FDAAA serves FDA alumni by providing communications, holding functions, listing opportunities, and much more. Serving those who have served also takes the form of helping those who still are serving, the current staff at FDA.

Welcome Message

Edward A. Steele - President

Welcome to the Food and Drug Administration Alumni Association (FDAAA) website

It has been almost a year since I assumed the role of President of the Association. A year filled with great accomplishments and many activities for members to take part in. It has included a number of luncheons with key Agency managers, the annual luncheon with the Commissioner and her top staff, and a gala reception in celebration of the 75th Anniversary of the FD&C Act to mention a few. We even held our first "Outside the Beltway" reception in Boston to allow "field" members to get further involved.   [more]

Ed Steele,

Upcoming Events

Save the Date - Commissioner's Spring Fling - May 27th

This year's Commissioner's Spring Fling will be held on Tuesday, May 27th. It will be held at White Oak in the Great Room around 12-1:30 PM. Please mark your calendars!

FDAAA Annual Meeting and Board Meeting – April 22, 2013

(See New Billing Information)

When: Tuesday, April 22nd
FDAAA Board Meeting, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
FDAAA Annual Meeting 1:00 - 2:15 p.m.

Where: Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
Meridian C
Washington, DC

Cost: Free

As in past years, the FDAAA Board and Annual Meetings will be held one day before the Food and Drug Law Institute (FDLI) Annual Conference. The FDLI Annual Conference will be held April 23 - 24, and FDLI will offer a special FDAAA member registration of $65.00 for the plenary session (8:15 - 12:30 on April 23rd.) Interested FDAAA members may attend both the plenary session and April 23 lunch (where Michael Taylor will be the speaker) for $120. The presentation of the FDAAA's Harvey Wiley Award and the recipient's presentation will close out the plenary session.

Dr. Robert Temple has been selected to receive the 2014 Harvey Wiley Award. Dr. Temple serves as CDER's Deputy Center Director for Clinical Science and also Acting Director of the Office of Drug Evaluation I.

Please inform Alan Andersen at f.alanandersen@yahoo.com if you plan to register for this FDAAA special registration for the FDLI Plenary. You will be invoiced by FDLI. Alan would also like to know if you would be interested in attending the April 24th luncheon featuring an address by the Honorable Samuel A. Alito, Jr., Associate Justice, Supreme Court of the United States. While Alan is not sure if it would be possible to get tickets for the luncheon, he would like to know if there is interest among FDAAA members.

Additional information about and registration for the 2014 FDLI Annual Conference may be found on the FDLI website at: http://www.fdli.org/conferences/conference-pages/2014-annual-conference

Latest Events

FDAAA Luncheon with FDA Associate Commissioner for Regulatory Affairs Melinda Plaisier, February 6, 2014

Melinda Plaisier

FDAAA's February 6th luncheon was held at a new and very nice venue -- Eggspectation in downtown Silver Spring. Melinda K. Plaisier, Associate Commissioner for Regulatory Affairs (ORA) was the very enlightening and dynamic luncheon speaker, Mrs. Plaisier said that ORA was the backbone of the organization. She said she spent the last couple of weeks visiting many of FDA's import operations and she is always inspired by the employees. They are highly motivated, take great pride in their work, and are proud to be working for FDA and protecting public health.


Latest Announcements

Dr. Steven Solomon Appointed As DACRA

Dr. Steven Solomon has been appointed as the Deputy Associate Commissioner for Regulatory Affairs (DACRA) for the Office of Regulatory Affairs (ORA) effective April 6, 2014.


FDAAA's 2013 Annual Report Released in Advance of April 22, 2014 Annual Meeting

The 2013 Annual Report highlights the accomplishments of the Association during the past year.

[Click here to view the 2013 Annual report]

Links to Recent FDAAA Events and Announcements

Recent FDAAA Events


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