Are you a 1990-91 Gulf War Veteran with questions or concerns about Gulf War Illness?

The VA Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans’ Illnesses subcommittee will host two virtual Veteran engagement sessions (VES) April 6 and 7.

Family members and caregivers are welcome.

The focus of the sessions

The focus of these listening sessions is to ask for Gulf War Veterans’ (GWV) input on four questions:

  1. What health issues are of greatest concern to GWV?
  2. How can research improve the treatments available to GWV?
  3. What health issue(s) could VA address to improve GWV quality of life?
  4. What would you like the VA Secretary to know about the health of GWV?

To allow adequate time for all, those who wish to address the committee should send their name, preferred meeting date and the topic(s) you would like to address in advance to varacgwvi@va.gov.

Questions or comments from those who do not respond in advance will be taken as time allows.

April 6, 4 to 7 p.m. ET:

Join online: https://veteransaffairs.webex.com/veteransaffairs/j.php?MTID=m7d92c8b3e0eca6ada699344ede4a2862. Use password: GWVets1991!

Join by phone: 1-833-558-0712 (toll-free). The access code is 2762 977 6702.

April 7, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. ET:

Join online: https://veteransaffairs.webex.com/veteransaffairs/j.php?MTID=m473b11b8bf57808df4793bbf4857a4d9. Use password: GWVets1991!

Join by phone: 1-833-558-0712 (toll-free). The access code is 2760 574 2032.

Congressionally mandated

The Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans’ Illnesses is a Congressionally mandated committee under the VA Federal Advisory Committee Act.

It meets several times each year to provide advice and make recommendations to the VA Secretary 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.

All Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans’ Illnesses and VES meetings are open to Veterans and their family members, physicians, scientists and members of the public.

More information is available on the RACGWVI website.

By Dan Sloper is a technical writer and editor for the Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans’ Illnesses

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Published on Apr. 4, 2022

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  1. Dwight Wycherley April 5, 2022 at 10:45 pm

    More Vets want to join, but are unable to.

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