Opioid Conference and Summit

Media Advisory

November 18, 2016 - Ottawa, ON - 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 EDT
Press Conference: 11:30 am EDT

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

Periscope: Periscope channel for live stream: www.periscope.tv/HealthCanada

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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