Join us in Winnipeg between October 2-5, 2019 for the 2019 Diabetes Canada/Canadian Society of Endocrinology and Metabolism (CSEM) Professional Conference. For an exciting four days, you will have the opportunity to exchange knowledge, learn, grow and network with like-minded colleagues who share an interest in improving the lives of people living with diabetes and other endocrinology disorders.
Key Dates to Remember
June 2019 - Abstract decisions emailed.
August 10, 2019 - Early bird registration rate ends.
September 20, 2019 - Advance registration rate ends
Call for Abstracts is now closed
Abstract poster and oral presentations
About the event
Foreign attendees, if you are planning on attending the Diabetes Canada/CSEM Professional Conference please follow the instructions below. Our conference is registered with the Canadian Immigration Special Event Unit.
Submission of Applications
Canada does not have a visa office in every country so it is important that delegates visit the website of the visa office responsible for processing their visa applications. Information is available on the website on how to submit a visa application and the documentation required.
This system allows clients to submit applications online.
Delegates that need a visa but require their passport for other travel purposes are strongly encouraged to submit their visa applications online (e-Apps). Delegates that choose to apply online will not have to submit their passport until a decision has been made on their applications. If required, the visa office will send the applicant instructions on how and where to send their passports to finalize the visa process.
Visa Application Centres (VACs):
VACs are commercial service providers authorized by Canada to provide specific services to applicants.
VACs provide a number of services including helping applicants fill out forms, answer questions and ensure that applications are complete, thereby reducing unnecessary delays or refusals due to incomplete applications.
Applicants that are required to provide biometrics information as part of the visa application process can do so at a VAC. Additional information on the biometrics requirements is available at the IRCC website.
VACs send applications to Visa Offices and transmit decisions to applicants in a secure and confidential manner. VACs do not process visa applications and play no role in the decision-making process
Visa Applications Processing Times:
Processing times for visa applications vary depending on the office and the time of year. Participants are encouraged to apply early for their visas and to submit complete applications, including all supporting documents.
Please visit the IRCC website for information on the time it takes to process visa applications at the various visa offices.
NEW - Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA)
As of March 15, 2016, visa-exempt foreign nationals are expected to have an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) to fly to or transit through Canada. Exceptions include U.S. citizens, and travellers with a valid Canadian visa. Canadian citizens, including dual citizens, and Canadian permanent residents are not eligible to apply for an eTA.
Travel & Hotel
Travel Discount and Hotel Accommodaton
As a member of the National and Local Planning Committee, you are eligible to receive a 25% discount off the conference registration fee. You will automatically receive the discount when you enter the code WINNIPEG2019 during the registration process. Please note, Early Bird registration ends AUGUST 10.
Air Canada is offering attendees a discount off applicable fares to Winnipeg from September 25 to October 12, 2019. Your discount code is RPFV9Q61. To book a flight, access aircanada.com and enter the discount code in the search panel.
WestJet is offering 5% off Econo and 10% off EconoFlex and Premium fares for travel within Canada. They are also offering 2% off Econo, 5% off EconoFlex and 10% off Premium base fares for guests travelling Trans-border into and out of Winnipeg.
Please visit www.westjet.com/conventions and use web coupon O5YM82V (Travel Agents use WDD55). The discount is only valid for travel from September 25 to October 12, 2019.
Please book hotel accommodations through the Diabetes Canada/CSEM Annual Conference 2019 registration site.
Alt Hotel Winnipeg - 310 Donald Street, Winnipeg, MB, R3B 2H3 - $149.00 plus taxes
BW Plus Downtown Winnipeg - 330 York Avenue, Winnipeg, MB, R3C 0N9 - $174.00 plus taxes
Delta Winnipeg - 350 St. Mary Avenue, Winnipeg, MB, R3C 3J2 - $174.00 plus taxes
Fairmont Winnipeg- 2 Lombard Place, Winnipeg, MB, R3B 0Y3 - $219.00 plus taxes
Holiday Inn & Suites Winnipeg Downtown - 360 Colony Street, Winnipeg, MB, R3B 2P3 - $149.00 plus taxes
Inn at the Forks - 75 Forks Market Road, Winnipeg, MB, R3C 0A2 - $209.00 plus taxes
Radisson Hotel Winnipeg Downtown - 288 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, MB, R3C 0B8 - $159.00 plus taxes
Sponsors & Exhibitors
Novo Nordisk Canada
Ascensia Diabetes Care
BD Canada - Diabetes Care
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