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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.

FINAL PROGRAM & ABSTRACTS

The Final Program is now available!


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Conference abstracts are now available as published in JAMMI, the official Journal of the Association of Medical Microbiology Infectious Disease Canada

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Head over to http://bit.ly/AMMICACMIDapp on an iPhone, iPad or Android device (not a desktop or laptop) or scan the QR code.

The mobile app provides access to conference information, including schedules, floor plans, abstracts, and much more – all at your fingertips!

EVALUATIONS

Conference Attendees: Please click on the links below to access the 2017 conference evaluation and the 2017 program evaluations by day:

The program evaluations by day will not be live until the morning of the specified date. For example, you cannot complete Friday’s evaluation on Thursday, as the sessions have not yet taken place.

INTEGRATED SYMPOSIUM & WORKSHOPS

Limited space is still available!

Visit the registration desk in Vide (Lower Concourse level) to ADD YOUR NAME to the list!

Integrated Symposium1

Thursday, May 4, 12:40-14:40
Current CMV Treatment Options and Management Strategies
Room: Grand Ballroom West
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1Registered conference participants can pre-register for the Integrated Symposium to a maximum of 200 people. No walk ins will be permitted once the maximum is reached.

Workshops2

Thursday, May 4, 07:15-08:45
Changing Landscape of STI Diagnosis in Canada
Room: Birchwood Ballroom
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Friday, May 5, 07:15-08:45
Management of MRSA/VRE Endocarditis in the Challenging Patient, a Case-based Discussion
Room: Birchwood Ballroom
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Friday, May 5, 18:00-19:30
Antimicrobial Stewardship: Rapid Phenotypic Antibiotic Susceptibilities in the Management of Patients with Bacteremia
Room: Birchwood Ballroom
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2Registered conference participants can pre-register for the workshops to a maximum of 100 people per workshop. No walk ins will be permitted once the maximum is reached.

ABSTRACT PRESENTERS

        PDF Abstract Assignments - Incubator Poster Presentations (REVISED APRIL 28)
        PDF Abstract Assignments - Oral Presentations (REVISED APRIL 28)
        PDF Abstract Assignments - Posters Presentations (REVISED APRIL 28)
        PDF Abstract Assignments - Student Poster Presentations (REVISED APRIL 28)

Poster Presenters:

Poster floor plans are provided in each of the Poster (P), Student Poster (SP), and Incubator Poster (IP) assignment lists.

Oral Presenters:

Oral presenters are reminded to visit the Speaker Ready Room – in the Linden room (Mezzanine level) of the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel – to review their final presentation no later than 4 hours prior to their presentation time. Presenters with early morning sessions should review their materials in the Speaker Ready Room by 16:00 on the preceding day. Presentations will NOT be accepted in the presentation rooms.

Speaker Ready Room Hours of Operation:

CLOSING EVENING

Staying in Toronto on Saturday Night?
Enjoy an evening with colleagues and friends following the AMMI Canada – CACMID Annual Conference on Saturday, May 6!

Please note: Space in the AMMI Canada – CACMID blocks may no longer be available. If requesting a new reservation, and for current availability, please contact the listed venue directly.

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Amsterdam Brewhouse on the Lake
245 Queens Quay West, South Building
(1.6 km from Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel)
For reservations: Please call 416-504-1020 ext. 310
Beautifully restored 1930s shipping warehouse with several beer options and varieties to choose from brewed onsite and a seasonally inspired menu. Complimentary brewery tours offered.

360 The Restaurant at the CN Tower
301 Front St West
(1.2 km from Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel)
For reservations: Please call 416-362-5411
Features unforgettable food combined with a magnificent revolving view of Toronto more than 351 metres (1,151 ft) below.

The Second City – 19:30 or 22:00 show
51 Mercer Street
(1.2 km from Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel)
For reservations: Please call 416-343-0011
Tickets: $32 +HST
Show: Everything is Great Again
A comedy institution – the world’s premier improv & sketch comedy theatre! Guests can also opt to purchase a dinner package with Wayne Gretzky’s Toronto Restaurant.

Important: Participants must place their own reservations and are responsible for associated costs and transportation. Should your plans change, and you need to cancel your reservation, please contact the restaurant or venue directly.

