72nd Annual Scientific Meeting

Thanks to our Sponsors! Conference Objectives At the end of the conference, participants will be able to: Discuss current guidelines and updates to management of concussion across different contexts. Identify current options and new innovations in the interventional treatment of cervical spine pain. Discuss emerging techniques for using peripheral nerve ultrasound in diagnosis and management […]

72nd Annual Scientific Meeting

The CAPM&R 72nd Annual Scientific Meeting will feature a multi-disciplinary scientific program, renowned guest speakers, an extensive two-day trade show and a great social program. It is a unique opportunity to update your skills and knowledge and to network with healthcare professionals and students with a focus on physical medicine and rehabilitation.


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Non-Member Available for non-members.
$1,350.00
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Non-Member (Single Day) Available for non-members.
$810.00
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Speaker Available for speakers to attend the entire conference. **Not for Workshop or SIG Presenters**
$750.00$650.00
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Speaker (Day Only) Available for speakers who will not otherwise be attending the conference. **Not for Workshop or SIG Presenters**
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Exhibitor/Sponsor (Complimentary) Available to sponsor representatives to fill out the "free-registration" perk
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Exhibitor/Sponsor Extra Available to additional sponsor representatives, after all "free-registration" perks were used.
$360.00$260.00
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Addons Only Allows for purchase of addons only (eg. dinner tickets, pre-course, etc.). Does not grand admission to main event!
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  1. Registration includes refreshment breaks and lunch, and access to all conference sessions and presentations. Not included but available for purchase: pre-conferences, Workshop 5 "Peripheral Nerve US Demonstration, Sandy Pinkerton Quaich Golf
  2. Registration includes refreshment breaks and lunch, access to all conference sessions and presentations only on the day registered. Only one day may be selected at this rate, registration on multiple single days requires full conference registration. Not included but available for purchase: pre-conferences, Workshop 5 "Peripheral Nerve US Demonstration, Sandy Pinkerton Quaich Golf.
Terms and Conditions

REGISTRATION POLICY:

Full conference registration cannot be shared between two or more delegates - all persons wishing to attend must register individually. Delegate information is shared with exhibitors.

To reduce the risk of accidental exposure to allergens, this conference is a Fragrance-Free Environment. Food allergies and dietary restrictions must be entered during registration. Dietary needs are ultimately the responsibility of the delegate, and some accommodations may not be possible. Failure to identify an attendee's dietary needs may prevent the catering team from fully accommodating those needs. Catering orders are placed 14 days in advance and are finalized 7 days in advance of the event.

DELEGATE CANCELLATION / SUBSTITUTION / REFUND POLICY:

Registration cancellation must be received in writing to the conference office no later than 1 month before the event start date, for registration fees to be refunded. No refunds will be made for cancellations received after that date. However, substitutions can be made such that a colleague can take your place.

An administration cancellation charge of $100 will apply to all refunds.

Refunds will not be granted to attendees who do not attend the conference and have not cancelled in accordance with the above policy.

CONFERENCE CANCELLATION POLICY:

The Organizing Committee reserves the right to cancel the conference and return all fees in the event of insufficient registration.

The liability of the Organizing Committee is limited to the registration fee. The Organizing Committee will not be responsible for any losses incurred by registrants, including but not limited to travel expenses (airfare, accommodations, etc.).


Thanks to our Sponsors!

Conference Objectives

At the end of the conference, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss current guidelines and updates to management of concussion across different contexts.
  • Identify current options and new innovations in the interventional treatment of cervical spine pain.
  • Discuss emerging techniques for using peripheral nerve ultrasound in diagnosis and management of peripheral nerve conditions.
  • Reflect on the exemplary research and scholarship conducted in the field of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation across Canada.

