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[OPIRG-EVENTS] Fw: Nowhere to Run, Nowhere to Hide (From Pollution) Conference - Nov.18-19 - Ottawa

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From: "Judith Spence, EISC" <eisc@eisc.ca>
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Sent: Tuesday, October 17, 2000 1:25 PM
Subject: Nowhere to Run, Nowhere to Hide (From Pollution) Conference -
Nov.18-19 - Ottawa

> Nowhere to Run, Nowhere to Hide (From Pollution) Conference -
>                                    November 18 -19, 2000  - Ottawa
> Sponsored by the Environmental Illness Society of Canada
> Speakers and Workshops will provide the tools required by advocates and
> patients with MCS-CFS-FM-GWS   Subject Matter: Issues Assessment,
> Policy and Program Development, Media Relations Using Social Marketing
> Tools and, the Assessment and Triage of Patients Following Chemical
> Accidents
> The Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion recognises the inextricable links
> between health and the environment. The Nowhere to Run, Nowhere to Hide
> (From Pollution) Conference November 18-19, 2000 in Ottawa will enable
> NGOs and NPOs to better assure their stakeholders can enjoy rights accorded
> under the Ottawa Charter on Health Promotion, the UN Convention on the
> Rights of the Child and the Human Rights Act. They will leave the conference
> well networked and better able to respond to the needs of their members.
> Participants will learn a number of marketing tools that will enable them
> to make their issues heard and understood. Patient advocacy groups
> will be better able to develop position papers for submission to the
> First National Symposium on MCS-CFS-FM: Environmentally
> Triggered and Emerging Illnesses, next spring.  The principals of social
> marketing and health-environment links taught at the workshops are broad
> spectrum and are transferable to other health and environment interests.
> Environmental Illness already affects 15% of Canadians. This EISC conference
> will give participants hands-on training on the social marketing tools they
> need to raise awareness about environmental factors that trigger
> environmental illness. The conference will empower community organisations
> that work with and advocate for people with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)
> Fibromyalgia (FM) and Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS) and Gulf War
> Syndrome (GWS) by: providing networking opportunities, workshops on issue
> assessment, priority setting, medical, environment and social policy and
> program development that will effect changes in attitudes held by intended
> audiences. Speakers will address legal issues, medical assessments and tests
> and, media relations. Participants will be better able to support their
> members and, to improve the quality of life in their communities.
>                    Register early to assure a seat.
> Registration fee: $50  includes snacks and handouts
> Info/Registration:  (613) 728-9493    Registration on-line: www.eisc.ca
> Location: Champlain Room - (RMOC)
> Regional Municipality of Ottawa-Carleton (RMOC) Offices
> 111 Lisgar Avenue,  Ottawa
> Scent-Free  & Smoke-Free Environment

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