2020 Meeting

The CLIMOA Annual Meeting is held in various cities across Canada, usually in the spring. Membership in the association entitles attendees to a discount off their registration fees for this event. Underwriters and other Insurance Professionals are welcome to register to attend the Annual meetings as non-members.

The Annual Meeting consists of 2 full days and one half day of CME accredited medical education, with a focus on speakers, topics and approaches relevant to the specialized world of Insurance Medicine. A welcome reception and gala banquet are highlights of the event, and often the most prized memories are of the friendships and networks formed between likeminded individuals in a specialty whose few members are scattered widely in different cities and countries. Throughout the event, opportunities abound to fine-tune one’s skills and knowledge of Insurance Medicine and its specific requirements.

Cancellation of the 75th Annual Scientific Meeting scheduled for April 26 – 28, 2020 in Ottawa

Dear Friends, It is with true sadness that the Executive of the Canadian Life Insurance Medical Officers Association (CLIMOA) announces the cancellation of the 75th Annual Scientific Meeting scheduled for April 26 – 28, 2020 in Ottawa.

We have been evaluating the developments related to the COVID-19 virus and have been looking at the recommendations from several agencies, including Health Canada and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the US. As many of you are aware, we are facing travel bans, closure of universities, schools, cultural events and prohibition of public gatherings. The safety and well-being of our attendees is of paramount importance, and this is not a decision we have made lightly.

We are all aware of the importance of medical conferences as the platform to learn, network and advance our scientific knowledge. I hope that in a couple of months, life will return to normal and I believe that together, we will overcome these difficult times.

CLIMOA would like to extend its thanks to all speakers, sponsors and registrants who had planned to be with us in Ottawa in April. Going forward, CLIMOA is committed to having a meeting in Ottawa in late March or early April of 2021 at the Fairmont Château Laurier.

CLIMOA will be offering a full refund to all meeting registrants. Please allow us 14 days to process your refund. All hotel reservations will be cancelled automatically, you do not need to call the hotel directly. Questions may be directed to climoa@unconventionalplanning.com.

We look forward to seeing you in 2021 in Ottawa, watch the website for information and I wish you only good health at this time.

Emoke Posan, MD, PhD President,
Canadian Life Insurance Medical Officers Association