Friday, June 3, 2011

Sun Prairie Native Tom Loftus Among Speakers at 2011 BIO Convention (Sun Prairie Star)

Loftus Among Speakers at June 27 Conference

Sun Prairie native Tom Loftus will participate in a discussion on Wisconsin’s emerging role in addressing global health issues at a Monday, June 27, luncheon in Washington, D.C.

The “Welcome to Washington” luncheon, to be held in the Rayburn House Office Building on Independence Avenue, precedes the official start of the 2011 BIO International Convention in Washington, D.C. The convention will be held June 27-30 at the Washington Convention Center, where a Wisconsin pavilion will welcome visitors to the world’s largest biotechnology show.

The Wisconsin Technology Council is organizing the luncheon, the Wisconsin pavilion and some related BIO International events. To become a pavilion or related event sponsor, or for more information on how to attend contact Jodi Hoeser, national conference director for the Wisconsin Technology Council, at 608-442-7557 ext. 26.

Loftus was ambassador to Norway from 1993 to 1997 and served as special advisor to the director of the World Health Organization from 1998 to 2005. He was a Democratic member of the Wisconsin Legislature representing Sun Prairie from 1977 to 1991, serving as speaker of the Assembly for eight years.

Loftus continues to work with a number of emerging companies in the United States and northern Europe, including Wisconsin-based CellCura. He is completing a term on the UW System Board of Regents.

Click here for more information on the Wisconsin Pavilion at 2011 BIO Convention.

Click here for more information on the Wisconsin Technology Council.

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