United States Department of Veterans Affairs
Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses

Committee Documents

On April 28, 2014 the Committee presented a draft, comprehensive report on the health of Gulf War veterans. The final version of the report, Gulf War Illness and the Health of Gulf War Veterans: Research Update and Recommendations, 2009-2013, presented on September 22, 2014, is available online by clicking on its title.

On November 17, 2008 the Committee presented a comprehensive report on the health of Gulf War veterans to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs.  The full report, Gulf War Illness and the Health of Gulf War Veterans, is available online by clicking on its title.

The Committee's 2004 report, Scientific Progress in Understanding Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses, can also be accessed by clicking the linked title.

Other previous Committee reports, recommendations, and documents are available below.

 

Committee Reports and Recommendations

September 23, 2014 Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses Recommendations 
September 22, 2014 2013 RAC Report - Final 
April 28, 2014 2013 RAC Report - Uncorrected Proofs Copy 
February 28, 2014 2013 Annual Report 
June 18, 2013 Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses Recommendations 
February 4, 2013 Committee Recommendation Regarding Gulf War Illness Case Definition 

December 1, 2012

2012 Annual Report

June 19, 2012 Comments and Recommendations Regarding New VA Gulf War Illness Research Strategic Plan
February 1, 2012 Update for Gulf War Era Pre-9/11 Report Recommendations 
February 1, 2012 Comments and Recommendations Regarding VA Gulf War Illness Research Strategic Plan 
December 1, 2011 2011 Annual Report 
June 28, 2011 Comments and Recommendations Regarding Gulf War Research Strategic Plan 
March 1, 2011 Comments and Recommendations Regarding New VA Gulf War lllness Research Program 
November 2, 2010 Recommendations Regarding the VA's planned "Follow-Up Study of a National Cohort of Gulf War and Gulf War Era Veterans" 
December 1, 2009 2009 Annual Report 
November 17, 2009 Comments and Recommendations Regarding New VA Gulf War Illness Research Program
December 1, 2008 2008 Annual Report
November 17, 2008 Gulf War Illness and the Health of Gulf War Veterans: Scientific Findings and Recommendations
April 18, 2008 Findings and Recommendations Regarding the University of Texas Southwestern Gulf War Illness Research Program
December 1, 2007 2007 Annual Report
February 1, 2007 Letter to Secretary Nicholson re: Recommendations from November 2006 Committee meeting 
December 1, 2006 2006 Annual Report
August 25, 2006

Letter to Secretary Nicholson re: the Research Perspective Regarding the Period for Undiagnosed and Unexplained Illnesses Compensation Claims

January 17, 2006 Research Priorities: VA FY2006 Gulf War Illness Request for Proposals
December 1, 2005 2005 Annual Report
December 1, 2004 2004 Annual Report
November 12, 2004 Scientific Progress in Understanding Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses: Report and Recommendations

December 1, 2003

2003 Annual Report

December 16, 2002

Letter to Deputy Secretary MacKay re: "Lessons Learned" 

December 1, 2002

2002 Annual Report 

June 25, 2002

2002 Interim Report 

 

Committee Meetings and Minutes     

April 28-29, 2014

Presentation 1 - Victoria Davey

Presentation 2 - Roberta White

Presentation 3 - Victor Kalasinsky

Presentation 4 - Michelle Block

Presentation 5 - Ashok Shetty

Presentation 6 - James O'Callaghan

Presentation 7 - Lea Steele
   
March 19, 2014 Agenda
  Minutes
January 7-8, 2014 Agenda
  Minutes
June 17-18, 2013 Agenda 
  Minutes 
February 4, 2013 Agenda 
Minutes 
June 18-19, 2012 Agenda 
  Minutes 
January 31-February 1, 2012 Agenda 
  Minutes 
June 27-28 2011 Agenda 
  Minutes 
February 28-March 1, 2011 Agenda 
Minutes 
November 1-2, 2010 Agenda 
  Minutes 
June 28-29, 2010 Agenda 
Minutes 
March 1-2, 2010 Agenda 
  Minutes 
November 2-3, 2009 Agenda
Minutes
June 29-30, 2009 Agenda
Minutes 
February 23-24, 2009 Agenda

 

Minutes
November 17, 2008 Agenda
Minutes
September 15-16, 2008 Agenda
Minutes
April 7-8, 2008  Agenda 
Minutes
July 18-19, 2007  Agenda
Minutes
April 24-25, 2007 Agenda
Minutes
November 6-7, 2006 Agenda
Minutes
August 14-15, 2006 Agenda
Minutes
May 15-16, 2006 Agenda
Minutes
December 12-13, 2005 Agenda
Minutes
September 19-21, 2005 Agenda
Minutes
April 6-8, 2005 Agenda
Minutes
October 25-26, 2004 Agenda
Minutes
June 28-29, 2004  Agenda
Minutes

February 23-24, 2004

Agenda 

Minutes

October 27-28, 2003

Agenda 

Minutes

June 16-17, 2003

Agenda 

Minutes

February 3-4, 2003

Agenda 

 

Minutes 

October 28-30, 2002

Agenda 

 

Minutes 

 

Citations and abstracts 

 

Deputy Secretary MacKay's remarks 

June 25, 2002

Minutes

April 11-12, 2002

Minutes (April 11th) 

 

Minutes (April 12th)   

 

Committee charter

  May 2013
November 2010
May 2008
May 2006

 

April 2004 

January 2002 
Authorizing Legislation