Following continuous monitoring of the evolving issues related to the COVID-19 situation in Canada and abroad, inclusive of federal and provincial government decisions taken in the service of community safety to prohibit large gatherings of people, the CPA’s Board of Directors made the necessary decision to cancel our in-person 81st CPA Annual National Convention in Montreal, QC, scheduled for May 28-30, 2020, inclusive of all pre-convention workshops scheduled for May 27th. Individuals who had registered for a pre-convention workshop or the convention have received a full refund. Since taking this decision, the CPA’s Convention staff, committee and Board of Directors have been exploring as quickly as possible all options to virtualize our event, and are pleased to announce that we will be moving our annual in-person convention to a virtual event over the months of July and August. All individuals accepted to present at the CPA’s in-person convention are encouraged to participate in the virtual event; check your inbox for an email outlining some preliminary information regarding how to participate. Please check the CPA’s convention website regularly for information on the virtual event; we hope you’ll be able to participate and take in some of the numerous sessions that were accepted for inclusion in this year’s scientific program.