North American Congress of Clinical Toxicology Vancouver, BC • October 11 - 15, 2017
Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre

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The North American Congress of Clinical Toxicology (NACCT) is the world’s largest clinical toxicology meeting, bringing together scientists and clinicians from around the globe. The content provides ongoing education for healthcare professionals managing poisoned patients, and health educators working in clinical toxicology. Continuing education credit is available for physicians, pharmacists, nurses, and educators.

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Overview

ACMT Pre-Meeting Symposium, October 11, 2017

Up for Debate: Addressing Controversies in Poisoning
It is a challenge to know what is best in the management of poisoned patients. Can the standard be improved or is the “latest advance” really a step back? You’ve addressed the details of basic supportive care but what next? Should you pursue traditional hemodialysis or a newer modality of renal replacement therapy? Should you give the antidote or try anti-don’t? Is that an incidental finding or an actionable result? This exciting symposium will feature leading toxicologists in lively debates to
help resolve these toxicology controversies.

AACT Pre-Meeting Symposium, October 12, 2017

Cardiotoxins: an In-Depth Look at the Pathophysiology, Presentation, and
Management of Heart Poisoning
The impact of toxins and conditions derived from toxic insults on the cardiovascular system is an essential part of clinical toxicology and often remain clinically challenging. This exciting session will provide attendees with clinically relevant and up to date information on topics related to cardiotoxins. There will be robust basic and clinical science discussions ranging from understanding gap junction physiology, myocardial metabolism in drug-induced cardiomyopathy, and naturally-occurring
cardiotoxins. Additionally, non-lecture based debates will include highdose insulin versus vasopressors and the ethics of using antidotes with limited human evidence.

Main Congress, October 13 - 15, 2017

Highlights

  • NEW FOR 2017: Lightning oral presentations
  • NEW FOR 2017: More presenters, shorter lectures (most less than 30 min)
  • A great debate: antipsychotics vs benzodiazepines
  • Naloxone and opioids in British Columbia
  • The other toxic alcohols
  • Controversies in pesticide poisoning
  • Presentations from AACT sections including acute and intensive care, tox history, pediatrics, radiation, occupational/environmental, herbals, forensics, and sports
  • Specific sessions for fellows in training and specialists in poison information
  • SPI Jeopardy
  • Med Tox LLSA

Conference Objectives

  • Review the pathophysiology and possible treatments of toxic alcohols
    other than ethanol, methanol, and ethylene glycol.
  • Review the scientific evidence behind naloxone kit distribution programs.
  • Understand the cost of treating a poisoned patient, including the changing
    prices of antidotes.
  • Develop an approach to incorporating various granulocyte colony
    stimulating factors into a treatment algorithm for acute radiation sickness.
  • Understand the pharmacology of cannabinoid receptors and how they
    have affected the landscape of drugs of abuse in the 21st century.
  • Develop a treatment algorithm for the acutely violent intoxicated patient
    that incorporates both benzodiazepines and antipsychotics.
  • Describe antidote stocking in Canada and lessons learned that could be
    applied elsewhere.
  • Understand the consequences of oil pipeline spills.
  • Identify toxins and their relative danger in humans versus animals.
  • Compare and contrast prescription medicine misuse in North America
    versus Europe and Australasia.
  • Discuss the impact of the opioid crisis on children and adolescents.
  • Review health risk assessments in the context of an Indonesian lead mine.
  • Understand the current controversies in pesticide toxicology.

Who Should Attend

  • Physicians
  • Pharmacists
  • Educators
  • Medical Toxicologists
  • Clinical Toxicologists
  • Poison Center Educators
  • Nurses

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Conference Program

Wednesday, October 11

MAIN CONFERENCE

Up for Debate: Addressing Controversies in Poisoning

 

7:00 AM

ACMT Pre-Symposium: Up for Debate: Addressing Controversies in Poisoning

8:00

ACMT Pre-Symposium: Up for Debate: Addressing Controversies in Poisoning
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12:45 PM

ACMT Pre-Symposium: Up for Debate: Addressing Controversies in Poisoning
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Thursday, October 12

MAIN CONFERENCE

Cardiotoxins: an in-depth look at the pathophysiology, presentation, and management of heart poisoning.

