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Online registration for the 26th Annual Canadian Conference on HIV / AIDS Research held April 6 – 9, Montreal, Quebec (CAHR17) is now closed.
As of this time, registrations will not be accepted over the phone or via email. New registrations will only be accepted on-site at the conference venue, Hotel Bonaventure Montreal, located at 900 Rue de la Gauchetiére O, Montreal, QC.
The registration desk is in the Inscription area – in the Hôtel Bonaventure Montréal and open during the hours listed below:
|Thursday, April 6||08:30 – 19:00|
|Friday, April 7||07:00 – 17:00|
|Saturday, April 8||08:30 – 17:00|
|Sunday, April 9||08:30 – 12:30|
Should you need further assistance please contact Carleigh Soo, CAHR 2017 Registration Assistant, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org until the registration desk opens on Thursday, April 6, 2017.
Early Bird Conference rates are available until Monday, February 6, 2017. Regular rates apply as of Tuesday, February 7, 2017. The registration fee is determined by when payment is received, and not the date on which your registration is submitted. There are no daily attendance fees for any of the categories.
until Monday, February 6, 2017
as of Tuesday, February 7, 2017
Student, Fellow, Trainee
New HIV Researcher
HIV Community Member
All fees are in Canadian dollars.
Registration fees include all scientific sessions, Industry-sponsored Symposia, the Opening Reception, poster sessions and access to the exhibit poster hall.
Registration fees do not include attendance at the New HIV Researcher Workshop, the Saturday Night Gala Party, or CME Credits.
Student, Fellow and Trainee Rate
Proof of student, fellowship or trainee status is required to confirm this rate. Proof consists of a copy of your student ID or a letter from your institution’s Registrar verifying student, fellowship, or trainee status.
Documentation must be received within two weeks of registering via email, mail or fax to the Conference Secretariat, Attn. CAHR 2017 Registration Manager.
New HIV Researcher Rate
You must be a recent graduate (within the past 5 years) and either (a) be registered for the CAHR 2017 New HIV Researcher Workshop, or (b) have attended the Workshop in 2016 or 2015.
HIV Community Member Rate
The HIV Community Member Rate is only applicable to people who are personally affected by HIV/AIDS. Individuals working in the HIV Community but not personally affected by HIV/AIDS are not eligible for this rate. No documentation is required to secure this rate.
International attendees interested in registering for the Conference are required to provide a letter of support from an HIV researcher at a Canadian institution in order to be eligible to attend.
New HIV Researcher Workshop, Thursday, April 6th
Attendance at the New HIV Researcher Workshop on Thursday, April 6th is not included in your registration fee. This workshop is designed for graduate students, doctoral students, postdoctoral fellows, medical students/interns/residents and trainees. If space becomes limited, registration priority will be given to the above groups. You can register for the New HIV Researcher Workshop for a fee of $50 during the online registration process
Data Collection Skill Development Workshop, Wednesday, April 5th
Attendance at the Data Collection Skills Development Workshop on Wednesday, April 5th is not included in your registration fee. This one-day workshop will focus on five data collection methods used in HIV research: focus group discussions, observation/participant observation/ethnography, semi-structured interviews (in English and French), structured surveys, and arts-based methods. You can register for the Data Collection Skills Development Workshop for a fee of $50 during the online registration process.
Gala Party, Saturday, April 8th
Attendance at the Gala Party on Saturday, April 8th is not included in your registration fee. If you wish to purchase a ticket for the Gala Party you can purchase one ticket at the Conference Attendee Rate of $100, and one or more guest tickets at $150 during the online registration process.
CME credits are not included in your registration fee. If you wish to receive CME credits, purchase them during the online registration process at $25.
Payment, Confirmation and Receipt
The registration fee category is determined by when the payment is received, and is due in Canadian dollars.
A confirmation email will be sent shortly after you register. If you submitted payment by credit card, a receipt will be included. If you wish to pay by cheque or wire transfer, an invoice will be sent to you via email once you have completed your online registration.
Methods of Payment
If you are paying by cheque include CAHR 2017 and the name of the registrant(s) on the cheque and make the cheque payable to Sea to Sky Meeting Management Inc. The payment address is on the Conference Secretariat page and will be included on your invoice. Funds are due in Canadian dollars and must be drawn on a Canadian bank. A receipt will be sent to the email address provided during the registration process, once payment has been received.
Wire Transfer (applicable until Monday, March 13, 2017)
All wire transfers are payable to Sea to Sky Meeting Management Inc., are due in Canadian dollars and must be received by Monday, March 13, 2017, otherwise payment via another method will be required. On the wire transfer, please note CAHR 2017 and the name of the registrant(s) as a reference. Wire transfer information will be included on the invoice that is sent to the email address provided in the registration upon completion of your registration. The full amount is due and any incurring bank fees are paid by the remitter/sender.
