Media Advisory: Menopause numbers inspire action by health professionals

OTTAWA, Oct. 13 /CNW Telbec/ - Canada's female baby boom generation is rolling into its fifties, meaning that the number of women approaching, or experiencing, menopause will actually peak this year. To address this huge demographic wave, 14 national health care organizations have formed an alliance to try and improve the information and the health care that women will receive during this transition in their lives.

Expert spokespersons will provide media with information about their national collaboration via a technical briefing/webcast this week. The webcast will explain the implications of menopause for Canadian women and the group's plans to step up the pace of knowledge transfer and the quality of information about mid-life health issues currently being made available for women and their health-care providers.

    
    Date:                   Thursday, October 15, 2009

    Time:                   10:00 a.m. Bilingual presentation
                            10:20 a.m. Media question and answer session

    Access Numbers:         416-644-3425
                            1-800-732-1073
                            Conference ID 4165411

    English Event URL: http://www.newswire.ca/en/webcast/viewEvent.cgi?eventID=2813580

    French Event URL: http://www.cnw.ca/webcast/viewEvent.cgi?eventID=2813580

    Featured Spokespersons:
    -  Dr. Jennifer Blake - Canadian Foundation for Women's Health
    -  Dr. Delphine Laramee - Canadian Cardiovascular Society
    -  Dr. Fay Sliwin - The College of Family Physicians of Canada
    -  Dr. Karl Stobbe - Society of Rural Physicians of Canada
    -  Dr. Andre Lalonde - Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of
       Canada
    

Spokespeople will also be available for media interviews when the webcast concludes.

SOURCE Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada

For further information: For further information: Media Contacts: Lisa Robertson (English media): (613) 739-7032, Susan Wright (English media): (613) 730-2020, Andrée Paige (French media): (613) 863-1828, www.sogc.org, www.menopauseandu.ca

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