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Rimrock Resort Hotel

300 Mountain Ave

Banff, Alberta T1L 1J2


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With the breathtaking background of Banff National Park, the 12th Annual Pain Society of Alberta Conference provides an ideal opportunity to deliver evidence based education to healthcare professionals, who share a common goal and interest in advocating to improve the well-being of patients living with persistent pain.

Our conference content has been carefully coordinated to incorporate well-balanced, informative and relevant plenaries, from well know and experienced speakers, on a wide variety of pain related topics. Physicians and clinicicans alike will gather up-to-date tools and improved management strategies to implement changes and improve their clinical practice.

We are hoping you can join us and your colleagues at the Rimrock Resort Hotel for our 12th Annual Pain Society of Alberta Conference from October 19 - 21, 2018.

Please review the frequently asked questions below for further information.

Frequently Asked Questions:

1. What does my registration to the 12th Annual Pain Society of Alberta Conference include?

a. Friday: All conference events starting Friday mid-day, wine and cheese reception in the evening.

****Friday evening is free time and you will be responsible for your own meals.

b. Saturday: All plenaries and presentations including food and beverage. Annual General Meeting following the conclusion of the conference day. One ticket to the 2nd Annual Pain Society of Alberta’s President's Gala Dinner on Saturday evening (semi formal event).

c. Sunday: All plenaries and presentations on Sunday including food and beverage to the conclusion of the conference. Please register for the Alberta Pain Strategy Meeting Sunday afternoon as a separate ticket.

2. How do I book accommodation at the Rimrock Resort Hotel?

Please reserve your accommodation ASAP and take advantage of our conference rates within the block of rooms that have been secured at the Rimrock by calling the main reservation desk at 1.888.RIMROCK (1.888.746-7625). Room rates are only for conference registrants.

Please identify yourself as attending the Pain Society of Alberta Conference to qualify. The reduced rates will be available to you three days before and three days after the conference. A resort tax per room and taxes will be added accordingly.

Pet friendly rooms are also available upon request for an additional fee.

3. How long of a drive is it to Banff from Calgary or Edmonton?

The drive from Calgary is approximately 1.5 hours from Calgary and 4 hours from Edmonton.

4. Do I need a park pass to access Banff National Park?

Yes. Park passes can be purchased online, through Mountain Equipment Coop or at the park gate. https://www.pc.gc.ca/en/pn-np/ab/banff/visit/tarifs-fees

5. Where can I park my car? Is there a fee?

There is self-parking available on site. The rate is $10 per day. There is also valet parking on site for $25 per day. Participants driving hybrid vehicles must use the valet service to access charging stations at the hotel.

6. What is the dress code for the conference? and for the President’s Gala?

To maintain your comfort, please dress in layered clothing as we may encounter fluctuating temperatures in such a large area. We do not mind at all if you need to change your position and stand or stretch at the back of the room.

The Gala dinner is a wonderful opportunity to engage with your colleagues in a festive environment at the conclusion of a very productive day. We request all participants dress in semi-formal attire – cocktail/dressy dresses for ladies and suits for men. No casual wear please.

7. Will there be an accredited continuing professional development course offered on Thursday October 18th in conjunction with the conference?

We are currently working on and updating our continuing medical education course and we are striving to provide this educational opportunity as a full day CME on Thursday October 18th. We will advise when more information is available. **Please note this CME is not included in your registration ticket. Regsitration and payment can be accessed separately from our Annual Conference Eventbrite link.

8. Can my guest attend the conference? Can they come to the gala?

Absolutely! There is an opportunity to purchase either a conference registration (which includes a Gala ticket) or just a ticket to the President’s Gala from our website for your guest.

9. I have a dietary restrictions. Who do I tell?

You will be asked this question as part of the registration form.This information will be relayed to the venue by the Event Manager.

10. Where do I go to pick up my conference packet and check in for the conference?

Once you are settled into your room on Friday, please proceed to the Wildrose Ballroom reception area to pick up your registration packet prior to the conference start on Friday October 19th.

If you will be arriving later in the day, registration packets will be available to you in the Wildrose Ballroom reception area starting at 7pm.

**Please remember to bring your PDF ticket or the digital ticket/QR code on a mobile device when checking in.

11. Where can I access updated information about the conference? Is there a contact person?

All information related to the conference will be located on the Pain Society of Alberta website located at www.painab.ca. If you would like to be a member and receive communications, please visit our website and add your information under the "JOIN" tab.

If you require additional information, please contact the Event Manager, Sylvia Vespa at 780.457.5225 or email team@painab.ca

Two weeks prior to the conference, an email containing further logisitcs will be circulated to all participants.

12. Will the conference presentations be available to me?

Yes! As a registrant, you will be provided a password to access the conference presentations from the website www.painab.ca two weeks prior and two weeks post conference. It will allow you to print or download tem onto your mobile device. Please be mindful that not every presenter is willing to share and only the willing presenter’s documents will be posted here.

13. When will I get my certificate of attendance?

Certificates of attendance will be included in the participant packet you will recieve at the beginning of the conference.

14. There has been a change of plans…..is there a refund period?

Yes! Please email team@painab.ca if your plans have changed. The full registration fee minus a $40 administration fee will reimbursed back to the original form of payment. No refunds will be issued after 11:59 on September 24. 2018. Please allow 7-10 business days for processing.

15. Is my ticket transferrable?

No, it is not.

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