Attending the Meeting


The Westin Bayshore
1601 Bayshore Dr.
Vancouver, BC V6G 2V4, Canada

SSA has arranged for discounted hotel rooms for attendees. Please check back for more information about booking a hotel room.


The registration process is linked to the submission and acceptance of abstracts for oral and poster presentations. Once a presenter’s abstract has been accepted by the co-chairs, the presenter will be provided a link to register for the meeting. Abstract submissions are now open. The submission deadline is 31 May 2023.

Individuals interested in attending but not presenting at the meeting will be invited to apply to attend through a registration application submitted to and approved by the co-chairs. Non-presenter registration will open on 16 June 2023.

Please note, this meeting will be limited in its attendance, so register shortly after registration opens.

Registration rates:

  • Regular Member: $750
  • Student Member: $475
  • Early-Career/Emeritus Member: $575
  • Non-member: $900
  • Non-member Student: $515

Travel Grants:

SSA will provide two travel grants.  Eligibility requirements include early-career or student membership in the Society.  The travel grants will provide complimentary registration and $1,000 cash.  The application period is now open. The deadline to apply is May 31. Apply here.

Visa letters:

Wait times to receive a visa have increased for some.  In order to support those who require a visa to participate in the meeting, SSA will provide a letter of support now.  While typically, SSA would require confirmation of an accepted abstract or paid registration, a letter of intent to submit an abstract and/or SSA membership will suffice for this meeting.

To request a letter of support, please click the button below and complete the form:

Request a Letter of Support

Important Dates:

31 May 2023: Abstract submissions deadline

16 June 2023: Non-presenter registration application period opens

12 September 2023: Registration closes

1013 October 2023: Meeting dates

Meeting Contact:

Exhibits and Sponsorships:

Those interested in exhibiting at the conference must purchase a sponsorship, which includes full access to the technical sessions and all events for one person. It’s a fantastic networking opportunity. All sponsors may choose to have a table or simply attend alongside all attendees. Sponsorship includes:

  • full conference access for one person, and the ability to purchase a registration for one additional person.
  • prominent acknowledgement of sponsorship