The choice was made now to ensure the wellbeing of participants, minimize logistical problems and costs, and out of respect and concern for the residents of Yellowknife and other communities in the region. The organizing committee is currently looking at options for a new date and possibly a new location. They will provide updates and details as they become available.


This change is disruptive and the orginizers are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause participants and supporting organizations. For participants who have registered for the congress, a member of the organizing committee will contact you directly to offer the choice of a full refund of registration fees or to transfer your registration to the rescheduled congress.


Any abstracts that were submitted by March 15th will still undergo peer review and decisions will be sent out in April. The deadline for abstracts has been extended until April 14th, and the ICCH18 welcomes additional submissions. All submitted abstracts will be considered for presentations at the rescheduled congress.


The ICCH18 organizing committee along with CSCH and IUCH are working hard on an alternative plan. Please contact if you have questions or need more information. Updates will be shared via email and the website as details become available.