WHIPPANY, N.J., April 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Bayer will host an event for members of the bleeding disorders community, patients and their families during the Hemophilia Federation of America (HFA) Annual Symposium, which takes place from March 31 to April 2 in Las Vegas. The April 2 breakfast event will feature a keynote address from Dr. Mae Jemison, the first African-American woman astronaut in space, who will share her love of exploration, science education and growing up strong.
Also a physician, engineer and accomplished children's author, Dr. Jemison is Bayer's long-time ambassador and advocate for its award-winning "Making Science Make Sense" initiative, which advances science literacy across the United States through hands-on learning, public education, and employee volunteerism.
"I believe that all children are innately interested in science," said Dr. Jemison. "Frequently young people with chronic illnesses are even more likely to be engaged in and knowledgeable about science, as they gain an early command of concepts about their body and the environment in order to understand their disease and manage their health."
Dr. Jemison's talk will highlight the importance of science education, not just for students pursuing careers in science, but for all of us in our everyday lives.
"Bayer has a long legacy of commitment to science and education," said Dario Mirski, MD, Bayer's senior vice president of medical affairs for the Americas. "As a life sciences company, we are want to help develop the next generation of innovators to help us advance medical care long into the future."
The event will take place during HFA, on Saturday, April 2 from 7:00 to 9:00 a.m. at the JW Marriott, Las Vegas.
Bayer: Science For A Better Life
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