AOS & SCO–SOC 2023 is a family friendly conference. Below are some resources to help attendees with families. Companions and guests of conference participants are expected to adhere to the AOS & SCO–SOC 2023 Meeting Code of Conduct.

Support for Traveling Families

Start planning your visit to London, Ontario! Information about travel, accommodations, dining, and tourist attractions for conference attendees and their companions is available on our Accommodations & Travel Resources and Our Venue web pages.

The following resources may be helpful for finding short-term childcare providers in the London, Ontario, area. AOS & SCO–SOC 2023 is providing links to these third-party service providers for information purposes only and not as an endorsement:

Support from our Venue

RBC Place London is a fully accessible facility. Principal entrances are at grade and at level, providing easy access for those with limited mobility. The facility offers automatic doors and a large drop-off area in front, combined with wide, well-lighted corridors. All doors provide more than the minimum clearance. Elevators provide access to every floor.

Bathroom, room, and wayfinding signs have large, raised print as well as Braille available for individuals with visual impairments. Main floor salon areas are equipped with a digital hearing assistance system, which allows individuals with digital hearing aids to wirelessly connect to the audio system in the room.

Lactation Room

A lactation room will be available for nursing mothers. The location of this room will be available soon.

Gender-Neutral Restrooms

Gender-neutral, ACA-compliant restrooms will be available at the conference. Details will be available soon.

Area Map

View this map to see nearby services. Click on box in top left corner of map to toggle between views of nearby restaurants and grocers; hospitals, pharmacies, and health and COVID-testing centers; and local attractions. Visit Tourism London for details about local attractions around London, Ontario.

Emergency Services

See the map above to locate nearby hospitals, pharmacies, and health and COVID-testing centers.

Local emergency response contact information

  • To reach Emergency Services, Ambulance, Fire Department, or Police: Dial 911

Help Desk

If you need assistance at any time before, during, or after the conference, please contact us through our Help Desk website form

Caregiver Grants

AOS and SCO–SOC are offering Caregiver Grants to offset the extra costs incurred by caregivers (such as parents of young children or those providing elder-care) to attend the annual meeting. Any conference registrant is eligible, although priority will be given to presenters and early-career researchers. Eligible applicants can apply for travel awards as well as caregiver awards.

Applications for Caregiver Grants closed on 15 March 2023.

Please send any questions to with the subject line AOS & SCOSOC 2023 Caregiver Grants.

We will update this page as new resources or information becomes available. Please check back frequently for updates.

Special thanks to our conference supporters