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2014 Annual Meeting

The 2nd International Conference of the
Organization of Teratology Information Specialists and
the European Network of Teratology Information Services

The Peter Gilgan Centre For Research and Learning
The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, CANADA
September 19-21, 2014


 Meeting Information           Registration          Venue and Travel Information       Sponsorship



Abstract Submission Deadline: May 1, 2014

To submit an abstract or case presentation, complete the form here. Instructions can be found on the form and submissions are Due May 1, 2014.

Advance Registration Deadline: coming soon

Hotel Reservation Deadline: August 18, 2014

The overall goal of the OTIS annual conference is to assist attendees to stay up-to-date with the field of reproductive health, as well as to develop methodologies to interpret and communicate the vast, conflicting scientific data into individual risk assessments.  The annual program strengthens attendees’ ability to meet public requests for scientific information and guidance concerning exposures during pregnancy and lactation.

This year, the OTIS Research Team Meeting (open only to OTIS members) will take place September 18, 2014.



Complete meeting details can be found in the program .



Online Meeting Registration

2014 Meeting Registration Form 




Eaton Chelsea, Toronto

Centrally located within a few minutes from the Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning as well as the business and shopping districts, Eaton Chelsea, Toronto offers efficient and comfortable accommodation in the heart of the city.

Eaton Chelsea, Toronto offers 1,590 contemporary guest rooms and suites for business travellers and tourists.

The hotel offers a range of workout and wellness amenities as well as family-friendly facilities, including:

  • The Family Fun Zone consisting of an indoor family pool, 130 ft 'Corkscrew' waterslide, Kid Centre and Club 33 Teen Lounge.
  • Deck 27, the adult-only heated indoor pool
  • Well-equipped fitness centre
  • Access to the adjacent Elmwood Spa

You are welcome to enjoy a range of cuisines, cocktails and culinary delights in four dining venues:

  • Market Garden and express|o Coffee Bar: Casual and convenient, Market Garden is the one-stop solution for busy travellers.
  • Bb 33 Bistro and Brasserie: Guests can start their day with the buffet breakfast and begin their evening choosing from the a la carte dinner menu.
  • T|Bar: Centrally located, T Bar is the venue of choice for a quiet coffee or pre-dinner cocktail
  • Monarchs Pub: Toronto's go-to destination for the city's best live music and watching sporting events

Benefits for Meeting Attendees

  • The Chelsea (Standard) room is available to meeting attendees at $119 (single or double occupancy).
  • Upgrade to Deluxe room (single or double occupancy) $16 per night
  • Complimentary high speed Internet service.

The Eaton Chelsea Toronto is located at:
33 Gerrard Street West Toronto, Ontario
M5G 1Z4 Canada
Phone: (416) 595-1975
Fax: (416) 585-4375
Toll Free Reservations (North America only): 1-800-CHELSEA (243-5732)
Hotel website: http://chelsea.eatonhotels.com/


The meeting rate is $119 (Canadian  Dollars) for single/double occupancy. Upgrade to Deluxe room (single or double occupancy) $16 per night.  Reservations must be made by August 18, 2014 to secure the $119 meeting rate. Click here to reserve your room at the Meeting Rate.

To reserve over the phone please call the Reservations Department at 1-800-CHELSEA (1-800-243-5732).
Callers must identify themselves as being with OTIS-ENTIS MEETING 2014.


You can land in one of two Toronto airport:

Toronto Pearson International Airport              http://www.torontopearson.com/#

Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport                      https://www.torontoport.com/Airport/About-Us.aspx (flights are operated by Porter Airlines or Air Canada)

For information on how to get from either airport to the Eaton Chelsea please go to http://chelsea.eatonhotels.com/locate/chelsea-transportation.htm





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