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Scientific Working Program as of January 13 (subject to change). The Preliminary Program will be available by the end of January:

Date Session Title  Talk Title Speaker
Thursday, April 30 08:30-11:00 Plenary: Tuberculosis Update  Morphology, Resistance and Decolonizing TB Isa Wolf (Saskatoon, SK)
     Advances in TB Diagnostics Marcel Behr (Montreal, QC)
     Title TBD Dick Menzies (Montreal, QC)
     Tuberculosis from Birth to Adolescence Ian Kitai (Toronto, ON)
Thursday, April 30 14:45-15:45 State of the Art (START) Clinical Lecture: Climate Change - Vector-borne Diseases  Zoonoses and Preparedness in the Anthropocene Craig Stephen (Saskatoon, SK)
Friday, May 1 08:30-11:00 Plenary: Clinical Controversies  Mandatory Childhood Immunization: Should we debate this issue or consider our options? Monika Naus (Vancouver, BC) and Noni Macdonald (Halifax, NS)
     Does the Bug Really Care How the Drug Gets There? Stuart Rosser (Edmonton, AB)
     To Screen or Not to Screen: VRE - Evaluating the Data Jennie Johnstone (Toronto, ON) and Stephanie Smith (Edmonton, AB)
Friday, May 1 15:15-16:15 State of the Art (START) Clinical Lecture:
Machine Learning/Big Data
 Augmenting Human Intelligence with Artificial Intelligence: Applications in Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases Kamran Khan (Toronto, ON)
Saturday, May 2 09:20-10:20 State of the Art (START) Clinical Lecture:
Bacteriophage Therapy
 Phage Therapy: Bacteria's "Magic Bullet" Jonathan Dennis (Edmonton, AB)
Saturday, May 2 14:15-16:15 Plenary: What's Hot in Adult and Paediatric Infectious Diseases, Infection Control and Diagnostic Microbiology?  What's Hot in Adult ID 2020? Natasha Press (Vancouver, BC)
     What's Hot in Paediatric ID? Joan Robinson (Edmonton, AB)
     What's Hot in Diagnostic Microbiology? David Goldfarb (Vancouver, BC)
     What's Hot in IPAC? Titus Wong (Vancouver, BC)



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  • View Room: $229.00
  • Suites: $249.00 and up

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Registration Now Open!

The early bird registration deadline is March 16, 2020.

*Payment must be received before the early bird fee cut-off date of March 16, 2020.
** A letter of attestation from the teaching institution indicating the registrant is enrolled in a full-time program must accompany the registration.


Thank you for your submissions. The abstract submissions deadline is now closed.

The Abstract Committee will schedule all presentations. Presentations will take place on Thursday April 30, Friday May 1 and Saturday May 2. In the event of a scheduling conflict, the presentation can be made by a co-author.

General Notes:

1. Abstracts will be subject to peer review by at least two (2) members of the Abstract Review Committee. Submitting authors will be notified of abstract acceptance/rejection, date, time and format of presentation as determined by the Abstract Committee on or around February 17, 2020.

2. The presenting author must be registered for the conference by Monday, March 16, 2020. If registration is not completed by this date, the abstract will be removed and will not be published.

3. If an abstract is to be withdrawn, the AMMI Canda - CACMID Conference Secretariat must be advised in writing ( by Monday, March 16, 2020. Important: Cancelling your conference registration WILL NOT automatically withdraw your abstract.

4. If an abstract is accepted, an author must attend the conference and present the work in person (on Thursday April 30 or Friday May 1 or Saturday May 2, as scheduled by the Abstract Committee and cannot be changed). If a presenting author withdraws an abstract after Monday March 16, 2020 or does not attend the session for which he/she has been scheduled, the author will be prohibited from presenting abstracts at the AMMI Canada - CACMID Annual Conference for a period of three (3) years. Those subject to this penalty will be informed in writing.

5. If you require any additional information, please contact the Conference Secretariat (

Sponsors & Exhibitors

The Exhibit hall will be returning to the Grand Ballroom at the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre on Thursday April 30 and Friday May 1, 2020.

Exhibitor Prospectus

Exhibit Hall FLOORPLAN - First round of booth assignments Monday- January 27, 2020

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Sponsorship Prospectus

For information on sponsorship or to share an idea of how you would like to participate in the annual conference, please contact Riccarda Galioto at

Collaborating Societies

AMMIQ_logo.jpg 127 KB Association des médecins microbiologistes infectiologues du Québec (AMMIQ)
AMQ_logo.jpg 32 KB Association des microbiologistes du Québec (AMQ)
BCAMM_logo.jpg 46 KB British Columbia Association of Medical Microbiologists (BCAMM)
CAHR_logo.jpg 23 KB Canadian Association for HIV Research (CAHR)
  Canadian Association for Immunization Research, Evaluaton and Education (CAIRE)
CCM_logo.jpg 32 KB Canadian College of Microbiologists (CCM)
CFID_logo.jpg 29 KB Canadian Foundation for Infectious Diseases (CFID)
CSMLS_logo.jpg 28 KB Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science (CSMLS)
CTS_logo.jpg 139 KB Canadian Thoracic Society (CTS)
IPAC_logo.jpg 22 KB Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) Canada
IDSA_logo.jpg 22 KB Infectious Disease Society of America (IDSA)
PASCV_logo.jpg 47 KB Pan American Society for Clinical Virology (Clearwater)
SHEA_logo.jpg 24 KB Society of Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA)


Planning Committees

Central Planning Committee (CPC)

Carmen L. Charlton
Todd F. Hatchette

Scientific Planning Committee Co-Chairs
Isabelle Chiu
Christine Turenne
Susan Poutanen

Matthew W. Gilmour
Andrew Simor

Sponsorship Committee Co-Chairs
Jeff Fuller
Shariq Haider
Abstract Co-Chairs
Christian Lavallée
Christopher Lowe

Committee Members
Tanis Dingle
Sarah Forgie
Jessica Minion
Caroline Quach

Scientific Planning Committee (SPC)

Isabelle Chiu
Christine Turenne
Susan Poutanen

Committee Members
Shelly Bolotin
William Connors
Vincent Deslandes
Melanie Di Quinzio
Tanis Dingle
Chelsey Ellis
Ramzi Fattouh
Matthew W. Gilmour
Susy Hota
Jennie Johnstone
Robert Kozak
Christian Lavallée
Christopher Lowe
Muhammad Morshed
Conar O'Neil
David Patrick
Michael Payne
Peter Pieroni
Earl Rubin
Joanne Salmon
Yoko Schreiber
Prameet M. Sheth
Titus Wong


Sponsorship Committee

Jeff Fuller
Shariq Haider

Committee Members
Dwight Ferris
Don Vinh
Titus Wong
Deb Yamamura







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