Media Advisory - Urban Heart Health - You Are Where You Live... CIHR Café Scientifique Comes to Kitchener/Waterloo



    KITCHENER and WATERLOO, ON, Feb. 25 /CNW Telbec/ - Where we live has an
impact on our health. The Waterloo Region has recently witnessed tremendous
population and urban growth and is expected to continue to grow by more than
200,000 people over the next few decades. What will this rapid expansion and
changing environment mean for one's health? Will the Kitchener/Waterloo of the
future be a heart healthy community or a cardiovascular risk?
    In light of Heart Month, join us for a lively discussion with experts in
the field of cardiovascular health. This is a free event hosted by the
Canadian Institutes of Health Research's Institute of Circulatory and
Respiratory Health, the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada and the Healthy
Communities Research Network at the University of Waterloo.

    What is a Café Scientifique? Remember when you used to spend untold hours
sitting around a table over a beer or coffee with your friends, solving all
the problems of the world, debating all the "big questions" of the day? Café
Scientifique is, simply put, a larger and slightly more organized version of
those conversations. It's an opportunity to bring together researchers with
members of the public to spark a discussion about some of the most interesting
- and sometimes contentious - research currently underway in Canada.

    
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    What:  CIHR Café Scientifique on urban heart health
    When:  February 25th @ 6 p.m.
    Where: Verses Restaurant
           182 Victoria Street North
           Kitchener, Ontario
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    The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) is the Government of
Canada's agency for health research. CIHR's mission is to create new
scientific knowledge and to enable its translation into improved health, more
effective health services and products, and a strengthened Canadian
health-care system. Composed of 13 Institutes, CIHR provides leadership and
support to nearly 12,000 health researchers and trainees across Canada.
www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca

    (xx) This Café's panel of experts, including Dr. Pierre Filion,
    Professor, School of Planning, University of Waterloo, Patrick Fisher,
    Public Health Planner, Region of Waterloo Public Health, Dr. Doug Manuel,
    Senior Scientist, Ottawa Health Research Institute; and Dr. Stuart J.
    Smith, Chief of Cardiovascular Services Regional Cardiac Centre, St.
    Mary's General Hospital Grand River Hospital, are available for
    interviews.(xx)

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For further information:

For further information: or to schedule an interview: David Coulombe,
Media Relations, CIHR, (613) 941-4563, mediarelations@cihr-irsc.gc.ca


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