Media Advisory – Minister Ambrose to make important announcements at the Opening Ceremonies of the Canada-France Global Dementia Legacy Event in Ottawa

Attention assignment editors

(Health and Science)

Ottawa, ON (September 9, 2014) – The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, will make important announcements and provide opening remarks at the Canada-France Global Dementia Legacy Event.

Minister Ambrose will be joined by Mr. Philippe Zeller, Ambassador of France to Canada, Dr. Dennis Gillings, World Dementia Envoy, Dr. Alain Beaudet, President of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), Pr. Yves Lévy, Chief Executive Officer of the French National Institute of Health and Medical Research (Inserm) and Chairman of the French National Alliance for Life Sciences and Healthcare (Aviesan), and Ms. Mimi Lowi-Young, Chief Executive Officer of the Alzheimer Society of Canada.

The Canada-France Global Dementia Legacy Event brings together leading researchers and industry experts to discuss how to accelerate the development of new treatments and technologies to improve the lives of people with dementia and their families and caregivers.

A media opportunity will follow the announcement.

When:

Thursday September 11, 2014 at 9:00 a.m.

Media opportunity will take place at 10:00 a.m. in the Karsh-Masson Gallery

Where:

111 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, ON

Watch live:

Note: Media representatives can request an accreditation in advance by contacting CIHR Media Relations: mediarelations@cihr-irsc.gc.ca or 613-941-4563.

For media assistance contact:

Michael Bolkenius
Office of the Honourable Rona Ambrose
Minister of Health
613-957-0200

David Coulombe
Media Relations
Canadian Institutes of Health Research
613-941-4563

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