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Meeting of the Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans Illnesses June 18-19, 2012 Boston University Medical

Campus, 80 East Concord Street, Room 109, Boston, MA

Agenda
Monday, June 18, 2012
8:00 8:30 8:30 8:35 8:35 9:15 9:15 10:15 Informal gathering, coffee Welcome, introductory remarks Diffusion Tensor Imaging (DTI) in Gulf War Veterans with Chronic Pain fMRI reveals abnormal central processing of sensory and pain stimuli in ill Gulf War Veterans Mr. Jim Binns, Chairman Res Adv Cmte Gulf War Illnesses Dr. Dane Cook William S. Middleton Mem Veterans Hospital Dr. Robert Haley University of Texas Southwestern

10:15 10:30 Break 10:30 11:15 MEG imaging Patterns in Gulf War Illness 11:15 -12:15 Functional consequences of repeated organophosphate exposure: potential non-cholinergic mechanisms Lunch Meta-analysis of cognitive effects from Organophosphate exposures Gulf War Brain Bank Update Break VA Gulf War Research Program: Update and Discussion ORD: strategic plan, FY2013 budget, RFAs, other initiatives OPH: An Overview of OPHs Gulf War Activities Mr. Jim Binns, Chairman Res Adv Cmte Gulf War Illnesses Dr. Victor Kalasinksy Dr. Robert Jaeger VA Office of Research and Development Dr. Victoria Davey Dr. Michael Peterson VA Office of Public Health Dr. Diane Rohlman Oregon Health Sciences University Dr. Christopher (Kit) Brady Dr. Neil Kowall VA Boston Healthcare System Dr. Apostolos Georgopoulos Minneapolis VA Medical Center Dr. Alvin Terry Georgia Health Sciences University

12:15 1:15 1:15 2:00 2:00 2:45 2:45 3:00 3:00 5:00

5:00 5:30

Public comment

Meeting of the Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans Illnesses June 19, 2012 Boston University Medical Campus, 80 East Concord Street, L109, Boston, MA

Agenda
Tuesday, June 19, 2012

8:00 8:30 8:30 9:15

Informal gathering, coffee From inflammation to sickness and Cognitive dysfunction: when the Immune system subjugates the brain The effectiveness of acupuncture in the Treatment of Gulf War Illness The effects of mindfulness practice on the neurobiology of pain processing and emotion regulation A randomized trial of Tai-Chi For fibromyalgia treatment Dr. Rodney Johnson University of Illinois, Urbana Dr. Lisa Conboy The New England School of Acupuncture Dr. Britta Holzel Massachusetts General Hospital Harvard Medical School Dr. Chenchen Wang Tufts University School of Medicine

9:15 10:00

10:00 10:45

10:45 11:30

11:30 11:45 Break 11:45 12:15 Structural MRI in Military Pesticide Personnel from the Gulf War 12:15 1:00 Committee discussion Dr. Kimberly Sullivan Dr. Maxine Krengel Boston University School of Public Health Mr. Jim Binns, Chairman Dr. Kimberly Sullivan Res. Advisory Cmte Gulf War Illnesses

1:00 1:30 1:30pm

Public Comment Adjourn