Media Advisory - Governor General to Address Canadian Researchers on Dementia

OTTAWA, Sept. 28, 2015 /CNW/ - His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, will deliver a speech at the Canadian Consortium on Neurodegeneration in Aging (CCNA)'s first annual Partners Forum, being held at Élisabeth Bruyère Hospital, in Ottawa, on Wednesday, September 30, 2015, at 4:15 p.m.

His Excellency will talk about the pressing need to address the challenge of neurodegeneration in aging, and the importance of cross-disciplinary and cross-border collaboration to the best Canadian researchers in dementia. They are convening for a one-and-a-half day conference to discuss their research progress, outline the strategy for continued success, present their work to funding partners, and identify synergies with other CCNA members and teams.

About the Canadian Consortium on Neurodegeneration in Aging (CCNA)
Established in 2014, the CCNA provides the infrastructure and support that enables collaboration among Canada's top dementia researchers. For more information, visit


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For further information: Media information: Marie-Ève Létourneau, Rideau Hall Press Office, 613-998-0287, 613-302-0912 (cell),; Victor Whitehead, CCNA, 514-340-8222, ext. 5267, 514-502-5480 (cell),, Follow GGDavidJohnston and RideauHall on Facebook and Twitter.

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