Credit Card: Master Card and Visa
If paying by credit card, Sea to Sky Meeting Management Inc. will appear as the vendor on your credit card statement.
Cancellations, Refunds and Substitution Policy
Refunds are available until Monday, February 6, 2017 and will be subject to a cancellation fee of $100 per person for all registration categories, except the HIV Community Member category, where a cancellation fee of $75 will apply.
As of Tuesday, February 7, 2017 no refunds will be provided, however substitutions can be made until Tuesday, March 28, 2017. All cancellations or substitutions must be received in writing either by email at email@example.com or by fax at +1-604-984-6434.
Registrations for the Conference must be paid in full by Monday, March 13, 2017. After this date, registrations that have not been paid in full will be cancelled. Registrations made after Monday, March 13, 2017 will only be accepted if paid in full at time of registration.
The Conference reserves the right to close registration due to limited capacity. The Conference will provide as much advance notice as possible on the closure of registration. If you are planning to register as a participant at the Conference, please take the limited capacity into account.
The registration deadlines are as follows:·
Early Bird registration deadline: Monday, February 6, 2017 (Cancellation of Registration: Last day for cancellation with full refund less cancellation fee)
Presenting Author registration deadline: Friday, March 3, 2017
Last date to get Conference accommodation rate at the Hôtel Bonaventure Montreal: Monday, February 20, 2017 (subject to availability)
Online registration closes: Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Presenting Author Registration Information
Presenting Authors must register to attend CAHR 2017. If you are not registered by the Presenting Author registration deadline of Friday, March 3, 2017, your abstract may not be included in the CAHR 2017 Abstract Book and Conference Program.
Entry Visa Requirements and Letter of Invitation
The Canadian Government requires entry visas for many of its visitors, whether on business or for tourism. Starting in March 2016, visa-exempt foreign nationals who fly to Canada require an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA). To confirm if you require a travel visa to enter Canada or an eTA, visit the Citizen and Immigration Canada website.
Should you need an entry visa, please contact the Canadian Visa Office in your region or a passport/visa service to obtain one. Please allow at least three months for processing time, which will vary from country to country.
Letter of Invitation
If you require a travel visa to attend the Conference, please download the letter of invitation. Save the letter of invitation on your computer and fill in the existing form fields with your personal information. You can then save and print the document.
If you need assistance, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Media Accreditation / Press Registration
CAHR welcomes coverage of the Conference by the mainstream media and the medical media. Media passes will be made available at the discretion of the Conference organizers. If you are interested in obtaining a media pass, please forward:
- your name
- photo identification (preferably one that includes your media credentials)
- a description of your interest in the Meeting on official letterhead to the Conference Secretariat
The Conference Secretariat will respond to all inquiries; however only those approved will be provided a media pass. Once approved, media passes will be available for pickup onsite at the Conference Registration Desk. Please note that media passes will allow access to all sessions, including the Opening Ceremonies and Opening Reception, but DO NOT INCLUDE a delegate bag or meals. All media passes are non-transferable.
CAHR2017 abstracts will be distributed to delegates upon arrival at the venue. All recipients are required to respect the confidentiality of the information provided in the abstracts as per the following embargo policy.
Information drawn from abstracts may not be published or presented before the start of the Conference session in which they are to be presented. Journalists, investigators and study sponsors must abide by this embargo rule. Authors retain copyright over their abstracts and permission for re-use must be obtained directly from the author or a representative designated by the author. All abstracts submitted to CAHR for the conference will be compiled into a journal supplement that will be published after the event.
Media may receive further information relating to CAHR abstracts and presentations from CAHR and/or pre-authorized institution. These supplementary resources will be subject to specific embargo rules that will be indicated by CAHR and/or the institutions it has authorized.
Journalists are invited to register their interest and apply for access to supplementary embargoed information by contacting Andrew Matejcic, Executive Director of the Canadian Association for HIV Research by email at email@example.com
Media monitoring will be undertaken to ensure embargo rules are respected. Media embargo breaks will be subject to serious sanctions including exclusion from future outreach initiatives and reporting of the embargo break to any interested organization including researchers’ affiliated institutions and newswire services.
If you wish to speak with a Representative of CAHR onsite please request this at the Registration Desk and a CAHR Representative will be located for you.
Other Registration Information
Wheelchair Access and Special Assistance
All Conference venues are wheelchair accessible. If you require special assistance for any reason, please include your requirements during the registration process and confirm any details with the Conference Secretariat.
Please identify any dietary requirements during the registration process so that we can make arrangements in advance for your registered food and beverage events.
Contact the Conference Secretariat if you have any questions.