CCC 2019 October 24 - 27, 2019 Montréal, QC

General Information

Unless otherwise stated, CCC activities take place at the Palais des congrès (PCM) de Montréal.

Congress Venue

Palais des congrès de Montréal
201, avenue Viger Ouest, Montréal (Québec)
http://congresmtl.com/en/

Registration Desk

The Registration Desk is located in Viger Hall on the 200 level of the Palais des congrès de Montréal.

Hours of Operation*

Wednesday, October 23 13:00 – 18:30
Thursday, October 24 06:30 – 18:00
Friday, October 25 07:00 – 18:00
Saturday, October 26 06:30 – 18:00
Sunday, October 27 06:30 – 13:00

*Hours are subject to change.


Registration desk / Information
(866) 317-8461

Media office
514-879-3420

CCC name badges must be worn and visible at all times by all delegates. They are required to access all scientific sessions, the Community Forum and official CCC social functions.

Name badges are not transferable. Do not alter, deface or conceal name badges with business cards, pins or stickers. Delegate categories are coded using colored badge holders for easy identification. The categories are as follows:

CCS STAFF ARE EASILY IDENTIFIED BY A RIBBON ON THEIR BADGE.

CCC is pleased to provide space to anyone who wishes to pray, meditate or seek a quiet refuge. The multi-faith room will be located at PCM 521A from October 24 to October 27.

The information desk is located in Viger Hall on the 200 level of the Palais des congrès de Montréal. The staff are available to provide information about the city and how best to visit it, as well as for photocopying and fax services.

Most meeting rooms are wheelchair accessible with the exception of a few (PCM 518-521-522-523-523-525) that only have single doors. A standard wheelchair will go through but a larger one may be tight. There will be some front row seating reserved for those with mobility, visual, or auditory needs in plenary rooms. If you require additional information or accommodation relating to the accessibility, please let us know at congress@ccs.ca.

There will be limited wheelchairs available for rental at CCC 2019 at the Palais des congrès de Montréal. Please make identify your needs during the registration process and make advanced reservations by calling 514-871-8122 or via the online form. Once you arrive onsite (by the coat-check), a piece of ID and $25 deposit (cash) will be required. Availability is on a first-come, first-served basis if there was no advanced reservation.

Please note that attendees are not permitted to leave the building with the wheelchair.

Delegates will be able to learn more about the City of Montreal at the PCM Information Desk as well. They offer free information and reservation services with exclusive discounts on selected products such as attraction admissions, adventure products, and sightseeing tours. Need a map? Want suggestions for dinner? Need help planning activities or booking a tour? They have a complete collection of current information on every aspect of Montreal!

You can also learn more about the CCC Delegate Exclusive Discounts by clicking here.

The Palais des congrès de Montréal lost and found is located at the security office on level 1. They can also be reached by dialing 3141 from any house phone, or by dialing (514) 871-3141 from outside the Palais des congrès. All lost and found articles are catalogued and stored with the Security Office for 90 days. After that period, all articles are disposed of at the sole discretion of the Palais des congrès de Montréal.

Participants may post announcements and flyers only on the notice/meeting boards and tables provided by the CCC. They are located within the Registration area in Viger Hall of the Palais des congrès de Montréal.

Distribution and posting of announcements and flyers, other than in designated areas, is prohibited. They will be removed and discarded. Paging service is not available at the Palais des congrès de Montréal or any official CCC facilities.

The Media Room is located near the Registration area in Viger Hall on the 200 level of the Palais des congrès.

CCC recognizes that some people are sensitive to scented products. Perfumes and strong odors can precipitate severe reactions. Please limit the use of perfumes, scented hair spray, cologne, aftershave and other highly scented products out of respect for delegates with severe allergies. Thank you for your cooperation.

Staples Business Depot (5 minutes from the Palais des congrès de Montréal)
895, rue de la Gauchetiere ouest, Montréal
514-879-1515
Monday-Friday – 07:00-19:00
Saturday – 10:00-17:00
Sunday – 11:00-17:00

MP Reproductions (next to the Palais des congrès de Montréal)
21, rue dela Gauchetiere ouest, Montréal
514-861-8541
Monday-Friday – 08:00-17:00

NEW and IMPROVED for 2019

Booth 100, Community Forum

The CCS MIT Lounge will be a networking haven for MIT, residents and students at CCC 2019. Visit the lounge for a cup of coffee, to meet a former or future colleague, or to participate in any of the dynamic interactive sessions scheduled from Thursday to Saturday!

Check out the Trainee Program in the CCC schedule for more information, or visit the CCC App.

The Lounge will be open according to the following schedule:

Thursday, October 24 09:30 – 17:00
Friday, October 25 09:30 – 16:30
Saturday, October 26 09:30 – 16:30

NEW and IMPROVED for 2019

Booth 145, Community Forum

Meet with an old friend, charge your phone or take a few minutes to check your emails! The Fellows of the CCS (FCCS) Lounge, exclusive to FCCS, is your exclusive hide-out, located in the Community Forum.

