McIntyre Powder – free public seminar Elliot Lake

| Lester B Pearson Civic Centre Theatre

Janice Martell of the McIntyre Powder Project is hosting a free public seminar “Occupational Disease in Mining and McIntyre Powder Research” that will be of interest to mine workers, their families, local physicians and researchers, and the general public. The session will take place on the afternoon of Friday, May 25th at the Lester B. Pearson Civic Centre theatre.

Agenda for the May 25 seminar on McIntyre Powder research


1 to 2 p.m. :  McIntyre Powder Project & Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers (OHCOW)Janice Martell, Dave Wilken

  • Story of the McIntyre Powder aluminum prophylaxis program
  • Updates on McIntyre Powder-exposed worker cohort at OHCOW

2 to 3 p.m. :  Occupational Cancer Research Centre, Cancer Care Ontario  – Dr. Paul Demers, Dr. Victoria Arrandale

  • Occupational disease in mining
  • Study of McIntyre Powder-exposed mine workers and neurological disorders

3 to 3:30 p.m. : Northern Ontario School of Medicine, Laurentian UniversityDr. Douglas Boreham, Andrew Zarnke, PhD candidate, Dr. Christopher Thome

  • Radon and McIntyre Powder

3:30 to 4 p.m.: Wrap-Up, Justice for Injured Workers Bike Ride, Announcements

Following the seminar, a welcoming reception for the Justice for Injured Workers Bike Riders will be held at the Civic Centre from 7-9 p.m. (see more details on the reception and May 26 Memorial ride to Massey)

For more information:  contact Janice Martell phone: (705) 849-5802 or 1-800-461-7120, email: or Peter Page phone: (905) 745-1003, email

Venue & Accommodations Links:
(NOTE: The Civic Centre, hotel, and Miners’ Memorial Park are all less than 1 km apart, on same side of Highway 108 – right side of highway when travelling north on Highway 108)

Lester B. Pearson Civic Centre 360-seat theatre . 255 Highway 108, Elliot Lake.
Hampton Inn 279 Highway 108, Elliot Lake. ph: (705) 848-4004
Miners’ Memorial Park, Elliot Lake (600 metres north of the Hampton Inn, on Hwy 108)