Banff (2013)

67th ANNUAL MEETING

June 2 – 4, 2013
Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, BANFF, AB

President – Dr. Karen Kost, Montreal, QC
Local Arrangements – Dr. Joe & Mrs. Joan Warshawski, Calgary, AB
Scientific Program – Dr. Frederick K. Kozak, Vancouver, BC

Banff Photo Gallery

Scientific Program

2013 SCIENTIFIC PROGRAM

“A Voice of Everyone”

GUEST SPEAKERS
Dr. Jonas Johnson, Pittsburgh, PA    profile
Dr. Jamie Koufman, New York, NY   profile
Dr. Peter-John Wormald, North Adelaide, SA   profile
Dr. David Eibling, Pittsburgh, PA   profile

We are please to announce that Dr. Holly Stevens, Penticton, BC, will be this meeting’s Guest of Honour.


EXCITING NEW OPTION!

  • Use your Smart Device (iPhone / Android / Blackberry) to download all meeting information via the new FREE app.

Links (iTunes / Google / Blackberry)…NOW CLOSED.

The MyCSO app can NOT be accessed via a computer. For those who wish to view/print meeting information via a computer, you can do so from either this page or by going to Quick Downloads


SESSION-SPECIFIC EVALUATION FORMS

(for Certificate of Attendance)

Electronic Version …NOW CLOSED

  • PLEASE NOTE: to access the electronic version of the forms, you will require your personalized key code available on the back of your meeting name badge. Evaluations can be completed after each session, daily or at the end of the conference. Your selections will be saved. A Certificate of Attendance will automatically be generated once finished. Save and print as needed.

For those of you who wish a paper copy of the evaluations go to the link below. Print, complete and mail to the Society’s office. A Certificate of Attendance will be e-mailed / mailed to you within 14 days.

Printable Booklet …NOW CLOSED

If you wish to receive your 2013 AGM CERTIFICATE OF ATTENDANCE please contact the Society’s office at [email protected].


DOWNLOAD…

  • 2013 Scientific Program (Without Abstracts, NEW…Version 4, PDF, Updated 05/24/13)… Read More (.pdf) / en francais (.pdf)

2013 Scientific Program Abstracts

  • Workshops (9 pages PDF 04/12/13)… Read More (.pdf)
  • Mini Workshops (5 pages PDF 04/12/13)… Read More (.pdf)
  • Papers  (36 pages PDF 04/12/13)… Read More (.pdf)
  • Posters (26 pages PDF 04/29/13)… Read More (.pdf)
  • 2013 Overall Learning Objectives… Read More (.pdf)

POLIQUIN RESIDENTS COMPETITION

The Poliquin Resident’s Competition is scheduled for Monday 13:00, June 3, 2013.

Poliquin Abstracts… Read More (.pdf)


POSTER PRESENTATIONS

Sunday, June 2 – 09:00 to 17:00
Monday, June 3 – 09:00 to 19:00 (Wine & Cheese 18:00 to 19:00)
Tuesday, June 4 – 09:00 to 17:00
Meeting Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, BANFF, AB

The Society will award a $500 prize for the best scientific poster at the meeting. For more details on the competition’s RULES and REGULATIONS click here.

  • IMPORTANT – Poster dimensions can be a MAXIMUM of 45″(wide) x 90″(high).
  • SET-UP – Saturday, June 1, 2013 – 14:00 to 18:00 and Sunday, June 2, 2013 – 06:00 to 09:00
  • DISMANTLE – Tuesday, June 4, 2013 – After 17:00Poster Competition Finalists: Please make yourself available beside your poster during the reception (between 18:00-19:00). You MUST remove your poster at the appropriate time, otherwise we CANNOT guarantee its return.

DELEGATE WINE & CHEESE RECEPTION

Monday, June 3, 2013 – 18:00 to 19:00
Exhibit and Poster Areas, Banff Spring Hotel

This new event has been organized to give delegates more opportunity to visit with the meeting’s exhibitors and view the scientific posters presentations. Poster Competition Finalists: Please make yourself available beside your poster during the reception (between 18:00-19:00).


