Invitation: Raising awareness about Neurofibromatosis

A common, but poorly understood disorder stigmatizes and isolates patients

February 7, 2007 - Neurofibromatosis (NF) causes tumours to grow anywhere on or in the body. Despite the fact that this genetic disorder is as common as cystic fibrosis and more common than muscular dystrophy, Huntington’s Disease and Tay-Sachs disease combined, the general public knows little about NF. It is estimated that NF1 occurs in one in every 3,000 births and NF2 occurs in one in every 40,000 births.
L’Association de la Neurofibromatosedu Québec and The Montreal Children’s Hospital want to shed some light on neurofibromatosis. Children and adults with NF, as well as parents and physicians will be on hand during a press conference to unveil a new bilingual educational video entitled “Emerging from the Shadows.” In addition, Dr. Bruce Korf, a nationally recognized leader in human genetics and internationally regarded as a leading authority in neurofibromatosis, will discuss the disease.

WHEN: Friday, February 9, 2007 at 10:00 a.m.
WHERE: The Montreal Children’s Hospital of the MUHC
2300 Tupper (corner Atwater) Amphitheatre

For more information please call:
Lisa Dutton
Public Relations and Communications
The Montreal Children’s Hospital of the MUHC
(514) 412-4307