Media Advisory - Canadian Council on Learning presents a panel discussion on
Health Literacy at the International Economic Forum of the
Americas/Conference of Montreal

OTTAWA, June 9 /CNW Telbec/ -

    What:  A panel discussion and international perspective on health

    Who:   Paul Cappon, President and CEO, Canadian Council on Learning -
           Health Literacy Maps of Canada

           Diane Lamarre, Chair, Ordre des pharmaciens du Québec - How can we
           improve Health Literacy?

           T. Scott Murray, President, DataAngel Policy Research - How do we
           assess the Health Literacy of individuals and communities?

           Émilie Rénahy, Epidemiologist, McGill University - Why is Health
           Literacy Important?

           Linda Shohet, Founder and Director, The Centre for Literacy of
           Quebec - How does overall literacy affect Health Literacy?

           Nosa Orobaton, Deputy Executive Secretary, Health Metrics Network
           - Why does the World Health Organization consider Health Literacy
           crucial world-wide?

    When:  June 10, 2010
           7:30 a.m. (Breakfast available)

    Where: Hilton Montreal Bonaventure Hotel - Room: Le Portage, 900, rue de
           la Gauchetière Ouest
           International Economic Forum of the Americas/Conference of

What is Health Literacy?

Health Literacy refers to the ability of individuals to access and use health information to make appropriate health decision and maintain basic health. The ability to understand information about health is one of the most important ways we can care for our families and remain autonomous as we grow older. That is why, throughout the developed and developing world, health literacy has become such a significant priority. Please note that media access to the Conference of Montreal requires accreditation. For media accreditation, contact: Kristin Gable, 514.282.4841,


For further information: For further information: Caroline Liguori, (613) 297-5300,,

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