General Information


Hotel Omni Mont-Royal
1050 Sherbrooke street West 
Montreal, Quebec H3A-2R6

Tel.: 1 514 284-1110
Toll-free (Canada and U.S.): 1 888 444-6664


French and English are Canada's two official languages. French is the predominant language in Montréal. However, most, if not all, banks, hotels, airline offices, shops and key visitor attractions have multilingual staff.

The official language of the conference is English. All abstract submissions and presentations must be in English. Simultaneous translation will be available for the plenary sessions.


Please consult the Visa and eTA section to know more about procedures for foreigners visiting Canada.

Letter of Invitation

Upon request, the secretariat of the IPC 2017 conference will send a letter of invitation. The letter is meant only to confirm the name, dates, location and purpose of the conference so that the participant can obtain a visa or travel funds and in no way represents a commitment to the participant on the part of the organizing committee. 


The IPC 2017 conference secretariat and organizers cannot be held liable for personal accidents or loss of or damage to private property incurred by conference participants and accompanying persons during the IPC 2017  Conference or directly arising from it. Participants should make their own arrangements for health and travel insurance.

Medical Insurance

Visitors are not covered by Canadian health insurance plans. Check with your personal medical plan before leaving your home country to ensure you have adequate travel insurance.


Average temperatures in Montréal during the month of September generally range from 14°C to 20°C (57,2 à 68,0 °F).

Travel Information – Getting Here

Strategic Location

Montréal is easy to reach by plane, car or train. It is about an hour-and-a-half by plane from New York, Detroit or Toronto.

By Plane

The Pierre Ellliott Trudeau International Airport is 20 km from the city centre.  It is used by more than 14.8 million passengers every year travelling to and from North American, South American and European destinations.

Travel is convenient, with direct flights from Paris, Ottawa, Toronto, and all major U.S. east-coast cities: Boston, Detroit, New York, Chicago, Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia.

There are many flights from U.S. cities and from all major Canadian cities, as well as numerous departures every day from many countries with only one connection. 

Airport Transfers

The Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport is 20 km from the centre of the city. Taxi fare from the airport to the city centre is a flat fee of CAD 40. Major credit cards are accepted.

Public transportation is also available. The 747 bus service runs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, between the Montréal-Trudeau airport and the central bus station (Gare d'autocars de Montréal - Berri-UQAM métro station).

Travel time may vary between 45 to 60 minutes, depending on traffic conditions.


Air Canada (
Reservations:      1 888 247 2262
Information:         1 888 422 7533

Porter Airlines (
Reservations:      1 888 619 8622

United Airlines (
Reservations:     +1 800 538 2929 (International)/1 800 864 8331 (Domestic)

WestJet (
Reservations:      1 888 937 8538 (1 888 WESTJET)

US Airways (
Reservations:      1 888 240 4770

American Airlines (
Reservations:      1 800 433 7300

Delta (
Reservations:     +1 800 241 4141 (International)/1 800 221 1212 (Domestic)

Air Transat (
Reservations:       1 866 255 4871

By Train

The Montréal train station serves the downtown area and is at 850m (10 minutes walk) to the Palais des Congrès. Via Rail Canada offers daily service between Toronto, Ottawa, and Québec City. 

By Bus

The Montréal main bus terminal is 2.5 km from to the Hotel Omni Mont-Royal. The Orléans Express Network serves many cities and there are many connections to Montréal from many cities.

By Car

Highway 20 (autoroute Jean-Lesage) runs along the south shore of the St. Lawrence River, and Highway 40 (autoroute Félix-Leclerc) is the north shore access to the city. For delegates from northeastern U.S., or eastern and central Canada, car travel is a viable option. The province’s 4,500-km highway network is among the most developed in Canada and links Montréal to the rest of Canada and the United States.
















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Taxi Diamond

Tel.: 514 273-6331



Taxi Coop Montréal

Tel.: 514-667-8960



Taxi Champlain

Tel.: 514-271-1111



Electric taxi - Téo Taxi

Download the mobile app


Child care recommended by OMNI Hotel

Compagnie Animée

24hrs service, staffs are mothers and grandmothers 

CAD 20 per hour, minimum of 3hrs

From 10.30pm, taxi fees of CAD 25 have to be paid

Contact Anne Marie Globensky: +1 514-792-1188

Escale Montréal

The possibility of negotiating a group deal with parents for several children and for the duration of the conference.
Contact Michele Lacombe: +1 514-668-4524


Currency, Banking, ATM & Credit Cards

The currency used is the Canadian dollar.

Foreign currencies can be exchanged at banks and at foreign currency exchange offices either at the airport or at locations throughout the city.

Bank debit or credit cards are the most convenient means of getting cash at the many automatic teller machines (ATMs). ATMs are found throughout the city and accept cards with the Interac, Plus and Cirrus networks. Most are in operation 24/7.

Most businesses accept U.S. currency and travelers cheques as well as major credit cards (Visa, MasterCard and American Express).

Sales Taxes

There is a 5% goods and services tax (GST) in effect in Canada and a 9.975% provincial sales tax (PST) in the province of Québec, for a combined sales tax of 14.975%. These taxes apply to most items and are not refundable.  An additional 3.5% is also applicable on hotel accommodation.


The electrical current is the same as in the United States: 110 volts AC at 60Hz. Adapters are required for electrical devices from other countries.

Time Zone

Montréal is in the Eastern Standard Time Zone (-0500 GMT). Daylight Savings Time (DST) is in effect from 2:00 a.m. on March 12, 2017, until 2:00 a.m. on November 5, 2017.

Useful Links and Maps

Montréal’s official Web site and the official tourist site of the government of Québec contain up-to-date tourist information, including information about public transportation and maps.

Secretariat IPC 2017
Conferium Conference Services 

600, boul. de Maisonneuve O. #1700       
Montréal, QC H3A 3J2 

425, boul. René-Lévesque Ouest
Québec QC  G1S 1S2

Tel.: +1 418 522 8182

Toll-free (Canada and U.S.): 1 800 618 8182
Monday to Friday - 09:00 to 16:00, U.S. / Canadian Eastern Time



Important Dates

Registration and Call for papers starts 

Oral abstract submission deadline

Review by Committee and authors notification

Poster abstract submission deadline

Early bird deadline

Presenting author registration deadline

OMNI Hotel room reservation deadline

Poster author registration deadline

Closing of online registration 
To register, please come to see us at the registration desk

September 25-29, 2017

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