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AMMI Canada and CACMID are pleased to invite you to THE Canadian annual meeting in infectious diseases and microbiology. The 2018 AMMI Canada – CACMID Annual Conference will take place in Vancouver, BC, from May 2-5, and promises another great program!

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You can also browse the clickable online program or check out the Integrated Symposium & Workshops
  • Hotel overflow block is available. Hotel rebates honoured for booking in either block.
Book your hotel, then register, and save $100!*
*Offer applies to full conference registration only! One rebate per hotel room!
      The 2018 meeting will address topics including:
  • Indigenous Health and Infectious Diseases
  • Medical-legal Pitfalls in Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology: Tips to Help Clinicians and Patients Stay Out of Trouble
  • Inside Pandora’s Box: Stopping Probable Predatory Journals
  • Clinical Controversies in Infectious Diseases and Diagnostic Microbiology
  • Therapeutic Drug Monitoring
  • Point-of-Care (POC) Microbiology – Ready or Not, Here it Comes
  • What’s Hot in Adult and Paediatric Infectious Diseases, Infection Control and Diagnostic Microbiology?
And a whole lot more!

 

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.

 

FINAL PROGRAM

The Final Program is now available!


Download the Final Program (PDF)

You can also browse the clickable online program (select by day).

 

EVALUATIONS

Conference Attendees: Please click on the links below to access all of the 2018 program and conference evaluations.

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

 

INTEGRATED SYMPOSIUM & WORKSHOPS

Integrated Symposium*

Friday, May 4, 12:00-14:00
Improving Outcomes for Critically Ill Patients with Gram-negative Infections
Room: Junior Ballroom CD
Download the flyer and pre-register now

*Registered conference participants can pre-register for the Integrated Symposium to a maximum of 175 people. No walk ins will be permitted once the maximum is reached.

Workshops**

Thursday, May 3, 07:15-08:45
MRSA Bloodstream Infection: The Bug Stops Here!
Room: Junior Ballroom CD
Download the flyer and pre-register now

Friday, May 4, 07:00-08:45
Contemporary Strategies in the Management of Invasive Aspergillosis in Hematologic Malignancy Patients
Room: Junior Ballroom CD
Download the flyer and pre-register now

Saturday, May 5, 07:15-08:45
Targeted, Multiplex or Pan-Diagnostic Molecular Respiratory Testing: How does Automation, Technology and Workflow Impact Care?
Room: Junior Ballroom CD
Download the flyer and pre-register now

**Registered conference participants can pre-register for the workshops to a maximum of 150 people per workshop. No walk ins will be permitted once the maximum is reached.

 

PRE-CONFERENCE

The CCM Workshop and Trainees’ Day are the perfect complements to the AMMI Canada – CACMID Annual Conference. Both are optional and open to everyone interested – even if they are not attending the conference. To register, simply complete the online delegate registration and select these pre-conference options.

 

 

CCM Workshop: Emerging Zoonotic Infections in Canada: What is the Scope of the Problem and Are We Prepared to Respond?

Date: Wednesday, May 2
Time: 07:30–12:00 (Breakfast Provided)
Room: Junior Ballroom CD
Cost: $80 plus 5% tax

For more information:
See pages 11 and 20 in the Final Program (PDF).

 


TRAINEES' DAY

Date: Wednesday, May 2
Time: 12:30–17:00 (Lunch Provided)
Room: Junior Ballroom CD
Cost:
Regular rate – $100 plus 5% tax
Trainee Member rate – no charge (for AMMI Canada Members-in-Training and CACMID Student Members training in clinical microbiology)

For more information: 
See pages 12 and 21 in the Final Program (PDF).

 

ABSTRACT PRESENTERS

        PDF Abstract Assignments & Instructions - Oral Presentations incl. Student Orals (REVISED APR 16)
        PDF Abstract Assignments & Instructions - Posters Presentations (REVISED APR 16)
        PDF Abstract Assignments & Instructions - Student Poster Presentations (REVISED APR 16)

Please note that abstract assignment lists are subject to change. Please review the webpage for the most up-to-date information.

Oral Presenters:

Don't delay in uploading your presentations (PowerPoint in 16:9 ratio) as the deadline for advance submission is Monday, April 30, at 17:00 EDT.

If you are unable to locate the important email inviting you to submit your presentation online, please contact the conference secretariat immediately at meetings@ammi.ca.

Poster Presenters:

Poster floor plans are provided in each of the Poster (PT, PF) and Student Poster (SP) assignment lists.

Important Reminder
Due to the high number of posters submitted this year, please be reminded that each poster surface will be split between two presenters.

  • Poster boards appear as pictured.
  • Poster boards are Velcro (male side) and pin friendly.
  • The maximum allowable poster size for each presenter is:

44” high/tall x 45” wide

 

SPONSORS

Diamond Merck
Gold
Hologic       Merck       Sunovion
Bronze
     
Copper ViiV Healthcare
Patron
bioMérieux       Bespoke AV BD

 

Sponsorship Prospectus (PDF Download)

 

EXHIBITORS

Registered exhibitors have been provided with the Show Services Exhibitor Manual by email. Remember to register your exhibit staff members (using your existing exhibitor registration). Questions? Please contact dianne@UnconventionalPlanning.com.

