Important Dates

Abstract Submission Deadline: June 30, 2023 NEW DEADLINE: July 15, 2023

Early Bird Deadline: June 30, 2023 EARLY BIRD RATES EXTENDED UNTIL July 15, 2023

Notice of Abstract being chosen for Platform Presentation: August 18, 2023

Cancellation / Refund Policy

If your plans change and you need to cancel your registration, please do so at least 21 days prior to the start of the meeting. You will receive a full refund minus a $75 cancellation fee. Regrettably, cancellations received less than 30 days prior to commencement of the conference are not eligible for a refund because we must pay our venues regardless of whether or not you actually attend. Finally, if you cannot attend the entire conference for any reason, we will not be able to prorate your registration fees. Thank you for your understanding with respect to this policy.

Abstract Submission

  • Only registered attendees can submit abstracts and only registered attendees can present a poster
  • The person presenting the abstract/poster must be knowledgeable on the subject (typically an author) and must attend the poster sessions to answer questions and present the data
  • Abstracts/posters should present new scientific or health data (for example, cannot be to advertise a product etc, as these may be screened out by the abstract review committee)
  • All abstracts that meet the above criteria are accepted for poster presentation
  • Some abstracts will be selected for platform presentation, you will be notified by August 18th if your abstract is selected for a short talk. Only abstracts submitted prior to the June 30, 2023 early bird deadline will be eligible for oral presentation
  • Abstracts must be 250 words or less

Abstract Poster Information

  • Please ensure that your poster is a maximum of 4 x 4 feet (120 x 120 cm)
  • Please remember that the Conference is structured for both basic researchers and clinicians, and we strongly encourage you to gear your poster towards a wide audience of clinicians/scientists
  • Posters can be set up in the Governor General Room at the Westin starting Thursday September 7 at 3:00PM, and should remain on display for the duration of the conference. Your poster number will be provided at conference check-in.
  • The formal sessions for presentation and viewing of posters will be Friday 3:00-4:00pm and Saturday 9:30-10:30am and you should be available by your poster to present your work to other conference delegates
  • Posters will also be available for informal viewing throughout the duration of the conference
  • Posters must be taken down immediately following the last coffee break (at 3:30 on Saturday September 9th), or they will be discarded

Registration Fees

All registration fees are in Canadian dollars and include:

  • Keynote Session
  • All Scientific and Clinical Sessions
  • CME Credits (Clinical Sessions only)
  • Access to Abstract Poster Sessions
  • Welcome Reception/Hors d'oeuvres and Beverages (Thursday 6:30-8:00)
  • Wine and Cheese Social (Friday 5:30-7:00)
  • Breakfast and Lunch (Friday and Saturday)
  • All Coffee Breaks

PhD Scientist, MD Clinician / Clinician Investigator
Early Bird Registration: $500
Registration after Early Bird Deadline: $700

Trainee / Lab Support Staff
MSc student, PhD student, Med Student, Medical Resident, Clinical Fellow, Postdoctoral Fellow, Research Associate, Technician
Early Bird Registration: $300
Registration after Early Bird Deadline: $400

Industry Representative / Industry MD or PhD
Company Representative or Company-affiliated MD Clinician Investigator or PhD Scientist
Early Bird Registration: $1000
Registration after Early Bird Deadline: $1250

Guest – Welcome Reception
Welcome Reception (Thursday 6:30)
Fee per Guest: $20

Guest – Wine and Cheese Social
Guest attendance at Wine and Cheese Social (Friday 5:30)
Fee per Guest: $20

Some levels of sponsorship are inclusive of a full registration package for a representative to attend the conference. If you wish to know more about sponsorship opportunities, please email

Travel to Canada

A reminder to anyone traveling from outside of Canada to attend the conference, to please take a moment to ensure that you have all of the proper travel documents prior to your planned departure.