General Information

Bridging Transfusion Communities

The Canadian Society for Transfusion Medicine Annual Conference is open for registration. Dr. Oksana Prokopchuk-Gauk and Dr. Sarah Tehseen are very pleased to invite you to attend!  Join us from May 23 to 26 in Saskatoon to network with colleagues and learn about the latest advancements in our field. During these four days, you will experience an exceptional scientific program!   

This conference represents a unique opportunity for healthcare professionals involved in transfusion medicine to share our knowledge, to learn about the most recent advancements in Transfusion Medicine and to appreciate everyone's contribution to improve transfusion therapy. 

Welcome to Saskatoon!

Located in beautiful downtown Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, TCU Place is considered to be one of the best conference facilities in Western Canada.

TCU Place is perfectly situated near many of Saskatoon’s best attractions and services. Many welcoming hotels, more than 400 restaurants and retail stores, and so much more, are all within walking distance of TCU Place. The Saskatoon Airport and the University of Saskatchewan are both a 10-minute drive from TCU Place.

Check out local attractions and events happening around the conference.

Vesna Festival: Enjoy an evening full of exciting entertainment and spectacular Ukrainian
culture held at TCU Place, May 25. Interested delegates can contact Heather Panchuk at
[email protected] for additional information.

CLS Tours: Take a tour of Canada's only synchrotron research facility, for free! The tour will be
held Friday, May 24 in the afternoon. There will be a nominal fee for transportation. Interested
delegates can contact Heather Panchuk at [email protected] for additional

Shopping: From luxury apparel and big-name brands to independent boutiques and artisan
vendors, Saskatoon offers goods to suit every taste and budget. Midtown Plaza one of
Saskatoon’s premium shopping malls is located right next door to TCU Place.

Ukrainian Museum of Canada: The Ukrainian Museum of Canada (UMC), in downtown
Saskatoon, SK, features three galleries dedicated to celebrating and promoting the arts, culture,
and legacy of the Ukrainian Canadian community.

Eat and Drink: Snack, sip, and savour your way through Saskatoon’s many restaurants,
breweries, wineries, patios, and pubs, and discover a thriving food scene as diverse as the city
itself. Whether you’re in the mood for fine dining or street food, craft beer or crafted cocktails,
we think you’ll agree — the Paris of the Prairies is a true moveable feast. Though located in the
centre of Canada you wouldn’t know it by our spins on Mexican, Burmese, Indian, Thai, and
Jamaican food you can find here. As well there are the best and fun places to eat in Saskatoon
that more than satisfy any dietary requirements.

Queen: It’s a Kind of Magic: See the rock spectacular that everyone RAVED about, bringing
their big sound, big screens, crazy lighting and outlandish costumes back for a night of non-stop
rock anthems, including Bohemian Rhapsody, We Will Rock You, We Are the Champions, Radio
GaGa, I Want to Break Free, Somebody to Love, Don’t Stop Me Now, Another One Bites the Dust and so many more. The show is Friday, May 24 at 8:00 PM at the TCU Theatre. More
information and tickets can be found here

Prairie Lily: The Prairie Lily’s sightseeing cruises are one hour and boarding begins half an hour
before we sail. Our friendly Stewards are ready to assist guests, and we offer a beverage service
while you enjoy the cruise! You are welcome to use our beverage service and the heads
(washrooms) on the main deck at any time. We sail rain or shine. For more information and to
purchase tickets, visit:

Meewasin Walking Trails: The Meewasin Trail lives in and outside of the City of Saskatoon, on
both sides of the river, and includes several sites and services to help you make the most of your
adventures. Explore the natural habitat along the riverbank, discover culture at museums and
interpretive sites, and take advantage of enhancements such as parks and canoe launches. Our
Trail Guide which includes a map, is sponsored by the Saskatoon Road Runners, and is available
at our office. For more information visit:

If you have any questions, please contact us at: [email protected]