After thoughtful consideration and consultation with colleagues in Infectious Disease and Public Health, we have decided to move the Canadian Women in Medicine to a virtual platform. This was an extremely difficult decision to make, knowing how many attendees, and certainly ourselves as well, had looked forward to meeting in person at the upcoming conference. However, given the rapidly evolving COVID-19 situation, it has become clear that a mass gathering of physicians any time in 2020 is very unlikely and a postponement of an in-person event would not be possible. We also knew that cancelling wasn't an option because we will need each other in June more than ever.
We will be discounting registration by 50% and you will automatically be refunded (please allow 30 days for refunds to be processed). You don't need to re-register or take any action - you're in! Workshops will also run as planned and be refunded 50%. The Friday night social event will be fully refunded. All participants will receive:
Full live interactive conference with all the same great workshops and speakers
Opportunity to ask questions and connect with our speakers
CME credits - this program has been accredited by both the Royal College & CFPC
Opportunity to network, socialize and connect with fellow women physicians
Amazing swag bag delivered to your home (please make sure we have your most up to date address!)
Opportunity to discover new products and services in our Virtual Exhibit Hall with registrant only discounts
Access to group fitness and small group mentorship sessions
Advanced registration to our 2021 conference (which has sold out each year)
If you are already on the waiting list for certain workshops AND registered for the conference, you will have early access to the newly added workshop spots on April 15th
Travel and Hotel: If you had a reservation at the Fairmont Empress, your reservation will be cancelled for you without penalty (please watch for a cancellation email)
For those of you with reservations at the Parkside Hotel (250-940-1200), the Grand Pacific (250-380-4492) or other properties, please call to cancel your reservations directly with the property.