Defense Health Board plans November meeting

The Defense Health Board, a federal advisory committee to the secretary of defense, recently announced plans for its upcoming meeting on November 27 and November 28 in Arlington, Virginia.

The board has yet to finalize the agenda for the meeting, but it may include briefings regarding questions to the board and updates from board subcommittees. The meeting will be held in the grand ballroom of the Renaissance Arlington Capital View. Interested attendees must register by Monday.

The board's August meeting in Chicago included briefings from the Categorizing Biological Agents Work Group and the Obesity Work Group. The meeting also included a decision brief about supraglottic airways and information briefs related to military health system governance and collaboration efforts between the Department of Defense and the Department of Veterans Affairs related to post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain disorder.

The Defense Health Board provides the secretary of defense with advice and recommendations on matters related to health research programs, health policy development, operational programs and requirements for the treatment and prevention of injury and disease, promotion of health, and delivery of healthcare to Department of Defense beneficiaries.

The board's mission is to provide independent and authoritative advice to maximize the safety, effectiveness and health of the U.S. Armed Forces.