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EGAPP Working Group Meeting May 24-25, 2010


Marriott Century Center, Atlanta, Georgia



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Monday, May 24, 2010

Welcome and Opening Statement
Al Berg welcomed the EGAPP Working Group (EWG) members to the meeting.  Working Group Members


Al Berg, MD, MPH, Chair; Ned Calonge, MD, MPH; Doug Campos-Outcalt, MD, MPA; Nancy Fisher, RN, MD, MPH; James Haddow, MD; Celia Kaye, MD, PhD; Roger D. Klein, MD, JD; Kenneth Offit MD, MPH (via teleconference); Stephen Pauker, MD, MACP, FACC, ABMH; Margaret Piper, PhD, MPH; Sue Richards, PhD, FACMG; Joan Scott, MS, CGC; Ora Strickland, PhD;  and David L. Veenstra, PharmD, PhD.


Al Berg announced the names of two additional new WG members, Donald Lyman, MD, DTPH and Theodore Ganiats MD.


He introduced a third new EWG member, Nancy Fisher RN, MD, MPH from the University of Washington.  A full bio can be found on the EWG website located at


Dr. Berg reviewed a letter that was sent to Dr. Khoury and the OPHG office from the EWG and the response from Dr. Khoury.  The letter addressed the direction of the EWG and the EGAPP Initiative.


Dr. Berg expressed desire to resign as chair and transition to a co-chair role for the August meeting.  He thought the EWG would benefit of having a Chair and co-chair in the future.  The CDC staff will be accepting nominations for chair and co-chair in the near future from existing EWG members.


NOPHG and EGAPP Update
Dr. Khoury presented an update on EGAPP and NOPHG. 


NOPHG strategic Planning Priorities for Alignment with CDC mission


Dr. Khoury attended a meeting on Genomics at Ickworth, UK.  The key meeting topics included:


EWG follow up from EWG February Retreat: thoughts about evolution of EGAPP


EGAPP and NOPHG discussion
Al Berg led a discussion about the EGAPP Initiative and WG in relation to the NOPHG.


Status Update
Dave Dotson presented an update on the status of CDC staff projects. 


Cardiovascular Disease Final Data Presentation
Glenn Palomaki presented a review of the final data from the contracted evidence review on Cardiovascular Risk Prediction Panels.  The main focus of the presentation is data support reclassifying risk categories to high or low risk effective.


Cardiovascular Disease Recommendation
Ned Calogne presented a final version of the cardiovascular disease risk prediction review for review by the EWG.  He opened the floor for discussion. 


Breakout Sessions
Al Berg charged the EWG with carrying out the objectives of each of the breakout sessions.  The two breakout sessions are Methods Breakout Session and Cardiovascular Disease recommendation.


Breakout reports

CVD report
Ned Calonge provided a report from the breakout session.  The EWG made a few changes to the recommendation statement and then voted unanimously to accept the statement as written.


Suggestions for external reviewers include: Eric Topol, Donna Arnet, and Tim Whilt.


Factor V lieden Recommendation
Jim Haddow provided a report from the breakout session.  He also reviewed the revisions suggested by the external reviewers.  All the changes were accepted.


Topics New Topics Report
Sue Richards led a discussion on the new topics found in the horizon scan.  A very extensive list was found some of which are duplicates.  CDC Staff will sort the topics list by disorder in order to remove and consolidate duplicates.


At the next meeting the Topics SC should determine which topics the Knowledge Synthesis Center should conduct reviews on.


Products SC report
The chair of the Products SC has been passed to Doug Campos-Outcalt. Doug led a discussion from the Products SC breakout session.


Translation materials


Direction of the Products SC


Methods SC Report – Dave Veenstra
Dave Veenstra presented the report from the Methods SC.  The focus of the discussion was update on newer approach to speed process and bottlenecks and solutions. 


Update on newer approach to speed process

Bottlenecks and solutions


Public Comment
Pamela Seefeld, Clearwater, FL representing hospital pharmacy


Status Reports and Closing Statement


Discussion on selecting a new chair
Process of selecting a new chair and co-chairs will be to have nominations from existing EWG members.  The CDC will review the nominations and select the appropriate individuals for each position.


Al Berg thanked everyone for their participation and the meeting was adjourned at 12:30pm





The next EGAPP Working Group Meeting is scheduled for Monday & Tuesday,
August 16 - 17, 2010 in Denver, CO.


Historical Document
Page last updated: July 27, 2010
Page last reviewed: July 27, 2010
Content Source: OPHG Staff