Media Advisory - A breath of fresh air for Canadians' lung health: First Canadian Respiratory Conference to be held in Montreal

    MONTREAL, June 17 /CNW/ - Canadian experts in lung health will be
gathering in Montreal for the First Canadian Respiratory Conference, marking
the first time members of all Canada's respiratory health organizations gather
at one conference to discuss leading-edge concepts, current research and best
practices for managing lung diseases.
    Prior to the congress, three of Canada's leading specialists will be
holding a media teleconference to discuss the latest news in tuberculosis,
COPD, and the National Lung Health Framework: Canada's first-ever action plan
on lung health.
    Media are also invited to attend any of the sessions during the
conference, but must register at the CRC registration desk located on the
meetings floor at the Hilton Bonaventure Hotel to receive press passes. For
the full scientific program, please visit:

    WHAT:  Media Teleconference

    WHEN:  Thursday, June 19, 2008 at 9:30-10:30 a.m.

    WHERE: Teleconference Dial-in: 1-866-322-8032

    WHO:   Speakers include:

              -  Nora Sobolov, President and CEO of the Canadian Lung
                 Association (First Canadian Respiratory Conference and
                 National Lung Health Framework)

              -  Dr. Mark Fitzgerald, Head of the Respiratory Medicine
                 Divisions at UBC and Vancouver General Hospital

              -  Dr. Denis O'Donnell, Professor of Medicine and Physiology;
                 Head, Division of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine,
                 Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario (COPD)

              -  Dr. Darcy Marciniuk, Professor, Division of Respirology,
                 University of  Saskatoon (National Lung Health Framework)

    (*) Please note that the teleconference will be conducted in English.
        Simultaneous translation is available at the conference during major

For further information:

For further information: or to arrange interviews, please contact:
Sophie Merven, HKDP, Tel: (514) 395-0375, ext. 239, Cell: (514) 266-7963,
Email:; Cameron Bishop, Director of Government Affairs and
Media Relations, The Lung Association, Tel: (613) 569-6411, ext 223, Cell:
(613) 294-6158, Email:; Julie Holroyde, Hill and Knowlton,
Tel: (416) 413-4625, Cell: (416) 805-7942, Email:

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