OPC Postpones Conference to 2021
June 12, 2020
Orthotics Prosthetics Canada (OPC) postponed its bi-annual conference until August 2021 due to global public health concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The conference was originally scheduled for August 5-8 in Fredericton, New Brunswick.
OPC said its member survey indicated the option of having a virtual conference in 2020 was not popular and that it will remove the pre-conference from the program to reduce costs to attendees. OPC asked that those who submitted abstracts for 2020 resubmit when submissions open for the 2021 conference. Consideration will be given to abstracts previously accepted.
"We want to ensure we are able to continue our tradition of connecting, sharing, and learning together, but at a time that is safe to do so. We have made this decision factoring in the on-going uncertainty around COVID-19 and its potential impacts on the health and safety of the participants, exhibitors, speakers, and the local host community as well as financial hardships on the P&O community," the announcement said.