2016 AGM

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Date/Time
Sep 23, 2016 - Sep 25, 2016

Location
Sheraton Hamilton Hotel

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The FMWC’s AGM is a once a year opportunity for women physicians and associates to benefit from a weekend of stimulating educational discussions and networking.

 

This year’s theme is Pride and Prejudice: Setting the Agenda for Women’s Health which will take us to explore topics of importance in today’s health care environment as we celebrate the FMWC’s 92nd year of commitment to being the voice of women doctors in Canada, across all specialties and provinces.

 

Click here for the 2016 Student and Resident Poster Session details & instructions to submit an abstract

 

HOTEL INFORMATION

Attendees are responsible for their own travel and accommodation arrangements. We are pleased to give you access to our group rate at the  Sheraton Hamilton Hotel (event venue). The group rate is available until August 29, 2016 and is subject to availability. To book your room now CLICK HERE or call the 24 hour toll-free reservation line at 1-888-627-8161. Make sure that you ask for the ‘Fed. of Medical Women of Canada’ group block.

 

TRAVEL INFORMATION

Flight Centre Flights and other transportation arrangements can be made with  MALLORY PEISLEY our Flight Centre  Corporate Agent. She can also be reached at 613-599-5245 or toll free at 1-855-638-1854.

 

Airways Transit is proud to offer FMWC 2016 AGM delegates a discounted, single passenger conference fare of $48.67 plus hst for one way transportation  between Toronto Pearson Airport and Hamilton, Ont. BOOK ONLINE quoting code FMWC2016.                                                                                       Reservations must be made in advance to qualify for the discounted fare.

 

GETTING TO HAMILTON

By Air

WestJet flies directly into Hamilton from select Canadian cities.

 

To and From Toronto Pearson Airport – The best way to travel to and from Hamilton from Pearson is by taking Airways Transit shuttle service. FMWC members receive a discount by booking in advance ONLINE, quoting code FMWC2016.

Airways Transit is located on the GROUND TRANSPORTATION LEVEL of Pearson – on the arrivals level, turn right after exiting the security doors and proceed to POST E in Terminal 1. Follow the sign directions down the escalator to the Ground Transportation Level and the Airways Transit desk will be on your left at the bottom of the escalator.

 

To and From Toronto’s Billy Bishop Airport – Take the complimentary shuttle outside of the airport to Toronto Union Station. From the station take the GO Transit** system of either train (Lakeshore West Line to and from Hamilton) or bus (Hamilton QEW). Both go to the Hamilton downtown station, which is a ½ kilometre from the hotel. View Go Transit’s train and bus route.

 

By Rail

ViaRail and GO Transit offer routes to Hamilton (downtown – ½ kilometer from hotel) or to nearby Aldershot (10 km from Hamilton) or Burlington. For some trips, a combination of Via and GO Transit will be used. This will be reflected on the travel options that arise after selecting your departure/arrival location and the dates of travel on the VIA website.

 

** Please note that the GO Transit system does not offer service from its downtown Hamilton location to Toronto on Sundays. Travellers must depart from either the Aldershot or Burlington stations.

 

Contact MALLORY PEISLEY to book your travel arrangements or if you need assistance making your travel arrangements to and from Hamilton.

 

ACCREDITATION

College of Family Physicians of Canada: This program has been accredited by the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the Ontario Chapter for up to 8.75 Mainpro-M1 credits.

 

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada: 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, approved by the Canadian Psychiatric Association (CPA). Participants can earn a maximum of 8.5 credits. The specific opinions and content of this event are not necessarily those of the CPA, and are the responsibility of the organizer(s) alone.”

 

LETTER OF INVITATION

Official letters of invitation will be sent when requested via [email protected] Please note the letter does not represent a commitment on the part of the FMWC or the event to provide any financial assistance.

 

INSURANCE

The event organizers cannot accept liability for personal injuries sustained, or for loss or damage of property belonging to the congress participants (or their accompanying persons), either during, or as a result of the congress. Delegates and their accompanying guests are strongly advised to purchase adequate travel insurance for the duration of their travel.

 

CANCELLATION POLICY

Registration fees, less a $100 administrative charge will be refunded for cancellations received in writing before August 5, 2016. No refund will be offered for cancellations received after that time — no exceptions. Participants who request a cancellation may opt to send a substitute.