Media advisory - Inaugural BIOTECanada-UCB Pharma Health Innovation Patient Advocacy Awards granted

    OTTAWA, Sept. 23 /CNW/ - As the face of healthcare policy changes,
patient groups and volunteers are on the front lines, making a difference in
our healthcare system everyday. UCB Pharma Canada and BIOTECanada will be
announcing the winners of the first annual National Health Innovation Patient
Advocacy Awards on Thursday, September 25, 2008.

    WHAT:     Award presentation of inaugural Health Innovation Patient
              Advocacy Award winners. Media photo opportunities throughout.
              Media availability immediately prior.

    WHO:      Cheryl Koehn, President of Arthritis Consumer Experts, winner
              of the Individual Award and representatives of the Canadian
              Digestive Health Foundation, winner of the Organizational

    WHEN:     Thursday, September 25 between 12:50 to 1:00 pm.

    WHERE:    The Biotechnology Initiative/BIOFinance Leadership Luncheon,
              at Le Meridian King Edward Hotel, Windsor Ballroom,
              37 King Street East, Toronto, Ontario.

For further information:

For further information: BIOTECanada Contact: Kasia Majewski, Director
of Communications, Tel: (613) 230-5585 x 257, Cell: (613) 219-2770,; UCB Pharma Contact: Chrome Communications, (905)
567-1406; Alon Barmapov ext. 223, (647) 405-1352,; or Ashley Jennison ext. 222,

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