Invitation to Journalists, the Future is Aging...

    Presented by the Institute of Aging and CIHR

    OTTAWA, Feb. 13 /CNW Telbec/ -

                               Why do we age?
               Will baby boomers bust our health care system?
                  How can we make cities more age-friendly?

    WHAT    A workshop for journalists on aging and health
    WHERE   Westin Harbour Castle Hotel
            1 Harbour Square
            Toronto, Ontario, CANADA
    WHO     Canadian Institutes of Health Research
    WHEN    A kick off dinner on the evening of Thursday, March 5th, followed
            by a one-day workshop on Friday, March 6th, 2009.

    We invite you to join CIHR-funded researchers to explore some of the
major questions concerning aging and health. We will look at the causes and
prevention of age-related conditions, their treatment, as well as the type of
health services and support systems that will be required to meet the needs of
seniors. 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: or to register: 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

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