Program

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Relationship with Industry

We are very pleased to introduce CAPMR Co-Developed, Accredited Symposia and Workshops for our Conference. All Co-developed Accredited Learning Activity sessions are pre-approved by the Conference Organizing Committee, and are accredited by the CAPM&R after complying with the accreditation guidelines of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) and Canadian Medical Association (CMA). The Conference Organizing Committee has acted as the Program Planning Committee for all accredited sessions, and third-parties (including industry, external planners, or communication companies) are not involved in the program development, in order to maintain objectivity and scientific integrity. The Co-developed Accredited Learning Activities are accredited as part of the Conference program under Section 1 and/or Section 3 of the RCPSC's Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program.

Accreditation

This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and approved by the Canadian Association of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. You may claim a maximum of 20.0 hours (credits are automatically calculated).

Through an agreement between the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the American Medical Association, physicians may convert Royal College MOC credits to AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Information on the process to convert Royal College MOC credit to AMA credit can be found at www.ama-assn.org/go/internationalcme.

Live educational activities recognized by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada as Accredited Group Learning Activities (Section 1) are deemed by the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS) eligible for ECMEC®. Through an agreement between the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the Qatar Council for Healthcare Practitioners, healthcare practitioners participating in the QCHP CME/CPD program may record MOC Section 1 or MOC Section 3 credits as QCHP Category 1 or Category 3 credits.

Social Events

Tuesday
Welcome reception in the Exhibit Hall (lots of food)
Wednesday
Cocktail Reception and appetizers in the Exhibit Hall (exhibits tear down)
Resident Social (otherwise a no host dinner)
Thursday
CPRDF Fundraising Dinner paired with the Annual Awards Dinner
Friday
Sandy Pinkerton Quaich and departure (no host dinner)

Air Canada Travel Discount

Discount code: PYAV4PB1
To book a flight with your promotion code, access aircanada.com and enter your promotion code in the Promotion Code Box.
The booking is to be made to the following city: Montreal, YUL (CA)aircanada.com
The travel period begins Tuesday, May 14, 2024 and ends Friday, May 31, 2024.
Travel is valid Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday.
For North America' 5% applies on standard fares, 10% on flex fares & higher. For International Travel' 10% on standard fares & higher.
However, all bookings made using the promotion code will count toward the minimum 10 passenger requirement for Meetings and Conventions events.

Accommodations

Attendees will receive our group discount when they make their room reservations by clicking the button below or by contacting the Hotel Reservations team at 819-423-6341. The group discount will only be available until April 19th 2024. After that date, we can no longer guarantee room availability.

Reserve a Room

Group room rate is extended three (3) days prior and three (3) days post the conference dates.
Maximum occupancy is 4 per room. Each extra person sharing a room will be charged an additional $50.00 per night.

Parking, Maps & Information

Scroll through their website with all sorts of information on how to get there, parking and so much more.

Fairmont Details

Letter of Invitation

The application to request a letter of invitation is found here https://surveys.eventsmgtportal.com/s3/Letter-of-Invitation-Request-Form.

Visa Application Process 

Depending on where you live, you will need to meet certain entry requirements to visit Canada. 

  • To find out if you need a travel visa and/or an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA), go to the Find out if you need a visa page and answer a few simple questions. To learn about the visa application process, please go to the How to Apply page. 
  • You may need to give your biometrics. This is a mandatory requirement, and you must appear in person at a Visa Application Centre in order to provide your fingerprints and photograph. Find the Visa Application Centre closest to you

This event has NOT been registered with Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada. 

We encourage you to start organizing your travels as soon as possible as there may be delays in obtaining your travel documents for entry into Canada. Please note that costs related to travel, accommodation, transportation and conference registration will be your own responsibility. 

Letter of Invitation 

To receive a Letter of Invitation, you must: 

(1) Be a presenter at the conference, as demonstrated by submitting an abstract relevant to the conference topics (to the discretion of the Scientific Planning Committee).

AND/OR 

(2) Be a registered attendee for the conference, as demonstrated by completing payment for your conference registration 

Those who meet either of the above criteria will receive the invitation letter by e-mail (in PDF format) *note: letters cannot be mailed in hard copy. Request Letter of Invitation

Draft Program - Please keep checking back for further details!

