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TRI 2020 Conference POSTPONED Video Announcement

Tinnitus Research Initiative (TRI) Team
March 16, 2020
11:30AM PST

We continue to monitor the current situation and keep abreast of any further directives from government agencies and announcements from the WHO.  Depending on any further developments, we hope to make a decision on the TRI-2020 conference status next week.

The Marriott Pinnacle hotel will be issuing notices of cancellation for hotel reservations that were booked under their conference code.  For other accommodation or airline and/or travel agent cancellations, please download the official announcement below.  A copy of the British Columbia Provincial Government’s directive is also available if required.

Conference registration refunds will be available next week once the TRI-2020 conference status has been finalised.

Carol Lau, TRI-2020 Vancouver Conference Organizer
March 13, 2020
6:30PM PST

Click here to download: the Official Announcement and the BC Government Directive 

Conference POSTPONED

Given the recent announcement by the WHO regarding the pandemic status of the COVID-19 outbreak and the recommendations from our local provincial government, the TRI-2020 conference has been POSTPONED. We have made this decision, too, as the number of travel restrictions being imposed by a growing number of governments point to the need to ensure the safety and health for our global community - geographically and professionally.

TRI-2020 has not yet been rescheduled but we hope to make an announcement over the next week.

We join you in the disappointment of this announcement, but also assure you that we are actively working to establish a new date and schedule; so many people (from organizers, presenters, academia, researchers and industry) have put in so much effort to bring us to this point, so be assured that we want to deliver a rescheduled conference that showcases their efforts and contributions.

To everybody, stay safe and stay healthy - we will speak to you soon.

Carol Lau, TRI-2020 Vancouver Conference Organizer
March 13, 2020
10:00AM PST   

Vancouver invites you to join us for the Tinnitus Research Initiative 2020 Pre-Conference Workshop and Conference, May 20 – 23rd, 2020 at the Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel. This perennial gathering of internationally recognized experts, researchers, specialists and clinicians in the field of tinnitus will be holding its 13th annual meeting for the first time in Canada.  This meeting is widely recognised as a platform for current research and contemporary clinical approaches in the understanding of tinnitus mechanisms, diagnostic trends and treatment methods, drawing from multiple disciplines and across many countries.

As a clinician who has spent the past 2 decades daily testing and treating tinnitus patients, I am grateful to have benefitted from the surge in scientific studies and the formulation of methods to assist my patients.  The ability to contribute some relief, some succour, has been rewarding and fulfilling. We are, of course, still far from fully comprehending the challenges that tinnitus presents and, hence, we rely on science to propel us forward, to enlighten our understanding in order to improve the quality of life of our clients.  Our theme for the TRI 2020 Conference, “From Science to Succour” encompasses this sentiment.

The conference will be held at the Marriott Pinnacle Downtown.  The Marriott is located in the heart of downtown Vancouver. The seawall, Stanley Park, Robson Strasse, Canada Place are all just steps away – ready to greet you or see you on your way to all the many adventures, sights, and sounds that will make you a part of the experience and keep a special place in your heart.

Our plan for TRI-2020?  An event that is scientific, informative, enlightening, inspring and empowering that will allow an opportunity for like-interested individuals to connect with each other. 

Finally, thank-you to TRI for your generosity in allowing us to host your 13 th annual conference.

We are honoured and humbled.


Carol Lau & the TRI-2020 Team

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