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Associated Press Florida Daybook

Associated Press Florida Daybook for Monday, Feb. 9.


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Please keep the AP in mind when news develops. Contact the Miami bureau at 305-594-5825 or miami@ap.org. For daybook items please contact the South Regional Desk in Atlanta at 404-653-8460 or southdaybook@ap.org.

Feb. 6 - 9. CONGENITAL HEART DISEASE — All Children s Hospital Johns Hopkins Medicine will host the 15th Annual International Symposium on Congenital Heart Disease. The annual conference, co-sponsored by the American Association for Thoracic Surgery, brings together more than 300 pediatric experts from across the world to discuss the treatment and care of patients with congenital heart disease (CHD). This year s conference will feature hands-on workshops and interactive presentations that focus on congenital abnormalities of the coronary arteries - the arteries that bring blood to the heart muscle.

Location: Renaissance Vinoy Resort

501 5th Avenue NE

St. Petersburg

Contacts: Danielle Rotolo (Johns Hopkins), 727-767-2897

Feb. 8 - 10. HEALTH CARE AFFORDABILITY SUMMIT — The Foundation of Associated Industries of Florida (FAIF), the charitable organization responsible for the educational programming of Associated Industries of Florida, hosts the 2015 Florida Health Care Affordability Summit.

Location: Rosen Shingle Creek Resort


Feb. 9. 9:30 a.m. ANTI-VIOLENCE TASK FORCE — Miami-Dade Police Director J.D. Patterson and Miami Police Chief Rodolfo Llanes announce progress of the North-end Street Violence Task Force.

Location: Northside Station

799 N.W. 81st St.


Contacts: Robin Pinkard (MDPD), 305-471-1900

Feb. 9. 9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. CHILD SAFETY — The Department of Children and Families, city and county leaders, police and fire-rescue directors, state agencies, healthcare advocates and community partners have joined together in an extraordinary effort aimed at reducing preventable child deaths in Broward County, nearly half of which were due to drowning and unsafe sleep last year.

The campaign s kickoff event will provide information to leaders and officials, along with the opportunity to take the "SaferBy4 pledge in this effort. The ?SaferBy4 campaign is designed to give cities, first responders and others who interact with families the additional tools and no-cost ways of providing important information to their communities, residents and clients, all in the hopes of getting children safely to their 4th birthday, when the risks are reduced.

Location: Sunrise Civic Center Grand Ballroom

10610 West Oakland Park Blvd.


Contacts: Paige Patterson-Hughes (DCF), 954-375-3354

Feb. 9. 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. RUBIO-GOLDMAN SACHS SMALL BUSINESSES — Goldman Sachs Chairman and CEO Lloyd Blankfein, Dr. Eduardo Padron, President of Miami Dade College, and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) will give remarks at the graduation of small business owners from the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program.

Location: Freedom Tower at Miami Dade College

Mural Room

600 Biscayne Boulevard


Contacts: Ammar Camp-Najjar (Hispanic Chamber of Commerce)

Feb. 9. 11:45 a.m. CITRUS GREENING — U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack will announce funding to help citrus producers combat Huanglongbing (HLB), also known as citrus greening, a devastating citrus disease that threatens U.S. citrus production.

Contacts: USDA Press Office, 202-720-4623

Notes: DIAL-IN: 888-989-9723

PASSCODE: CITRUS (Given Verbally)

Feb. 10. 9 a.m. FLOWER INSPECTION — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Commissioner R. Gil Kerlikowske will travel to Miami on Tuesday, February 10, to meet with Miami-Dade County airport officials, local flower and commerce business leaders to tour CBP agriculture inspection operations and speak about CBP agriculture mission to keep pests and plant diseases, which could harm the U.S. agricultural and floral industries from entering the United States during one of the most demanding times of the year for flower imports.

Location: LAN Cargo Facility

6450 NW 22nd Street, Building 710


Contacts: Migdalia Travis (CBP), 786-594-1353

Feb. 10. 2 p.m. - 5 p.m. FLORIDA EDUCATION SUMMIT — Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, Florida Governor Rick Scott, Florida Senate President Andy Gardiner and Florida House Speaker Steve Crisafulli will participate in Keeping the Promise: A Florida Education Summit, hosted by the Foundation for Florida's Future.

Location: Florida State University

The Alumni Center


Contacts: Florida Promise, 850-391-3070

Feb. 10. 6 p.m. MODIFIED MOSQUITOES — The Florida Keys Mosquito Control District will be hold an educational seminar regarding the proposed Oxitec trial. This informal session will focus on the following topic: "Why FKMCD is considering the Oxitec GM Mosquito."

Location: FKMCD offices, 5224 College Road, Key West

Contacts: FKMCD (305) 292-7190

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