 

8:00 AM

AACT Pre-Symposium: Cardiotoxins: an In-Depth Look at the Pathophysiology, Presentation, and Management of Heart Poisoning
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1:00 PM

AACT Pre-Symposium: Cardiotoxins: an In-Depth Look at the Pathophysiology, Presentation, and Management of Heart Poisoning
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5:00

ACMT Medical Toxicology: 19th Annual Clinical Pathologic Conference (CPC Competition)
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Friday, October 13

MAIN CONFERENCE

8:00 AM

NACCT Keynote Presentation
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9:00

AAPCC Scientific Symposium
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9:00

AACT Toxicology History Section Lecture
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11:00

AACT Acute and Intensive Care Symposium
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11:00

Lightning Orals
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11:00

AAPCC Veterinary Symposium: Tasty and Toxic? Species Differences (Human and Veterinary) in Food Toxicology
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11:00

PEC: Health Promotion: Exploring Theories and Models that Relate to Health Behavior Change (interactive working session)
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1:30 PM

Platform Session I
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1:30

PEC: Opioid Epidemic & Harm Reduction
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3:45

AACT Radiation Section Lecture
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3:45

AACT Pediatrics SIG & ACMT Addiction Medicine Symposium: The Impact of the Opioid Crisis on Children and Adolescents
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3:45

SPI Best Practices Symposium
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3:45

PEC: The Art of the Perfect Social Media Post and How to Analyze Its Success
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Saturday, October 14

7:30 AM

AACT Career Achievement Award Lecture
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8:30

ACMT Scientific Symposium
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8:30

SPI Roundtable Symposium
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8:30

PEC Symposium: Marijuana: The Toke of the Town
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11:00

APAMT Scientific Symposium: Prescription Medicine Misuse Outside North America
0225-9999-17-220-L04-P (K)

11:00

Lightning Orals
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11:00

PEC: Epidemiology for Non-Epidemiologists: Using Poison Center Data
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11:30

AACT Debate: Benzodiazepines or Antipsychotics for the Acutely Violent, Intoxicated Patient
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1:30 PM

Platform Session II
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1:30

AACT Occupational-Environmental Section Lecture
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1:30

AAPCC Updates
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2:30

ACMT Practice Symposium: Groups, Tweets, and Friends Requests: Modern Marketing of Your Toxicology Expertise
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2:30

AACT Herbals Section Lecture: Green Tea, the Good and the Ugly
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2:30

PEC Designing & Using Program Evaluations
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3:45

ABAT Scientific Symposium: Cannabis Conundrums From Simple Smokes to Sinister Synthesis
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3:45

ACMT Fellows - in - Training Visiting Professor: The Advantages of Developing a Niche for Your Medical Toxicology Career
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3:45

PEC: Toxicology 101 for Public Educators: Common Pediatric Exposures
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Sunday, October 15

7:30 AM

AACT Scientific Symposium
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7:45

PEC HRSA Updates
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8:30

CAPCC Scientific Symposium: Public Health Emergency: The British Columbia Experience with the Opioid Crisis
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8:30

SPI Clinical Practice Symposium: The Cost of Treating the Poisoned Patient
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8:30

PEC Marketing: Why Branding is Important
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8:30

SPI Clinical Practice Symposium: The Cost of Treating the Poisoned Patient
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10:30

EAPCCT Scientific Symposium
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10:30

Lightning Orals
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10:30

PEC Tailored and Targeted Health Communication: Strategies for Enhancing Information Relevance for Children, for Adolescents, and for Senior Adults
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11:00

AACT Forensics Section Symposium: Case Files for the Medical Examiners’ Office
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1:00 PM

Platform Session III
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1:00

AACT Fellows - in - Training Brief Oral Presentations
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1:30

