The 2020
Annual Meeting

Join us from June 3-6, 2020
in beautiful Halifax, Nova Scotia

General Info

Mark your calendars as we celebrate the COA’s 75th Anniversary in Halifax, Nova Scotia from June 3-6!

The 2020 COA/CORS/CORA Annual Meetings will take place at the Halifax Convention Centre.

Are You Ready to Register

Registration for the 2020 Annual Meeting opens in the New Year.  Ensure that your dues are all paid to date in order to benefit from the free or reduced early-bird registration rates offered exclusively to COA members.  Log in to your COA profile online or contact Lexie Bilhete at to pay any outstanding invoices or to confirm that your membership is in good standing.  A registration announcement will be sent in January.

Countdown to the 2020 Annual Meeting


Schedule Outline

Wednesday, June 3CORA Annual Meeting, COA and Affiliate Committee Meetings, Opening Ceremonies, and President’s Welcome Reception
Thursday, June 4CORS Annual Meeting, COA Annual Meeting Day 1, Past Presidents’ Dinner
Friday, June 5COA Annual Meeting Day 2, COA Gala
Saturday, June 6COA Subspecialty FULL day, Meeting ends at approximately 16:00

Note Earlier Dates!

The 2020 Annual Meeting takes place in early June (June 3-6) please note these earlier dates and mark your calendar accordingly.

Call for Abstracts

The call for abstracts for the 2020 Annual Meeting is now closed. Over 600 submissions were received this year! 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 and look forward to featuring orthopaedic oncology and the Canadian Orthopaedic Oncology Society (CANOOS) at the 2020 event.

Highlighted posters and papers, cutting-edge symposia, ICLs, international faculty, guest speakers, research discussions, combined sessions, and a full specialty day will be featured in the 2020 program.