Last updated on 11 March 2013
GACS open meeting
The General Advisory Committee on Science (GACS) is issuing an open invitation to its 11th meeting, which will be held in London on Thursday 21 March 2013.
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:
- a report from the FSA’s Chief Scientist on science in the FSA
- papers from the Scientific Advisory Committees (SACs), including the review of the Social Science Research Committee
- plans for a future programme of SAC reviews
- a presentation from the Chair of the Advisory Committee on Dangerous Pathogens, on the work of the sub-group on Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies
The Committee will also receive reports on the FSA’s evidence portfolio, as well as on the GACS 'science communication and engagement' and 'utilisation of data' working groups.
The full agenda can be found in the link below. Please note the agenda items (and the order of items) may be changed at short notice. Papers will be made available on the GACS website soon.
Date and time: 9.30am Thursday 21 March 2013 (registration from 9.15am)
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 line), or on 020 7276 8188, to book a place.
The closing date for bookings is Monday 18 March.
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 line).
The deadline for questions is 18 March. Please note, the committee cannot guarantee to respond to all questions.