Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses
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!
>The next RAC Meeting will be September 18, 2018 Washington D.C.--> Meeting details.
>Immediately after the RAC meeting on 9/18, the VA will host a “Listening Session,” a question-and-answer period for Gulf War veterans.
(3:30pm - 5:00pm EDT: call 1-800-767-1760, access code 56978#)