COVID-19 (Coronavirus) - CNSF Update


March 24, 2020

We hope that you all are staying safe and healthy in these dangerous times.

After careful consideration of the global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the CNSF Board of Directors made the decision on March 23, 2020 to CANCEL the CNSF Annual Congress originally scheduled for June 7-10, 2020, in Banff.

There are, obviously, many things we have to sort out going forward and these will be dealt with in the upcoming days and weeks.

Those who have already registered for the Congress will receive full refunds and will be contacted by the Registration Team with further information in the coming days. And those who have booked hotel rooms at the Banff Springs will be contacted directly by the hotel for a full refund.

This was a difficult decision but one that we felt was necessary in order to ensure the safety of all.

We are already planning for our 2021 Congress and we hope that you will be able to join us then.

Thank you all.

Stay well,

Dan Morin, CNSF CEO and the CNSF Board of Directors


March 11, 2020

The CNSF is actively monitoring the situation with the COVID-19 virus and its potential impact on the 2020 CNSF Congress. The health and safety of our delegates and staff is top priority.

At this time, the Public Health Agency of Canada has assessed the current risk in Canada as low and therefore we encourage our members and delegates to proceed with their plans to attend and continue to be involved. We also encourage you to Register for the Congress and book your hotel room as normal. As the CNSF prepares for this Congress, we will remain vigilant and consider the most appropriate action to be taken.

We have set a date of April 15th to further assess the situation.  In the event that we feel it is in everyone’s best interest to cancel our 2020 Congress, then anyone that has registered and booked a hotel room will receive a full refund.

Be assured that the Banff Springs Hotel has multiple safeguards in place to protect all visitors to the hotel and adjoining conference spaces.

We also recommend that you stay informed by visiting the following websites:

We will be updating our web site on a regular basis to provide all members with the most current information.

Thank you,

Kesh Reddy
CNSF President