentice, chair of the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition and a first report from the GACS working group on Science Communication and Engagement.
The full agenda can be found in the link below. Please note the order of agenda items may be changed at short notice.
Date and time: 10am Wednesday 31 October 2012 (registration from 9.45am)
Address: Aviation House, 125 Kingsway, London WC2B 6NH
Booking: Admission is free, but advance booking is necessary. Contact Paul Hamilton in the GACS Secretariat at: email@example.com (quoting 'GACS' in the subject) or on 020 7276 8188, to book a place. The closing date for bookings is Friday 26 October.
Submit a question
The committee is keen to hear views on its work and it is inviting comments and questions in advance of the meeting.
If you would like to submit a question or comment, please email the GACS Secretariat at: firstname.lastname@example.org (quoting 'GACS' in the subject).
The deadline for questions is 26 October. Please note, the committee cannot guarantee to respond to all questions.