Vancouver

76th Annual Meeting

October 1 – 3, 2022
The Westin Bayshore Hotel, VANCOUVER, BC

 

“Planetary Health – Changing the Way We Operate”

 

PRESIDENT SCIENTIFIC PROGRAM GUEST OF HONOUR LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD  LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD 
Dr. Brian Westerberg, Vancouver, BC Dr. Vincent Lin, Toronto, ON Dr. Frederick Kozak, Vancouver, BC Dr. Melvin Schloss, Montreal, QC Dr. Manohar Bance, Cambridge, UK

 

KEYNOTE SPEAKER:

 

GUEST SPEAKERS:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. David Suzuki,    Vancouver, BC (Bio) Dr. Andrea MacNeill, Vancouver, BC (Bio) Dr. Nick Watts,               London, UK (Bio) Dr. Courtney Howard, Yellowknife, YT (Bio) Mr. Francois Paulette, Yellowknife, YT (Bio)

 

Message from the President

After two years in hibernation, I think it is safe to say, all of us are looking forward to crawling from our dens and socializing in person in Vancouver in October. With Fred Kozak at the helm as Local Arrangements Chair, it promises to be a spectacular meeting.  CONTINUE READING…

 

 

Mitigating Our Footprint

 

“Climate change is the ‘biggest global health threat of the 21st century’ and is causing an increase in heatwaves, wildfires, floods, droughts and crop failures, vector-borne diseases, mass migration, and is associated with an increase in air pollution. The evidence is unequivocal and the vast public health effects of the climate crisis  mandate that the medical community reconsider its role in contributing to this global catastrophe.”  Zotova, O., Petrin-Desrosiers, C.,  Gopferg, a. and Van Jove, M. (2020) Carbon-neutral medical conferences should be the norm. The Lancet [Post-print] (Vol 4, Issue 2) E48-E50; DIO;https://doi.org/10.1016/S2542-5196(20)30003-6

This year the CSOHNS is aiming for a carbon neutral annual meeting.  We have introduced a number of environmental initiatives to help us lessen our impact on the planet:

 

 

CSO-HNS Carbon Offset Program

The purpose of this undertaking is to offset the unavoidable emissions from flights to the meeting. This will be done through monetary donations to several certified carbon offset projects in Canada. In addition, the Society will commit to covering the carbon emissions from the flights of the staff and invited guests.   Delegates will be given an option on the registration form to purchase carbon offsets that will be put toward mitigating the CO2e associated with the annual meeting.

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To get an estimate of emissions from flights, we will use the  data from the 2019 meeting to do carbon accounting for these emissions. This will then be compared to the CO2e that we offset through donation. An announcement will be made of the emissions offset as a result of this program.

 

  • Carbon offset projects are actions taken to directly offset the emissions of an activity.
  • A certain amount of money can go towards taking out GHGs from the atmosphere OR attempt to mitigate GHG emissions that would otherwise be released if the project was not undertaken.
  • Important to note that carbon offset projects are not a way to “pay your way” to emitting, but rather a way to avoid future emissions or sequester carbon to account for currently unavoidable emissions.
  • It is key to reduce emissions over purchasing carbon offsets.

 

CSO-HNS Carbon Capture Projects

The Society has chosen to support these 3 carbon capture projects:

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Niagara Escarpment Forest   (Carbonzero – CSA Clean Projects Registry  $30/tonne)  The Escarpment Biosphere Conservancy is Ontario’s largest and Canada’s second largest land conservation agency, dedicated to preserving natural systems that house 58 of Ontario’s native species at risk or of concern.  This project promotes and maintains the function and diversity of ecosystems along Ontario’s Niagara escarpment.The Niagara escarpment stretches from Niagara Falls towards Tobermory, and extends along Manitoulin Island.  Project Profile

 

 

Nanaimo Landfill Methane Gas Capture Project (Carbonzero – CSA Clean Projects Registry  $25/tonne) This project reduces greenhouse gas emissions by using the methane that was previously vented to the atmosphere as fuel for electricity. The Nanaimo LFG Capture Project is located approximately five km south of downtown Nanaimo, British Columbia. Read More