PEC Swap and Share
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2:00

AACT Env Tox - Health Risk Assessment with Emphasis on a Lead Mine in Indonesia
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2:00

AACT Sports Tox Section Symposium: The Use of Performance Enhancing Drugs and Exercise Recovery in the Athlete: The Importance of Muscle
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2:45

Medical Toxicology 2017 LLSA Article Review
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2:45

ACMT Fellows - in - Training Roundtable: Government Jobs and Opportunities for Medical Toxicologists
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2:45

Toxicological Jeopardy for SPIs
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Keynote Speaker

JENNIFER GARDY’s enthusiasm for
science is refreshing. Gardy is a senior
scientist at the British Columbia Centre
for Disease Control, where she hunts for
the newest deadly diseases before they
spread. In her talks, and in her work as
a guest host on The Nature of Things, a
Canadian television series of scientific
documentaries, Gardy challenges our
most commonly held beliefs to uncover
the truth behind our folklore. Does drinking alcohol on a cold day really warm you
up? Does eating grilled meat really increase your risk of cancer? And, do we really
lose most of our body heat through our head? Gardy tackles these questions—and
more—in her fascinating and engaging talks. She is also the author of children’s
book It’s Catching: The Infectious World of Germs and Microbes, a “roll call of
germs [that] makes for fascinating reading” (Kirkus Reviews).

Conference Faculty

Accreditation

Accreditation Statement - This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and polices of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of American Academy of Clinical Toxicology (AACT), the American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC) and the American College of Medical Toxicology (ACMT). AACT is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

                            Credit Designation Statement - American Academy of Clinical Toxicology (AACT) designates this live activity for a maximum of 40 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.
                            Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Pharmacists - The American Academy of Clinical Toxicology (AACT) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.
Successful completion of this program qualifies for up to 40.0 contact hours. UANs: 0225-9999-17-200-L04-P(K) through 0225-9999-17-251-L04-P(K). Each pharmacist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.


Application for nursing credits has been submitted to the California Board of Nursing. Credit hours are preliminary and subject to final approval.

 

Application has been made to the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. (NCHEC).  Credit hours are preliminary and subject to final approval.

 

The AACT reserves the right to adjust the maximum number of hours available pending changes in the program schedule. 

Location

Vancouver was recognized as the top city in Canada in Travel + Leisure magazine’s 2014 World’s Best Awards.  The city was also named the Top Destination in Canada in TripAdvisor’s 2016 Travelers’ Choice Awards, and was chosen as the best place to live in North America (and number five in the world) in Mercer’s 2016 Quality of Living survey. Vancouver offers travelers both outstanding opportunities for outdoor adventure and the sophisticated amenities of a world-class city. Take advantage of the city’s ocean side location, with plenty of green space and many recreation opportunities in the mountains 20 minutes north of downtown. After a busy day, linger over a glass of BC wine and a locally inspired meal, or unwind at one of Vancouver’s unique spas.

Vancouver’s parks are the backyard of the city – places where people walk, picnic, explore and play. Stanley Park draws international accolades; Queen Elizabeth Park offers unique gardens; Lynn Canyon is where hikers challenge themselves physically; and Lighthouse Park is the place to pull up a log and watch the boats sail by.

Granville Island is famous for its year-round indoor farmer’s market, boutique microbrewery, street buskers, artisan studios and live theatre. From downtown, hop on one of the small passenger ferries that look similar to bathtub toys as they cruise through False Creek to Granville Island.

Located in the heart of downtown Vancouver the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre Hotel is a short walk to business and entertainment neighborhoods. Just steps from the boutiques on Robson Street, Yaletown restaurants and popular attractions, including the Art Gallery, Granville Island and famous Stanley Park, they have something to offer everyone. The central location ensures that you can explore all the city has to offer: museums, theatres, nightspots, outdoor markets, and dozens of local and international restaurants. The downtown hotel captures the charm, energy and innovative spirit of the West Coast. With gracious service, comforting amenities, and unique dining experiences, the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre provides a warm and authentic welcome to a truly world-class city.

