Media Advisory - Business Continuity and Pandemic Preparedness: Building Resilience to New Threats

    TORONTO, Feb. 29 /CNW Telbec/ - Five years after the SARS outbreak,
experts from the public and private sector discuss Canada's state of pandemic
preparedness and planning at Business Continuity and Pandemic Preparedness:
Building Resilience to New Threats, hosted by The Conference Board of Canada.

    When:   Monday, March 3, and Tuesday, March 4, 2008

    Who:    8:30 a.m. - Federal and Provincial Pandemic Planning Perspectives
            Jill Sciberras, Senior Epidemiologist, Centre for Immunization
            and Respiratory Infectious Diseases, Public Health Agency of
            Eric R. Young M.D., Chair, Pandemic Influenza Management
            Committee for British Columbia and Deputy Provincial Health
            Officer, British Columbia Ministry of Health

            1:15 p.m. - Luncheon Keynote Presentation - Building Resilient
            Communities and Businesses
            Leah Gitterman, Pandemic Influenza Strategist, Department of
            Infection Prevention and Control, University Health Network

            3:00 p.m. - The Ethics of Pandemic Flu Planning
            Ross Upshur, Director, Joint Centre for Bioethics, University of
            Toronto, and Canada Research Chair in Primary Care Research

    Where:  The Sutton Place Hotel, 955 Bay St, Toronto

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    This conference is sponsored by KPMG, LaRoche, DRIE and Firepoint.

For further information:

For further information: or media accreditation, contact: Yvonne
Squires, Marketing and Communications Coordinator, (613) 526-3090, ext. 221,;; Media must register in

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