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Canadian Public Health Association

Virtual Conference Platform

CPHA will embrace existing and new technologies and present sessions June 20-22 from 11:00 - 16:30 (Eastern Daylight Time) daily. 


The Virtual conference platforms will allow participants to:

  • Stream live sessions and connect with speakers via online polls and live Q&A. 
  • Interact with other participants directly and share contact information.
  • Connect with attendees, sponsors and exhibitors via 1:1 chat or video calls. 
  • Export session notes and contacts that participants meet in the platform.
  • Take note directly in the platform to export or print following the session. 

Virtual Access

Only registered participants will have access to the virtual conference platforms, post-conference recordings, and the presentation gallery.    

The only equipment necessary for participants is an electronic device with an internet connection. The virtual platform works on computers, tablets and smartphones. The platform is optimized for viewing using Chrome but will work in other browsers such as Firefox. The platforms are not compatible with Microsoft Edge.

Your internet connection needs to be at minimum, 5mb upload and 5mb download. Perform a speed test to identify your internet upload and download speeds.



The virtual conference will feature a variety of program elements. Participants will be able to ask questions and up-vote others. Presenters will be able to answer verbally during the live session. 

  • Plenary sessions will be live streamed and feature either a keynote address or a panel discussion with a live question and answer period.
  • Symposiums and will be live streamed or feature pre-recorded presentations and a live question and answer period.
  • Workshops will be live streamed and use audience engagement tools such live polling, breakout rooms, and question and answer periods to engage the audience in an interactive session. 
  • Brief oral abstract presentations are comprised of four unique presentation blocks where participants connect with speakers to view presentations, ask questions and exchange ideas. 


As Public Health 2023 welcomes participants from all over the country, we want to ensure participants are engaged and avoid screen fatigue. Sessions are presented from 11:00-16:30 (EDT) daily.


We understand that networking is an important part of conference participation and our virtual conference platform allows for the interaction of all registered participants and presenters through the networking space. The networking space will allow participants to:

  • See a list of all registered participants and initiate conversations; and
  • Create a private chat with up to four other participants.