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Frequently Asked Questions

Who is this conference for?

The Canadian Women in Medicine (CWIM) Conference is the largest annual gathering of women physicians and one of the largest medical conferences in Canada. Our last five conferences have hosted over 6000 women physicians for best-in-class CME on topics related to wellness and personal & professional development. For more information check out our About page. 

Do I have to be a physician to register?

Yes. The Canadian Women in Medicine Conference is for physicians only. Our mandate is to support the well-being of women physicians (including all who identify as women) by providing a safe and supportive environment to learn and connect with each other.  Our in-person component sells out each year, therefore we reserve our registration for physicians only. 

Is there a special rate for paid partners of the Canadian Women in

Medicine Organization? 

Yes! CWIM Partners will have early access priority registration until Dec 6th, after which registration will be open to non-partners. Your partner discount will apply until January 3rd, after which we will only have one standard rate for all registrants.  

 

In-person registration and workshops have historically sold-out during the early access period, so becoming a CWIM Partner is your best bet to secure an in-person spot. Want more information about the Canadian Women in Medicine Organization, the benefits of partnership and how to sign up? Visit www.cwimorg.com.

I am a CWIM Partner. How do I register?

If you are a current CWIM Partner, the CWIM Conference registration website will recognize your email address. Please ensure you are using the same email address as your CWIM partnership registration.  If your email is not recognized, please send an email to hello@cwimorg.com to check your partner status and confirm the correct email address. 

Can I register if I am not Canadian? 

Yes! We have attendees join us from all across the world! You can register on or after December 6th 2023 if you are not a CWIM Partner. Please select "other" under Provincial College Affiliation and add your local country's physician registration number. If you do not have a verifiable physician credential, please email us at conference@cwimgather.com

Are the conference and workshops accredited?

The CWIM Conference has been accredited in each of past five years,  for between 20-22 credits. Any updates will be posted here. 

What about the infamous CWIM Swag Bag/Box? 

We will again have a limited number of Swag Bags for our registrants....and yes, they will be even more fabulous than last year! We will update the site when the Swag Bags are sold out.

 

In-person registrants will pick up their swag on-site in Montreal, and will receive an extra *amazing* large carry-on bag to take back home. Virtual registrants will receive their swag box in the mail prior to the conference. 

VIP Ticket holders (both in-person and virtual) will receive additional VIP-only swag (in addition to discounts and other perks). Virtual VIP ticket holders will also receive the in-person bag. 

What else is included with conference registration? 

Please see our Registration page for a detailed list of inclusions. 

I've already registered, but I want to add a workshop or change my

address. How can I do this? 

You can make changes to your personal information, or add workshops anytime. Follow the instructions in your registration confirmation email. 

I didn't receive a confirmation email. Should I register again? 

No! Please check your spam folder first, as well as your credit card statement. Please email conference@cwimgather.com if your credit card has been charged but you did not receive a confirmation email. 

What if I can't make every session? 

Not a problem! All sessions will be recorded and available for viewing for six months after the conference. This is included for both in-person and virtual attendees. Some round table sessions are not recorded for privacy reasons but all main stage plenary sessions will be available. 

General 
In-Person

How do I book hotel accomodations for the conference? 

We have a block of discounted rooms at the Bonaventure Montreal, which is also our venue. We also have other nearby partner hotels with various room types available..  Please visit our Hotel pages for details. The booking link for all hotels can be found in your confirmation email once you have registered.  

I am flying into Montreal. Are there any travel discounts? 

We have negotiated a special discount with Air Canada for flights to and from the conference.

Find it HERE

Can I bring my baby?

Of course - we love babies! Babes on laps are welcome to attend and we will have a beautifully appointed nursing and pumping room with an audiovisual feed of the live conference so you don't miss a thing. We will also have stroller parking and many willing participants to lend a hand so you can enjoy the conference. 

Can partners and older children attend? Is childcare available? 

In previous years we did plan for child care, but found the uptake very low. We have found that most attendees use this weekend as one to recharge and connect with friends and colleagues. We ask that only registered attendees enter the conference space and exhibit hall because we will have limited space and carefully planned meals just for attendees. Stay tuned for a list of great activities for partners (or other child care helpers you may bring) and children to take advantage of while in Montreal. 

We have created an editable sharing file to help match those of you who may be bringing older teenagers willing to babysit, and those of you who may be looking for a sitter. Please email us for access to the file if you are interested. 

What if I want to register for more than one workshop in the same

time slot?

Register for the Workshop Bundle! This will give you access to one in-person workshop per time slot, in addition to the recordings of all the virtual workshops. 

 

WORKSHOP BUNDLE: When you purchase the workshop bundle, you will have access to all virtual workshop recordings, after the event, on-demand for six months. 

INDIVIDUAL WORKSHOPS (NO BUNDLE): Please attend your workshop in-person, as you will not have access to the recording after the event. 

I registered to come in person but I want to switch to virtual - can I? 

Virtual

What about all the great networking and connection that happens at 

CWIM In-Person Conferences? 

We have incorporated some amazing opportunities to connect with your colleagues that hopefully mirror the experiences you'd get at an in-person event (minus all the hugs). From a very "vibrant" activity feed, to sharing thoughts & photos on the platform, virtual round table sessions, and interactive question periods, we promise you will feel some of the same warm and fuzzy feelings you've gotten from in-person CWIM Conferences. You'll also be able to connect directly with in-person attendees this year via our conference app! 

I registered virtually but now I want to come in person - can I switch? 

You can upgrade your registration to in-person space permitting. We anticipate that in-person registration will sell out quickly. Email us for instructions.

Do I need any special technical skills to attend a virtual conference? 

No! The course will be held on a user-friendly platform and no technical skills are required. We do advise to ensure a high-speed internet connection to ensure the stream is clear. 

Can we get together with friends and watch the conference as a group? 

We do anticipate some smaller groups gathering across the country to view the conference together. If you wish to gather at a hotel, please contact hello@cwimconference.com to see if we can get you a discounted rate.  Please keep in mind that all members present and viewing MUST be independently registered for the event. In order to claim CME credits, claim your expenses and receive a swag box, you must be registered for the conference. If unregistered persons are found to be viewing the event, they and their friends will be removed from the conference, without reimbursement. 

I need to escape my house to watch the conference!

Is there a hotel discount in my city? 

If there are several people interested in booking, please email us at conference@cwimgather.com and we can set something up. 

What if I want to register for more than one workshop in the same

time slot?

Register for the Workshop Bundle! This will give you access to one live virtual workshop per time slot, in addition to the recordings of all the virtual workshops. 

 

WORKSHOP BUNDLE: When you purchase the workshop bundle, you will have access to all virtual workshop recordings, after the event, on-demand for six months. 

INDIVIDUAL WORKSHOPS (NO BUNDLE): You will have access to the virtual recording for the corresponding workshop if you cannot attend live. 

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