 

 

 

Coastal First Nations Great Bear Rainforest (BC Carbon Registry – ISO 14064-2   $30/tonne)  In 2009, Coastal First Nations and the Province of British Columbia agreed to one of the largest carbon offset projects in existence.  The Great Bear Rainforest is a global treasure that covers 6.4 million hectares on British Columbia’s north and central coast – equivalent in size to Ireland. All British Columbians have a stake in protecting it. The historic agreement that secures the future of the Great Bear Rainforest means more old- and second-growth forest will be protected, while still ensuring opportunities for economic development and jobs for local First Nations. Read More

 

 

Guest Speakers on Planetary Health

Andrea MacNeill, BSc (Hon), MSc, MD, Vancouver, BC

Dr Andrea MacNeill is a surgical oncologist at Vancouver General Hospital and BC Cancer, and a clinical associate professor at the University of British Columbia where she specializes in sarcoma and peritoneal malignancies.  She is the founder and principal investigator of the UBC Planetary Healthcare Lab, a novel interdisciplinary research collaborative dedicated to creating health systems that promote both human and planetary health. As the Medical Director of Planetary Health for Vancouver Coastal Health, she is working on a transformational planetary health strategy for the health authority, to mitigate the healthcare climate footprint while creating health and social value. She is an executive member of CASCADES, a pan-Canadian knowledge mobilization network dedicated to accelerating the transition to low-carbon, sustainable health systems in Canada. She is currently co-chairing a UBC/Yale-led Lancet Commission in sustainable healthcare.  Podcast:  Planetary Health in the Operating Room

Nick Watts, MBBS, MA, BMed Sci, FFPH, London, UK

Nick works as the Chief Sustainability Officer of the NHS, where he is responsible for leveraging the capacity of its 1.3 million staff and £110 billion annual budget to deliver the world’s first net zero emission health service. Nick completed his medical degree at UWA and is licensed in Australia and the UK, and a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians’ Faculty of Public Health. Prior to the NHS, Nick worked internationally with a range of health organisations including the WHO, and as the Executive Director of the Lancet Countdown.

Courtney Howard, MD, Yellowknife, YT

Dr Courtney Howard is an Emergency Physician in Yellowknife, in Canada’s subarctic, and a Clinical Associate Professor in the Cumming School of Medicine at the University of Calgary. She is a nationally- and globally recognized expert on the impacts of climate change on health, and in the broader field of planetary health. For Dr. Howard, grounding her work in planetary health started a decade ago motivated by two experiences at the opposite ends of the earth.  Read More

 

 

CSO-HNS  Social Responsibility Awards 

Corporate Partners

This new Society award is open to all our company partners (sponsors and exhibitors).

Whereas,

  • Health care is responsible for an estimated 5% of global CO2 emissions, and
  • The supply chain is a significant and major contributor to this impact, and
  • The global conference industry each year produced as much greenhouse gas emissions prior to the pandemic as was produced in the United States, and
  • In 2021, 220 Editors of high-profile medical journals called for a global response to climate change on the scale of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and
  • There is a global discrepancy in ability to access surgical care world-wide, and
  • The Canadian Society of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (CSO-HNS) actively promotes minimizing the environmental impact while improving access to surgical care services globally in a fair and equitable manner,

the CSO-HNS calls for our corporate partners to help mitigate ongoing climate change. Full Document

Individual Members

This new Society award is open to all CSO-HNS members

Whereas,

  • The climate emergency is the single greatest threat to human health, and
  • Health care is responsible for an estimated 5% of global CO2 emissions, and
  • Provision of surgical services contributes a disproportionate measure, and
  • The global conference industry each year produced as much greenhouse gas emissions prior to the pandemic as was produced in the United States, and
  • In 2021, 220 Editors of high-profile medical journals called for a global response to climate change on the scale of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and
  • There is a global discrepancy in ability to access surgical care world-wide, and
  • The Canadian Society of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (CSO-HNS) endorses the goal of net zero health care emissions while improving access to surgical care services globally in a fair and equitable manner,

 

The CSO-HNS calls to our members to help mitigate ongoing climate change.  Full Document

 

 

 

The Westin Bayshore Hotel’s Green Initiatives 

This year’s convention hotel takes their responsibility to the planet seriously.  The Westin Bayshore has incorporated many green and more environmentally sustainable practices into their daily operations.  Most of these are summarized in the document available. here.

