WASHINGTON (3/24/08)—The federal government is offering two live webcasts in upcoming weeks to help state planners in their next round of pandemic influenza planning. The webcasts, organized by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, will be on April 2 and April 30 and no registration is required. On March, the government issued new guidance for the second round of state pandemic planning assessments. These scheduled webcasts are intended to provide an overview of the guidance and offer an opportunity for a question-and-answer sessions with experts. Interested parties may email questions for the webcast panelists during the program to email@example.com, and are asked to include first name and hometown. States and U.S. territories have until June 16 to submit draft operational plans. The draft plans will be reviewed by relevant federal agencies and states will then be allowed to make revisions.