Exhibit Hall Floor Plan (incl. booth assignments) – Click here (PDF Download)

 

MOBILE APP

Get the conference on the go!

QR Code Head over to http://bit.ly/AMMI-CACMID-app on an iPhone, iPad or Android device* (not a desktop or laptop) or scan the QR code. You will be taken to your device’s app store to download the app. Please note that that the URL is case sensitive.

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

*BlackBerry not supported


 

HOTEL & REBATE

Our block at the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre is FULL. We have secured additional rooms at The Sutton Place Hotel Vancouver, located a short 5-minute walk from the Sheraton.

Overflow Hotel

The Sutton Place Hotel Vancouver

The AMMI Canada – CACMID Annual Conference Secretariat has reserved a small block of rooms at The Sutton Place Hotel (located one block from the Sheraton) for our Vancouver 2018 delegates.

Hotel Rebates claimed on full conference registration fees will be honoured for reservations in our block at either the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre OR The Sutton Place.

Guest Room Rate:

All rates are in Canadian dollars and do not include taxes applicable at the time of the event. Currently the applicable taxes are the following: 5% GST, 11% Hotel Room Tax, and a 1.5% Destination Marketing Fee per room. Taxes are subject to change without notice.

Location

Address: 845 Burrard Street, Vancouver, BC V6Z 2K6, Canada
Hotel Direct: 1 (604) 682-5511

Reservations

When making reservations, please specify that you are staying in the AMMI Canada – CACMID Annual Conference block.

Group Code: CACMID2018
Toll Free: 1 (866) 378-8866
Email: Central Reservations – cro@suttonplace.com
Website: AMMI Canada – CACMID Annual Conference hotel reservations weblink

 

Conference Venue and Hotel

Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre

Address: 1088 Burrard Street. Vancouver, BC V6Z 2R9, Canada
Hotel Direct: 1 (604) 331-1000
Hotel Toll Free: 1 (800) 663-9255

Reservations

Note: Group rates are SOLD OUT.

Toll Free: 1 (800) 325-3535
Email: reservations@wallcentre.com
Website: reservations website

 

Hotel and Conference Registration

  1. First, book your hotel room in an AMMI Canada – CACMID Annual Conference room block. Make note of your reservation number, and then...
  2. Register for the conference. Enter your hotel reservation number for a $100 rebate on full conference registration.

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 reservation number from the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre or The Sutton Place Hotel Vancouver on the conference registration form and save $100.

By reserving a room in our block, 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 accommodations
The AMMI Canada – CACMID Annual Conference hotel room block is sold out at the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre.

 

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 2018 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

  Early Bird (March 12, 2018)* Full Rate
  Full Conference Daily Rate Full Conference Daily Rate
Member $500 $350 $600 $400
Non-Member $750 $500 $850 $550
Student** $175 $100 $225 $115

* Payment must be received before the early bird fee cut-off date of March 12, 2018.
** A letter of attestation from the teaching institution indicating the registrant is enrolled in a full-time program must accompany the registration.

 

TRAVEL DISCOUNTS

The AMMI Canada – CACMID Annual Conference Secretariat has secured special discounts with Air Canada, WestJet and Via Rail Canada.

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 currently enrolled in Infectious Disease or Medical Microbiology 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 8 of the Final Program).

 

  AMMI Canada Education Grant Form [English | Français]
(for AMMI Canada Members-in-Training currently enrolled in Infectious Disease or Medical Microbiology training programs only)

Eligibility
The applicant must currently be enrolled in an Infectious Disease or Medical Microbiology training program AND be an AMMI Canada Member-in-Training in good standing. To be eligible, the applicant must register for the AMMI Canada – CACMID Annual Conference 2018 and pay the full student conference registration fee. One-day registrants are not eligible. New AMMI Canada membership applications are only eligible if approved or in progress (application submitted) prior to the commencement of the conference on May 2, 2018. Each applicant is eligible for only one grant per annual conference.

 


  CACMID Education Grant Form [coming soon]
(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 per annual conference.

 

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
Jeff Fuller
Shariq Haider
 
Abstracts
Paul N. Levett, Chair
Christopher Lowe, Co-Chair

Committee Members
Carmen L. Charlton
Daniel B. Gregson
Todd Hatchette
          Scientific Planning Committee (SPC)

Co-Chairs
Isabelle Chiu
Christine Turenne

Committee Members
Shelly Bolotin
Carmen L. Charlton
William Connors
Gerald Evans
Matthew W. Gilmour
Todd Hatchette
Jennie Johnstone
Robert Kozak
Paul N. Levett
Christopher Lowe
Nancy Matic
David Patrick
Peter Pieroni
Susan Poutanen
Robert (Bob) Rennie
Earl Rubin
Joanne Salmon
Prameet M. Sheth
Titus Wong
          Sponsorship Committee

Co-Chairs
Jeff Fuller
Shariq Haider

Committee Members
Steven J. Drews
Daniel Smyth
Deborah Yamamura

 

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