L>ack of sort fr heart, stroie researhersc worries founi The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario is concerned that a decline in the number of young scientists conducting heart and stroke research will stop progress in the field. "More and more we're witnessing a decline in the number of young scientists, both physicians and PhDs, who plan to spend their lives in research", said Dr. Henry Dinsdale, the vice-president of research. "We're concerned that there may be a sharp drop in the number of heart and stroke researchers by the end of the decade." He made the comments while announcing that
the foundation is dispensing $15.5 million in research awards in 1990-91. "It is essential", he warned, "that funds are available so that young people, the next generation, can continue the momentum of the past 40 years. We've come so far in understanding the causes, treatment and prevention of heart disease and stroke. We don't want the progress to stop now." Even though the foundation supports 67% of all heart and stoke research in Ontario, it is able to fund less than half of the requests it receives.
Surplus AIDS conference cash goes to Canadian, international groups The organizers of the Fifth International Conference on AIDS, held in Montreal last June (see Can Med Assoc J 1989; 141: 1085-1086), are pleasantly surprised by the outome. Not only did the conference attract more representatives from the Third World than any previous one, but it also made a profit $684 223. It is the first of the international conferences to enjoy a surplus. The profit will be dispersed widely, going to the Canadian AIDS Society ($167 306), AIDS research in developing countries ($250 958), and the establishment of a trust fund for young Canadian
researchers ($66 922). The International AIDS Society and the International Persons with AIDS Network will each receive $16 731, and the rest will be used to help delegates from developing countries attend the 1990 and 1991 conferences in San Francisco and Florence, Italy, respectively. The conference, which attracted more than 12 000 delegates and 1300 journalists, was organized by the International Development Research Centre. The centre, the Department of National Health and Welfare and the World Health Organization sponsored the event.
operation key to dealing with esi vionce, project reveals If professionals helping people deal with domestic violence fail to cooperate with one another they can contribute to the harm these victims of violence experience, the first phase of a major national project has determined. Nine national associations, including the CMA and the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police, are cosponsoring the Interdisciplinary Project on Domestic Violence in an attempt to promote cooperation and the sharing of information among organizations dealing with such violence. 1098
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Phase I of the three-phase project involves creation of general guidelines and resource material to promote cooperative approaches among professionals, community members and survivors of domestic violence. The guidelines will be distributed in 1991. The federal government is contributing $105 000 to phase I and the Donner Canadian Foundation is donating $140000 to phase II and $40 000 to phase III. For more information contact project chairman Brenda Stoneham, (819) 827-3927.