CCAC National Workshop 2019
Join us at the CCAC National Workshop 2019 on Saturday, May 25, 2019, in Richmond, British Columbia, for a day of thought-provoking presentations and dynamic breakout sessions!
Due to popular demand, the workshop will once again be held in conjunction with the Canadian Association for Laboratory Animal Science (CALAS) Annual Symposium (May 25-28, 2019), offering an even greater opportunity for training and networking.
Consult the schedule at a glance to view the list of activities taking place.
Register early (before midnight EDT, on April 24, 2019) and take advantage of our early-bird rate!
Early Bird Rate: $350.00 + tax (before midnight EDT, April 24, 2019)
Regular Rate: $425.00 + tax
The registration fee includes breakfast, refreshment breaks, and a lunch on Saturday, May 25, 2019. It also includes entrance to our evening cocktail reception on Friday, May 24, 2019 (5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.). Enjoy a complimentary beverage as you relax, network, and connect with the broader CCAC community.
All requests for refunds must be made in writing to . In the event of a cancellation before midnight EDT, on April 24, 2019, refunds will be subject to a $100.00 administration fee. No refunds will be issued for cancellations received after midnight EDT, on April 24, 2019.
A Program That Meets Your Needs
In response to feedback received at past national workshops, we will be repeating several breakout sessions during the day, to ensure that participants have the opportunity to attend as many of the sessions that interest them as possible.
This year's program covers a wide array of topics, including pedagogical merit review, welfare risks for aquatic facilities, and the benefits of transparency. There will also be breakout sessions and a hands-on exhibit on replacement alternatives.
Please consult the program for more information.
Involved in Teaching or Training? This Exhibit is For YOU!
Stop by our interactive exhibit throughout the day to explore state-of-the-art, practical replacement alternatives for teaching and training.
Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel
The CCAC National Workshop 2019 will take place at the Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel, located at 7551 Westminster Highway, in Richmond, BC. Located near Vancouver International Airport, the hotel is within walking distance of the business district and Richmond Centre Mall.
The CCAC has secured a group rate, available for check-in on Friday, May 24, 2019 to check-out on Saturday, May 25, 2019, for all three hotels below. We encourage participants to make reservations early, as rooms may sell out. If you require additional guestroom nights or if you are also attending the CALAS Symposium, please contact the hotel in-house reservations directly. To receive the special rate, accommodations must be booked before 8:00 p.m. EDT, April 24, 2019. After this date, the regular rate will apply (upon availability).
Complimentary services included in your special rate as overnight guests:
- 24 hour airport shuttle service
- wireless internet access
Travel and Special Discounts
Participants of the CCAC National Workshop 2019 can obtain the following discounts on their preferred method of travel.
Travel by Train
Travel by Air
What to See and Do in Richmond, BC
Visit the Richmond Tourism website for a list of activities and attractions, guided tours, and events taking place during your stay. Dine at the Golden Village, a dynamic hub of Asian culture that offers some of Canada's most authentic Asian cuisine, visit Steveston's National Historic Sites, or shop at the Aberdeen Centre, Yaohan Centre, or Parker Place Mall.