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Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans Illnesses

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Committee Documents

On April 28, 2014 the Committee presented a draft, comprehensive report on the health of Gulf War veterans. The final version of the report, Gulf War Illness and the Health of Gulf War Veterans: Research Update and Recommendations, 2009-2013, presented on September 22, 2014, is available online by clicking on its title.

On November 17, 2008 the Committee presented a comprehensive report on the health of Gulf War veterans to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs.  The full report, Gulf War Illness and the Health of Gulf War Veterans, is available online by clicking on its title.

The Committee's 2004 report, Scientific Progress in Understanding Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses, can also be accessed by clicking the linked title.

Other previous Committee reports, recommendations, and documents are available below.

 

Committee Reports and Recommendations

September 23, 2014   Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses Recommendations 
September 22, 2014   2013 RAC Report - Final 
April 28, 2014   2013 RAC Report - Uncorrected Proofs Copy 
February 28, 2014   2013 Annual Report 
June 18, 2013   Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses Recommendations 
February 4, 2013   Committee Recommendation Regarding Gulf War Illness Case Definition 

December 1, 2012

 

2012 Annual Report

June 19, 2012   Comments and Recommendations Regarding New VA Gulf War Illness Research Strategic Plan
February 1, 2012   Update for Gulf War Era Pre-9/11 Report Recommendations 
February 1, 2012   Comments and Recommendations Regarding VA Gulf War Illness Research Strategic Plan 
December 1, 2011   2011 Annual Report 
June 28, 2011   Comments and Recommendations Regarding Gulf War Research Strategic Plan 
March 1, 2011   Comments and Recommendations Regarding New VA Gulf War lllness Research Program 
November 2, 2010   Recommendations Regarding the VA's planned "Follow-Up Study of a National Cohort of Gulf War and Gulf War Era Veterans" 
December 1, 2009   2009 Annual Report 
November 17, 2009   Comments and Recommendations Regarding New VA Gulf War Illness Research Program
December 1, 2008   2008 Annual Report
November 17, 2008   Gulf War Illness and the Health of Gulf War Veterans: Scientific Findings and Recommendations
April 18, 2008   Findings and Recommendations Regarding the University of Texas Southwestern Gulf War Illness Research Program
December 1, 2007   2007 Annual Report
February 1, 2007   Letter to Secretary Nicholson re: Recommendations from November 2006 Committee meeting 
December 1, 2006   2006 Annual Report
August 25, 2006  

Letter to Secretary Nicholson re: the Research Perspective Regarding the Period for Undiagnosed and Unexplained Illnesses Compensation Claims

January 17, 2006   Research Priorities: VA FY2006 Gulf War Illness Request for Proposals
December 1, 2005   2005 Annual Report
December 1, 2004   2004 Annual Report
November 12, 2004   Scientific Progress in Understanding Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses: Report and Recommendations

December 1, 2003

  2003 Annual Report

December 16, 2002

 

Letter to Deputy Secretary MacKay re: "Lessons Learned" 

December 1, 2002

 

2002 Annual Report 

June 25, 2002

 

2002 Interim Report 

 

Committee Meetings and Minutes

September 22-23, 2014 Agenda, Minutes, Presentations   

 

April 28-29, 2014

 

Agenda, Minutes, Presentations

     
March 19, 2014   Agenda
    Minutes
January 7-8, 2014   Agenda
    Minutes
June 17-18, 2013   Agenda 
    Minutes 
February 4, 2013   Agenda 
    Minutes 
June 18-19, 2012   Agenda 
    Minutes 
January 31-February 1, 2012   Agenda 
    Minutes 
June 27-28 2011   Agenda 
    Minutes 
February 28-March 1, 2011   Agenda 
    Minutes 
November 1-2, 2010   Agenda 
    Minutes 
June 28-29, 2010   Agenda 
    Minutes 
March 1-2, 2010   Agenda 
    Minutes 
November 2-3, 2009   Agenda
    Minutes
June 29-30, 2009   Agenda
    Minutes 
February 23-24, 2009   Agenda

 

  Minutes
November 17, 2008   Agenda
    Minutes
September 15-16, 2008   Agenda
    Minutes
April 7-8, 2008    Agenda 
    Minutes
July 18-19, 2007    Agenda
    Minutes
April 24-25, 2007   Agenda
    Minutes
November 6-7, 2006   Agenda
    Minutes
August 14-15, 2006   Agenda
    Minutes
May 15-16, 2006   Agenda
    Minutes
December 12-13, 2005   Agenda
    Minutes
September 19-21, 2005   Agenda
    Minutes
April 6-8, 2005   Agenda
    Minutes
October 25-26, 2004   Agenda
    Minutes
June 28-29, 2004    Agenda
    Minutes

February 23-24, 2004

 

Agenda 

    Minutes

October 27-28, 2003

 

Agenda 

    Minutes

June 16-17, 2003

 

Agenda 

    Minutes

February 3-4, 2003

  Agenda 

 

 

Minutes 

October 28-30, 2002

 

Agenda 

 

 

Minutes 

 

 

Citations and abstracts 

 

 

Deputy Secretary MacKay's remarks 

June 25, 2002

  Minutes
     

April 11-12, 2002

 

Minutes (April 11th) 

 

 

Minutes (April 12th)   

 

Committee charter

  May 2015
    May 2013
    November 2010
    May 2008

 

  May 2006
   

April 2004 

    January 2002
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