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Delta (Future Marriott) Sherbrooke Hotel and Conference Centre
2685 King Street West
Sherbrooke, QC, J1L 1C1
The hotel is located on the main street in Sherbrooke and is within a 10-minute walking distance from the shopping mall.
Hotel reservation website http://cwp.marriott.com/yscdr/iacsmedsherb. The special meeting rate for room reservation is available until August 29, 2016 (Group code : MS1MS1A). Please make your hotel reservation as soon as possible in order to benefit of the low price of the meeting rate.
Please note that before the meeting date, Delta will be changed into Marriott.
A free shuttle from the Montreal airport to the conference site (Delta Sherbrooke Hotel) will be available for free to all delegates on Thursday September 22 and back to Montreal airport on Sunday September 25. Three shuttles will be available with departure from Montreal airport at 1:00 PM, 3:00 PM and 5:00 PM. The delegates will be asked to indicate their arrival time as well as the airline and flight number. Departure from the conference site to the Montreal airport will take place at 7:00 AM and 9:00 AM on September 25. It is also encouraged to rent a car with a special price for the meeting at the Montreal airport (details will be communicated later). Driving is very easy and pleasant to the Eastern Townships (approximately a 90-minute drive from the airport, please see details in the preliminary program). Parking at the hotel is free of charge. City bus passes for delegates will also be provided free of charge by the City of Sherbrooke.
Registration fee includes all meals (except friday evening free time dinner) and entertainment as well as complementary shuttle from and to Montreal airport.
Early Bird Registration Start-Deadline and Fee
May 25, 2016
to July 15 extended to July 25, 2016
Students and postdoctoral fellows: 450 $ US includes hospitality
Regular attendee: 550 $ US includes hospitality
Late Registration Fee
Following July 25, 2016
Students and postdoctoral fellows: 550 $ US includes hospitality
Regular attendee: 650 $ US includes hospitality
September 22: 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
September 23: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
September 24: 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Abstract Submission Process & Deadlines
Formatting requirements for abstracts are as follows (see Submission section above):
Regular Oral Presentations
Speakers are allocated approximately 20 minutes (including question period)
Poster Oral Presentations
Poster presenters in the category of poster oral presentations are allocated approximately 5 minutes including questions for a PowerPoint oral presentation on Saturday September 24 between 2:50 and 4:10 PM (see preliminary program).
Speaker Ready Room
Please provide your talk on a USB memory stick to the Speaker Ready Room at least 30 minutes prior to your session. You may make minor edits and review your talk at this time; however, access to the Ready Room PC is limited. Our staff will transfer your talk to the computer in your presentation room. Should you need to use your own laptop, please bring this to our staff’s attention at least 30 minutes prior to your session. For Apple users, please ensure that you have any required cables for interfacing to a standard VGA connector.
Posters (4' x 4' or 121 cm x 121 cm) should be mounted on the appropriate numbered poster boards before 9:00 AM on Friday, September 23. The posters should be displayed until 5:00 PM on Saturday, September 24. We are not responsible for any posters remaining in the Poster Room after 5:00 PM on Saturday, September 24.
Exhibition Displays (Reception Lower Level Hall)
All invited guests and registered participants have access to the following events:
2. Coffee breaks
Three lecture rooms located (Grand Salon Sherbrooke A, B and C) located on the main level below the lobby will be used simultaneously for the symposium sessions. Each symposium session room will be identified. A floor plan inside the back cover of the Program Book can be used for orientation purposes.
Sherbrooke city venue
Special Offers :
Dr. Lucien Junior Bergeron; Email: email@example.com; Tel.: 819-346-1110, ext. 12703
Chair of Hospitality, Accommodations and Audiovisual
Dr. Johny Al-Khoury; Email: Johny.Al.Khoury@USherbrooke.ca; Cell: 819-212-1005
Mr. Marc Chamoun; Email: Marc.Chamoun@USherbrooke.ca; Cell: 819-919-0950
Ms. Rana Semaan; Email: Rana.Semaan@USherbrooke.ca; Cell: 819-437-6217
Dr. Yanick Simon; Email: Yanick.Simon@USherbrooke.ca; Cell: 819-919-2554
Ms. Huda Alajlan; Email: Huda.Alajlan@USherbrooke.ca; Cell: 873-200-4092
Ms. Maram Alshahrani; Email: Maram.Alshahrani@USherbrooke.ca; Cell: 873-200-4794
Publication of the Proceedings of the Meeting
Abstracts of all oral and poster presentations will be published. All attendees are welcome to submit a full original manuscript based on the material presented at the conference which will be published in the Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology (CJPP). The submitted papers, following the peer review process, will be published in the special issue for original work. A second issue will be devoted to invited review manuscripts including some original unpublished data.
Dr. Grant Pierce Travel Awards
Based on the excellence of their abstract, ten graduate students and trainees will receive travel awards in the amount of $500 provided by IACS North American Section President Dr. Grant Pierce. In order to be eligible for this award, it is mandatory to register at the same time of abstract submission.
Young Investigator Awards
As is the tradition, several competitions will take place during our meeting to promote young investigators. This includes:
Four oral sessions:
Selected nominees will receive complimentary accommodation and/or registration and hospitality in addition to a plaque and a major cash prize. We therefore kindly invite you to nominate an outstanding junior faculty member and/or a trainee to be considered for these various awards. The information required for these nominations includes the name of the nominee, contact information, a two-page CV and an abstract (250 words maximum).
Established Investigator Awards
Furthermore, Established Investigator Awards will be given to four worthy recipients from the list of invited speakers, who will be chosen for the Howard Morgan Award, Norman Alpert Award, Naranjan Dhalla Award and a Special Award. Each awardee will receive a major cash prize and a plaque.
Two poster oral sessions
Two poster sessions