HOTEL

The hotel block is closed. Reservations made at the Sheraton Centre Toronto after the cutoff are on a space available basis and group rates may no longer apply.


Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel

In the heart of downtown Toronto’s business and entertainment districts, the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel is the city’s most effortless address. The hotel is steps from the Eaton Centre shopping mall and it is conveniently connected to PATH, a 16-mile underground network of shops and services.

Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel
Address: 123 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON, M5H 2M9
Hotel Direct: (416) 361-1000
Reservations Toll Free: (866) 716-8101
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Notice

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.

DELEGATE REGISTRATION

Delegate registration for the AMMI Canada – CACMID Annual Conference 2017 is open! Use the links below to register online:

Registration Inquiries
For registration inquiries, contact Unconventional Planning:

32 Colonnade Road, Unit 100
Ottawa, ON K2E 7J6, Canada

Tel.: (613) 721-7061
Toll free: 1 (888) 625-8455 (North America Only)
Fax: (613) 721-3581
Email: registration@unconventionalplanning.com

Registration Fees

  Full Rate
  Full Conference Daily Rate
Member $500 $300
Non-Member $750 $450
Student* $225 $75

* A letter of attestation from the teaching institution indicating the registrant is enrolled in a full-time program must accompany the registration.

All conference registration fees must be paid prior to commencement of the AMMI Canada – CACMID Annual Conference 2017 (May 3, 2017). This includes payment for all optional events.

SPONSORS

Platinum

Merck

 

Gold

Accelerate Diagnostics Hologic Sunovion
Copper Pfizer    
Patron Bespoke AV  bioMérieux  

EXHIBITORS

Registered exhibitors have been provided with the Show Services Exhibitor Manual by email. Questions? Please contact dianne@UnconventionalPlanning.com.

Exhibit Hall Floor Plan Click here (PDF Download)

TRAVEL DISCOUNTS

The AMMI Canada – CACMID Annual Conference Secretariat has secured special discounts with Air Canada, Porter Airlines, WestJet, Via Rail Canada, and the Union Pearson (UP) Express.

Details to access travel discount information will be emailed to participants upon completion of registration. If you are registered, but you are unable to locate this communication, please contact meetings@ammi.ca.

EDUCATION GRANTS

AMMI Canada Members-in-Training and CACMID Technical Staff and Clinical Microbiology Fellows may be eligible for education grants to assist with travel expenses to attend the annual conference (see page 6 of the Preliminary Program).

AMMI Canada Education Grant Form
(for AMMI Canada Members-in-Training only)

Eligibility
The applicant must be an AMMI Canada Member-in-Training in good standing. To be eligible, the applicant must register for the AMMI Canada – CACMID Annual Conference 2017 and pay the full student conference registration fee. One-day registrants are not eligible.

 

CACMID Education Grant Form
(for CACMID Technical Staff and Clinical Microbiology Fellows)

Eligibility
Applicants must be microbiology laboratory technologists or technicians, or clinical microbiology fellows registered in a Canadian training program, and all must be active members of CACMID. Each applicant is eligible for only one grant.

PLANNING COMMITTEES

Central Planning Committee (CPC)

Co-Chairs
Jessica Minion
Caroline Quach

Scientific Planning Committee Co-Chairs
Isabelle Chiu
Christine Y. Turenne

Co-Treasurers
Matthew W. Gilmour
Andrew Simor

Sponsorship Committee Co-Chairs
Carmen Charlton
Shariq Haider
 
Abstract Chair
Paul N. Levett

Committee Members
Jeff Fuller
Daniel B. Gregson
Todd Hatchette
          Scientific Planning Committee (SPC)

Co-Chairs
Isabelle Chiu
Christine Y. Turenne

Committee Members
Edith Blondel-Hill
Shelly Bolotin
William Connors
Meghan Dey
Chelsey Ellis
Gerald Evans
Matthew W. Gilmour
Todd Hatchette
Jennie Johnstone
Paul N. Levett
Christopher Lowe
Nancy Matic
Matthew Oughton
David Patrick
Doris Poole
Susan Poutanen
Robert (Bob) Rennie
Earl Rubin
Anupma Wadhwa
Titus Wong

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