University of Saskatchewan to launch Respiratory Research Centre

SASKATOON--Members of the media are invited to the launch of the Respiratory Research Centre (RRC) at the University of Saskatchewan (U of S).

Monday, Oct. 16
1:30-5:30 pm
Exeter Room, Marquis Hall
University of Saskatchewan campus

More than one in four Canadians will suffer from lung disease in their life, which costs the Canadian economy more than $12 billion each year. Lung cancer alone kills more people than breast, ovarian, colon and prostate cancers combines. Additionally, respiratory illness is the most common cause of child hospitalization.

The RRC will advance interdisciplinary approaches to respiratory health both internally and through collaborations with other academic institutions, governments, research organizations, industries, communities and patient groups. 

Guest speakers include Paul Jones, world-renown expert in respiratory medicine (University of London, U.K.) and Brian Rowe (Canadian Institute for Health Research).

Local researchers from the Colleges of Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, and Arts and Science will also present on innovative respiratory-related projects currently underway at the U of S.

A reception will follow.




For more information, contact:


Donna Goodridge
Professor, Division of Respirology, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
College of Medicine

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