Media Advisory - World-renowned Neurologist Recruited to Calgary!

New scientist to help children with injury and illness of the brain at the Alberta Children's Hospital

CALGARY, April 20 /CNW/ - On Thursday, April 22, 2010, the Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation, Alberta Children's Hospital Research Institute for Child and Maternal Health, the University of Calgary Faculty of Medicine and Alberta Health Services will announce the inaugural holder of the Dr. Robert Haslam Chair in Child Neurology.

As the first appointee to the esteemed research position, this world-class physician-scientist will lead research and clinical care for thousands of children facing injury and illness of the brain and spinal cord at the Alberta Children's Hospital each year.

    
    Who:      Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation, Alberta Children's
              Hospital Research Institute for Child and Maternal Health,
              Alberta Health Services and the University of Calgary Faculty
              of Medicine.

              A family who have benefitted from care from the Neurology Team
              at the hospital will be available for interviews with the
              media.

    What:     Announcement of the 1st appointee to new Research Chair in
              Child Neurology

    When:     Thursday, April 22, 2010
              10 am - 11 am
              Refreshments and formal program

    Where:    Alberta Children's Hospital
              Kinsmen Learning Centre - 4th Floor
              2888 Shaganappi Trail NW
    

The Alberta Children's Hospital is one of a select few centres in Canada which provides comprehensive care in neurology, neuro-surgery, neuro-oncology and neuro-rehabilitation for children. It is the only children's hospital in Canada to provide all four services in one facility.

The Alberta Children's Hospital Research Institute for Child and Maternal Health is a joint initiative of the Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation, University of Calgary Faculty of Medicine and Alberta Health Services. Research activities focus on linking research findings to improving inpatient care.

The Dr. Robert Haslam Chair in Child Neurology is named in honour of Dr. Robert Haslam, the first pediatric neurologist in Calgary, first Chief of Pediatrics at the Alberta Children's Hospital and highly respected, internationally recognized advocate for children with developmental and neurological disabilities.

SOURCE Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation

For further information: For further information: Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation, Belinda Lamb, Office: (403) 955-8821, Mobile: (403) 803-3340, Email: blamb@achf.com; University of Calgary Faculty of Medicine, Lois Epp, Office: (403) 220-2945, Mobile: (403) 830-5647, Email: lois.epp@ucalgary.ca

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