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Choosing Wisely Canada National Meeting Cancellation

Due to the evolving and uncertain nature of the COVID-19 outbreak, we have made the decision to cancel The Unnecessary Conference: Choosing Wisely Canada’s National Meeting, scheduled for May 25-26 2020 in Ottawa, Ontario.

This was a difficult decision as the National Meeting has and continues to be a central component of the Choosing Wisely Canada campaign. However, the health, safety, and professional obligations of our community to patient care is our top priority.

We understand that some of you have made arrangements to attend. We will fully refund you the conference registrant fees; however, you will need to work directly with travel or accommodations providers to cancel your arrangements related to the conference. We apologize for this inconvenience and hope that you will return to the National Meeting in 2021.

In the meantime, Choosing Wisely Canada is actively considering opportunities to offer content from the 2020 program virtually and through other communication channels. For those who have had abstracts accepted, your submissions will be included and published in the 2020 Abstract Book, which will be publicly available shortly.

We want to express our strongest support for all of those responding to COVID-19 who are committed to providing safe and quality care to patients across Canada.

If you have further questions regarding the conference, please contact events@choosingwiselycanada.org.

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