217th Meeting: January 2018

Agenda – Please note 10:30 am start time.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 (Meeting 217). Open to the public.
NIH Campus, Building 31, Conference Room 6  (NIH Visitor Information

Time Title Speaker
10:30 AM Welcome and Introductions Dr. Martha Somerman
10:35 AM Approval of Minutes from Previous Meeting Dr. Alicia Dombroski
10:40 AM Annual Review of Council Operating Procedures Dr. Alicia Dombroski
10:45 AM Report of the Director, NIDCR Dr. Martha Somerman
11:30 AM Concept Clearance
Oral Biodevices
Dr. Orlando Lopez
11:45 AM LUNCH  
12:45 PM Special Session
Uncultivable Bacteria of the Oral Microbiota
Dr. Dwayne Lunsford
1:00 PM Dr. Floyd Dewhirst
Forsyth Institute
Cultivation, Nature, Ecology and Pathogenicity of the Uncultivable Oral Microbiome
1:45 PM Dr. Mircea Podar
Oakridge National Laboratory
Culturing of the Uncultured: Reverse Genomics and Multi-species Consortia in Oral Health and Disease
2:30 PM Discussion  
2:45 PM Adjournment  


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Director's Report to Council 

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Concept Clearance

Oral Biodevices

Meeting Minutes

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February 2018