Hotel/Travel

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS

  • The NACCT conference will be held at the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre, 1088 Burrard St. Vancouver, BC V6Z 2R9 Canada. Phone: (604) 331-1000
  • To reserve your room, click here or call (800) 325-3535 and inform the representative that you are attending NACCT. Request a confirmation number and written confirmation of your reservation.
  • Reservations must include first night’s deposit
  • Rates:  $209.00 CAD Single or Double Occupancy
                 $239.00 CAD Club Level
  • Rates are per room and subject to prevailing taxes and fees
  • Rates available from October 9-16, 2017.

TRAVEL DISCOUNTS

 Contemporary Forums has a special discount agreement with United Airlines unavailable to the general public. To obtain special conference fares visit www.united.com, and insert Offer Code ZXAY744468. Ticketing and payment can be made directly by you or through your travel agent. To ensure the best flights and times, and since seats are limited, make your reservations early. Fares are guaranteed at the time of ticket purchase.

Arrangements have been made with Hertz to be the official car rental agency for the NACCT Conference. Special rates will be in effect throughout the congress, as well as one week before, and one week after, the meeting. To obtain the special rates, please call the Hertz Meeting Sales Desk at 800-654-2240 and provide discount code CV 03000264.

Tuition

Registrations must include full tuition payment to be accepted. Registrations faxed without payment will not be processed. Conference communications are sent via email. When registering please provide attendee's best email address as some emails are filtered and blocked. Since conference registration and hotel rooms are limited, early registration is advised.

Registration must include full payment in US Funds to be processed. A $30 fee is charged for any returned check or declined credit card.

Purchase Orders: Purchase Orders must be received with registration by the conference date and include the P.O. number, invoice address, tuition, approval signature, and contact name, e-mail address and phone number.

Confirmation of registration will be sent via email.

Cancellations received after September 11, 2017 will be assessed a $150 processing fee.

Spouses and significant others may not attend the Opening Reception unless the Guest fee has been paid. If you have a disability requiring an auxiliary aid or special service while attending this meeting, please call (800) 377-7707, no later than October 6, 2017.

Registration Fees • NACCT Main Congress • October 13 - 15, 2017

  Early Bird on or before 09/01/17 Advance 09/02/17-10/10/17 On Site 10/11/17
General Registration $900 USD $1,000 USD $1,150 USD
ACMT/EAPCCT/CAPCC $850 USD $940 USD $1,090 USD
AACT/AAPCC $600 USD $680 USD $825 USD
SPIs/Educators $425 USD $475 USD $500 USD
Fellows in Training* $425 USD $475 USD $500 USD
Active Duty Military Personnel** $425 USD $475 USD $500 USD
Residents/Students $350 USD $400 USD $450 USD
Guest (Opening Reception) $60 USD $60 USD $60 USD
CE Credit $200 USD $200 USD $200 USD
Science World at TELUS World of ScienceTour and Dinner $100 USD $100 USD $100 USD

 

Registration Fees • Affiliated Programs • October 11, 2017

ACMT Pre-Meeting Symposium  
General Registration $345 USD
ACMT Members $250 USD
AACT/EAPCCT/CAPCC Members $300 USD
AAPCC Members $300 USD
Fellows in Training* $225 USD
Active Duty Military Personnel** $225 USD
SPIs/Educators $225 USD
Residents/Students $225 USD
CE Processing Fee $80 USD

 

Registration Fees • Affiliated Programs • October 12, 2017

AACT Pre-Meeting Symposium  
General Registration $345 USD
AACT Members $250 USD
ACMT/EAPCCT/CAPCC Members $300 USD
AAPCC Members $300 USD
Fellows in Training* $225 USD
Active Duty Military Personnel** $225 USD
SPIs/Educators $225 USD
Residents/Students $225 USD
CE Processing Fee $80 USD

 

* Includes both physician and non-physician (e.g., PharmD, PhD) currently enrolled in a medical/clinical toxicology fellowship program
** Armed Forces of the United States of America (US Army, USN, USMC, USAF, USCG) and Canada

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CONFERENCE INFORMATION FOR

NORTH AMERICAN CONGRESS OF CLINICAL TOXICOLOGY
Vancouver, BC           October 11 - 15

Thank you for registering for the North American Congress of Clinical Toxicology conference, being held October 11 - 15, at the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre, 1088 Burrard St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 2R9, Canada, (604) 331-1000.