 

 

Research Articles 

Here are some current research articles concerning Planetary Health topics:

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Human Health on an Ailing Planet – Historical Perspectives on Our Future (https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMms1907455)

Integrating planetary health into healthcare: A document analysis (https://www-sciencedirect-com.proxy.lib.uwaterloo.ca/science/article/pii/S0168851021000890)

Carbon footprint modelling of national health systems: Opportunities, challenges and recommendations (https://onlinelibrary-wiley-com.proxy.lib.uwaterloo.ca/doi/10.1002/hpm.3447)

Integrating planetary health into clinical guidelines to sustainably transform health care (https://www-sciencedirect-com.proxy.lib.uwaterloo.ca/science/article/pii/S2542519622000419?via%3Dihub)

What’s new in intensive care: environmental sustainability (https://link-springer-com.proxy.lib.uwaterloo.ca/article/10.1007/s00134-021-06455-6)

How the hospital context influences nurses’ environmentally responsible practice: A focused ethnography (https://onlinelibrary-wiley-com.proxy.lib.uwaterloo.ca/doi/10.1111/jan.14936)

Carbon-neutral medical conferences should be the norm (https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanplh/article/PIIS2542-5196(20)30003-6/fulltext )

 

 

Big & Little Things To Do in Daily Life to be More Sustainable

 

Know what your carbon footprint is by using this carbon calculator 

THE PLACES I LIVE IN...

  • Turn down your thermostat and put on a sweater!
  • Install a smart thermostat to save energy
  • Turn down the heat when you sleep and leave the house
  • Turn off the lights when you leave the room
  • Switch to high efficiency light bulbs, low flow faucets, and low flush toilets
  • Improve insulation in walls, ceilings, basement, windows, and doors to achieve efficiency while heating and cooling your home
  • Apply for Canada Greener Homes Grant to help with efficiency retrofits of your home
  • Calculate your home’s carbon footprint using the Project Neutral carbon footprint calculator.
  • Get an EnerGuide energy efficiency home evaluation
  • Switch off fossil fuels by installing an electric heat pump
  • Consider if a smaller space would suite your needs

HOW I MOVE AROUND...

  • Commit to using active transportation like walking or biking
  • Buy a comfortable bike so you will want to use it
  • Use public transportation whenever possible!
  • Buy the smallest, most fuel-efficient car or commit to making your next vehicle electric
  • Advocate for active transportation and public transportation infrastructure in your own community
  • Turn off your car if you will be parked for more than 10 seconds
  • Become part of a community car share Group errands together to optimize excursions Become a 1 or 0 car household

THE THINGS I USE...

  • Repair, share and use less
  • Compost organics in green bin service or set up at home composting
  • Avoid using single use plastics in your house
  • Participate in “Meatless Mondays” or adopt a plant-based diet
  • Shop at bulk store, with your own reusable containers
  • Complete a home waste audit
  • Educate yourself on what is locally recyclable
  • Rely on locally grown food and ask your local grocery store to carry more locally produced items create a personal produce garden at home or with your community!

AND MORE!

  • Think of the land as something to exist alongside with, NOT something to be used
  • Educate yourself on equity, sovereignty, and accessibility and how they relate to sustainability
  • Share what you know about sustainability with as many people as you can
  • Encourage local government to prioritize sustainable projects
  • Be open, non-judgmental, and understand that everyone has varying ability to reduce their emissions
  • Value progress over perfection – to say climate change is challenging to solve is an understatement and moving forward is better than not moving at all.

