The 2018
Annual Meetings

Registration is Now Open!
Take advantage of the pre-registration benefit
and register before May 4!


General Info

The 2018 COA/CORS/CORA Annual Meetings will take place at the Fairmont Empress Hotel and Victoria Conference Centre, from June 20-23 in beautiful Victoria, British Columbia.

What to Know

New this year

The COA meeting will be extended by half a day to include a FULL subspecialty program on the last day, ending at approximately 16:00 Saturday, June 23.  Please plan your travel accordingly.

Date range of the meeting

The meeting will begin on Wednesday, June 20 with the Opening Ceremonies at 17:30 and end on Saturday, June 23.  The CORA (residents) Annual Meeting, the COA committee and affiliate group meetings will be held on Wednesday, June 20 throughout the day.


Registration is now open.  Early bird rates in effect until May 4.

Countdown to the 2018 Annual Meeting


Schedule Outline

Wednesday, June 20CORA Annual Meeting, COA and Affiliate Committee Meetings, Opening Ceremonies, and President’s Welcome Reception
Thursday, June 21CORS Annual Meeting, COA Annual Meeting Day 1, Past Presidents’ Dinner
Friday, June 22COA Annual Meeting Day 2, COA Gala
Saturday, June 23COA Subspecialty FULL day, Meeting ends at approximately 16:00

Registration for ICLs

There will be NO pre-registration for the Instructional Course Lectures, these sessions will now be first come first served and be offered throughout the meeting program.

Call for Abstracts

The call for abstracts for the 2018 COA & CORS Annual Meeting is now closed.  Thank you to all of our members who submitted abstracts for consideration.  Our Program Committee has begun the review process and notifications will be sent out in the New Year.

Featured Subspecialty

We will be shining the spotlight on a different subspecialty at each year’s Annual Meeting beginning with spine in 2018.  Cross-cutting themes that bridge spine with other subspecialties will be featured through various program sessions.