National Conference FAQs

Who is the Brain Tumour National Conference for?
Anyone affected by a brain tumour who would like to know more about brain tumours. Patients, survivors, friends, family, healthcare professionals, researchers, and volunteers are all invited to attend.

How many people attended the Conference in 2017?
870+ people attended in person and online via live streaming.

Is there a benefit to registering early for the Brain Tumour National Conference?
Yes. There was a special early bird registration rate of $50. On September 14, 2018 at noon EST, the cost went to $75. 

Are there more registration deadlines?
Please note that we will not be able to offer reimbursements for conference registrations after Friday, October 5, 2018.
Registration for the Celebration Dinner will close on Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at noon EST.
Online registration for Saturday, October 20, 2018 will close at 4:00 pm EST on Wednesday, October 17, 2018.Walk-up registration will be available on Saturday, October 20, 2018. The cost of $75 still applies.

Can anyone attend the Friday night celebration?
Yes. 

Is there a cost to attend the Friday night celebration?
Yes. The cost is $25 which includes dinner. 

Will there be food at the Friday night celebration?
Yes, dinner is provided.
 
Is there a dress code for the Friday night celebration?
More to come.
 
Can anyone register for Saturday's Conference?
Yes. We welcome patients, survivors, caregivers, family members, friends, health care professionals, volunteers, and anyone interested in learning more about brain tumours. 
 
Is there a cost associated with the National Conference?
Yes there is a fee to attend this event in person but free to those who live stream. The cost of $75 includes breakfast, lunch and refreshments at break times. 
 
Is there a dress code for the National Conference?
As the Toronto Conference marks the start and the Montreal Conference marks the end of International Brain Tumour Awareness Week, we encourage all attendees to wear grey to spotlight the brain tumour cause.

Can anyone register for the Montreal Conference?
Yes. Please note that all presentations will be in French. Register now.
 
Where will the National Conference occur?
The Brain Tumour National Conference will be held at the Sheraton Toronto Airport Hotel & Conference Centre at 801 Dixon Road, Toronto, ON, on Saturday, October 20, 2018. One week later, on Saturday, October 27, 2018 there will be an additional French event in Montreal.
 
Is there a special parking rate at the Toronto Conference?
Yes. Please see details of how to obtain that special rate here.
 
If it’s in Toronto, why is this being billed as a National Conference?
We will be live streaming the plenary sessions on Saturday, October 20, 2018. We are also hosting a French Brain Tumour National Conference in Montreal a week later on Saturday, October 27, 2018 which will also be live streamed.
 
Will the presentations be recorded?
Yes. All presentations in Toronoto and Montreal will be recorded if we have permission from the presenters. The presentations will be added to our website in November.
 
Photography & Live Streaming Disclaimer:
By registering for and attending the 2018 Brain Tumour National Conference, you consent to be photographed, filmed and/or otherwise recorded. During the conference we will be taking photos and live streaming many of the presentations. Photos taken during this conference weekend may be used for promotional materials (print or online) via Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada. You understand that all photography, filming and/or recording will be done in reliance on this consent given by you by entering this area. If you do not agree to the foregoing, please let us know by providing your full name at the conference registration desk in the Ambrosia Foyer. Thank You.
 

For more information, please contact:

Janic Gorayeb
Senior Health Information Specialist 
jgorayeb@braintumour.ca
1-800-265-5106 or 519-642-7755 ext 233 

 

 

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