Join us in beautiful Montréal, Canada from June 19-22, 2019 for the 2nd International Combined Meeting of Orthopaedic Research Societies.

Registration Now Open for 2019 Annual Meeting - Pre-register by May 3!

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Social Events

Opening Ceremonies & Welcome Reception

Wednesday, June 19

Opening Ceremonies, 17:30

Room 517D, Hall Viger, Palais des congrès

The Opening Ceremonies is open to all registered attendees and kicks off the Annual Meeting with the Presidential Guest Speaker, the presentation of the COA’s Awards of Distinction, a state of the union address by the President and much more!

President’s Welcome Reception, 19:00

Exhibit Hall, Rooms 516/517ABC, Palais des congrès

The President’s Reception will take place immediately following the Opening Ceremonies on Wednesday, June 19th 2019. Dr. John Antoniou, the COA President, invites all ICORS, CORS, COA, and CORA meeting delegates to catch up with friends and colleagues in the exhibit hall for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres.

ICORS Faculty Cocktail Dinatoire

Wednesday, June 19
Le Local, invitation only

The ICORS faulty cocktail dinatoire will be held at a nearby restaurant, Le Local, a 15 minute walk from the Palais through the streets of historic Old Montréal.

Dress: Business

Past Presidents’ Dinner

Thursday, June 20

Pointe a Callière Museum, invitation only

The COA’s Past Presidents’ Dinner celebrates all of the past presidents of the Orthopaedic Association. This event is by invitation only and tickets are not available for purchase.
Dress: Black Tie


MTL by Night: Closing Gala

Friday June 21, 19:00 (ticketed event) open to all

Room 710 and rooftop terrace, Palais des congrès


ADULT ticket: $125 (ages 13 and over)

CHILD ticket: $50 (ages 12 and under, includes a children’s meal)

Dress: Cocktail Chic

Be our guest! Join us for an evening of dinner and dancing the Quartier International de Montréal with your colleagues and family. Cocktails will be held on the rooftop terrace, overlooking the city’s twinkling lights and landscape! A sit-down plated dinner, live band, and dancing will follow inside the ballroom.

Included with your Ticket: Cocktail hour with hors d’oeuvres, three-course dinner, and a live band.

NOTE: Tickets are limited. Purchase yours when you register on-line for the meeting!

Tours & Guest Program

Book your tours on line when you register!

Thursday, June 20

City Tour of Montréal and au Sommet Place Ville Marie

Price: $80 per person

Time: 9:00-13:00

Includes: Tour guide, deluxe transportation, entrance to the Au Sommet Place Ville-Marie observatory

Dress: Casual, Walking shoes and bring a sweater in case of cooler weather.

This exciting tour will introduce you to various parts of the city that make Montréal what it is today. You will have the chance to see how culturally diverse Montréal is, as well as visit landmarks and new developments that are so very important in making Montréal such a unique and wonderful city. See Old Montreal’s rich architectural and historical legacy, Montréal’s upper-class communities, the financial district, cultural institutions and some of its universities. You will also explore the Plateau Mont-Royal, known for its distinctive architecture and its Francophile atmosphere. Along the way, the tour includes a stop at the Mont-Royal for a panoramic view of the city, a visit of the Notre-Dame Basilica and a visit to the Au Sommet Place Ville Marie, an observatory located in the heart of downtown Montréal.

Friday, June 21

The Golden Square Mile Tour and Montréal Museum of Fine Arts 

Price: $80 per person 

Time: 13:00-17:00

Includes: Tour guide, deluxe transportation, entrance fee to the Museum of Fine Arts

Dress: Casual, Walking shoes and bring a sweater in case of cooler weather.

Situated on the slopes of Mount Royal, the Square Mile has a lovely view of the city and the river. At the turn of the century, it was a wealthy neighborhood graced by some of Montréal’s most notable mansions. At the time, the people living in the Square Mile owned 70% of Canada’s wealth. This downtown historic district contains elaborate turn-of-the-century mansions, as well as the McGill University campus. See some of the prestigious houses such as Mount Stephen Club, the Lady Meredith Hall and Ravenscrag, a huge property built by shipping magnate Sir Hugh Allen.

Montréal Museum of Fine Arts

Founded in 1860 as the art Association of Montréal by a group of Montréal art collectors and patrons, the Montréal Museum of Fine arts was one of the fist museums in North America to build up an encyclopedic collection worthy of the name. It now numbers over 41,000 works from Antiquity to today, making it unique in Canada. It comprises paintings, sculptures, graphic arts, photographs and decorative art objects displayed in four pavilions.

Saturday, June 22

Flavours and Aromas Of Old Montréal

Price: $68 per person

Time: 10:00-12:30

Includes: Tour guide, All tastings – NOTE: this is a walking tour, please wear comfortable shoes.

Dress: Casual, Walking shoes and bring a sweater in case of cooler weather.

This walking tour will allow you to discover the cultural and historic culinary charms of the oldest district of Montréal.

Specialty shops and boutiques in the area are housed in old factories and showrooms from the 19th century. As you follow the narrow and winding streets of Old Montréal, your professional tour guide will feed your hunger for knowledge on the history of Montréal and its many culinary pleasures. You will learn how the native people have influenced Canadian food habits and how the World Fair Expo 67 brought exotic food to our tables.

That and much more… Come discover the flavors and aromas of Old Montréal!

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