Media Advisory - Bridgepoint Health presents LiveWell! lectures

    Goal to foster more understanding of economic, social and public impacts
    of complex chronic disease

    TORONTO, Dec. 4 /CNW/ - Bridgepoint Health has launched a new LiveWell!
lecture series to support the community's understanding of the economic,
social and public impacts of people living with Complex Chronic Disease. The
first lecture will feature Dr. Alex Jadad, Founder of the Global e-Health
Innovation Network. His presentation will focus on a new access point in
health care - the Internet and social networks, and how it is changing our
lives and our views on health.

                               Guest Lecturer
                       Dr. Alex Jadad, MD, DPhil, FRCP,
     Founder of the Global e-Health Innovation Network who will present:

                       Living Well with Chronic Disease
               in the Age of the Internet and Social Networks

                     When:  Wednesday, December 5, 2007
                  Time:  Doors Open/Refreshments: 8:00 a.m.
            Lecture/Questions and Answers:  8:30 a.m to 9:30 a.m.
                    Place:  Bridgepoint Health Auditorium
                 14 St. Matthews Road (Broadview & Gerrard)

    Bridgepoint Health

    Bridgepoint Health is Canada's first healthcare organization dedicated
solely to the prevention and management of Complex Chronic Disease. It's also
Canada's only research and patient care centre committed to changing the world
for people living with Complex Chronic Disease. Bridgepoint Health is now
building a unique "campus of care" to foster a new generation of researchers,
doctors, nurses and therapists specifically qualified to treat this epidemic
and deliver specialized care to Complex Chronic Disease patients. This way,
we'll be ready when life changes for you. Because life always changes. To find
out more, visit or

    Dr. Alex Jadad

    Dr. Alex Jadad's mission is to help improve health and wellness for all,
thorough information and communication technologies (ICTs). Dr. Jadad is the
founder of the Centre for Global eHealth Innovation. He is also spearheading
the development of the Global eHealth and eWellness Network Initiative (GENI,
pronounced as "genie"), a unique group of individuals, organizations, tools
and facilities working in harmony to promote research, development, education,
policy, funding, recognition and commercialization activities related to the
uses of ICTs to promote optimal levels of health and wellness, worldwide.
    Dr. Jadad's numerous awards include a 'National Health Research Scholars
Award' by Health Canada (1997), one of 'Canada's Top 40 Under 40' awards
(1998), a 'Premier's Research Excellence Award' (1999), and the New Pioneers
Award in Science and Technology (2002). In 2001 and 2002, he was featured by
Time Magazine as one of the new Canadians who will shape the country in the
21st century, and as one of the leading medical researchers in the country. In
2004, he received the Canadian Latin Achievement Award, as one of the people
who have made important contributions to the relationship between Canada and
the Hispanic world. In 2005, he was selected by the Top 40 Under 40 alumni as
one of "The Best of the Best" for achievements in Health and Science, and by
his peers in Colombia as the scientist who probably has had the greatest
impact in the country's history.

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For further information: For media inquiries and registration:
Bernadette Seward, Communications Manager, Bridgepoint Health, (416) 461-8251

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