Media Briefing: Tomorrow - Complex Chronic Disease: are we ready for this New Frontier?

    TORONTO, Oct. 29 /CNW/ -

    What:   Media briefing includes:
              -  Canadian healthcare experts - how do we succeed at this?
              -  People living with the No. 1 health issue of our time
              -  Release of new Harris/Decima public opinion data - do
                 Canadians really want to live longer?

    When:   Tuesday, October 30th
            10:30 am

    Who:    Bridgepoint Health is the first and only healthcare organization
            in Canada fully dedicated to the prevention, management and
            research of complex chronic disease and disability.

            Hear from:
              -  Marian Walsh, CEO, Bridgepoint Health
              -  Dr. Heather MacDonald, VP and Chief of Staff, Bridgepoint

              -  Dr. Ben Chan, CEO, Ontario Health Quality Council
              -  Individuals living with complex chronic disease

    Where:  Bridgepoint Health
            14 St. Matthews Road, Toronto
            (Northwest of Broadview Ave. and Gerrard St. - parking and main
            entrance on west side of building)

    Why:    Chronic disease is the No. 1 healthcare challenge of this century
            (World Health Organization) and accounts for 60% of the global
            disease burden.

              -  50 % of Canadians - over 16 million people - have at least
                 one chronic disease
              -  70% of people aged 45 years+ already have at least two
                 chronic diseases
              -  1 in 7 have three or more chronic conditions
              -  $160 billion is spent yearly on chronic disease in Canada

For further information:

For further information: Enez Perkins,, (647)
292-6253; or Bev Jenkins,, (647) 204-1845

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