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CASPAF 2009.06.11 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
contact: Diana Faustmann
(407) 423-0098
d.faustmann@cthsu.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

FLORIDA CONFERENCE AIMS TO FOSTER
ACADEMIC RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
BETWEEN U.S. AND CHINA/TAIWAN

Speakers include former Time magazine "Man of the Year"
who developed the now-standard HIV "cocktail therapy"
and  the co-founder of EA Tiburon,
developer of the Madden NFL video game series

ORLANDO, Fla. (June 11, 2009) - A conference aimed at networking the nation's Chinese-Americans working in academic and professional environments and creating global partnerships for future research and economic development is scheduled for September 9-12, 2009 in Orlando, Fla. The areas of focus are biotech, medical, healthcare/nutrition and global business. See Complete conference details .

The event is organized by the Chinese American Scholars & Professionals Association of Florida (CASPAF) and the Florida High Tech Corridor. The CASPAF president and conference chairman is C.T. Hsu, FAIA, president of C.T. Hsu + Associates (www.cthsu.com) and a native of Taiwan.

Confirmed speakers include the following industry leaders:

  • David Ho, M.D., Ph.D., scientific director/CEO of the Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center in New York City and a former Time magazine "Man of the Year"who developed the now-standard HIV "cocktail therapy"

  • Steven Chiang, co-founder, GM and senior VP of EA Tiburon, developer of the Madden NFL video game series

  • Yun-Hwa Peggy Hsieh, Ph.D., professor and graduate program director, Department of Nutrition, Food and Exercise Sciences in the College of Human Sciences at Florida State University

  • Daniel Kelly, M.D., Ph.D., scientific director and professor at the Burnham Institute for Medical Research

Event sponsors include Florida High Tech Corridor, Orlando Health, Florida Hospital, Orlando Magic, Walt Disney World, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida, Central Florida Partnership, Metro Orlando EDC and the Orlando/Orange County Convention & Visitors Bureau, among others.

The Chinese American Scholars & Professionals Association of Florida (www.caspaf.org) is a non-profit educational organization whose vision is to serve as a bridge between the U.S./Canada and China/Taiwan by advancing academic research and professional achievement among Chinese Americans and others and providing opportunities for networking and partnership between academic and professional organizations in Taiwan and Florida.

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