Registration

This year we have implemented a new online registration system.  We hope you find it easy to use.  Should you have any questions, please contact us at [email protected]

 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Convention Hotel

 

The Westin Bayshore
1601 Bayshore Drvie
Vancouver, BC V6G 2V4
Tel:  (604) 682-3377

 

Reservations Link Click Here

 

Meeting rate valid until August 29, 2022

Social & Companion Program

Welcoming Reception

Saturday, October 1, 2022 – 6:30 p.m.
The Westin Bayshore, Vancouver 

Food trucks are all the rage and Vancouver has some of the best.  Come and enjoy their delights at this year’s welcoming reception.  They will be parked just outside the lobby of the Westin hotel for your convenience.  Good, good food, and long overdue conversations with colleague and friends in an informal setting will make for a great family-friendly event!


President’s Banquet

Sunday, October 2, 2022 – 7:15 p.m.
Main Ballroom, The Westin Bayshore Hotel, Vancouver 

You are cordially invited to join Brian Westerberg and Danuta Skowronski for cocktails and dinner on Sunday evening at the Westin Bayshore Ballroom.   Starting at 7:15 p.m., you are welcome to enjoy cocktails and some light entertainment followed by a wonderful dinner that will be served at 8:00 p.m.


 

COMPANION EVENTS

 

Dark Secrets of Stanley Park Walking Tour

Sunday, October 2, 2022 10:00 a.m.

On the Dark Secrets of Stanley Park Tour you’ll discover the park you thought you knew has a remarkable – and oftentimes shocking – history. Until European settlers forced the eviction of Coast Salish people from their villages and homes, the land had supported indigenous communities for thousands of years. The creation of the park itself was the result of one of the murkiest real estate deals in Vancouver history (and that’s saying something!). And today the park remains home to settler smallpox cemeteries, bizarre public artwork, and true crime scenes. Plus you’ll hear the incredible story of Deadman’s Island! You’ll never see the park the same way again.

After the tour, lunch will be held at the Stanley Park Brewing Restaurant & Brewpub which offers a casual west coast-inspired menu, and new, innovative beers brewed on-site.

Meet in the lobby of the Westin Bayshore Hotel @ 9:30 a.m.  Cost:  $85/person


 

Companion Hospitality Breakfast

Saturday, October 1 to Monday, October 3, 2022 – 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
H2 Rotisserie & Bar, The Westin Bayshore, Vancouver 

Companions registered for the meeting are invited to partake in a lovely, modified continental-style breakfast at the Westin Bayshore’s H2 Rotisserie & Bar restaurant where you can start your day in a relaxed atmosphere, catching up with old friends and new acquaintances.

 

 

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Company Sponsors & Exhibitors

 

 

“Planetary Health – Changing the Way We Operate”

 

We cordially invite you to join us at the Canadian Society of Otolarynogology-Head & Neck Surgery’s 76th Annual Meeting, October 1 – 3, 2022 at the Westin Bayshore Hotel in Vancouver, BC.

 

 

Corporate Partnership Opportunities

Platinum Level

$30,000 + HST

With this level of support, your company will receive at the annual meeting:

  • A 60-minute symposium, curated debate, or panel discussion either immediately before/after the meeting’s scientific program (0700-0800 / 1700-1800)or during lunchtime (1200-1300) on Saturday or  Sunday, covering a topic to be determined by the sponsor with input from the CSO-HNS.
  • Meeting room space for your event that includes basic A/V and logistical support.  (Does not include speaker, support or food & beverage).
  • Product or company advertisement in the CSO-HNS’ The Journal of Otolarynology-Head & Neck Surgery (open-access) for 6-months.  Click here for details.
  • Acknowledgement (with logo) as a Platinum Sponsor, at the meeting’s opening ceremonies (via slide), on the Society’s website and on meeting’s signage.
  • Promotion of your event to the membership via email, social media and on the CSO-HNS website.
  • A plaque acknowledging support.
  • An invitation to the Welcoming Reception and President’s banquet.
  • Two exhibit booths (10’x10’ or 8’x10’)
  • 10 registrations to all scientific sessions (Saturday & Sunday inclusive).
  • Your company logo on Society website and acknowledgment in appropriate eNews bulletins and in the 2022 Fall Newsletter.$30,000 + HST

