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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!

Updates
  • Hotel cutoff and early bird registration deadline: March 12, 2018
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.

 

ABSTRACTS

Abstract acceptance letters have been sent and poster and oral presentation assignment lists are now available!

        PDF Abstract Assignments - Oral Presentations (incl. Student Orals)
        PDF Abstract Assignments - Posters Presentations
        PDF Abstract Assignments - Student Poster Presentations

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

If you have not received any communication from the Conference Secretariat regarding your abstract submission, please contact meetings@ammi.ca.

 

IMPORTANT:

All presenting authors MUST register for the annual conference no later than Monday, March 12, 2018. If registration is not complete by this date, the abstract will be REMOVED and will NOT be published.

All ORAL and STUDENT ORAL COMPETITION presenters MUST complete a Conflict of Interest declaration (online), for accreditation purposes, by Monday, March 12, 2018.

STUDENT POSTER and STUDENT ORAL COMPETITION presenters MUST also fill in and submit to (meetings@ammi.ca) the Student/Technologist/Trainee Award Competition Form, by Monday, March 12, 2018.

 

HOTEL & REBATE

Conference Room Rate Expiration: March 12, 2018


Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre

Located in the heart of Vancouver, you will never feel more at home than at the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre. Step outside the doors and into the celebrated sites of the city. Stroll leisurely through the boutiques of Robson Street and Yaletown, take a Sea Wall walking tour with friends, and create memories at Stanley Park and the Vancouver Art Gallery, all just blocks away.

Slow down and take in the views of the skyline and the Pacific Ocean from your room. Jump into the heated swimming pool, ease into the whirlpool to get refreshed or get re-energized at the health club. A warm welcome awaits you at the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre.

Guest Room Rates:

Complimentary Internet access in all group guestrooms.

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

Reservations

Toll Free: 800-325-3535
Email: Paul Sharp, Group Reservations Coordinator reservations@wallcentre.com
Website: AMMI Canada – CACMID Annual Conference hotel reservations website

Hotel and Conference Registration

  1. First, book your hotel room in the 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 Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre reservation number on the conference registration form and save $100.

By reserving a room at the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre, 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 now available 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 now 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.

 

PRELIMINARY PROGRAM

The Preliminary Program includes highlights of our exciting events, such as Trainees' Day, the AMMI Canada – CACMID Special Lecture, and the CCM Workshop as well as general program details.


Download the Preliminary Program (PDF)
          Updates (since publication of the Preliminary Program)
  • Carrie Bourassa (Sudbury, ON) will now join Pamela Orr (Winnipeg, MB) and Stuart Skinner (Regina, SK) in presenting the Plenary on Indigenous Health and Infectious Diseases on Thursday, May 3, from 09:00-11:00.
  • Shirley Lee (Ottawa, ON) will present the State of the Art Clinical Lecture on Medical-legal Pitfalls in Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology on Thursday, May 3, from 14:45-15:45.

 

Dates and Deadlines

  • Early bird registration: March 12, 2018
  • Room rate expiration: March 12, 2018

 

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.

Download the 2018 mobile app: Preliminary Program information is now available at your fingertips! Additional details – including room assignments, floor plans, and much more – will be added as they become available.

 

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.

 

SPONSORS

Diamond Merck  
Gold Hologic Merck Sunovion
Patron bioMérieux    

 

Sponsorship Prospectus (PDF Download)

 

EXHIBITORS

Exhibit Information

Exhibitor Prospectus (PDF Download)
ONLINE Exhibitor Registration
Exhibit Hall Floor Plan (PDF Download)

 

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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