PRE-SYMPOSIUM CHECK-IN

ACMT Pre-Symposium, Wednesday, October 11 at 7:00am. You must check in to receive your conference materials. The location of the Registration Desk will be listed on the hotel's event schedule.

AACT Pre-Symposium, Thursday, October 12 at 7:00am.  If you attended the Pre-symposium, Wednesday, you do not need to check in again.

MAIN CONGRESS CHECK-IN

Thursday October 12 from 3pm - 6pm or Friday, October 13 from 6:30am - 8:00am. If you attended any Pre-Symposia, you do not need to check in again for the Main Congress.

SESSIONS

Begin promptly as listed in the conference brochure and online and are open only to registered participants. Out of consideration to others, infants, children and spouses are not permitted in the meeting rooms or refreshment break areas.

 

THE SHERATON VANCOUVER WALL CENTRE

Offers a special conference rate, available from October 9-16, 2017 or until the room block is filled.  We recommend you make your reservations early.

To reserve your room, click here or call (800) 325-3535 and inform the representative that you are attending NACCT.

Reservations must include first night’s deposit

Rates: $209.00 CAD Single or Double Occupancy
            $239.00 CAD Club Level Rates are per room and
            subject to prevailing taxes and fees.

 

PARKING INFORMATION

Click here for Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre Self-Parking Information

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Questions? Call us at (800) 377-7707
between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm. Monday - Friday (Pacific Time) or email info@cforums.com

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Keynote / Special Event

Keynote Speaker

JENNIFER GARDY’s enthusiasm for science is refreshing. Gardy is a senior scientist at the
British Columbia Centre for Disease Control, where she hunts for the newest deadly diseases
before they spread. In her talks, and in her work as a guest host on The Nature of Things,
a Canadian television series of scientific documentaries, Gardy challenges our most commonly
held beliefs to uncover the truth behind our folklore. Does drinking alcohol on a cold day really
warm you up? Does eating grilled meat really increase your risk of cancer?  And, do we really
lose most of our body heat through our head? Gardy tackles these questions—and more—in
her fascinating and engaging talks. She is also the author of children’s book It’s Catching:
The Infectious World of Germs and Microbes, a “roll call of germs [that] makes for fascinating
reading” (Kirkus Reviews).

  

SCIENCE WORLD AT TELUS WORLD OF SCIENCE TOUR & DINNER
Saturday, October 14, 2017 6:30pm – 10:30 pm

Science World at TELUS World of Science, in Vancouver, provides access to cutting edge, curriculum-linked galleries, films and hands-on educational programs. These activities inspire the development of inquisitive minds and positive curiosities towards science and technology that lay the groundwork for a thriving, knowledge-based economy for British Columbia. It is located in a landmark geodesic dome, originally built for Expo 86.  You will enjoy cocktails and appetizers as you stroll throughout the Eureka! Gallery, 2nd Level Circulation, and the Featured Exhibit. The Eureka! Gallery is the place that brings out the curious scientist in all of us. Hands-on discovery encourages visitors to try new things and ask “What would happen if…” You will have the opportunity to view different galleries and artwork as you leisurely walk around 2nd Level Circulation. You will find that the Feature Gallery at TELUS World of Science showcases temporary exhibitions created, designed and built by Science World or rented from a variety of sources. The evening will include a three course dinner with entrée choices of salmon, chicken, or a vegetarian plate. Coach busses will provide transportation to and from the venue departing from hotel at 6:15pm. Space is limited to 200ppl so be sure to sign up early!