The FDA wants to know how well it communicates with the public.
The agency has scheduled an open meeting for its Risk Communication Advisory Committee and intends to discuss developments in its communications programs.
The meeting will focus on the "use of different channels for information dissemination, tracking how information is gathered and spread and thoughts on reaching less accessible target audiences," the FDA said.
But the federal watchdog agency might want to polish up on its web-linking skills. The meeting announcement on the FDA’s website directs users to background material on the meeting on another webpage that links right back to the original announcement page. Such “circular linking” is bad juju from a web design perspective.
The meeting its scheduled for May 5 at 8 a.m. at the FDA’s Washington, D.C., headquarters.