AAIM – CLIMOA Joint Meeting in 2024

The AAIM 132nd Annual Meeting will be held in conjunction with the CLIMOA 76th Annual Meeting. It will take place from Saturday, September 28, to Tuesday, October 1, 2024, at Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.


Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth
900 René-Lévesque Blvd W, Montreal, QC, H3B 4A5

Click here to reserve a hotel room online at our group rate, or phone the hotel reservations department at 866-540-4483 and refer to our group code: CANA0924.

A limited number of hotel rooms have been secured for our group at a special rate of $377 CAD for a Fairmont Room (per room, per night, single or double occupancy). Currently, room rates are subject to the following taxes: Accommodation Tax 3.5%, Goods and Services Tax (GST) 5%, and Provincial Sales Tax (PST) 9.975% (taxes may change without notice).

Our group rate will be available until Thursday, September 5, 2024, or until our room block has been sold out, whichever comes first. After that point, any new reservation will be subject to availability at the daily rate applicable at the time of reservation.

Individuals are responsible for their own hotel reservations and their own room, taxes, and incidental charges. A credit card must be provided when reserving a room. Reservations may be cancelled up to 48 hours before arrival without charge; otherwise, a charge for one night will apply. All charges must be paid upon check out.

Check-in time is 4:00 p.m.; check-out time is 12:00 noon.

Please note: The only hotel room block organized for our event is the one listed above. AAIM and CLIMOA do not endorse or recommend booking hotel reservations through any source other than the hotel itself, and no other housing company, travel agent, or third-party agency is authorized to place hotel reservations on behalf of AAIM or CLIMOA.


Air Canada is the official Canadian airline for our event. If you are flying to Montreal, book your flight at aircanada.com and enter our promotion code: QEDDNU31 to receive a discount on eligible fares. The discount is based on the fare type reserved and is applied to the fare at the time that the travel ticket with Air Canada is purchased.

For information about travelling to the hotel, including map and directions, parking, and the 747 Express Bus from the airport, visit the hotel website at https://www.fairmont.com/queen-elizabeth-montreal/.

If you are travelling to Montreal by train, the hotel is located directly above Central Station; follow signage to access the hotel entrance from the train station.

Click here to see all that Montreal has to offer.

Check back here – more information will be posted as it is available.

Webinar September 28th, 2023To Sleep Perchance to Breathe : OSA and its impact on Morbidity and Mortality – by Dr. Najib Ayas

“Dear CLIMOA Members and Friends

I am happy to invite you to the next educational webinar of 2023 and excited, as I believe it will be as valuable to you as our webinars have been in the past. As you know, CLIMOA offers these webinars free of charge to the life and living benefits insurance community.

Plan to join us on Thursday, September 28 @ 11:00am ET – The topic of the webinar is:

To Sleep Perchance to Breathe: OSA and its Impact on Morbidity and Mortality

Our speaker is Dr. Najib Ayas who is the Medical Manager of the sleep program at the UBC Hospital in Vancouver, British Columbia and chair of the guideline committee for sleep disordered breathing at the Canadian Thoracic Society. After reviewing Dr. Ayas’ many past publications, it is clear that this is someone who has dedicated a large part of his career to the mortality and morbidity of obstructive sleep apnea and has a very clear understanding of this topic. 

CLICK HERE to register and we hope you can join us!

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Long COVID is now a recognized complication of acute COVID-19 infection. As the COVID-19 pandemic moves into its third year, the prevalence of Long COVID continues to increase. Many individuals report symptoms lasting longer than a year, and a subset of this group is unable to work. This article will provide an update on Long COVID, with a particular focus on distinguishing it from other clinical entities. It will review several proposed disease mechanisms and will attempt to anticipate the impact on disability insurance.

Long COVID – An Early Perspective

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Long Covid – Into the Third Year

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