Onsite safety requirements at ACSC 2022


Your health and safety remain top of mind as we prepare to gather this June in Québec City for our in-person Annual Clinical and Scientific Conference. While recognizing the significant challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, the SOGC will be guided by the science and informed by current health policy as we identify the most effective ways to meet our educational mission. As frontline representatives in the fight against COVID-19, the SOGC and our members must go above and beyond to reduce the risk of spreading to those who are vulnerable.

The SOGC leadership team in partnership with AOGQ has made the following decisions to support safely and responsibly convening the 2022 ACSC:

Onsite Safety Requirements at ACSC 2022 (effective May 15, 2022):
(**Subject to change based upon guidelines from the Government of Québec**)

  1. Proof of vaccination against COVID-19 will not be required. 

  2. Masks will be required at the ACSC 2022.The SOGC has decided that masks will be required for all participants, guests, SOGC staff and exhibitors at the ACSC 2022 despite the recent change in the mask mandate by the Province of Québec. Masks and hand sanitizer will be available at the registration desk.

  3. All in-person participants will be required to acknowledge these requirements during the registration process. Updates to these requirements may be made on this webpage and will be communicated to all registered participants by email (please ensure that the email address on your SOGC account is correct).

  4. If you feel uncomfortable travelling to Québec City to participate in-person you are welcome to participate virtually. All plenary sessions will be live-streamed and recorded. Recordings will be made available, only in the language in which the presentation was made, approximately one week after the live event dates. Additionally, a number of on-demand sessions will be available.

The SOGC respectfully requests that all participants:

  • Please stay home if feeling feverish or coughing prior to the conference
  • Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash, washing or hand sanitizing afterward
  • Disinfect personal items such as cell phones and laptops
  • If onsite and you become feverish or coughing, please stay in your room and notify the SOGC Education Team at 613-462-2698 to report illness – The SOGC Education Team will provide assistance, if required, to seek medical attention to obtain a COVID-19 test. Please quarantine in your room until a negative test result is obtained.

Québec City Convention Centre

For more details about the sanitary measures in effect at the Québec City Convention Centre, please visit the Sanitary Measures webpage.