Annual Meeting 2023

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Local Restaurant Recommendations in Banff

Savor all the culinary delights in and around Banff Springs.  From fine dining, to breweries and pubs, Banff caters to all food enthusiasts and discriminating tastes.  Local favourites and recommended restaurants are listed below.  Please keep in mind, shuttles are available from Banff Springs into the town of Banff, which will decrease the walking distance to each restaurant. 

Click here to view the list of restaurants.

Banff Summer Activity Guide

If you are spending extra time in Banff, plan ahead! There are many exciting, unique, and family friendly activities at and around the Banff Springs Hotel.  Click here to view the 2023 Summer Activity Guide.

Please note that the schedules are subject to change without notice.  Advance reservations are recommended for all transportation, activity bookings and dining listed.  Please carefully review cost, cancellation policies and arrival times.  Should you have any questions or require reservations, please contact the Concierge at Fairmont Banff Springs at 403-762-6895 or concierge.bsh@fairmont.com.


MORI Young Members Meeting

To all young members of the MSTS, please consider attending the MORI (www.morionline.org) Young Members Meeting in Banff this year. It will be just ahead of the start of the MSTS meeting on October 4, 2023 in the VanHorn Ballroom A from 1-4pm at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel.  Please register at the link below and we encourage you to bring any interesting or complex cases to present to the group to spark a great discussion! 

Meeting Chair – Lisa Ercolano, MORI Vice President

1:00 PM     Introduction to MORI - Brooke Crawford, MD - MORI  President

1:10 PM     MORI Research Project Updates
                    - Lisa Ercolano, MD: Mets and Immunonutrition
                    - Brooke Crawford, MD: ERAS for sarcoma patients
                    - Zeke Walton, MD: Burnout
                    - Nick Tedesco, DO: Metal ions in Megas

1:45 PM     MSTS Presidential Line

2:15 PM     Social Media/Podcast/Branding Panel                                                                        - Alysia Kemp, MD
                    - Elyse Brinkmann, MD
                    - Izuchukwu Ibe, MD                               

3:00 PM     MORI Case Conference with Focus on Patient Counseling

4:00 PM     Adjourn

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR MORI


Activities! Banff National Park and Banff Springs

Banff Springs is located in Banff National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site and Canada’s oldest national park established in 1885 as Rocky Mountains Park. The park spans 6641 square kilometres (2564 square miles) of mountainous terrain in the wilderness of the Canadian Rockies.   Venture outside the town of Banff and visit the surrounding beauty of the National Park.  Day excursions offered through the Banff Springs concierge 1-403-762-2211, their activity centre or outside touring companies, such as https://www.viator.com/Banff/ can bring you closer to nature and the wilderness of the Canadian Rockies.

Lake Louise, Moraine Lake, Canmore, the Banff Gondola Ride and multiple hiking and rafting tours are a few options to consider when touring the surrounding area.  Excursions range from the family friendly walks in Lake Louise, to wildlife photo tours, to more adventurous Mountain biking and white-water rafting.

If you decide you would prefer to stay closer to Banff Springs, the hotel offers a variety of relaxing activities.  Spend the morning golfing and the afternoon at the world-famous spa. Hiking, yoga and fitness classes are available daily, and family friendly smores campfires, scavenger hunts and historic walks through the hotel can be arranged.  A link to the activities centre booking tool will be available in early September to help plan your stay.

Save the date for Annual Meeting 2023 in Banff, Alberta, Canada!

The 2023 MSTS Annual Meeting will be held in beautiful Banff, Alberta, Canada from October 4-6 (with a full day of program on the 6th)!  As early October is considered to still be in peak season in the Canadian Rockies, we are expecting our room block at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel to sell out. 

Hotel Accomodations

Available rooms at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel are going quickly!  The hotel is now sold out for the nights of Tuesday, October 3rd and Friday, October 6th.  Limited rooms are still available for Wednesday and Thursday night (October 4th and 5th).  To make a room reservation, please call the Fairmont Reservations at 1-800-257-7544 and be sure to indicate you are booking for the "MSTS Annual Meeting 2023".  Available accommodations and room rates may vary for days when the MSTS room block has already sold out.  

Alternate Housing Options in Banff 
Available rooms are very limited at the Fairmont Hotel with Tuesday, October 3rd and Friday, October 6th already sold out.  Banff Lodging Company is offering discounted room rates for MSTS Annual Meeting attendees at each of their properties.  All bookings must be made by phone, subject to availability, and the discount will be applied at the time of booking.  Please click here to view the flyer with additional information and a listing of properties.   Please be sure to ask for the MSTS Group #3938833 rate when you make your reservations. 

Banff’s local transportation Roam Transit travels between the Banff Lodging Company properties and the Fairmont Hotel. Complimentary Roam bus passes are included at all properties (excluding Banff Rocky Mountain Resort and Canmore). Guests can receive the passes from the front desk.

Bus Route#2 travels to Banff Springs. To avoid changing buses, please note that these properties are located directly on this route: Banff Ptarmigan Inn, Moose Hotel & Suites, Hidden Ridge Resort, and Tunnel Mountain Resort. All other properties would need to transfer between Route #1 and Route 2 or walk to the nearest stop to catch Route #2

Abstracts Submissions are now closed for the 2023 Annual Meeting.  

Travel to Banff

Banff Springs is located in Banff National Park in Alberta, Canada.  It is one of the five national parks in the Canadian Rocky Mountains.  The closest international Airport is Calgary, 130 km (87 miles) away.  Getting to Banff from Calgary requires pre-planning.  Several shuttle, Shared and Private options and car rentals are available from Calgary International Airport (YYC)

Shuttle Transportation Services

ABest Transport and Tour Services:
https://www.abestx.com/private-transfer

Banff Airporter:
https://banffairporter.com 

Brewster Express: 
https://www.banffjaspercollection.com/brewster-express 

Banff Sedan:
https://banffsedan.com 

Discover Banff Tours:
https://www.banfftours.com/ 

Mountain Park Transportation:
https://mtnparktrans.com/

Viator – Tours and Transfers:
https://www.viator.com/Banff-tours

Car Rentals

Alamo:  https://www.alamo.ca 
Avis:  https://www.avis.ca 
Budget:  https://www.budget.ca 
Dollar:  https://www.dollar.com 
Enterprise:  https://www.enterprise.ca
Europcar:   https://www.europcar.com 
Hertz:  https://www.hertz.com/rentacar/reservation/ 
National:  https://www.nationalcar.ca
Thrifty:  https://thriftycanada.ca 

Is your company interested in supporting the MSTS Annual Meeting?  Click here to view the 2023 Corporate Partner Opportunties Brochure for sponsorship information. Our exhibit tables are sold out this year - thanks to overwhelming support from industry.  Contact us at info@msts.org with any questions.