Media invitation - Grand Opening of new Shriners Hospitals for Children® - Canada Research Centre

Plus the announcement of the new Director of Research and Inaugural Francis Glorieux Chair of Pediatric Musculoskeletal Research

MONTREAL, Dec. 10, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - The media are invited to an exclusive tour of the new Shriners Hospitals for Children®-Canada Research Centre; to meet the new Director and First Francis Glorieux Chair of Pediatric Musculoskeletal Research and to roll up their sleeves to do a laboratory experiment of their own.



Wednesday, December 16, at 9:30 a.m.


Shriners Hospitals for Children – Canada
Meet at Main entrance
1003 Décarie Blvd.
Free parking available at P3A – 100 (public parking – enter Canada Shriners Hospital at P3A-100 and bring your ticket to reception)


A place where ingenuity and passion meet

The new 19-thousand square feet Research Centre occupies the entire 5th floor of the hospital and is more than twice as large as in the legacy hospital.  It is home to eight spacious laboratories allowing space for additional principal investigators and their teams to join the research effort.  

Committed to pioneering research

The new Research Centre allows the Canada Shriners Hospital to build on its history of documented success in research in genetics of metabolic bone disease. The research program has generated several major breakthroughs, patents and benchmark protocols, including:

  • The world's standard of care in the medical treatment of children with osteogenesis imperfecta (brittle bone disease);
  • Breakthrough treatment for an inherited form of rickets now adopted globally;
  • The only exclusively pediatric bone sampling and analysis laboratory in the world;
  • Fassier-Duval rods used to reinforce long bones in legs and arms.


SOURCE Shriners Hospitals For Children

For further information: Lisa Dutton, 514-264-6514,; Emmanuelle Rondeau, Communications & Marketing Manager, Shriners Hospitals for Children-Canada, 514-282-6990,


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