I have been sent draft minutes for the last CMRC Executive Board Meeting. It may be of some interest. Present were S Holgate, E Crawley, S Chowdry, A Atunes-Martin, E Sykes (SMC) , N Issar-Brown (MRC) Four more joined by phone and eight sent apologies. Much of the agenda records conference proceedings. An interesting item minuted as 'Given the impact of the IOM report in the US, there is a need to secure something similar for the UK. SH has been exploring possibilities. Essential that 'patient' (sic) advocates are an essential part of the process. Also mentioned 'The news that the Biobank has received funding from NIH is welcomed.'