Meeting Information


Join us for the latest sports medicine research and education at the 2017 Annual Meeting in Toronto! 


 Read A Special Welcome from Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau 

Housing Information

Housing for the AOSSM Annual Meeting is available online via OnPeak who is the AOSSM’s official housing company. For group blocks (9 or more rooms), please click here. Rooms at the discounted AOSSM rates can sell quickly so be sure to book your hotel early for the best selection and price. The Westin Harbour Castle, Fairmont Royal York and Delta are all included in the meeting block. All scientific sessions and exhibits will be held in the South Building at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. 

Important Note

AOSSM has designated onPeak as the only official housing provider for the AOSSM Meeting. There are companies and organizations that will try to present themselves as official partners of the AOSSM Annual Meeting and offer you potential room reservations that might not be guaranteed or available. Again, onPeak is the only official housing provider for the AOSSM 2017 Annual Meeting.
 

Travel Information

Official Airline
Air Canada is the Official Canadian Airline for the AOSSM Annual Meeting. Air Canada is offering special discounts, depending on the fare class, to attendees traveling to the meeting. To book your ticket visit aircanada.com and enter promo code R9GZUC81. 

Airports

• Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) (approximately 16 miles) - This airport is served by over 75 airlines
Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport (YTZ) (approximately 2 miles) - This airport is served by Air Canada and Porter Airlines

GROUND TRANSPORTATION

Union Pearson (UP) Express
The UP Express is a dedicated express rail service connecting Union Station to Toronto Pearson International Airport, departing every 15 minutes. Fares vary depending on your  destination and type of pass purchased. The ride is approximately 25 minutes from the airport to Union Station which is located between the Fairmont Hotel and Convention Centre. Visit UPExpress.com for ticketing options.

Taxi Service
From each airport to the Convention Centre and AOSSM designated hotels:
• Pearson International Airport: $50-$70
• Billy Bishop City Airport: $10-$12

Rental Cars
AOSSM has negotiated special rates for rental cars during the annual meeting.  Visit www.hertz.com or call 1-800-654-2240 / 1-405-749-4434 for your discount using CV# 04YW0005.

Uber is also available in Toronto. 

PASSPORTS AND VISA
As a reminder, the United States Department of State and Homeland Security’s announcement of the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative states that all US citizens, Canadians, citizens of the British Overseas Territory of Bermuda and citizens of Mexico must obtain a passport or another accepted secure document to enter or re-enter the United States. 

Children 15 years of age and under are now required to show proof of citizenship. They are not required to show photo ID. If you are traveling with children, you should carry identification for each child. Divorced parents who share custody of their children should carry copies of the legal custody documents. 

In addition, your current passport must not have an expiration date within six months of July dates of travel. Check your expiration date now and renew immediately if necessary. For more information on how to obtain your travel documents and to review the requirements click here

Citizens of certain countries and territories need a visa to visit Canada. Others need an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA). For more information on this click here. Should you require a letter of invitation in order to attend the meeting and obtain a Visa, contact AOSSM at aossm@aossm.org.

CANADIAN CURRENCY
All of Canada uses the Canadian Dollar (CAD). The Canadian dollar’s value floats against that of all other major currencies. U.S. dollars are accepted in most Toronto establishments, although you will receive change in Canadian funds and exchange rates will vary from merchant to merchant. For up to date exchange rates visit www.xe.com/currencyconverter.

INTERNATIONAL PHONE USE
Before traveling, we encourage you to contact your mobile phone provider in advance to learn about Canadian call fees and to determine what international phone packages are available to you. Use Wi-Fi whenever possible while out of the country. Your phone will automatically use Wi-Fi for all its Internet needs if you are connected to a network, so waiting to do online tasks until you are connected to Wi-Fi can save a lot of data. Use Wi-Fi whenever possible while in Canada. Your phone will automatically use Wi-Fi for all its Internet needs if you are connected to a network. 

Take Advantage of Toronto

As Jeremy Egner of the New York Times notes, "In this famously diverse city you’ll find an energetic food scene, vibrant street culture and cocktail wizardry." Explore how to make the most of 36 hours in this bustling metropolis when you join us for the 2017 Annual Meeting!   Read More