Invitation to Journalists - A Strong Body of Knowledge: Exploring the Science of Musculoskeletal Health

    Presented by the Institute of Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis and

    OTTAWA, Aug. 28 /CNW Telbec/ -

                           How do we ease the pain?
            Understanding the effects of musculoskeletal diseases
                   on Canadians and the health-care system

       Featuring Dr. Bob McCormack, Chief Medical Officer for Team Canada at
                         the 2010 Vancouver Olympics

    WHAT   A workshop for journalists on musculoskeletal health
    WHERE  Toronto Sutton Place Hotel
           955 Bay Street
           Toronto, Ontario, CANADA
    WHO    Canadian Institutes of Health Research
    WHEN   A kick off dinner on the evening of Thursday, November 12th,
           followed by a one-day workshop on Friday, November 13th, 2009.

    We invite you to join CIHR-funded researchers to explore some of the
major questions concerning musculoskeletal diseases such as osteoporosis,
arthritis, and other bone and joint diseases. We will discuss the advances
being made in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of these debilitating
conditions that affect millions of Canadians. Workshop sessions will be held
in English only.
    Register soon as seating is limited. There is no cost to participate in
the workshop, but you will be responsible for your own travel and
accommodation costs.
    This free workshop is open to journalists from around the world.

    The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) is the Government of
Canada's agency for health research. CIHR's mission is to create new
scientific knowledge and to catalyze its translation into improved health,
more effective health services and products, and a strengthened Canadian
health-care system. Composed of 13 Institutes, CIHR provides leadership and
support to nearly 12,000 health researchers and trainees across Canada.

For further information:

For further information: To register or to obtain more information,
please contact: David Coulombe, Media Relations, Canadian Institutes of Health
Research (CIHR), Instituts de recherche en santé du Canada (IRSC), (613)
941-4563 (tel), (613) 954-6653 (fax), E-mail:

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