Minister of Health to highlight major investment in health research

Media Advisory

Québec City, August 18 – Canadian Institutes of Health Research

The Honourable Jane Philpott, Minister of Health, and Joël Lightbound, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Health, will be visiting the CHU de Québec – Laval University Research Centre to announce funding in research projects aimed at improving the health of people with HIV/AIDS, and to highlight investments in research on conditions such as heart disease, asthma and cancer.

A lab tour will take place following this announcement in the Infectious Disease Research Center, which is dedicated to the study of infectious diseases such as HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections.

Media are invited to speak with the Minister, Parliamentary Secretary, researchers, participate in the lab tour, and take photos and video.

Date:           August 21, 2017

Time:          3:30 pm announcement

Location:    Amphithéâtre Fisher
                    CHU de Québec – Laval University Research Centre
                    2705 boul. Laurier, Québec, QC G1V 4G2

Media Inquiries

Andrew MacKendrick
Office of Jane Philpott
Minister of Health
(613) 957-0200

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

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