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Health and Safety

We are very excited to see many of you in person again in Montréal! Just like last year, we are committed to the health and safety of our members, exhibitors, and partners. We want to ensure our event is as safe as possible to protect you and your families, all APSA attendees and staff, and our communities. We will continue to update this page with more information as the event gets closer. Please check back often for updates.  

For COVID-19 travel requirements to enter Canada, please visit the Government of Canada’s Travel page for the latest information. Additional, abbreviated information is also available on our  “Travel to Canada” page.

Canada Entry Requirements

Currently, Canada requires travelers to be fully vaccinated to enter the country. You can learn more about this on the Government of Canada’s travel page. You must be fully vaccinated in order to attend the meeting.

APSA is following local requirements and guidance around health and safety. These requirements and guidelines are constantly changing, so you should review the Québec COVID-19 site for the latest information available. 

APSA does strongly recommend masking at the meeting.

  • Touchless Badge Printing: Bring your QR code on your device and scan it for a no-touch experience. All attendees must wear their badges in all meeting spaces to confirm they are an attendee, as well as to verify they are fully vaccinated.
  • Mobile App and Digital Program in lieu of a printed program to reduce touchpoints. Digital programs will be available on iPads in the Registration area and at the Westin Information Desk.
  • Hand Sanitizer stations will be available around the event. We recommend frequent hand-washing.
  • Signs reminding participants to abide by COVID protocol

We encourage each attendee to carefully assess their symptoms each morning before coming to the meeting space. If you are sick and/or have symptoms of COVID, we ask that you refrain from coming to Annual Meeting events. If you test positive COVID while onsite at the event, please stay in your hotel room and contact your healthcare provider. Please also review and follow Québec Self-Isolation Instructions.

After the Annual Meeting, we recommend you monitor your symptoms in the coming days. If you develop COVID-19 symptoms, please contact your healthcare provider.  Also see the following CDC guidance.

Please contact providers in advance, as locations, dates, and availability are subject to change. 

Canada Home Doctors:
Central Station, 895 De La Gauchetière West. 
Monday – Friday: 8:00 – 17:00
No appointment needed.
Antigen $95 and PCR $150 test is available.

A pharmacy chain, Jean Contu, also offers testing.

Upon registering for the event, you agree to comply with health and safety protocols for the event. Please read the Waiver of Liability.