October 24, 2006 09:22 ET

Repeat: Sir Bob Geldof celebrates McEwen Centre for Regenerative Medicine

University Health Network launches new research centre

Attention: Assignment Editor, City Editor, Health/Medical Editor, Lifestyle Editor, Science Editor TORONTO, ONTARIO, MEDIA ADVISORY--(CCNMatthews - Oct. 24, 2006) -

Date: October 25, 2006 from 3:00 - 3:45 pm

What: Regenerative medicine is an emerging area of science with the potential to transform the delivery of patient care by using stem cells to grow or repair tissues, organs and cells. Scientific breakthroughs in regenerative medicine could eventually lead to more effective treatments for patients suffering from a number of diseases, including cancer, cardiovascular disease, spinal cord injuries and Parkinson's disease.

Sir Bob Geldof will tour UHN's McEwen Centre for Regenerative Medicine (MCRM) and meet with leading scientists to learn about the potential of regenerative medicine and MCRM's vision.

Who: Sir Bob Geldof, humanitarian, 2006 Nobel Peace Prize nominee, musician and driving force behind the successful Live AID and Live 8 concerts.

Dr. Gordon Keller, leading stem cell scientist and founding Director of the McEwen Centre for Regenerative Medicine

Dr. Christopher J. Paige, Vice President of Research of University Health Network

Mr. Rob and Cheryl McEwen, founding donors

Location: University Health Network's McEwen Centre for Regenerative Medicine
Toronto Medical Discovery Tower, 3rd Floor
MaRS at 101 College Street West, Toronto
(Intersection of College and Elizabeth Street)
/For further information:

William Pointon
Public Affairs and Communications
University Health Network

Contact Information

  • Eva Lannon, Senior Public Affairs Advisor, University Health Network
    Primary Phone: 416-340-4011