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Submit your Clinical Vignette today for the AMMI Canada - CACMID Annual Conference 2019! Deadline is December 2, 2018

November 13, 2018


Clinical Vignettes Submission

The deadline to submit a Clinical Vignette is Sunday, December 2, 2018, so don't delay!

Do you have a cool and/or fascinating case to share?

We are looking for challenging and head-scratching cases, with a clear teaching point or two, for presentation during this popular interactive session.

How it works

The audience, using an audience response system, will work through the case and attempt to solve it in the best tradition of famous sleuths like Sherlock Holmes and Hercule Poirot.

How to submit

Please consider submitting your most interesting clinical and laboratory cases for consideration by sending a brief outline of the case including: clinical presentation, investigations, diagnosis and treatment, and a short discussion on the instructive value of the case (about 200 words). Clearly identify the take-home message that you would like your case to illustrate. Please include two multiple-choice questions that would be suitable for the “clicker” audience response system. We like a variety of cases; they can be lengthy and complicated or quick and simple – you decide what you think might be of interest and of educational value for the audience. The audience consists of clinicians and laboratorians at all stages in their careers, as such the ideal cases provide a basis for a vigorous discussion on many relevant aspects.

If your case is selected, we will work with you to prepare slides for presentation at the meeting. Your final slide presentation of the case will include a description of the clinical presentation, investigations and management, as well as the interactive audience questions. Selected presenters will also have the opportunity for their clinical vignettes to be published in the official Journal of the Association of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Disease Canada (JAMMI) following the conference.

Cases will be adjudicated based on:
  • purpose (how representative and relevant the topic is to the audience)
  • format (progressive disclosure of case)
  • novelty of case (potential for interesting learning points for the audience)
  • quality of writing of submitted abstract (style points)


Cases must be submitted by email to

DO NOT submit the cases through the regular abstract submission process.

Notification of Acceptance

You will be notified on or around December 17, 2018 whether your case has been selected.

You can expect to be involved in presenting and discussing the case during the clinical vignettes session, Saturday, April 6, 2019 at the Westin Ottawa.

More Information

See page 8 of the Call for Abstracts (PDF) brochure for more information.


AMMI Canada, CACMID and Unconventional Planning are the ONLY official housing agents for the annual conference. NO other housing company, travel agent or third party agency is authorized to place hotel reservations on behalf of the AMMI Canada – CACMID Annual Conference.

Hotel Rebate

Save $100 on your full conference registration!

Offer available only while rooms are available, so don’t miss out – BOOK EARLY!

Simply fill in your Westin Ottawa reservation number on the conference registration form and save $100.
By reserving a room at the Westin Ottawa, AMMI Canada and CACMID are able to keep the conference costs low; savings that we pass on to you as a member.

Offer applies to full conference registration only! One rebate per hotel room!

Book your hotel room now!

Registration is open

Early bird registration fees are as follows:
Full Conference:
  • Member: $525
  • Non-Member: $785
  • Student Member: $175
  • Student Non-Member: $225
  • Member: $365
  • Non-Member: $525
  • Student Member: $100
  • Student Non-Member: $150
(Book your hotel room first to claim the rebate.)
Register now!

Education Grants

Did you know that Education Grants are available to assist with expenses for the AMMI Canada – CACMID Annual Conference? These grants are available to:
  • AMMI Canada Members-in-Training currently enrolled in Infectious Disease or Medical Microbiology training programs; or
  • CACMID Technical Staff and Clinical Microbiology Fellows.
Eligibility and Application: See pages 8 and 9 in the Call for Abstracts the Call for Abstracts (PDF).
Note: You may visit the Annual Conference sections of the AMMI Canada and CACMID websites to access all of these links.



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