QUEBEC, Sept. 2 /CNW Telbec/ - Media are invited to a press conference
announcing the launch of an international research project to address a
growing public health concern: the link between obesity, diabetes and
cardiovascular disease. Nearly one-fourth of adult Canadians are obese. At
least 80% of individuals with type 2 diabetes will develop obesity and
cardiovascular disease during their lifetime.
The press conference will take place on Thursday, September 4 at
10:30 a.m. at Université Laval.
WHAT: The launch of a research chair investigating the links between
obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease
WHO: - Dr. Yves Bolduc, Minister of Health and Social Services
- Denis Brière, Rector, Université Laval
- Dr. Alain Beaudet, President, Canadian Institutes of Health
- Paul Lévesque, President and Chief Executive Officer, Pfizer
- Dr. André Marette, Holder of the research chair
WHEN: Thursday, September 4 at 10:30 a.m.
WHERE: Université Laval
Gene-H. Kruger Building, Rooms 2320-2330
2425 rue de la Terrasse, Quebec City
Parking 105 and 108 available
For further information:
For further information: Mylène Champoux, avocate, Conseillère en
communication, Université Laval, (418) 656-2131 poste 5754