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Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses


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RAC Documents and Reports

Read the Committee's recommendations and reports to the VA Secretary.

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Gulf War-related Links

Learn about illnesses associated with Gulf War service from August 2, 1990 to present.

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RAC Meetings

Information for RAC Meetings.

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The Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses was created by Congress in 1998, and first appointed by Secretary of Veterans Affairs Anthony J. Principi in January 2002.

According to its charter, the guiding principle for the work of the Committee shall be the premise that the fundamental goal of Gulf War-related government research is to improve the health of ill Gulf War veterans.

The Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses (the RAC) provides advice and makes recommendations to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs on proposed research studies, plans, and strategies related to understanding and treating the health consequences of military service in the Southwest Asia theater of operations during the 1990 - 1991 Gulf War.

NEWS & Announcements!    

> RACGWVI Meeting March 20 & 21, 2018 at Nova Southeastern University Center for Collaborative Research 3321 College Ave. Suite 242 Davie, FL 33314  Meeting Information!

> Field Meeting March 19 & 20, 2018 - VA and CDRMP Investigators and consumer advocates will develop clinical and biologic common data elements to assess research subjects with GWI. The GWI common data elements will be posted for public review and comment.

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