Public Health Agency of Canada

Public Health Agency of Canada

October 15, 2009 20:25 ET

Media Advisory: Public Health Agency of Canada

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Oct. 15, 2009) - On Friday, October 16, 2009 the Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Federal Minister of Health, Dr. David Butler-Jones, Chief Public Health Officer for Canada, and Dr. Danielle Grondin, Assistant Deputy Minister, Infectious Disease and Emergency Preparedness at the Public Health Agency of Canada will be in Vancouver, British Columbia for the following activities:

9:30 a.m.: Tour of the H1N1 laboratory at the British Columbia Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC).

A media pool will be organized for the tour. Please arrive 15 minutes before the tour begins to sign in.

10:00 a.m.: Minister Aglukkaq, Dr. David-Butler-Jones and Dr. Danielle Grondin will provide a national update on the H1N1 flu virus.

Following their update, Dr. Perry Kendall, Provincial Health Officer for British Columbia, will comment on H1N1 flu virus activity and preparations in the province.

Media are invited to attend. If you are unable to participate in person, please call:

North American Dial-In #: 1-888-265-0464

Int'l/Local Dial-In #: (613) 954-4096

Conference ID #: 36176312



Date :
Friday, October 16, 2009

Time :
10:00 a.m. (Pacific Daylight Time)

Location:
BC Centre for Disease Control
655 West 12th Avenue
Vancouver, British Columbia


Regular updates on H1N1 influenza A are available on our website at:
http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/alert-alerte/swine_200904-eng.php

Subscribe to our RSS feed for journalists on H1N1 influenza A at:
http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/rss/index-eng.php

Contact Information

  • Office of Leona Aglukkaq
    Minister of Health
    Josee Bellemare
    613-957-0200
    or
    British Columbia Centre for Disease Control
    Ritinder Harry
    604-707-2412
    or
    B.C. Ministry of Healthy Living and Sport
    Jeff Rud
    Communications Director
    250-952-2387
    or
    Public Health Agency of Canada
    Media Relations
    613-941-8189