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June 23, 2011 16:53 ET

Media Advisory: MP Hawn to Help Unveil the Caren Virtual Reality Medical Treatment System at the Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital

EDMONTON, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - June 23, 2011) - Media are invited to attend the unveiling of Western Canada's first Computer Assisted Rehabilitation Environment (CAREN) virtual reality medical treatment system designated for patient use. The Courage in Motion (CIM) Centre, which houses the simulator, will be officially opened at the Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital, thanks to a partnership between the Canadian Forces (CF) and Alberta Health Services.

The CAREN system will give patients, including injured CF personnel and civilians, highly specialized treatment for both physical and psychological injuries.

There will be demonstrations of the virtual reality simulator to give guests and members of the media a rare opportunity to see the system in operation. Patients will demonstrate three activities including a virtual reality balance maze, a boat course and target practice.

Who:The Honourable Laurie Hawn – Member of Parliament for Edmonton Center (via pre-taped video presentatio)
LCol Markus Beseman – Head of Rehabilitation Medicine, Canadian Forces Health Services Group
Dr. Jacqueline Hebert – Clinical Director Adult Amputee Program,
Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital/Associate Professor, University of Alberta
John Chomiak – Chairperson, Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation
Gord Winkel – Board Member, Alberta Health Services Board
When:Friday, June 24, 2011 at 10 a.m.
Where:Dr. Bill Black Auditorium
Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital
10230 - 111 Avenue NW
Edmonton, Alberta

Notes to editor / news director: Please arrive at 9:30 a.m. at the GlenWest Main Entrance. Please see: http://media3.marketwire.com/docs/Visitors_parking.pdf for information on parking.

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