Media Advisory - CIHR makes recommendations on Canadian MS research

OTTAWA, Aug. 30 /CNW Telbec/ - CIHR President Dr. Alain Beaudet and MS Society of Canada CEO and President Yves Savoie will be joined by leading scientific experts to review the recommendations of a joint CIHR-MS Society meeting, held August 26, 2010, on multiple sclerosis research priorities. Dr. Beaudet will present the recommendations he provided to the Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of Health.

Media are invited to attend.

    Who:      Dr. Alain Beaudet, President, Canadian Institutes of Health
              Mr. Yves Savoie, CEO and President, MS Society of Canada
              Dr. Barry Rubin, vascular scientist, Toronto General Hospital
              (via videoconference)
              Dr. Brenda Banwell, researcher, Hospital for Sick Children,
              Dr. Alexandre Prat, researcher, Research Centre of the
              University of Montreal Hospital Centre (CHUM)

    When:     11:00 a.m. EST
              Tuesday, August 31, 2010

    Where:    0115C (Departmental Board Room)
              Basement, Brooke Claxton Building
              Tunney's Pasture
              Ottawa, Ontario

    Note: If you are unable to participate in person, please call:

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SOURCE Canadian Institutes of Health Research

For further information: For further information: For media assistance contact: CIHR Media Relations, 613-941-4563,

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