Notice to the media - Opioid Conference and Summit

OTTAWA, Nov. 18, 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 Summit in Ottawa, Ontario, to bring together regulators and key stakeholders to discuss the current opioid crisis in Canada and identify a path forward.

All media are invited to the press conference with Minister Philpott and Minister Hoskins.

Media can also participate by teleconference, and the press conference will also be live on Periscope.


November 19, 2016

John G. Diefenbaker Building
Victoria Hall
111 Sussex Drive
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Photo Opportunity: 11:15 am EST
Press Conference: 11:30 am EST

Press Conference by Teleconference:
(613) 960-7526 / (877) 413-4814 | Passcode: 2107919

Periscope: Periscope channel for live stream:


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

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