The Lounge will be open according to the following schedule:

Thursday, October 24 09:30 – 17:00
Friday, October 25 09:30 – 16:30
Saturday, October 26 09:30 – 16:30

Printed copies of the CJC Supplement are available at the CCS Booth, #333. You may also view accepted abstracts online at onlinecjc.ca.

All Accredited Symposia are accredited and co-developed as an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1 or Section 3) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. The Accredited Symposia are planned to ensure the evidence presented is valid, objective and balanced. The CCS is an accredited provider of maintenance certification programs as designated by the Royal College.

Spotlight sessions are presented by CCS affiliate societies; these sessions highlight developments in specialty areas. Spotlight sessions are open to all delegates.

The CCC is pleased to be working with MULTIELEARNING again this year, a state-of-the-art ePoster company, to showcase posters using 42” digital touch screens. The ePoster sessions will take place in a designated area in the Community Forum, next to Exhibitors. The Royal College has determined that viewing ePosters meets the criteria for a Self-Learning Scanning Activity and is eligible for Section 2 credits under the MOC program. ePoster presenters must be present to discuss their poster during specific times, such as Health Breaks and Reception time slots. Check the CCC App for the times at which authors will be present at their ePosters, and which Learning Track will be presented on each day. ePosters will also be accessible to presenters for viewing on a self-serve basis on the day they are presented at designated screens, as well as during off peak periods during Community Forum hours.

The ePoster Information Desk is located in the designated ePoster area in the Community Forum and staffed during Community Forum hours.

Moderated Presentation theatres are located within the Community Forum in the main poster area where a select number of ePosters are showcased in oral format. These moderated presentations are presented from Thursday to Saturday during the health breaks and receptions. Please refer to the CCC App or the online Final Program for a detailed listing of the Moderated Presentations being presented each day. Headsets will be provided to presenters and participants to minimize ambient noise.

Join colleagues for a Wine & Cheese reception to view ePosters and attend moderated presentation sessions in the Community Forum.

Thursday, October 24
ePoster Viewing
In conjunction with the Welcome Reception
15:30 – 16:30
Friday, October 25
Reception
15:30 – 16:30
Saturday, October 26
Reception
No formal ePosters or Moderated Presentations at this time.
15:30 – 16:30

Abstracts identified as Trainee Research Award (TRA) finalists are identified in the CCC App and in the Online Program. The Trainee Research Award Competitions will be held on Friday, October 25 from 15:30 – 16:30, in the Community Forum, Moderated Presentation Theaters A and B.

This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1 and Section 3) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and approved by the Canadian Cardiovascular Society. The CCC 2019 program is approved for a maximum of 28.5 section 1 credits and 5.5 section 3 credits (credits are automatically calculated). The credits attained by attending the accredited symposia are incorporated into the overall certificate of attendance for CCC.

AMA Accreditation Statement
Through an agreement between the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the American Medical Association, physicians may convert Royal College MOC credits to AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

UEMS Accreditation Statement
UEMS Accreditation Statement Live educational activities, occurring in Canada, recognized by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada as Accredited Group Learning Activities (Section 1) are deemed by the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS) eligible for ECMEC®.

Nurses attending the Canadian Council of Cardiovascular Nurses (CCCN) Scientific Program may claim it as a Continuous Learning (CL) (CL activity toward renewal of the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA)) certificate credential if it is related to their nursing specialty. Pre-authorization from the CNA Certification Program is not required. Participants are responsible for obtaining a CCCN certificate of attendance as confirmation of the CL activity available on the CCC website.

In order to obtain a certificate of attendance, delegates must first complete the online CCC delegate survey available at www.cardiocongress.org.

Note: Sponsors of the Accredited Symposia do not issue separate certificates of attendance at their individual sessions. The credits attained by attending the accredited symposia are incorporated into the overall certificate of attendance for CCC.

Nurses attending the Canadian Council of Cardiovascular Nurses (CCCN) Scientific Program may claim it as a Continuous Learning (CL) (CL activity toward renewal of the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA)) certificate credential if it is related to their nursing specialty. Pre-authorization from the CNA Certification Program is not required. Participants are responsible for obtaining a CCCN certificate of attendance as confirmation of the CL activity available on the CCC website.

The CCC values your feedback! By completing evaluations for the individual sessions you attend, you will have a direct impact on the quality of programming at CCC and ensure the CCC will continue to meet your educational needs. Please find the survey in the App.

The CCS has a formal policy regarding the need for authors and presenters to inform CCC attendees of any Conflict of Interest (COI). A COI includes, but is not limited to, employment, ownership of stock, membership on a standing advisory council or committee, or being on the board of directors or publicly associated with a company or its products. Other potential areas of real or perceived conflict of interest could include receiving honoraria, consulting fees, or grants.