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
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
- 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
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