ROYAL COLLEGE MAINTENANCE OF CERTIFICATION PROGRAM

The 67th Annual Meeting is an accredited group learning activity under Section 1, as defined by the RCPSC for the maintenance of certification program. Maximum credit hours: 21.0.


CERTIFICATE OF ATTENDANCE

To receive your certificate, please complete the 2013 SESSION-SPECIFIC EVALUATION FORM.
If you:

  • Complete the evaluations electronically you will be able to “save and print” your certificate IMMEDIATELY… available shortly
  • Download and print the evaluation booklet, please complete and return to the Society’s office. Your certificate will be mailed / emailed within 14 days… click here (.pdf)

ALL PAPER PRESENTATIONS, WORKSHOPS AND PANEL DISCUSSIONS will be recorded for possible publication on this website.


THE AGM IS GOING PAPERLESS

This year, much of the paper associated with the conference will be eliminated. At the Banff meeting, the following will apply:

  • Your NAME BADGE will be your TICKET to the SCIENTIFIC SESSIONS, EXHIBITS and SOCIAL PROGRAM. Please wear it at all times.
  • Only a LIMITED number of hardcopy programs will be available on site. We strongly encourage delegates to use their iOS or “Smart Devices” to access program information and scheduling.
  • MINUTES of the last annual business meeting in Toronto available in the protected section of this website… Login
  • You will be able to complete the SESSION SPECIFIC EVALUATION FORM (mandatory for your Certificate of Attendance) ONLINE via this website during and after the AGM.
  • For those who pre-register, confirmation of payment will be EMAILED to you within 14 days of receipt. A hardcopy receipt will be available only on request.

 

As this is a transition period, hardcopy of meeting materials will be available by request to the office.

Special Interest Meetings

SPECIAL INTEREST MEETINGS

SCHEDULE: Special Interest Meetings (.pdf) during the 67th Annual Meeting.

Social Program

SOCIAL PROGRAM

WELCOMING RECEPTION

Sunday, June 2, 2013 – 18:15
This family-friendly event will be held at the top of Banff’s Sulphur Mountain where the panoramic view of the Canadian Rockies is nothing short of spectacular. The gondola seats 4 people, and the ride takes about 7 minutes one way. At the top you will be treated to a buffet dinner as well as have the opportunity to do the Banff Skywalk. This is a 20-30 minute boardwalk and steps hike to the top of Sanson’s Peak and the meteorological observation station with interpretive and historical sign information.

Transportation to/from the hotel, gondola ride and buffet dinner included. Buses will start departing from the Banff Springs Hotel at 18:15. It’s important to note that the weather is usually COLDER AT THE TOP, so bring your warmer clothes just in case.

FREE EVENING

Monday, June 3, 2013
This evening has been left open to allow time with family, friends, attend alumni events or other activities. We hope that you will still consider making a contribution to the the Fund. Follow the link to download a donation form… make a donation

PRESIDENT’S BANQUET

Tuesday, June 4, 2013 – 19:15
Karen Kost and her husband Paul Stephenson, cordially invite you to join them for cocktails and dinner in the lovely Alhambra Ballroom of the Banff Springs Hotel. For your enjoyment, entertainment is being planned that will reflect the artistic nature of this year’s meeting theme, “A Voice for Everyone”. Dress is formal, black tie is optional.

A supervised children’s room will be available for those who require childcare for the evening. This will be suitable for children ages 3 to 12 years.


COMPANION EVENTS

BUS EXCURSION AND LUNCH

Monday, June 3, 2013 (approx. 8 hrs.)
Spend the day exploring one of the most scenic roadways in the world. Following the winding road along the base of the Bow Valley, a stop will be made at Johnston Canyon for a short walk to the Lower Falls. The tour will then continue to the Great Divide, crossing and entering into Yoho National Park. The name “Yoho”, a Cree expression of awe and wonder, succinctly captures the landscape’s essence. Visit incredible stops such as the Spiral Tunnels and Takkakaw Falls before lunch. Emerald Lake is one of the most admired destinations in Yoho National Park and is also the lunch stop location. Following lunch at Emerald Lake Lodge, the coach will return to the Banff Springs Hotel.

