As you are aware, with the prevalence of the Delta variant, the COVID-19 pandemic is still very much present. Although we were all hoping that high vaccination levels in Quebec would bring this pandemic under control and allow us to resume normal activities, recent data indicate that many regions of Quebec are well into a fourth wave, particularly in the greater Montreal area. Furthermore, recent data also indicate that with the Delta variant, even fully protected individuals (with two doses of the vaccine) may still contract and transmit the virus.
In such a context, QPAT finds itself in a difficult position with regards to holding an indoor event that would bring many people together in one place while ensuring safety for all. Furthermore, in consideration of Montreal’s public health recommendations, required guidelines and constraints when holding indoor public events of this nature, QPAT has decided, once again, to move forward with a virtual convention in October and will not hold any in- person presentations or workshops.
Following this decision, QPAT is in the process of selecting workshops to be offered online and planning the logistics of holding the event virtually.
Information on the program and registration will be forwarded to you as soon as possible.