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FDA Centennial: Public Events in 2006

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2006. Events commemorating the FDA centennial were held throughout the year.

During the cenetennial year, the FDA held a nationwide program of commemorative events to:

Headquarters Events (Washington, D.C. area)

April 5 Washington, D.C. Annual meeting of the Food and Drug Administration Alumni Association, dedicated to commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Pure Food and Drugs Act of 1906
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April 5-7 Washington, D.C. Food and Drug Law Institute Annual Conference
"Celebrating the Centennial of the 1906 Pure Food & Drug Act," to examine the evolution of consumer protection and key issues facing the FDA in the 21st century
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April 18-20 Washington, D.C. FDA Science Forum
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June 30 College Park, Md. Centennial celebration of the Pure Food and Drugs Act at the Harvey W. Wiley Federal Building
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September 17 Berryville, Va. Historic Back Roads Century bicycle tour and fitness fair, cosponsored by the Potomac Pedalers Touring Club
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September 18 Silver Spring, Md. Building and centennial plaque dedication at the Federal Research Center at the FDA White Oak campus
November 16-17 Washington, D.C. Inaugural international summit of heads of medical products regulatory agencies
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Regional Events

January 4 Atlanta, Ga. Hartsfield International Airport, unveiling FDA's centennial banner
January 26 Atlanta, Ga. Forum at the Morehouse School of Medicine on FDA's history of protecting and promoting the public health, healthy lifestyle behaviors, and good nutrition and fitness to combat childhood obesity
February 3 Dallas, Texas Forum at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center on FDA's history and future in protecting and promoting the public health and to acknowledge the efforts of FDA employees and stakeholders
March 22 Oakland, Calif. Forum at the Dellums Federal Building on FDA's history and future
April 6 Jamaica/Queens, N.Y. Forum on FDA's past and future public health mission
May 16 Philadelphia, Pa. One-day joint conference with the Chemical Heritage Foundation on lessons from the science and regulations of the past, present, and future
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May 31 Chicago, Ill. Forum on FDA's past and future, sponsored by the FDA's Chicago Regional Office and the American Medical Association
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June 1 Ann Arbor, Mich. Daylong program at the National Sanitation Foundation celebrating the centennial, including laboratory tour.

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