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BioFlorida Day at the Capitol (members-only) | Tallahassee

BioFlorida Day at the Capitol is an unique opportunity for us to educate and advocate to advance the industry in the state. We will have an outstanding line-up of meetings scheduled with key leaders in the state legislature.

2/12/2019 to 2/13/2019
When: 02/12-13/2019
2:30 PM
Where: TCC Center for Innovation
300 W. Pensacola Street
Room CC114
Tallahassee, Florida  32301
United States
Contact: BioFlorida

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Registration for this event is now closed. Thank you to our participating members for advocating on behalf of the life sciences in Florida.


TUE - WED -BioFlorida Will Be In Tallahassee!

Join this year's delegation and advocate for the industry.


Don't miss the opportunity to:

  • Meet with Ken Lawson, Executive Director, Florida Department of Economic Opportunity
  • Attend Senate Health and Human Service Appropriations Committee Meeting
  • Meet with Key Legislators


Loranne Ausley

Joseph Casello

John Cortes

Anna V. Eskamani

Joy Goff-Marcil

Thomas J. "Tom" Leek

Ray Wesley Rodriques

Emily Slosberg


Jeff Brandes

Joe Gruters

Ed Hooper

Jason Pizzo

Perry E. Thurston, Jr.

Victor M. Torres, Jr.


More meetings to be announced!

Join Industry Leaders in Attendance


Akron Biotechnology



Biotility, University of Florida CERHB

Bristol-Myers Squibb

CSL Behring

CTD Holdings


Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner

Florida State University



GForce Life Sciences

Horizon Pharma USA


Institute for Commercialization of Florida Technology


Mayo Clinic

McDonald Hopkins


Moffitt Cancer Center


Neta Scientific

Ology Bioservices

Patient Services, Inc.


Phoenix Human Capital Solutions


Saliwanchik, Lloyd & Eisenschenk

Sanofi US

Scripps Research

Sensus Healthcare

Vertex Pharmaceuticals

Zimmer Biomet

Day 1: Tuesday, Feb 12

1:30 - 3:30 PM

Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services

Location: 412 Knott Building, State Capitol

Chairman Aaron Bean (R-Fernandina) to facilitate a presentation on biomedical research.

3:45 - 4:00 PM

Welcome Florida Delegation & Process Overview

Location: TCC Center for Innovation, Room CC114, 300 W. Pensacola Street, Tallahassee, FL 32301

Raquel A. Rodriguez, McDonald Hopkins, Co-Chair, BioFlorida Government Affairs Committee

4:00 - 4:20 PM

2019 Legislative Landscape & BioFlorida Government Affairs Priorities Review

Jim Daughton and Alli Liby-Schoonover, MHD Firm

5:00 - 5:15 PM

Closing Remarks

Nancy K. Bryan, President & CEO, BioFlorida

5:30 - 7:00 PM

Welcome Reception with Special Guest

Ken Lawson, Executive Director of the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity

Location: Andrew's Downtown, 228 South Adams Street, Tallahassee, FL 32301

In December, Governor DeSantis named Lawson Executive Director of the Department of Economic Opportunity. Previously, Lawson has led VISIT FLORIDA and the Department of Business and Professional Regulation.


Day 2: Wednesday, Feb 13

8:00 - 8:30 AM

Coffee & Breakfast
Location: TCC Center

9:00 am - 1:00 PM

Individual Legislator Meetings & Committee Meetings
Location: State Capitol

1:00 - 2:00 PM

Working Lunch & Debrief
Location: TCC Center



About BioFlorida

BioFlorida is the voice of Florida's life sciences industry, representing 6,700 establishments and research organizations in the BioPharma, MedTech, HealthIT & BioAg that collectively employ nearly 94,000 Floridians.