Public Health Agency of Canada

Public Health Agency of Canada

September 03, 2009 10:26 ET

Media Advisory/Severe H1N1 Disease: Preventing Cases; Reducing Mortality

Winnipeg, Manitoba--(Marketwire - Sept. 3, 2009) The Public Health Agency of Canada is hosting a meeting to bring together national and international intensive care (ICU) specialists, public health officials, infection control practitioners, and other medical health experts to discuss the clinical care and management of severe H1N1 disease and to prepare for the anticipated fall pandemic wave.

Please arrive 30 minutes early to sign-in.
Please report to the media registration desk on the first floor upon arrival.
Date: September 3, 2009
Location: The Fairmont Hotel, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Technical Briefing Thursday, September 3, 2009 - 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm CT
Wellington Room, 1
stFloor, Fairmont Hotel, Winnipeg Manitoba

Dr. David Butler-Jones, Dr. Frank Plummer, Scientific Director General of the National Microbiology Laboratory, and Dr. Howard Njoo, Director General, Infectious Disease and Emergency Preparedness at the Public Health Agency of Canada, will be available to brief media on developments and outcomes of the meeting and respond to questions.

For media not able to attend in person, a teleconference line will be available both to listen and ask questions. 

North American Dial-In #: 1-888-265-0464
Int'l Dial-In #: (613) 954 - 4096
Conference ID #: 27753921
Live Webcast (audio only): http://www.maxdigital.ca/phacaudiocast/index_e.htm
On-Site Details:

A room for use by media will be available. Public Health Agency of Canada representatives will be on site to provide assistance.
Accreditation:

All members of the media and associated personnel participating on-site must be accredited by the Public Health Agency of Canada on arrival. 

Accreditation is reserved for members of the press - print, radio, TV, and news services.  Freelancers must provide an assignment letter from an appropriate media outlet.
To obtain accreditation, present the following to PHAC personnel on-site:
a valid press card or media outlet ID
OR
a letter of assignment on company letterhead AND photo identification

Contact Information

  • Public Health Agency of Canada
    Media Relations
    613-941-8189