News Advisory: Asthma, Allergies and Air Pollution -- The Connection

Environment Minister, Leaders & Experts Speak at Summit
April 30-May 1
For Life and Breath

TORONTO, April 28, 2014 /CNW/ - The Asthma Society of Canada, celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, is holding an awards dinner and summit in Toronto on April 30th and May 1st, 2014, bringing together leaders and experts to look closely at the connections between asthma and respiratory allergies in Canada and the environment and health — particularly air quality and lung health.

The Summit will provide a forum for open, honest — and sometimes controversial — dialogue. More than 3.2 million Canadians have asthma — nearly one in 10 Canadians. In the age of climate change, new research is showing a stronger connection than previously understood between asthma, allergies and air pollution and other environmental issues.

Keynote speaker on May 1, 2014 will be the Hon. Leona Aglukkaq, Canada's Minister of the Environment.

Innovation Awards will also be presented on April 30 to key Canadian and international leaders helping improve the lives of people with asthma and for better air quality.


Asthma Society of Canada

For Life and Breath Summit


Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel

130 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON


Wednesday, April 30 (awards dinner)

Thursday, May 1 (summit)

Dr. Robert Oliphant, President and CEO, Asthma Society of Canada and other presenters and experts are also available for interview.

About Asthma Society of Canada

The Asthma Society of Canada (ASC) is a national charitable volunteer-supported organization devoted solely to enhancing the quality of life and health for people living with asthma and associated allergies through education and research.  For more information visit or follow us on Twitter or Facebook

SOURCE: Asthma Society of Canada

For further information: David Israelson, 416-918-4611,


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