Conference Overview


March 11, 2020: The situation with the COVID-19 pandemic has evolved very quickly over the past few days and, amongst other things, is affecting conferences and universities. Just today the University of Montreal issued a directive that all activities resulting in large gatherings are to be canceled or postponed. These measures include conferences and will be in place until the situation returns to normal. Today, the Quebec premier called for organizers to cancel all indoor events attracting crowds of more than 250 people and all other large gatherings that are not considered essential. We expect similar directives from other universities and provinces soon.

Due to such travel restrictions, and that COVID-19 has been declared a pandemic by WHO, AFPC has decided to cancel the 2020 Canadian Pharmacy Education and Research Conference, which was to be held in Montreal from May 21-24. The CPERC Working Group and AFPC Board will be discussing options for rescheduling or virtual presentations of some of the content.

Full refunds will be issued to those of you who have already registered. If you have already booked your travel, please contact your airline or travel agent, and/or your insurance agency if you purchased cancellation insurance, to find out your options. If you have already booked your accommodation, please contact the hotel to cancel your reservation.

We regret this has happened, as we had an exceptional program for CPERC, and members are always excited about the opportunity to reconnect. However, the well-being of our members and Canadians is top priority.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

Janet Cooper
Executive Director


Join your colleagues in Montreal for AFPC’s 77th annual meeting and Canadian Pharmacy Education and Research Conference (CPERC), May 21-24, 2020 at the Hotel Omni Mont-Royal. CPERC 2020 is co-hosted by Université de Montréal and Université Laval. The program will consist of educational streams for pharmacy educators and researchers in all disciplines and interests. AFPC's Educational Assessment and Program Evalution SIGs are hosting a post-CPERC PharmD Assessment Symposium.

REGISTER NOW FOR CPERC 2020! Early bird rates end April 15, 2020.  


See the preliminary Program-at-a-Glance and Post-CPERC PharmD Assessment Symposium.

Hotel Omni Mont-Royal, 1050 Sherbrooke Street West, Montreal, Quebec H3A-2R6

Special group rate for CPERC delegates @ $239 per night:

Note: CPERC rates for the hotel are in effect from May 19-24, 2020 (rates extended 3 days pre & post event based on availability of guestrooms). The booking deadline is April 28, 2020.

Book early as the room block is expected to sell out.

We look forward to seeing you in Montreal!

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