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The Unnecessary Conference: Call For Abstracts Now Open Until January 31, 2020

We are now accepting abstract submissions for oral presentations to be featured at The Unnecessary Conference, Choosing Wisely Canada’s National Meeting, on May 25 and May 26, 2020, in Ottawa, Ontario.

Showcase your Choosing Wisely Canada initiatives and innovative approaches in one of our breakout sessions based on the following themes:

Abstracts will be accepted in English and French. Please note that French-speaking sessions will be available throughout the day, but not all sessions will be bilingual.

Important Dates:


Abstract Submission Guidelines:

Maximum 250 words. Content submitted after the word limit will not be included.

Please include the following information (if applicable):


To be included in Choosing Wisely Canada’s National Meeting program, all abstract presenters must register before March 13, 2020. Please note, abstract presenters will not have their registration fees waived for the National Meeting.  Following registration, you will receive an email confirmation with further details related to your presentation.

There is a limit of two presenters for each abstract presented at the 2020 National Meeting.

To register:

Relevant abstracts will be accepted in the abstract book presented to attendees and featured on our website following the meeting.

For questions related to the abstract submission guidelines, please email

Abstract submissions for The Unnecessary Conference are now closed.

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