Media Advisory - Pandemic Preparedness 2009: a Call to Action

TORONTO, Sept. 22 /CNW Telbec/ - Ontario's Chief Medical Officer of Health and the advisor on viral diseases for the Pan America Health Organization will discuss H1N1 pandemic and response plans at the Pandemic Preparedness 2009: a Call to Action conference, hosted by The Conference Board of Canada in Toronto.

    When:   September 24, 2009

    Who:    Dr. Otavio Oliva, Advisor on Viral Diseases, Pan American Health
            Organization, Regional Office of the World Health Organization,
            will outline the current state of the H1N1 pandemic and the
            greatest concerns, at 9:15 a.m., Thursday

            Dr. Arlene King, Chief Medical Officer of Health, Ministry of
            Health and Long-Term Care, will discuss Ontario's role in
            preparing for the pandemic, at 9:55 a.m., Thursday

            Andrew Archibald, Research Associate, National Security and
            Public Safety, The Conference Board of Canada, will present
            findings from the Conference Board's report on pandemic
            preparedness, 2:00 p.m., Thursday

    Where:  The Sutton Place Hotel, 955 Bay St., Toronto

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This event is sponsored by GlaxoSmithKline, Hoffmann-La Roche, Bell Canada, Bullfrog Power, Zerofootprint, Health Insurance Reciprocal of Canada (HIROC), Purell, and The Stevens Company Ltd.

Media must register in advance.

SOURCE Conference Board of Canada

For further information: For further information: or media accreditation, contact Yvonne Squires, Media Relations, Tel.: (613) 526-3090, ext. 221, E-mail:

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