General Information

Congress Information

All sessions of the Congress, including exhibits, posters, and oral presentations will take place at the Sheraton Centre Toronto in Toronto, Canada from May 2-5, 2019.

Registration / Membership

All attendees must register for the meeting. Register early and get the discounted pre-registration fee.

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  • Workshops are ticketed sessions that have an additional fee. (Friday, Saturday, Sunday morning)
  • Fellows must include a letter on letterhead signed by your Program Director indicating you are in training. Students must provide a current copy of student identification. (Submit via email:
  • The Congress registration fees include 2019 OARSI membership. The fee also includes a Congress bag, abstract supplement, all scientific sessions and poster sessions, welcome reception, and breaks.
Cancellations / Refunds

To cancel your registration and receive a refund, a written request with your registration confirmation and receipt card must be received by April 2, 2019. Cancellation requests received by this date will receive a refund less a $75 processing fee. Refunds will be processed after the meeting. All requests received after April 2, 2019, will forfeit 100% of monies paid. If you need to cancel your registration, please e-mail Janine Salabritas, OARSI Meeting Coordinator, at

Certificate of Attendance & Badges

A certificate of attendance will be available for all registrants at the on-site registration desk. Badges will be available at the registration desk starting on Thursday, May 2nd, 2019. They should be worn at all Congress functions.

Letters of Invitation

Attendees who require a letter of invitation to apply for a VISA please visit this page to request one.

Abstract Supplement

All abstracts presented at the Congress, both oral and poster, will be published in the supplement to OARSI’s journal, Osteoarthritis and Cartilage.