OTTAWA, June 5, 2012 /CNW/ - Canada's Research-Based Pharmaceutical Companies (Rx&D) is hosting a fundraising event with The Right Honourable Brian Mulroney, Prime Minister of Canada (1984-1993), with net proceeds from the evening benefitting Rx&D's Health Research Foundation (HRF).
2012 marks the 25th anniversary of the Mulroney Government's visionary intellectual property improvements which ushered in an era of growth for Canada's research-based pharmaceutical companies and, more importantly, advancements in research, discovery and innovation that continue to benefit Canadians and our healthcare system today. Mr. Mulroney will offer insightful observations on the potential for Canada to become a global leader in life sciences over the next 25 years.
|What:||An Evening with The Right Honourable Brian Mulroney|
|Where:|| Fairmont Chateau Laurier Hotel - Adam Room
1 Rideau Street
|When:||Wednesday, June 6, 2012|
|Reception:||Adam Room Foyer at 6:00 pm|
|Dinner:||Adam Room at 7:00 pm|
|Speech:||Adam Room at 7:10 pm (approximate)|
Rx&D is the association of leading research-based pharmaceutical companies dedicated to improving the health of Canadians through the discovery and development of new medicines and vaccines. Our community represents 15,000 men and women working for more than 50 member companies and invests more than $1 billion in research and development each year to fuel Canada's knowledge-based economy. Guided by our Code of Ethical Practices, our membership is committed to working in partnership with governments, health-care professionals and stakeholders in a highly ethical manner.
The Rx&D Health Research Foundation (HRF) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to support health research in Canadian academic health centres and to promote the value of health research in Canada. Founded in 1964 by Canada's Research-Based Pharmaceutical Companies (Rx&D), the HRF applies the highest standards of scientific excellence to address health challenges of great importance to Canadian society. It accomplishes this through a longstanding tradition of establishing partnerships with the academic field and government. As one of the leading private health research foundations in the country, the HRF contributes significantly to the prevention and treatment of disease and to a better health care system. The HRF has provided over $27 million in funding to more than 1,700 researchers across Canada.
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To RSVP or for more information:
Anna Moore, Manager of Communications, Rx&D, 613-236-0455 extension 526 or by email: [email protected].