CHRONIC DISEASE PREVENTION ALLIANCE OF CANADA

CHRONIC DISEASE PREVENTION ALLIANCE OF CANADA

October 18, 2006 09:00 ET

CDPAC: Second National Conference on Chronic Disease Prevention

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Oct. 18, 2006) - Chronic diseases are the leading cause of death and disability, and account for a large part of what we spend on health care.

Key issues in chronic disease prevention will be debated and discussed at the Chronic Disease Prevention Alliance of Canada second national conference entitled Building It Together, to be held November 5-8, 2006, in Ottawa. Featured topics: poverty and health, the latest figures on obesity in Canada, and tax policies that might promote healthier eating and increase physical activity. Participants represent researchers, practitioners and policy-makers from across Canada in areas such as cancer, arthritis, heart disease, nutrition and physical activity. Other participants will bring perspectives from education, transportation, urban planning and the environment. Among those appearing will be Health Minister Tony Clement, Ontario Minister of Health Promotion Jim Watson, and Allan Gregg, Chairman of The Strategic Counsel.

Contact Information

  • To arrange interviews before or during the Conference:
    CDPAC
    Pamela Kern
    613-841-5454
    www.cdpac.ca