Génome Canada

Génome Canada

October 25, 2006 10:00 ET

2020 Vision: Variation and Function in the Genome

First Annual Genome Canada International Conference

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Oct. 25, 2006) - Journalists are invited to Genome Canada's first international conference, which is designed to anticipate the future of genomic and proteomic science and its impact on society over the next decade and beyond. Participants will discuss emerging genomic tools and discoveries, with integrated consideration of scientific and ethical, economic, legal and other societal issues.



WHEN: October 25 to 27, 2006

WHERE: Chateau Frontenac, Quebec City


There will be sessions on human disease, molecular evolution and biosphere diversity, and emerging technologies and their possible implications. Please join us for a look into the future.

CONFERENCE BANQUET SPEAKER:

October 26, 2006 - 6:00 pm - Salle de Bal

Stephen Lewis

McMaster University 2006 Social Science Scholar in Residence

Stephen Lewis has an outstanding history as a diplomat and a humanitarian. He has been the United Nations' Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa since 2001. He is also a Commissioner for the World Health Organization's Commission on the Social Determinants of Health. In 2006, Mr. Lewis' best-selling book, Race Against Time, received the Canadian Booksellers Association's Libris Award for non-fiction book of the year.

A full program, including speaker biographies is available online at
http://www.genomecanada.ca/conference/

Contact Information

  • To set up an interview with Stephen Lewis:
    Genome Canada
    Marc Desmarais, V-P Government Relations
    613-751-4460 ext 115
    613-794-3142 (cell)
    mdesmarais@genomecanada.ca
    or
    Genome Canada
    Claudine Renauld
    V-P Communications and Public Affairs
    613-751-4460 ext 129
    crenauld@genomecanada.ca