HEA Conference

Introducing the 2019 HEA Conference in Toronto, Ontario, Canada!

It is with great pleasure that we introduce to you our plans for the 2019 Hypospadias and Epispadias Association Annual Conference!

We are very excited to be hosting the conference this year in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The dates will be Friday, September 20, through Sunday, September 22, 2019, with a social event on the evening of Thursday, September 19. The Friday and Saturday conference sessions will be at the Hospital for Sick Children (better known as Sick Kids). The conference hotel, which will also be the site of the Thursday social event and the Sunday morning conference wrap-up, will be the Courtyard by Marriott Toronto Downtown, a 10-minute walk from Sick Kids.

We are planning some great conference sessions and speakers to provide information, education, and support on both the medical and the psychosocial aspects of living with hypospadias or epispadias. Stay tuned for updates as things get confirmed!

These conferences are amazing sources of information, education, and support for people living with HS/ES and those who support them. Too often these conditions are not talked about, kept secret, and the result is that people suffer alone. Just being able to meet other people who truly know from experience what life with HS/ES is like can be life changing, and if you are considering the idea of attending, you absolutely should do it! You will certainly leave Toronto with a much larger network of real friends and supports as a result of attending.

HEA is committed to providing financial aid to help enable interested people to attend the conference. Please consider joining us in Toronto this September! More information and online registration will be available later.

QUESTIONS? Click this link to submit a question about the conference to HEA.

Important travel information/Information pour voyageurs

United States citizens: If you are traveling by air to Canada, you will need a passport or a NEXUS card. If you are traveling by land, a passport, a NEXUS card, or a passport card is acceptable.

For more information on required travel documents and identification for visitors to Canada: http://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/travel-voyage/td-dv-eng.html

Information sur les documents de voyage et d’identité pour les voyageurs au Canada: http://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/travel-voyage/td-dv-fra.html