Invitation - CHU Ste-Justine's First-Ever Lucille Teasdale Day - The political stake in the health and lives of children

    MONTREAL, Sept. 19 /CNW Telbec/ - As part of Sainte-Justine's Centennial
celebrations and thanks to the initiative developed by Nago Humbert, head of
the pediatric palliative care team at CHU Ste-Justine and President of
Médecins du Monde Switzerland, the public is invited to attend a unique
conference entitled "Les enfants au coeur de la santé internationale". Entry
for the conference is free and will take place on September 24, 2007, at CHU
Ste-Justine's Justine-Lacoste-Beaubien Amphitheatre in Montreal. This
conference will lead off the very first Lucille Teasdale Day and is expected
to be the end all of debates.
    Almost 11 million children die worldwide each year before reaching their
fifth birthday due to the lack of access to medical care in developing
countries. The majority of these innocent victims could be cured with the
simple means available in rich countries.
    The first-ever Lucille-Teasdale Day, a free event open to the public and
the media, will present renowned international specialists from all around the
world who will be on hand to answer questions about the role and purpose of
humanitarian organizations in the fight for the health and lives of children.
The conferences are expected to be lively, thanks to the participation of
specialists such as Dr. Raphael Walden, professor at Tel Aviv University's
Medical School and active member of Human Rights - Israel, as well as
Dr. Anwar Dudin, Neuro-Pediatrics professor and Dean of the Faculty of
Medicine at Al-Quds University in Jerusalem, and Dr. Alexander Leis,
Paediatrician and Medical Director of the French Medical Institute for
Children in Kabul, Afghanistan, just to name a few.
    An interesting round table discussion about Quebec and its humanitarian
culture is also on the schedule in the afternoon. Considering the big names
involved, there is no doubt that it will give rise to animated debates and
captivating discussions.
    Finally, Dr. Dominique Corti from the Lucie and Pietro-Corti Foundation
(Milan, Italy) and daughter of Dr. Lucille Teasdale will also be present. She
will open the conference and will also introduce the film "Dr. Lucille, Un
rêve pour la vie", which will cap off the event.
    For the complete program, please visit To
attend the conference or schedule an interview with Dr. Nago Humbert or
another speaker, please contact Rosalie Bergeron or Emilie Verret from

    About the Centennial

    As part of its 100th anniversary celebrations, the Sainte-Justine
Hospital Centre will offer a full program of activities on a variety of
healthcare-related topics. These will allow the general public, as well as
healthcare professionals, to discuss the problems, issues and realities
associated with the health of mothers and children. A program for all ages and
interests, including live entertainment, exhibits, television shows, concerts
and information sessions on children's healthcare, will take place throughout
the coming year. For more information on the Centennial, please visit
Sainte-Justine online at

For further information:

For further information: Rosalie Bergeron, Edelman, (514) 844-6665, ext.
242,; Emilie Verret, Edelman, (514) 844-6665,
ext. 228,

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