Media advisory - Community forum: Choking on climate change

    TORONTO, Sept. 11 /CNW/ - Media representatives are invited to attend a
community forum at The Michener Institute for Applied Health Sciences on the
health effects of climate change. Climate change has contributed to increases
in respiratory ailments in the last decade and we aim to show how respiratory
therapists and environmentalists are fighting back to improve the health of
Ontarians. Our panelists will speak about their part in making our environment
a little healthier one day at a time. The community forum is hosted by the
Board of Governors of The Michener Institute for Applied Health Sciences.

    What:   Community forum - Choking on climate change: What is a
            respiratory therapist or environmentalist to do?

    When:   Tuesday, September 16, 2008
            4:00-5:00 p.m.

    Where:  The Michener Institute auditorium
            222 St. Patrick Street (University and Dundas)
            Toronto, Ontario

    Who:    Dr. Quentin Chiotti, Director, Climate Change Program & Senior
            Scientist, Pollution Probe

            Brian C. Stocks, BA, Med, Air Quality Manager, Ontario Lung

            Moderated by: Sydney Redpath, Chair, Respiratory Therapy,
            The Michener Institute

    The forum is free to the public on a first-come-first-serve basis. To
reserve a seat, register online at

    About The Michener Institute
    The Michener Institute for Applied Health Sciences is Canada's only
post-secondary institution devoted exclusively to applied health science
education. Since 1958, Michener has educated applied health professionals who
serve a vital role in the country's health care sector in such fields as
medical laboratory science, medical radiation sciences, respiratory therapy,
chiropody, diagnostic cytology, genetics technology, ultrasound and magnetic
resonance imaging (MRI). In 2008 the Michener Institute is commemorating its
50th anniversary by celebrating educational excellence and inspiring health
care transformation.
    Interprofessionalism, patient-centred learning and simulation-enhanced
education are essentials of the Michener academic experience for over 5,000
full-time, part-time and continuing education students. The Michener Institute
is publicly funded by the Province of Ontario, through the Ministry of Health
and Long term Care and further enriched through partnerships with
universities, private sector companies and leading health care organizations.
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For further information: For media registration and interviews please
contact: Iliana Arapis, Senior Director, Communications & PR, (416) 596-3120,; Katie Schrank, Communications Associate, (416) 596-3101
ext. 3482,

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