OMSW 2018: "Legacies of Leadership"

The Ontario Medical Students' Weekend (OMSW) 2018
will be held on November 2nd and 3rd in Ottawa, hosted by the
Ontario Medical Students Association (OMSA)

Ontario Medical Students’ Weekend (OMSW) is an annual event gathering medical students from all Ontario medical schools to learn about a variety of topics related to medicine. Students will assemble at the University of Ottawa to partake in the largest annual Ontario academic conference for medical delegates. OMSW’s goal is to educate beyond curriculum based objectives, foster collaboration between medical students from all across Ontario, and give students the opportunity to participate in the broader climate of healthcare.

This year's theme, "Legacies of Leadership" will emphasize the importance of leadership in medicine. Medical students are trained to become leaders, and leadership is a core competency which medical schools across Ontario recognize and integrate into their curriculums. Ottawa is a city at the heart of Canadian politics and is often considered to be synonymous with leadership in Canada. We believe that there is no better place for students to come witness and explore the meaning of leadership. Our vision for OMSW 2018 is to create a conference which encourages students to be confident in their clinical skills, and provide opportunities to learn about effective leadership in medicine.

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Important Registration Information


Ticket Pricing

  • Hotel tickets: $175
  • Non-Hotel Tickets: $150 (available to Ottawa students only)

Note: A 3.5% credit card processing fee will be added to your ticket price​, and the event is not-for-profit.


Step 1: Pre-Registration (Sat, Sept 15, 2018)

NOTE: Pre-registration will be open before ticket sales. During this timeframe you will be able to create an account, but tickets will not yet be available for purchase.

NOTE: You must use your medical school / university email when creating an account.

By clicking on the create an account button, you will be able to enter all of your information (including dietary restrictions, speaker/workshop preferences, and credit card information). You will not be charged anything until you purchase a ticket at a later date. You can come back to edit your account information and workshop/speaker preferences.

You will receive an email confirmation after creating your account with a link to log in and set your password. You must log in within 24 hrs of creating your account or else the link will expire and you will have to request a new link using the "Request New Password" option on the sidebar. If you do not receive this email within an hour, please check your Junk or Spam folder, and if it is not there please contact us.


Step 2: Registration & Payment (Wed, Sept 19, 2018)

NOTE: Ticket purchase is transferable but non-refundable.

Quotas for each school/campus are determined by class sizes. All tickets will be released and registration will open at a different time for each school (see specific times listed above).

At this time, because you have already entered all of the necessary information, all you need to do is log in at your school's registration time, go to the "Ticket" tab under "My Account", and click on "Buy Ticket". At this time, your credit card will be charged and you will receive a confirmation message. Because we have limited spots for each school/campus, registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please note that if you haven't already pre-resgistered, you may still do so at this time and purchase a ticket if any remain.


Step 3 (optional): Preference Changes & Ticket Transfer (Tues, Oct 2, 2018)

NOTE: You will not be able to purchase another ticket after you have transferred your ticket. Tickets are limited to one purchase per account.

After purchasing the ticket, you can log into your account any time before the deadline to edit your account information and preferences through the "Edit" tab under "My Account". You can also transfer your ticket to another Ontario medical student before this deadline through the "Ticket" tab under "My Account". You can even transfer your ticket to a student who did not pre-register. Simply ask them to make an account and you can then transfer the ticket to them before the deadline. Money exchanges for ticket transfers are the responsibility of the individual students.

After the deadline, no new accounts can be made, and no changes in preferences or ticket transfer can be performed. You will have to email us to change any personal account information.


If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us at! We look forward to seeing many of you at our event!