OTTAWA, Nov. 17, 2016 /CNW/ - The Honourable Jane Philpott, Federal Minister of Health and the Honourable Dr. Eric Hoskins, Ontario Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, will host an Opioid Conference and Summit in Ottawa, Ontario, to bring together regulators and key stakeholders to discuss the current opioid crisis in Canada and identify a path forward.
November 18, 2016
As space is extremely limited, media wishing to attend the conference in person for the full day must RSVP to Health Canada at 613-957-2983 in advance, in order to receive an invitation.
Proper accreditation will be required.
All media are invited to a media availability with Minister Philpott and Minister Hoskins at 11:45 am EDT.
Cameras only are invited to obtain B-Roll footage between 8:00 am and 9:00 am EDT.
November 19, 2016
All media are invited to the press conference with Minister Philpott and Minister Hoskins at 11:30 am EDT. There will be a photo opportunity at 11:15 am EDT.
Media can also participate by teleconference, and the press conference will also be live on Periscope.
John G. Diefenbaker Building
111 Sussex Drive
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Opioid Conference: Victoria Hall
Media Availability: Freiman-Guigues Room (in-person only)
Opioid Summit: Victoria Hall
Press Conference: Victoria Hall
Press Conference by Teleconference: (613) 960-7526 / (877) 413-4814 | Passcode: 2107919
Periscope: Periscope channel for live stream: www.periscope.tv/HealthCanada
SOURCE Health Canada
For further information: Media Inquiries: Andrew MacKendrick, Office of Jane Philpott, Minister of Health, (613) 957-0200; Media Relations and to RSVP: Public Health Agency of Canada and Health Canada, (613) 957-2983; Media Relations, Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, Joshua McLarnon, (647) 537-6182