Public Health Agency of Canada

Public Health Agency of Canada

August 01, 2008 14:46 ET

Media Advisory: Public Health Agency of Canada

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 1, 2008) - The Honourable Tony Clement, Canada's Minister of Health will attend the XVII International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2008) in Mexico City from August 4-6, 2008.

Minister Clement will be available for media and photo opportunities at the following events. The Minister will be accompanied by Canada's Chief Public Health Officer, Dr. David Butler-Jones.

All events will take place at AIDS 2008, which is located at:



Centro Banamex
Av. Conscripto 311
Lomas de Sotelo
Mexico City,
Mexico


Monday, August 4, 2008

17:45 - 18:30: Minister Clement will host a reception for international and domestic conference delegates who have received Government of Canada scholarships to attend AIDS 2008. Media are invited to take photos at the reception. Only cameras will be permitted.

Where: The White Room on Level E2

19:00 - 20:00: Minister Clement will host a reception for all Canadian delegates at AIDS 2008. The Minister will deliver welcoming remarks and will be available to answer questions from media.

Where: Salon Galleria

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

11:00 - 11:25: Minister Clement will participate in the World Health Organization launch of Priority Interventions: HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment and care in the health sector, a new guide to help countries scale up towards universal access to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support. The Minister will provide brief remarks and will be available to answer questions from media.

Where: Press Centre, Level 2

13:15 - 14:00: Minister Clement will tour the Canada Booth at the AIDS 2008 Conference Exhibition Space. The Minister will be available to answer questions from media.

Where: Exhibition Space, Booth C-301

Please note that media onsite at AIDS 2008 must be accredited. See www.aids2008.org for more information.

Contact Information

  • Office of the Honourable Tony Clement
    Minister of Health Canada
    Media Inquiries - Laryssa Waler
    613-957-0200
    or
    Public Health Agency of Canada
    Philippe Brideau
    Media Relations
    613-948-7970