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 in spring 2024 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 open 1 May 2024 and close 31 May 2024.

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 17 June 2024.

Information on registration fees will be posted April 2024. Please note, this meeting will be limited in its attendance, so register shortly after registration opens.

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 contact