Conference Information (Sept 2017)

September 20, 2017

Dear DYNAMICS 2017 CONFERENCE DELEGATE:

Final preparations are underway for another spectacular CACCN Dynamics of Critical Care™ Conference.  In a short while, you will be joining us in Toronto to learn, network and have fun.  Please review the following information to help you get the most out of your conference experience.

WHAT’S THE WEATHER LIKE?    Check in on:  The Weather Network

WHAT SHOULD I PACK?  Check the weather…it is warm still but the nights can be chilly.  Be sure to pack a sweater or jacket as temperatures in the Beanfield and Enercare Centre can fluctuate.

CONFERENCE APP   A customized conference app is available for the Dynamics 2017 conference.  The app will be available for download by the end of the week.  Download CACCN 2017 from Google Play or the Apple Store.

SHUTTLE SERVICE for Registrants at the Intercontinental Toronto Centre Hotel,  Shuttle service will be provided for delegates staying at the Intercontinental Toronto Centre hotel.  Shuttle service is included in your hotel room rates. Shuttle service will be provided for approximately every 15 mins on the following schedule:

Monday, September 25:      

  • 0645 hrs. to 0845 hrs. (last pick up 0830 hrs.)
  • 1800 hrs. to 2000 hrs. (last pick up 1945 hrs.)

Tuesday, September 26

  • 0645 hrs. to 0845 hrs. (last pick up 0830 hrs.)
  • 1700 hrs. to 1900 hrs. (last pick up 1845 hrs.)

Wednesday, September 27

  • 0645 hrs. to 0845 hrs. (last pick up 0830 hrs.)
  • 1530 hrs. to 1730 hrs. (last pick up 1715 hrs.)

Delegates should be prepared to show their Intercontinental Toronto Centre Hotel room key to board shuttles.

STAYING ELSEWHERE?  Information on travelling to the Beanfield/Enercare Centre:

REGISTRATION – early registration is not available for Dynamics 2017.   Conference Registration Desk Location and Hours of Operation:

  • Second Floor, Beanfield Centre  
    • Monday, September 25                      0700 – 1600 hrs
    • Tuesday, September 26                     0700 – 1600 hrs
    • Wednesday, September 27                0700 – 1400 hrs

PLEASE NOTE:  We are unable to accept additional or walk in registrations for the conference. 

MEALS AT DYNAMICS:  Dynamics does not provide breakfast.  Dynamics provides a light morning break, lunch and an afternoon beverage break on September 25 and September 26 and a light morning break, lunch on September 27.  September 25 all breaks/lunch will be in the Beanfield Centre; September 26 and 27 all breaks/lunch will be in the Enercare Centre.

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING - September 25, 2017 during the luncheon period  Following the luncheon on Monday, we will hold our CACCN Annual General Meeting. Only current/active members may vote at the meeting.  Affiliates/Students do not have voting rights.  The agenda and voting baton will be provided in the registration package for CACCN active members. For information about the meeting, visit Annual General Meeting.

DYNAMICS 2017 EXHIBIT HALL   Be sure to visit our sponsors and supporters in the Dynamics 2017 Exhibit Hall!  We could not provide a conference of this caliber without their ongoing support!    Exhibit hall opens Monday evening with the Gala Reception and will be open Tuesday and Wednesday.

EXHIBIT AND POSTER GALA RECEPTION - September 25, 2017 @ 1715 hrs.  The Gala Reception is a complimentary ticketed event.  Light snacks and a cash bar are available.  Limited tickets (less than 5) will be available onsite.  The gala reception is sponsored by the Canadian Intensive Care Foundation.

SPACELABS ROCK ‘N ROLL SOCIAL - September 25, 2017 – doors open at 1900 hrs.  The Rock ‘n Roll Social is being held at the Rock ‘n Horse Saloon, 250 Adelaide Street.  The social is a fun event to attend after the Gala Reception where you can let your hair down, ride a bull, and dance until the wee hours.  This is a complimentary ticketed event. Short 9 minute walk from the hotel:  Directions.  This event is sponsored by Spacelabs Healthcare.

ANNUAL DINNER - September 26, 2017 @ 1900 hrs.   “Oh I love the nightlife, I got to boogie, on the disco round, oh yea!”   Learn All Day, Dance All Night!  Do the Hustle, the Bump, YMCA, the Electric Slide…dig out your bell bottoms, leisure suits, jump suits, platform shoes, disco wear, and afro hair and get ready for Disco Fever!  Boogie the night away in true Donna Summer fashion with DJ Ling, the hippest, coolest disc jockey Toronto has to offer!  Specially crafted 70s dinner menu being offered.  Can you dig it?  The dinner is a purchased ticket event.  Limited tickets @ $70/per person (less than 5) will be available onsite.  Shuttle is provided from the Intercontinental Hotel for all dinner attendeesThe Annual Dinner is sponsored by GE Healthcare!

CONFERENCE EVALUATION = Continuing Learning Hours Certificates   CACCN/Dynamics Evaluations and receipt of the Continuing Learning Certificate is completed via an online format.  Be sure to mark “Express Evaluations” as an acceptable email address to receive your user name and password.  Emails will be issued prior to the conference and the evaluation will go live each day around 10 am EST.

CONFERENCE TUITION RECEIPT   All attendees received a confirmation email with the conference invoice showing the payment received, as well as any revisions completed.  If you did not receive the receipt, please email National Office at caccn@caccn.ca after October 15, 2017 to request the invoice be sent again.

We look forward to welcoming you to dynamically diverse Toronto, Ontario for Dynamics 2017.

Sincerely,

DYNAMICS OF CRITICAL CARE™ CONFERENCE PLANNING COMMITTEE

Shirley Marr, Chair
Ingrid Daley
Diana Heng
Carla MacDonald
Teddie Tanguay
Christine R Halfkenny-Zellas, COO