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CORRECTION FROM SOURCE/Media Advisory: Accelerating the Pace of Research to End MS

MS Society of Canada and The Centre for Drug Research and Development partner to focus on MS research

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwired) -- 02/24/14 -- This document corrects and replaces the media advisory that was sent on February 21, 2014 at 13:18 PM EST.

The Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada and The Centre for Drug Research and Development (CDRD) will announce they are accelerating the pace of Canadian research in multiple sclerosis by partnering to transform promising research discoveries into MS therapies to help people affected by the disease.


WHO:     Karen Lee, Vice-President, Research, MS Society of Canada          
         Karimah Es Sabar, President and CEO, CDRD                          
         Mark Warawa, Member of Parliament for Langley, BC and member of the
         Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology             
         John Jacobson, Deputy Minister, Technology, Innovation and         
         Citizens' Services, Province of British Columbia                   
         Representatives from the MS Society of Canada and CDRD             
                                                                            
WHAT:    -  Karen Lee and Karimah Es Sabar will announce a partnership      
            between the MS Society and CDRD in translating academic health  
            research into potential new therapies for people living with MS.
                                                                            
         -  Member of Parliament Mark Warawa will speak to Canada's         
            commitment to science and technology, and to ensuring that we   
            leverage federal investment in basic research into new          
            therapeutic outcomes.                                           
                                                                            
         -  Deputy Minister John Jacobson will speak about the societal and 
            economic value of translational research and innovation for     
            British Columbia (BC) and Canada, as well as the BC government's
            investment in CDRD to bring national and international          
            investment and cutting-edge research in the province.           
                                                                            
WHEN:    Monday, February 24, 3 p.m. Pacific                                
                                                                            
WHERE:   CDRD-Pharmaceutical Sciences Building                              
         University of British Columbia                                     
         2405 Wesbrook Mall                                                 
         Vancouver, BC                                                      

Contacts:
Barry Gee
Director, Communications
The Centre for Drug Research and Development (CDRD)
604-827-1223
bgee@cdrd.ca

Claudette Villena
Media Relations & Communications Specialist
MS Society of Canada
416-922-6600 x3177
claudette.villena@mssociety.ca

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