Learn more about general meeting guidelines and information below:
Banks & Foreign Exchange Offices
Credit cards can be used for most purchase, please keep in mind that some places may only accept cash, so plan on bringing that with you as well. Bank hours vary but most open between 8 am-10am and close between 4 pm-7pm. Banks tend to have limited hours on Saturdays and are closed on Sundays (although there are a few exceptions). Please keep in mind that June 24th is St-Jean Baptiste Day in Quebec and banks usually close.
Certificate of Attendance
Certificates of Attendance will be emailed to all attendees after the Congress.
Montreal’s average weather in June is a high of 75 degrees Fahrenheit (24 C) with a low of 58 degrees Fahrenheit (14 C).
The ISTH is currently seeking accreditation.
Canada uses the Canadian dollar.
Canada uses the plug types A and B.
Emergency Phone Numbers
Dial 911 in case of an emergency
Insurance and Liability
It is recommended that participants obtain adequate insurance coverage for travel, health and accidents before they depart from their countries of residence. The ISTH as organizers cannot accept responsibility for personal injuries, or loss of, or damage to private property belonging to the conference participants and accompanying persons.
Italian Pharmaceutical Companies and Delegates
MCI Italia has been assigned to collect – on behalf of ISTH – all applications from Italian pharmaceutical companies and file them with the appropriate Italian Health Ministry officials. For further information, please contact:
Attn: Mrs. Maria Grazia Paolelli
Via della Ferratella in Laterano 41
00184 Rome (Italy)
Tel: +39 06 70495693
Fax: +39 06 7096292
The official language of the meeting is English. There is no simultaneous translation service provided. The official languages of Canada are English and French.
By Car: Driving: Indoor parking is available at the Palais: 1025 rue Chenneville, accessible via avenue Viger, 400 paid spaces available
Taxi/Uber: Main entrance address: 1001 Place Jean-Paul-Ripolle
By Bus: Please use bus routes 168, 410, 420, 45, 55, and 747 at Palais de Justice or ené-Lévesque & Jeanne-Mance bus stop
By Train: Please use Saint Jerome line, Central Train Station (10-minute walk from there), Lucien-L’Allier Stattion (7 minute drive, 15 minute walk from there) Learn more here.
By Metro: Orange line, Place-d'Armes métro station
*Other Entrances (Open from 5:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.):
201 Viger Avenue West
301 Saint-Antoine Street West
200 Viger Avenue West
Jeanne-Mance and Viger
Jeanne-Mance and Saint-Antoine
1000 Saint-Urbain Street
De la Gauchetière Street (corner of Esplanade)
Lost and Found
If you lose an item at the Palias or have found a lost item, please call 871-3141 or by email at email@example.com.
As a courtesy to speakers and other participants, all mobile phones and pagers must be switched off when attending sessions or symposia.
As part of the CME accreditation procedures, all speakers are obligated to provide disclosure of potential conflicts of interest as well as learning objectives, at the very start of every presentation.
A parent room will be available. Location coming soon.
Any form of duplication (recording, audio taping, photography and/or video) of sessions is prohibited without expressed written consent of the author and congress organizer. Please do not use your mobile device to duplicate or record any sessions.
We kindly ask that attendees DO NOT photograph, record, film, or use a cellphone to capture images of presentations at any time during the meeting, as well as on the poster and exhibit floors.
Please note that you may be photographed, videotaped and/or recorded during your visit by the official ISTH 2023 photography/video team. By entering the ISTH 2023 Congress, you agree to each of the following:
You consent to be photographed, filmed and/or otherwise recorded in connection with, or as part of ISTH 2023 journalistic, advertising, marketing, promotional, archival and/or security activities
You consent to such photography, filming and/or recording and to any use, in any and all media throughout the world in perpetuity, without compensation to you, of your appearance, voice and/or name for the above noted purposes
You understand that all photography, filming and/or recording will be done in reliance on these consents given by you by entering the congress
To protect, among other things, the personal information of our attendees, you agree not to reproduce, perform, display or upload any photographs of sessions/presentations.
If you do not wish to be photographed or filmed via the official congress photography and video team, kindly inform representatives of your preference.
More information can be found here.
A prayer room will be available on-site. Location coming soon.
Program changes will be made public via the official ISTH 2022 Congress Mobile App and the website.
Please note that this is a non-smoking meeting. Smoking is not permitted inside or outside the meeting halls nor in the exhibition area.
ISTH 2023 encourages the use of social media, such as Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram and other social media platforms at the conference as a way to summarize, highlight, excerpt, review or promote the presented materials of the Congress in general, provided that:
Copyright law is observed.
Verbatim information is limited to a few quotes.
The author or speaker is referenced and cited appropriately.
Please use the Congress hashtag via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram: #ISTH2023.
To get the latest updates throughout the Congress, follow ISTH on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram.
There is a 5% GST sales tax in Quebec.
Standard Time Zone: Eastern Daylight Time
In Quebec it is common to tip servers and bartenders about 18-20% on meals. Tipping taxi/rideshare drivers 10-20%. The standard to tip for $2-5 for valet and hotel.
The Congress will take place at the Palais des congrès de Montréal located at 159, rue Saint-Antoine Ouest, 9e étage, Montréal, QC H2Z 1H.
Water stations are located throughout the building and in the exhibit hall.