May 18, 2006 14:43 ET

Media Advisory-MEDEC: Pandemic & Supply Chain Planning-Are You Ready?

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - May 18, 2006) - MEDEC, the national industry association representing medical device and diagnostic companies is hosting an influenza pandemic planning conference in Toronto, Friday May 19, 2006. Presentations will focus on managing the delivery of medical supplies to customers and patients in Canada during a pandemic. Details are as follows:

Date: Friday, May 19, 2006

Time: 8:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Location: Doubletree International Plaza Hotel Toronto Airport
655 Dixon Road, Toronto, Ontario

Presentations of note:
8:40 AM Influenza Pandemic Overview - Dr. Mary Vearncombe
Medical Director, Infection Prevention and Control, Sunnybrook Health
Science Centre

9:25 AM The Ontario Influenza Pandemic Plan - Allison Stuart
Director, Emergency Management Branch, Public Health Division,
Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care

10:10 AM Supply Chain Considerations - Sarah Friesen
VP Hospital Operations, Hospital Business Services

11:25 AM Lessons from SARS - Bonnie Adamson
President & CEO, North York General Hospital

Contact Information

    Sara Rafuse
    Vice President, Communications
    (416) 620-1915 ext. 228 or toll free: 1-866-58-MEDEC
    (416) 620-1595 (FAX)