Attending the Meeting


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

Important Dates:

  • 1 April – 20 May 2024: Abstract submissions open
  • 1 April – 30 April 2024: Travel grants open
  • 17 June 2024: Non-presenter registration opens
  • 7-10 October 2024: Meeting


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 April 2024 and close 20 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. Registration will open on 17 June 2024.

The registration fees are listed below. Please note, this meeting will be limited in its attendance, so register shortly after registration opens.

Registration rates:

  • Regular Member: $790
  • Student Member: $500
  • Early-Career/Emeritus Member: $600
  • Non-member: $945
  • Non-member Student: $540

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 a travel grant in the form of cash. All grant recipients must submit a first-authored abstract and present their work in either an oral or poster session at the meeting.

Letters of Support: Student applicants must have a faculty advisor submit a one-to-two paragraph letter of support to Early-Career applicants must submit a one-to-two paragraph letter of support from a supervisor to

Information on how to apply for the travel grant will be posted April 2024.

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 here. If you have any questions regarding a letter of support, please email

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