Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

December 05, 2014 14:00 ET

Media Advisory: Canadian Food Inspection Agency

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Dec. 5, 2014) -

Event: Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) Technical Briefing: Update on Avian Influenza in British Columbia
When: December 5, 2014 at 16:00 (EST)
Present: Dr. Harpreet Kochhar, Chief Veterinary Officer, CFIA
Dr. Pierre Lafortune, National Manager, Animal Import/Export, CFIA
Dr. John Spika, Director General for the Centre for Immunization and Respiratory Infectious Diseases, Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC)
Dr. Jane Pritchard, Chief Veterinary Officer, British Columbia Ministry of Agriculture
Dr. Perry Kendall, Provincial Health officer, British Columbia Ministry of Health

Representatives from the CFIA, PHAC and the provincial government of British Columbia will be on hand to provide an update on the avian influenza situation in British Columbia.

A question and answer session for the media will follow the update. Please be prepared to provide your name and affiliation.

Teleconference phone number: 1-877-413-4814

Passcode: 2326004

Contact Information

  • Media Relations
    Canadian Food Inspection Agency
    (613) 773-6600