The 70th Annual OPA Conference

The Historic Toronto OMNI King Edward Hotel

Honouring our past, treasuring the present and shaping our future

We would be honoured to have you join us to help us celebrate our 70th Anniversary. We have planned special events that will help us honour our past, treasure the strides we are making today as a profession and support our ongoing development. We have created an amazing educational program that will inspire you and together, we will shape our future as researchers, educators and clinicians.

Dr. Eric Hoskins will be in attendance at the President’s Gala Dinner and we know that you will not want to miss any of our keynote speakers, educational workshops and sessions or our special events.

Early Bird Registration is now open until October 1!

To register please visit:
Or Call 1-866-655-8548 to register.
For any other questions, please contact Sherry Sim:


Sponsorship and Exhibit Information:

2017 70th Annual OPA Conference Prospectus

Conference Agenda

Thursday, November 2, 2017:

Sessions:  A1, A2, & A3 (9:00 am to 12:00pm)
Pre-Conference Luncheon with Keynote Speaker Kimberly Moffit, Ph.D. (12:00 – 1:15pm) with social media session for all attendees
Sessions: B1, B2 & B3 (1:30 to 4:30pm)
President’s Reception and Gala 70th Anniversary Dinner (6:00 to 9:00)
- Welcoming Address by Dr. Eric Hoskins
- Presentation of the Public Service Awards with special guest speaker Mike Downie

Friday November 3, 2017:

Keynote Speaker Mr Andre Picard: (8:45 – 10:00am)
Coffee and Booths (10:00 – 10:30am)
Sessions:  C1, C2 and C3 will run from (10:30 – 12:30pm)
Luncheon: (12:30 – 1:45pm) (with Panel Presentation)
Sessions: D1, D2 & D3 (2:00 to 4:00pm)
President’s Reception and Poster Presentations: (5:00 – 6:30pm)

Saturday November 4, 2017:

Annual General Meeting (7:30 – 8:30am)
Keynote Speaker Dr Bruce Ballon: (9:00 – 10:00am)
Coffee and Booths: (10:00 – 10:30am)
AM Sessions: E1, E2 & E3 (10:30 – 12:30pm)
Luncheon: (12:30 – 1:45pm) (with Panel Presentation)
PM Sessions:  F1, F2, & F3 (2:00 – 4:00pm)

2017 Conference Preliminary Program
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