No, meals are not included in your registration fee. We do always ensure a healthy supply of herbal teas, coffee, and snacks. In the afternoon, save room for some light refreshments courtesy of our sponsors.
Yes. Please note weekday and weekend prices are quite different. See below.
Mon – Fri
6 am – 6 pm – $21.00
6 pm – 6 am – $7.00
Saturday – Sunday
6 am – 6 pm – $7.00
6 pm – 6 am – $7.00
If you are staying at the hotel, parking is $26/day.
Street parking is also available.
Yes! We will have a full store set up on-site with everything from acupuncture needles to books to CDs. Keep your eyes peeled for weekend specials and some exciting new products!
No, recording of any kind is not permitted at COMS 2017. All registrants will receive a Symposium binder with full notes for every available course.
Yes! This year’s COMS has been approved by the CNPBC for 20 CE hours under Category C.
Our pre-symposium workshops on March 16 are approved for 6 CEUs/PDAs per workshop.
Up to 7 CEUs/PDAs are available per day from March 17-19, with 1 CEU for Qi gong, 3 hours for the morning lectures, and 3 hours for the afternoon.
COMS qualifies for up to 27 CEUs by the CTCMA, and is approved for up to 27 CEUs by NCCAOM, Florida, and California, and up to 24 CEUs by IVAS.
Please note to receive CEUs/PDAs you MUST sign in and out for every session you attend. CEU certificates will be made available for download online 5 days after the event. Certificate download instructions will be emailed to you along with a post event survey 5 days after the symposium.
Pricing & Cancellation
COMS 2017 has a three-tier cancellation policy. If you have to cancel for any reason before February 11th, there is a full refund less a $50 administration fee. If you cancel your registration between February 11-25, you will have 50% of your course fees refunded. And finally, if you have to cancel after February 25 for any reason, there is no refund.
My partner/spouse will be joining me in Vancouver. What are some sights they can check out during the day while I’m in class?
Your partner will thank you! Vancouver is beautiful in March, and they won’t run out of things to do during the day while you’re enjoying the Symposium.
Head over to Stanley Park where you can rent a bike or visit the Vancouver Aquarium. Stroll over to Granville Island and explore a wide selection of market stalls selling fresh food and flowers, or enjoy a meal in a waterfront cafe. Take a tour of the Vancouver Art Gallery and some of the many shops along Robson Street. To end the day, why not take a leisurely stroll along the Vancouver Seawall?
The Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront has a handy list of Things To Do in Vancouver on their website to help you plan your itinerary.
Spring will be springing! March in Vancouver is typically around 6-10 degrees Celsius. Your best bet is to pack clothes that allow you to layer them. Be sure to bring a sweater or fleece as air conditioning in hotels can be fickle! While we always hope for sun, it doesn’t hurt to pack a waterproof jacket and umbrella.
The Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront is approximately 35 minutes away from the airport, depending on traffic. Taxi fare will run you approximately $45, or if you have more time you can take the new Canada Line (rapid rail line) and walk for 10 minutes. For more information on getting from the airport to the hotel using public transit, please see our Location & Getting There page.