NB: These events cannot be accredited for either Section 1 or 3 hours under the Royal College MOC program.  However, delegates can acquire Section 2 hours under “Personal Learning Projects

Gold Level

$20,000 + HST

With this level of support, your company will receive at the annual meeting:

  • A 30-minute invitational roundtable, meet the expert, product theatre or other session during the AM or PM breaks.
  • Meeting room space for your event that includes basic A/V and logistical support.  (Does not include speaker support or food & beverage.
  • Product or company advertisement in the CSO-HNS’ The Journal of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery (open-access) for 4-months. Click here for details.
  • Acknowledgement (with logo) as a Gold Sponsor at the meeting’s opening ceremonies, on the Society’s website, and on meeting signage.
  • Promotion of your event to the Society’s membership via email, social media and on the CSO-HNS website.
  • A plaque acknowledging support.
  • An invitation to the Welcoming Reception and President’s Banquet.
  • Two exhibit booths (10’x10’ or 8’x10’)
  • 6 registrations to all scientific sessions (Saturday & Sunday inclusive)
  • Your company logo on Society website and acknowledgment in appropriate eNews bulletins and in the 2022 Fall Newsletter.

Silver Level

$10,000 + HST

With this level of support, your company will receive at the annual meeting:

  • A 10-minute promotional video played on a monitor located in the Bayshore Foyer (Saturday and Sunday inclusive).
  • Product or company advertisement in the CSO-HNS’ The Journal of Otolarynology-Head & Neck Surgery (open-access) for 2-months.  Click here for details.
  • Acknowledgement as a Silver Sponsor at the meeting’s opening ceremonies, on the Society’s website, and on meeting signage.
  • Promotion of your video to the membership via email, social media and on the CSO-HNS website.
  • An invitation to the Welcoming Reception.
  • Two exhibit booths (10’x10’ or 8’x10’).
  • 4 registrations to all scientific sessions (Saturday & Sunday inclusive).
  • Company acknowledged on website, in appropriate eNews bulletins and 2022 Fall Newsletter.

Bronze Level

$5,000 + HST

With this level of support, your company will receive at the annual meeting:

  • An acknowledgement as a Bronze Sponsor on the Society’s website, at the meeting’s opening session, and on exhibit hall signage.
  • An invitation to the Welcoming Reception.
  • One exhibit booth (10’x10’ or 8’x10’).
  • 2 registrations to all scientific sessions (Saturday & Sunday inclusive).
  • Company acknowledged on website,  appropriate eNews bulletins and 2022  Fall Newsletter.

Exhibitor

$3,600 (incl. HST)

With this level of support, your company will receive at the annual meeting:

  • One exhibit booth (10’x10’ or 8’x10’).
  • Two company representatives.
  • An invitation to the Welcoming Reception.
  • Name on exhibits area signage.

Additional Opportunities

For more information concerning these options,  please contact Donna Humphrey at [email protected].

Sustainable Initiative (Supported by “company name”)

This partnership will measure and offset the carbon emissions of the conference for air travel.  An interactive electronic “Sustainability Checklist” will be promoted to delegates of the meeting and include simple daily tasks that encourage delegates to act with sustainability in mind during the congress.

Support for the Sustainable Initiatives includes:

  • Interactive Sustainability Checklist for Attendee Participation
  • Sustainability Measurement
  • Promotion & Recognition
  • Logistical Support

 

Smartphone Charging Stations (Supported by “company name”)

These tabletop stations will allow delegates to charge their mobile devices on the conference floor while learning more about your company via a digital display.  Keeping with the meeting’s theme of planetary health, you will be able to showcase your company’s social responsibility  initiatives.