There are only a few spots left, so register now.

Johnston Canyon
Yoho National Park
Emerald Lake

COST: $120.75 per adult; $89.25 per child
Prices include GST. Children’s rate is for those up to age 12 years.

COMPANIONS HOSPITALITY SUITE

Sunday, June 2 and Tuesday, June 4, 2013 – 08:00 to 10:00
NEW ROOM LOCATION:   The Frontenac Room, Banff Springs Hotel

A continental breakfast will be served each morning for the spouses and companions.

CHILDREN’S EVENING, PRESIDENT’S BANQUET

Tuesday, June 4, 2013 – 19:00 to 22:00
Children will enjoy a fun get-together during the President’s banquet on Tuesday evening. Food, games, and a movie will be provided. All this complete with adult supervision. This evening is suitable for children ages 3 to 12 years.

POST CONVENTION GOLF

Wednesday, June 5, 2013    
This event has been cancelled. (May 5, 2013)

Convention Hotel

CONVENTION HOTEL

THE FAIRMONT BANFF SPRINGS HOTEL
405 Spray Ave.,
Banff, AB T1L 1J4

Telephone Reservations: 1-800-257-7544

Reservation online: Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel
Please reserve early as confirmation cannot be guaranteed after
April 30, 2013

AIRPORT SHUTTLE

Brewster Travel Canada has offered meeting delegates a 20% discount for airport shuttle services. To receive the discount, please use the promo code “VOICE” when making reservations either online at www.explorerockies.com or by phone 1-800-760-6934. Promo code is valid from May 31 to June 6, 2013.


REGISTRATION

ON-SITE REGISTRATION AVAILABLE ONLY  (as of May 24, 2013)

To help avoid the Sunday morning rush, delegates will be able to register for the meeting on SATURDAY June 1, between 16:00 – 19:00.

The registration desk will be located in the Curio Foyer of the Banff Springs Hotel.

HOURS OF REGISTRATION

  • Saturday, June 1, 16:00 – 19:00
  • Sunday, June 2 07:00 – 17:00
  • Monday, June 3 07:00 – 17:00

ONLY VISA credit cards, cheques, travellers cheques or cash will be accepted.

REGISTRATION CANCELLATION

A full refund of the registration fee will be given for cancellations received before APRIL 30, 2012. A fee of $50 will apply thereafter. Hard copy acknowledgement of registration WILL NOT be provided unless requested. Confirmation of payment will be EMAILED within 14 days of receipt.

IMPORTANT

Your NAME BADGE will allow you access to the meeting rooms, exhibits and poster area as well as the other evening social activities. You will not be allowed admission without it.

Company Exhibits

COMPANY EXHIBITS

LOCATION & TIME

Riverview Lounge / Alberta / New Brunswick Rooms, Banff Springs Hotel, BANFF, AB

VIEWING TIMES:

Sunday, June 2 – 09:00 to 17:00
Monday, June 3 – 09:00 to 17:00

SET-UP: Saturday, June 1 – 14:00 to 18:00 and Sunday, June 2 – 06:00 to 09:00
DISMANTLE: Monday, June 3 – after 17:00

Buffet lunches and coffee breaks will be served in the exhibits area.

WINE & CHEESE RECEPTION

Monday, June 3, 2013 – 18:00 to 19:00
Exhibit and Poster Areas, Banff Spring Hotel

This new event has been organized to give delegates more opportunity to visit with the meeting’s exhibitors and view the scientific posters presentations.

Click on one of these links for …

Exhibiting Companies (alphabetically)
Exhibits Floor Plan (.pdf)
Exhibitor Information and Contract (.pdf)
GES: Exhibitor Services (.pdf)

Sponsor Acknowledgements

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

The Canadian Society of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery would like to gratefully acknowledge and thank all our corporate supporters…

PLATINUM PARTNERS

Karl Storz Canada
Med-El
Medtronic Canada
Takeda Canada
Karl Storz - Endoskope     MED ELMedtronic     Takeda

GOLD PARTNERS

Alcon Canada
Merck Canada/Merck Consumer Care

SILVER PARTNER

Merz Pharma Canada