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General Information

The 12th Biennial Symposium of the International Eosinophil Society (IES) will take place July 11-15, 2023 at the David Braley Health Sciences Centre at McMaster University in Hamilton, ON, Canada. Hamilton is located on the western tip of Lake Ontario, just 36 miles (56 kilometers) southwest of Toronto. 

Hamilton is home to the Royal Botanical Gardens, the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum, the Bruce Trail, McMaster University, Mohawk College, and Redeemer University. McMaster University is ranked 4th in Canada and 69th in the world by Times Higher Education Rankings 2021.

Accommodations

Headquarter Hotel:
Sheraton Hamilton Hotel (3 minute walk to Braley Center)
116 King Street West, Hamilton, ON, L8P 4V3
Rate: $159 CAD/Night

Other Accommodations:
Homewood Suites Hamilton (3 minute walk to Braley Center)
40 Bay St S, Hamilton, ON L8P 0B3
Rate: $174 CAD/Night

Discounted Dorm Rooms for Trainees at McMaster University:
Hotel McMaster (2 minute walk to Braley Center)
100 Main St W, Hamilton, ON L8P 1H6, Canada
Rate: TBD

*Booking links available in 2023

Currency

The currency used in Canada is the Canadian Dollar (CAD). There are ATMs widely available for cash withdrawal. Credit cards are also accepted at most hotels, restaurants and shops.

Electricity

The standard electrical voltage in Canada is 120 Volts and 60 Hertz.

Language

The official language of the 12th Biennial Symposium is English.

Networking Events

Several networking events are being planned for attendees, including:
Welcome Reception: Tuesday, 11 July at the Art Gallery of Hamilton
Young Scientist Networking Event: Wednesday, 12 July
Optional Afternoon Networking Event: Thursday, 13 July (extra fee will apply)
Dinner & Networking Event: Friday, July 14 at Liuna Station

Photography and Video Recording

IES is photographing and video recording portions of the Biennial Symposium. These photographs and video recordings, along with your name, may be used in IES publications or on the IES website. If you do not want your photo used, please inform the IES staff on-site.

Time Zone

Hamilton, Ontario is in the Eastern Daylight Time Zone (EDT), which is one hour behind of the Coordinated Universal Time (UTC).

Tipping

While tipping is not mandatory in most of Canada, it is customary in many circumstances , especially at almost all sit-down restaurants 

Travel

The closest major international airport, Toronto Pearson International Airport, in less than 60 minutes from Hamilton. Several ground transportation options are available between the airport and Hamilton.

In addition, the following airports are conveniently located near Hamilton:
John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport:15 minutes from downtown Hamilton.
Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport: less than a 1 hour drive to Hamilton
Buffalo Niagara International Airport: less than a 2 hour drive to Hamilton

Weather

The average temperature in July is between 82°F/28°C and 63°F/17°C.

Important Dates

Abstract Submission Opens: December 2022
Registration and Hotel Bookings Open: January 2023
Abstract Deadline: March 2023
Late-Breaking Abstract Deadline: May 2023


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