/R E P E A T -- Media Advisory - Summit aims to make digestive health a

TORONTO, Nov. 2 /CNW/ - Each year, approximately 20 million Canadians are affected by digestive disorders. Overall, digestive disorders cause over 18 million sick days, represent 10 per cent of hospitalizations and costs the Canadian health care system over $18 billion annually.

To highlight the issues surrounding digestive disorders in Canada, the Canadian Digestive Health Foundation, with support from Danone Canada, will be presenting the results of a comprehensive prevalence and impact study in a press conference at the first annual National Digestive Health Summit.

    WHAT:  Press conference

    WHO:   Dr. Alan Barkun, Meeting Chair, Canadian Digestive Health Strategy
           and Action Plan Coalition
           Dr. Richard Fedorak, President, Canadian Digestive Health
           Mr. Brian Savage, former Montreal Canadien and advocate for
           digestive diseases

    WHEN:  Wednesday, November 4, 2009
           10:30 a.m.* to 12 p.m.
           *Registration to begin at 10 a.m.

    WHERE: Estates of Sunnybrook
           Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
           Vaughan Estate, The Academy of Medicine Room
           2075 Bayview Avenue, Toronto


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