Friday, March 27, 2009

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!

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