Support for the charging stations includes:

  • Charging Station Unit & Monitor
  • Signage
  • Promotion & Recognition
  • Logistics Management

Support includes:

  • A travel mug for each delegate
  • Company Logo
  • Promotion & Recognition

 

Delegate Travel Mugs (Supported by “company name”)

In keeping with the meeting’s sustainability theme, this partnership will provide reusable drinking cups for each delegate to use during the conference and take home with them.

Support includes:

  • A travel mug for each delegate
  • Company Logo
  • Promotion & Recognition

 

 

Company Registration

To reserve your sponsorship and/or exhibit booth, download, complete and return the registration form (link below) to the Canadian Society of Otolarynology-Head & Neck Surgery, 68 Gilkison Street, Elora, ON N0B 1S0, Tel: (519) 846-0630  Fax: (519) 846-9529   Email:  [email protected]  / [email protected]   

REGISTER FORM EXHIBIT BOOTH FLOORPLAN TERMS & CONDITIONS

 

 

Purchase Carbon Offsets

In an effort to mitigate some of the green house gas emissions producted as a result of holding the 76th CSO-HNS Meeting, we are offering our delegates, exhibitors and sponsors the opportunity to purchase carbon offsets for flights and materials shipped. Your offset dollars will go to support one of three Canadian carbon sequestration projects or be put toward another project of your choice.  Please help us make this new undertaking a success and help reduce global warming.

CARBON OFFSET CONTRIBUTION

 

 

Levy Show Services

Levy Show Services is the official exhibits show manager for the Society’s 76th Annual Meeting.    Click on the link below for all the information you will need to know including move-in /out dates and times, booth equipment, additional booth items, shipping details, etc.

LEVY SHOW SERVICES

 

 

 

Greener Printing Options

We strongly encourage our exhibitors and sponsors to use local businesses in Vancouver for any of their printing needs.  Their pricing is competitive and by going local, you will reduce your shipping costs and lessen your carbon foot print.  Please see the list below.

Our Choice for More Environmentally Sustainable Printing Companies

TPH - An Excellent Choice!

TPH Prospectus

Offers complete signage, marketing, and tradeshow essentials. TPH was named North America’s most forest-friendly printer in Canopy’s 2019 Blueline Ranking, the only comprehensive assessment of the environmental performance of North America’s printers.

https://www.tph.ca/sustainability/

Various locations in Vancouver800-874-0870[email protected]

Multigraphics

A full-service company that produces signage of all descriptions. Multigraphics offers an array of green printable products that include Falconboard®, ConVerd Board™, and Valuetex FR Fabric.

https://multigraphics.ca/environmentally-friendly-printing-services/         

3823 Still Creek Ave Burnaby, BC V5C 4E2(604)-437-8444[email protected] 

Royal Printers

Provides a full range of stationary, marketing, and business supplies print options using SugarSheet™, a lineup of papers made from 100% sugar cane residue fibre.

https://royalprinters.com/why-royal/#good-business

520 12th St, New Westminster, BC V3M 4H9604-525-5441 / 800-663-2231[email protected]

 

 

 

Corporate Social Responsibility Award

The Corporate Social Responsibility Award is a new award established by the CSO-HNS to acknowledge those companies who have the most comprehensive environmental and social governance policies in place and who are actively working toward mitigating their carbon footprint.  It is open to all companies planning to attend the 2022 annual meeting.

SEE DETAILS

 

 

 

 

SPONSORS & EXHIBITOR INFORMATION MANUAL 

 

 

 

INCLUDES:

  • Message from the President explaining our “carbon neutral” goal for this conference
  • All company partnership & exhibition details
  • Program outline
  • Link to the sponsor & exhibitor agreement form including booth floor plan
  • Details on the new ‘CSO-HNS Corporate Social Responsibility Award’
  • Terms & Conditions
  • Quick Notes (hotel, exhibition times, booth details, show services and more)