/R E P E A T -- Notice to the media - Opioid Conference and Summit/

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.

Media can also participate by following the live broadcast. The conference agenda is available online.

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

November 18:
Opioid Conference: Victoria Hall
Media Availability: Freiman-Guigues Room (in-person only)

November 19:
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

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