THE 28TH ANNUAL

CANADIAN BIOETHICS SOCIETY CONFERENCE

May 24th - 26th, 2017 | Hyatt Regency Montreal | Montreal, QC



 

 

Theme  |  CBS  |  Delegate Profile  |  Promotional Packages

The Canadian Bioethics Society Annual Conference 2017 provides a wide range of partnership opportunities for private, public and not-for-profit organizations. These partnerships will support the important work of bioethics and build relationships with an audience of health care providers, health administrators, managers, policy consultants, government decision-makers and health researchers from across the country. Please see below for details of these exciting opportunities.

If you have any questions regarding partnership opportunities, please contact :

Chris Lutz
Verney Conference Management

(613) 226-8317 | clutz@verney.ca


Theme

Falling Through the Cracks: Equity, Ethics and the Challenges of Vulnerability

An important challenge facing health care providers and ethicists today is how to help clients who are at risk of “falling through the cracks” especially when health care budgets are shrinking and resources are scarce. It might be a prematurely discharged elderly woman who is put on a waiting list for homecare that never materializes.  It might be a patient with a mental illness and medical needs that no long term care facility will accept because his behaviour is considered “too difficult”.

This year’s conference will address the theme of intersecting vulnerabilities in all its complexity; from its conceptual foundations, to the need for practical responses.  It will showcase tried and true as well as innovative ways of considering and addressing ethical issues associated with vulnerability.


About the CBS

The Canadian Bioethics Society (CBS) is a national, member-driven, charitable organization serving as a forum for individuals interested in sharing ideas relating to bioethics. The CBS was created in 1988 from the fusion of the Canadian Society of Bioethics and the Société canadienne de la bioéthique médicale.

The CBS sees bioethics in its broadest sense, concerned with ethical issues relating to human life and health, biology, and the environment.

Members of the CBS include those interested in learning more about bioethics, as well as those engaged in a variety of related activities including research in bioethics; ethics in health policy; bioethics teaching and education; research ethics; delivery and planning of health and health care; and public engagement and consultation on bioethics issues, amongst others.

The CBS and its Annual Conference aims to be inclusive of all these areas of endeavor, as well as a growing number of others exploring the interface between ethics and health/the life sciences


Delegate Profile

Consistent with its theme, the conference will be of interest to, and is designed to engage, those traditionally involved in a variety of bioethics activity, as well as those who may not have been historically involved in such discussions, but whose contributions and involvement are crucial to inclusive and open-minded dialogue. Participants are anticipated to include:

  • Health care providers – physicians, nurses, social workers, spiritual care providers, palliative care staff, allied health care providers and others working in, or interested in learning more about, bioethics issues
  • Health administrators, managers, and policy-makers
  • Researchers – all those who contribute to scientific knowledge, including those doing research in bioethics
  • Teachers – all those involved in the dissemination of research and knowledge, and in encouraging critical and rigorous thinking about our moral obligations
  • Ethicists, clinical and research ethics committee members, ethics program, coordinators, ethics education coordinators and volunteers
  • Those involved in disaster ethics, ethics and health technology assessment, community-based ethics, rural ethics, correctional ethics, global ethics, diversity ethics, aboriginal health ethics, mental health and addictions ethics, public health ethics
  • Students of bioethics – from high school to post-graduate
  • Patients and families – those receiving or who have received health care, those with chronic illnesses, guardians/parents of children with illness
  • Individuals with disabilities - physical, mental, sensory – and family members
  • Individuals who have experienced mental illness – and family members/loved ones
  • Individuals with chronic illnesses – and family members/loved ones
  • ... and all those with an interest in ethical issues and relation to human / animal / environmental / global health

Promotional Packages

A comprehensive promotional campaign will be orchestrated in Montreal, Canada, and internationally thanks to the support of a network of partners.

