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FDA/ODT Speaker Request/Invitation

Refer to these procedures to request speakers from FDA/ODT for meetings, conferences, panels, workshops, etc.

Who would you like to invite?

ODT Staff Only

Email: ODT-Communications@fda.hhs.gov

ODT and Other FDA Staff

NOTE: If the event also includes invitations to staff from the Office of the Commissioner, other FDA centers, or the Office of Regulatory Affairs.


FDA Office of External Affairs
10903 New Hampshire Avenue
Bldg. 32 Room 5314
Silver Spring, MD 20993

Fax: 301-595-7932

What to include in your request/invitation

  1. Meeting organizer(s)
  2. Location of meeting
  3. Topic of meeting and topic of speaker presentation
  4. Targeted audience and expected number of attendees
  5. Draft agenda naming all speakers invited and topics
  6. Is the conference/meeting co-sponsored by regulated industry?
  7. Other information particular to this event

To allow adequate time for review, decision making, and travel preparations, organizations should submit the speaker request three to four months in advance of an event held in the United States. For international events, the organization should submit the speaker request four to six months in advance.

What happens after your request has been submitted?

The ODT Communications Team will contact the appropriate office(s) within ODT, and work with the requesters to provide the support most acceptable to all parties.

Some of the factors which may be used by Center management in considering requests are: timeliness of the topic, geographical location, targeted audience, availability of staff, and funding availability.

Once a determination has been made, the ODT Communications Team will provide the official notification of ODT participation to sponsoring organizations.

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