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(Day 1)

0900-1200
0900-1700

Registration

Mezzanine Canada

Exhibitor Move In

Canada

Poster Board Set up

Mezzanine Canada
1200-1300
1300-1600

Indigenous health and reflective practice

Pre-Course Workshop 5
Lisa Boivin Montebello
1800-2100

Welcome Reception with Vendors

Canada

(Day 2)

0700-0800

Registration

Mezzanine Canada
0800-0815

Conference opening and welcome

Outaouais
0815-0900
0900-1000
1000-1030

Award of Merit 2023

Award

Dr. Micheal Payne

Outaouais
1030-1100

Visit the Exhibitors

Break
Canada
1100-1215

MSK/Sports Medicine SIG - Exploring development of Sports Medicine SIG within CAPMR

SIG
Nova Scotia/New Brunswick
1215-1245

Appetizers in the Exhibit Hall

Networking
Canada
1245-1330

Lunch - Sit down with the Exhibitors

Lunch
Aux Chantignoles
1330-1445

Poster Viewing and Presentations

Poster Hall
Mezzanine Canada
1445-1515

Visit the Exhibitors

Break
Canada
1515-1600
1600-1700

Resident Career Planning

Plenary
Outaouais
1700-1800

Visit the Exhibitors

Social Hour
Canada
1800-2200

(Day 3)

0700-0800

Sponsored Breakfast Symposium

Plenary
Outaouais
0800-0815

Research Program Introduction

Podium Presentations
0815-0845

Paper of the Year

Award
Outaouais
0845-1000
1000-1030

Networking, Posters

Break
Mezzanine Canada
1030-1145
1145-1215

Award of Merit 2024

Award
Outaouais
1215-1315

Networking, Posters

Lunch
Mezzanine Canada
1315-1415

Roche Co-developed Lecture

Plenary
Outaouais
1415-1445

Networking, Posters

Break
Mezzanine Canada
1445-1615
1615-1620

Quick transition break

Break
Mezzanine Canada
1620-1730

Co-developed Lecture

Plenary
Outaouais
1730-1900

Free time to refresh for dinner

Your free time
Your room
1900-2300

(Day 4)

0700-0800

Registration

Registration
Mezzanine Canada
0800-0845
0845-0930

Peripheral Nerve Ultrasound - Diagnostic tool and targeting interventions

Plenary demonstration & discussion
0930-1030
1030-1100

Networking, Posters

Break
Mezzanine Canada
1100-1215

Workshop 5 - Peripheral Nerve US Demonstration

Workshop
Canada
1215-1230

Quick transition break

Mezzanine Canada
1230-1345

CAPM&R AGM

Working Lunch
Outaouais
1345-1400

Closing Ceremony

Plenary
Outaouais
1400-1800

Fun Run

Free time
Unorganized outside

Sandy Pinketon Quiach / Golf

Golf
Out on the course




Dr. Dhiren Naidu





Dr. Chris Mares

Dr Mares completed his residency in physical medicine at the University of Montreal in 2020. He then did the chronic pain fellowship at McGill University and currently practices at the Centre Hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal. He is a clinical researcher and is specialized in interventional procedures for chronic pain mostly spinal conditions.




Dr. Ranita Manocha


Mr. Felix Quentin



Dr. Ross Zafonte

Dr Zafonte is the Earle P. and Ida S. Charlton's Professor and Chairman of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Harvard Medical School. He also serves as chief of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PMR) at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), Brigham, and Women's Hospital as well as President at Spaulding Rehabilitation Network (SRN) within the Mass General Brigham health system.

His work is presently funded by the NIH, DOD, NIDILRR, and the Football Players Health Study at Harvard. He is the author of more than 500 peer-reviewed journal articles, abstracts, and book chapters. Dr Zafonte has received numerous recognition awards including those from the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine, the International Society for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, the Rehabilitation Society of Australia and New Zealand, and the US Army.