The campaign will include:

  • The event Website containing links to the online registration portal as well as the detailed information on the Call for abstracts, the program, travel information and other useful information;
  • Social Networking including a 2017 Conference Twitter handle, Facebook page and LinkedIn Group page.
  • eBlasts of newsletters and teasers to a targeted database put together specifically for the Conference;
  • Various professional networks will be invited to promote the Conference within their own membership;
  • Ads in specialized publications;
  • Presence of the Conference Organizing Committee members in related events likely to reach potential participants;
  • Posting of dates on online agendas and event listings;
  • Free advertising on partners’ Websites

Platinum Partner: $15,000 (two available)

  • Partner Logo with hyperlink on Partners Page of the event Web Site in Premium Location
  • Ad Banner in one e-newsletter
  • Partner Logo on the Acknowledgment page of the final program
  • Partner Logo on the Board of Honour in the registration area
  • One (1) 8 x 8 foot exhibition space
  • Three (3) Conference Registrations
  • Projection of Partner Logo on giant screens before and after plenary and simultaneous sessions
  • Insertion of a document in the Delegate’s Kit (material provided by Partner)
  • Luncheon Sponsorship (1)
  • Partner Logo on Participants’ Badges
  • Partner Logo on lanyard of Participants’ Badges

Gold Partner: $10,000 (three available)

  • Partner Logo with hyperlink on Partners Page of the event Web Site
  • Ad Banner in one e-newsletter
  • Partner Logo on the Acknowledgment page of the final program
  • Partner Logo on the Board of Honour in the registration area
  • Breakfast Sponsorship (1)
  • One (1) 8 x 8 foot exhibition space
  • Two (2) Conference Registrations
  • Projection of Partner Logo on giant screens before and after plenary and simultaneous sessions

Silver Partner: $7,500 (five available)

  • Partner Logo with hyperlink on Partners Page of the event Web Site
  • Partner Logo on the Acknowledgment page of the final program
  • Partner Logo on the Board of Honour in the registration area
  • Refreshment Break Sponsorship (1)
  • One (1) Conference Registration
  • Projection of Partner Logo on giant screens before and after plenary and simultaneous sessions

Welcome Reception: $7,500 (one exclusive partner)

  • Partner Logo with hyperlink on Partners Page of the event Web Site
  • Partner Logo on the Board of Honour in the registration area
  • Two (2) Conference Registrations
  • Partner Logo associated with welcome reception in the final program
  • Partner Logo on signage next to Reception room

Simultaneous Translation Service: $7,500 (one exclusive partner)

  • Partner Logo with hyperlink on Partners Page of the event Web Site
  • Partner Logo on the Board of Honour in the registration area
  • Partner Logo on signage next to point of Service
  • Projection of Partner Logo on giant screens before and after plenary and simultaneous sessions
  • One (1) Conference Registration
  • Partner Logo associated with translated sessions in the final program

Poster Session: $5,000 (one exclusive partner)

  • Partner Logo with hyperlink on Partners Page of the event Web Site
  • Partner Logo on the Board of Honour in the registration area
  • Partner Logo on signage next to Poster Area
  • Mention of Partnership and Partner Logo on documentation referring to Poster Session

Taking Notes $1,500 each, or $2,500 for both

Aside from networking, the single greatest activity a conference delegate partakes in at a conference is taking notes. As the “Taking Notes” sponsor your company will be branded on either the conference pen, notebook, or both. These are items that provide excellent marketing value because they will often stay with a delegate long after an event is finished.

Participants’ Kits : $ 2,500 (one exclusive partner)

  • Partner Logo with hyperlink on Partners Page of the event Web Site
  • Partner Logo on the Acknowledgment page of the final program
  • Partner Logo on the Board of Honour in the registration area
  • Partner Logo on the Participants’ Portfolios (portfolios to be provided at Partner’s expense and subject to approval by the Organizing Committee. The number of delegate kits will be determined according to the number of registrations received. Verney Conference Management can help Partner source appropriate portfolios.)

Note: If the Official Partner does not wish to supply delegate kits, this sponsorship option will be made available to others at the cost of $5,000.

Ad Banner in one e-newsletter: $ 1,750

  • Ad Banner in one e-newsletter

Exhibition Space Rental: $2,000  |  C$1,000 – Not for Profit

  • One (1) 8 x 8 foot exhibition space
  • Two (2) exhibitor registrations
  • 50% discount off of One (1) Conference Registration

Custom Opportunities

  • Lunch Sponsor
  • Refreshment Break Sponsor
  • Pen Sponsor (pens supplied by sponsor)
  • Advertising in Workbook Only - (full page, double sided provide by sponsor)
  • Advertising in Conference Delegate Kit – (provided by sponsor)
  • Evaluation Gift Sponsor
  • Coffee Mug Sponsor
  • Have another idea?  Contact Chris at the number atop the page.