Friday, March 27, 2009

Learn How to Work with CDC and other federal agencies at the BIO Convention

Discover the research priorities, biotechnology capacity and collaborative needs for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the National Institutes for Health (NIH) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Learn how to partner with federal scientists to access hot technologies for licensure. Gain insight into FDA's regulatory science and perspective with emphasis on nanotechnology, genomics, rapid detection and regenerative medicine. Additional topical sessions will highlight the Federal Laboratory Consortium, Biomedical High Performance Computing and Emergency Use Authorization for expedited authorization of unapproved biomedical products and devices during public health emergencies.

The CDC has organized six informative sessions under the title, Federal Science and Opportunities, Tuesday, May 19, at the Georgia World Congress Center. Concurrent sessions will be held in the morning (8:00 am – 9:30 am, 10:00 am – 11:30 am) and in the afternoon (2 pm to 3:30 pm).

The sessions are:

  • How to Partner with Government - Tuesday, May 19: 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
  • Regulatory Science and Perspectives: Scientific Priorities at FDA - Tuesday, May 19: 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
  • Hot Federal Biotechnologies Available for Collaboration - Tuesday, May 19: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Use of Products during Public Health Crisis: Focus on Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) - Tuesday, May 19: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Federal Labortory Consortium - Tuesday, May 19: 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
  • Biomedical Computing and Improved Health Care - Tuesday, May 19: 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Learn more about the CDC Sessions

Inaugural Diversity Summit Features National, Local Experts

If you are a thought leader on workforce, science education, or health disparities in diverse communities, you cannot miss this first-ever summit, titled Fulfilling the Promise: Diversity in Biotechnology, on Monday, May 18. Hear engaging industry representatives and leaders from global minority communities share insights on the importance of biotechnology and diversifying the workforce. More than 20 featured speakers include national and local experts, including Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin; former U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Louis Sullivan; Dr. Eve Higginbotham, Dean of Morehouse School of Medicine; Dr. Otis Brawley, Chief Medical Officer of the American Cancer Society; Dr. Walter W. Williams, Director of Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; and Dr. Christopher Hillyer, Emory University Professor Pathology & Laboratory Medicine and Medical Director of the American Red Cross Blood Services, Southern Region.

The day-long Summit, from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, will be held at the Omni Hotel at CNN Center.

Panel discussion topics include:

  • Economic and workforce development
  • Health disparities and community outreach
  • Education and access
  • Awareness on the future of technology
  • Legislative roundtable of state and federal legislative initiatives

In addition, Diversity Summit attendees interested in attending the 2009 BIO International Convention Welcome Reception on the evening of May 18th and acquiring passes to the exhibition hall (May 19th -21st) may do so for the discounted price of $75.

This day-long summit is FREE. For information on speakers, registration and full agenda click here. For additional information please contact Julia Moorhead at or 202.962.9509.

RSVP for the Diversity Summit Today!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

BIO Partnering Is Now Open

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  • Search database of licensing opportunities provided by delegates
  • Communicate and schedule meetings directly with investors and senior business and scientific management
  • Pre-schedule private one-on-one meetings

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Sunday, March 15, 2009

2009 BIO Career Fair - Don't Miss It

Considering a new career? Have an opening at your company? Consider participating at the 2009 BIO Career Fair, Monday, May 18 at the Georgia World Congress Center. BIO Career Fair is FREE to all job seekers. You don’t need to attend the event to upload your resume. Employers can exhibit, post a job, sponsor, or advertise in the onsite program. Posting jobs on the BIO Career Fair website will market your jobs to thousands of job seekers PLUS it will be automatically cross-posted to! Your jobs will be viewable to the largest bioscience audience in the industry. Learn more at

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Sir Elton John to Deliver Keynote Address at 2009 BIO International Convention

Washington, D.C. [March, 11, 2009] – The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) announced today that Sir Elton John will be a keynote speaker at the 2009 BIO International Convention. This year's global event for biotechnology will take place on May 18-21, 2009, at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta.

Sir Elton John is scheduled to speak at noon on Tuesday, May 19, 2009. He will focus on the HIV/AIDS epidemic, how biotechnology has influenced prevention and treatment of the disease and an outlook of the challenges and solutions that lie ahead.

"For many years, we have been deeply impressed by Sir Elton John's long-standing commitment to the fight against AIDS and his efforts to raise money for HIV/AIDS charitable organizations since the mid-1980's,”said BIO President and CEO James C. Greenwood. "We share a common vision when it comes to solving some of the world's most challenging health problems, like HIV/AIDS. We are honored to have Sir Elton address our International Convention, which is anticipated to draw some 20,000 people from around the globe.”

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The BIO Party List is Now Live

Check out the BIO Party List – a free and open listing of all events happening during and around the 2009 BIO International Convention.

The events you see at the site are a combination of official events, affiliated sponsors, exhibitors and other key organizations that support BIO.

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