2024 National Conference

2024 National Conference FAQ

General Questions

  1. How do I get my employer to subsidize my attendance to the conference?

    CDHA understands the economics of subsidizing professional development and acknowledges that a healthy and respectful workplace is one that offers the opportunity to request compensation for educational activities. For this reason, CDHA has developed a request letter template and a simple cost analysis worksheet to help you self-advocate, justify your expenditure, and demonstrate how your attendance will enhance your clinical practice!

  2. How do I book a hotel room for the conference?

    A discounted room block is available at the Niagara Falls Marriott on the Falls for registrants and exhibitors until Monday, September 16, or until the room block sells out. Reservations may be made online or by calling 1-877-353-2557 and quoting convention rate “AJC”.

  3. What is there to do in Niagara Falls besides attend the conference?

    Niagara Falls is boasting with all kinds of attractions and things to do! Visit the Niagara Falls Tourism website and plan to extend your stay now! Discounted hotel room rates are available three (3) days prior and three (3) days after the event dates.

  4. Are there any travel discounts available?

    CDHA has secured discounted rates with VIA Rail Canada, Niagara Airbus, and Buffalo Airport Shuttle. Promo codes for air travel are listed in your conference registration confirmation email. In addition, CDHA members can use their existing member discount to receive 5% to 10% off car rentals at Enterprise, National or Alamo! Additional details are available online.

  5. How many CE credits will I get from attending the conference?

    You could earn more than 10 professional development hours! CDHA professional development is typically recognized by your regulatory authority and can be used towards your quality assurance requirements, however, continuing education “credits” are determined by the regulator. CDHA members can contact their provincial regulatory body to find out how many hours/credits they are eligible to receive for attending the conference.

  6. Will I receive an attendance certificate or any handouts?

    Your certificate of attendance and select handouts will be available following the conference by Friday, November 1, at cdha.ca/profile. Session handouts are not provided in advance, so please come prepared to take notes and request permission from the speaker to take photos during their presentation, if appropriate.

  7. Will conference presentations be delivered in English and/or French?

    All conference presentations will be delivered in English.

Preconference Workshops

  1. Are the preconference workshops included in full conference registration?

    No, preconference workshops are not included in conference registration. Please see the Registration & Fees page for more details.

  2. Are the preconference workshops being held at the Niagara Falls Convention Centre?

    No. Preconference workshops are being held at three different wineries in Niagara-on-the-lake! See the program at a glance and be sure to register early as limited spaces are available.

  3. Do the preconference workshops include a wine tasting and tour at the winery?

    Yes! Preconference workshop registration includes a wine tasting and tour in the afternoon following lunch.

  4. What meals are included in preconference workshop registration?

    Preconference workshop registration includes breakfast, lunch, and a wine tour & tasting!

  5. Will transportation be provided to the wineries?

    The registration fee does not include transportation. During the registration process, you will be asked if you require transportation to/from the host hotel to the winery. Following a needs assessment, CDHA will arrange for transportation as required. Payment will be collected, and additional details provided closer to the event. Estimated cost is $50.00 to $75.00 per person depending on final numbers. Attendees may choose instead to make their own travel arrangements.

  6. When is the registration deadline for preconference?

    The registration deadline is Monday, October 7, at noon ET.


  1. What is included in full conference registration?
    • Welcome reception and tradeshow on Thursday, October 17, from 5:00 to 9:00 pm
    • Special exhibit hall giveaway for the first 100 attendees who enter the exhibit hall
    • New student project exhibit and peer-reviewed scientific program
    • Opening ceremonies and keynote presentation on Friday
    • Special plenary session on Saturday
    • Access to the exhibit hall to visit with and network with up to 60 exhibitors
    • A mid-morning coffee/tea and nutrition break and lunch in the exhibit hall on Friday
    • Early morning coffee/tea and lunch during the awards luncheon on Saturday

    Please note that preconference workshops and the Niagara Parks Power Station social event are NOT included in full conference registration. Additional registration is required to attend.

  2. Where is the 2024 CDHA National Conference being held?

    CDHA’s national conference is being held at the Niagara Falls Convention Centre located at 6815 Stanley Avenue, Niagara Falls, ON, L2G 3Y9. It is only a short 5-minute walk (0.3 kilometres) away from the host hotel, Niagara Falls Marriott on the Falls.

  3. What is the early bird registration deadline?

    The early bird registration deadline is September 11. Register before this date and save up to $125!

  4. Is the welcome reception included in the one-day registration options?

    No, the welcome reception being held on Thursday, October 17, from 5:00 to 9:00 pm is not included in the one-day registration options.

  5. When is the registration deadline for conference?

    The registration deadline is Monday, October 7, at noon ET.

Social Event

  1. Do I have to register separately for the social event at the Niagara Parks Power Station?

    Yes! Registration for the social event is not automatically included as part of your conference registration. You can add-on the social event during the registration process or register at a later date. Purchase a ticket for yourself and/or up to two (2) additional tickets for family, friends or a spouse! The deadline to book is Friday, September 13.

  2. Do I have to be a CDHA member to attend the social event at the Niagara Parks Power Station?

    No! You do not have to be a CDHA member to attend the social event. Non-members, family, and friends are welcome to attend. However, they must first create a visitor account and use their new login credentials to register. A CDHA member can log in using their credentials and purchase additional tickets on their behalf.

  3. Where is the social event being held and is transportation available?

    The social event is being held at the Niagara Parks Power Station on Friday, October 18, from 7:00 to 9:00 pm. Great news! Registration includes fully accessible transportation from the host hotel, Niagara Falls Marriott on the Falls, to the venue. WEGO buses will be staged outside the hotel at 6:30 pm and will depart starting at 6:45 pm. You will be dropped off at the Curbside Bus Drop-Off located outside the power station. Buses will be on a continuous loop between the hotel and the power station from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. The final return trip is scheduled for 10:00 pm at the same Curbside Bus Drop-Off location.

  4. Do I have to show my conference name badge to gain entry into the event?

    To gain entry into the social event, you will be required to show proof of purchase at the door. You are more than welcome to bring your name badge with you, but it is not required. The deadline to book is Friday, September 13. Spaces are limited so register early!

  5. What if I can no longer attend the social event?

    Registration is non-refundable. Substitutions are accepted up to September 13 with a service fee of $20 CAD. To make a substitution, contact Melissa Chaulk at mchaulk@cdha.ca.

  6. What is included in registration for the social event?

    Included with each registration are transportation to/from the host hotel to the venue, hors d’oeuvres, one (1) drink ticket that can be used towards an alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverage, and access to two of Niagara Fall’s newest attractions! Experience both “The Tunnel” and “Currents: Niagara’s Power Transformed” sight and sound show. A cash bar will be available throughout the evening.

  7. Is there a registration deadline for the social event?

    Yes! The deadline to register for the social event is Friday, September 13. If there are inadequate registrations by that date, CDHA will be forced to cancel the event. Should this happen, you will be notified and refunded.