General Information


Each participant will receive a name badge upon check-in at the registration desk. The badge will be the official Congress pass and should be worn at all time in order to gain entry into the meeting room.

Certificate of attendance

Regularly registered participants will receive a certificate of attendance.

Credit Cards

Major credit cards are accepted by hotels, shops and restaurants.


The official currency in Canada is the Canadian Dollar ($).


The Congress Organisers do not assume any liability for personal injuries sustained or loss of, or damage to, property belonging to Congress participants (or their accompanying persons), either during or as result of the Congress. Participants are requested to make their own arrangements with respect to health and travel insurance.

Letters of invitation and visa requirements

You are responsible for obtaining any and all necessary visas for Canada (and any country visited or where a stopover is required). We strongly recommend participants visit the website of the Canadian embassy/consulate in their country to learn about the specific Canadian immigration processes and timings that will apply to them.

Find out if you need an electronic Travel Authorization here.

You can get an Application for Visitor Visa here.

Find your nearest Visa Application Centre here.


The official language of the Congress is English and no simultaneous translation is foreseen during the scientific sessions.

Smoking Policy

Smoking is not allowed within the Palais de Congres.


Montreal has a short, mild spring. In April the weather is generally quite cool but also has periods of strong sunlight, and occasional flurries of snow. Visitors can expect at least some rain about 11 days out of 30 in April.

Average maximum daytime temp: 11ºC / 52ºF
Average minimum daytime temp: 1ºC / 34ºF

We recommend that you pack warm, water-resistant outerwear, an umbrella, comfortable closed-toe shoes and water-resistant footwear, especially if you’re planning to be outside much. It’s also a good idea to pack sunglasses and sunscreen as the sun can still be quite strong despite the cool temperatures.