COVID-19 (Coronavirus) - CNSF Update


May 14, 2020

The 55th CNSF Congress, originally scheduled for June 7-10, 2020 was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. We are now looking forward to 2021 when we will be at the Royal York Hotel in Toronto, Tuesday, June 15 – Friday, June 18.

We would like to acknowledge the excellent work and dedication of our 2020 Congress Planning Committees, Program Chairs, staff, and all speakers who contributed course plans for the Banff program.  We hope to carry over many of these courses and sessions to 2021. Thank you to the sponsors and exhibitors who confirmed their participation in the 55th Congress, and hope they too will return next year…

We are excited to announce that we have been working with our industry partners to offer numerous on-line CNSF Accredited sessions that will be available this fall, details will be provided in the near future.

Please SAVE THE DATE for our CNSF Congress in Toronto, Ontario, Tuesday, June 15 – Friday, June 18, 2021.

Stay safe and healthy,

Dan Morin and the CNSF Secretariat


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