BIO invites industry leaders to submit proposals for breakout sessions at the 2009 BIO International Convention to be held May 18-21, 2009 in Atlanta, Ga. The convention will feature more than 150 breakout sessions in 19 educational session tracks. New tracks for 2009 include Achieving Regulatory Approval, Biomarkers, Exciting Science 2009, Global Biotechnology Issues, Translational Medicine, and Vaccines. Other tracks will cover various aspects of biotechnology and the life sciences from business and policy issues, to individual subject areas such as industrial and environmental, healthcare, and food and agriculture applications. Applications for education sessions will only be accepted online at http://www.bio2009.org/cfs.asp . The online application process closes on Thursday, August 28th at 5:00 pm EDT. All proposals will be reviewed by BIO staff and an International Program Committee composed of biotechnology professionals. Applicants will be notified of the status of their session proposal by November 30, 2008.