Public Health Agency of Canada

Public Health Agency of Canada

November 28, 2008 16:00 ET

Media Advisory: Public Health Agency of Canada

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 28, 2008) - The Public Health Agency of Canada, the Canadian Paediatric Society, the Canadian Public Health Association, and the Canadian Association for Immunization Research and Evaluation (CAIRE) are pleased to partner in hosting the 8th Canadian Immunization Conference at the Sheraton Centre in Toronto Ontario November 30-December 3, 2008.



Opening Session
November 30, 2008 at 1:30 p.m.
Sheraton Centre Grand Ballroom.

Photo Opportunity
Dr. David Bulter-Jones demonstrate www.FightFlu.ca
PHAC Corporate Booth
2:10 p.m.


www.FightFlu.ca is a new, innovative federal/provincial/territorial tool to provide Canadians with easy and ongoing access to information about influenza, now and during a pandemic.

Dr. Butler-Jones will demonstrate how to use the portal.



Technical Briefing for Media: Research abstracts
December 1, 2008 at 9:30 a.m.
Grand Ballroom East


Dr. Margaret Russell from CAIRE will highlight research abstracts of interest for media, including new research on flu vaccines. Journalists will be invited to tour the posters at 10 a.m. Researchers will be available for comment.

Please note that media onsite at the Canadian Immunization Conference must be accredited, and can register onsite. See www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/cnic-ccni for more information and to view the Conference program.



Location

Toronto Sheraton Centre
123 Queen Street West
Toronto, Ontario
M5H 2M9

Contact Information

  • Public Health Agency of Canada
    Philippe Brideau
    Media Relations
    Pre-Conference: 613-948-7970
    On Site: 613-808-2796
    or
    Canadian Paediatric Society
    Christine LaRocque
    Manager, Public Affairs
    Pre-Conference: 613-526-9397 ext. 258
    On Site: 613-850-4868
    or
    Canadian Public Health Association
    Angela Slobodian
    Pre-Conference: 613-725-3769
    On Site: 613-295-0565
    or
    Canadian Association for Immunization
    Research and Evaluation
    Gordean Bjornson
    Pre-Conference: 604-875-2422
    On Site: 604-230-5661