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AMMI Canada and CACMID are pleased to invite you to THE Canadian annual meeting in infectious diseases and microbiology. The 2019 AMMI Canada – CACMID Annual Conference will take place in Ottawa, ON, from April 3-6, and promises another great program!

Updates
Clinical Vignette submission deadline: December 2, 2018
Abstract submission deadline: January 7, 2019
  • Book your hotel, then register, and save $100!*
    *Offer applies to full conference registration only! One rebate per hotel room!
      The 2019 meeting will address topics including:
  • Tropical Medicine
  • Behavioural Change
  • Clinical Controversies in Infectious Disease and Diagnostic Microbiology
  • Advances in the Development of a Universal Influenza Vaccine
  • What’s Hot in Adult and Paediatric Infectious Diseases 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.

 

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

2019 Call for Abstracts Brochure – Now Available
To download the brochure, please click the link below:


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          Dates and Deadlines
  • Clinical Vignette submissions: December 2, 2018
         Submit to: meetings@ammi.ca
  • Abstract submissions: January 7, 2019
         Submit online
  • Preliminary program available: January 2019
  • Abstract Acceptance communicated by email: on or around February 6, 2019
  • Early bird registration: February 19, 2019
  • Room rate expiration: February 19, 2019

Submit an Abstract
Submission deadline: January 7, 2019

 

You are invited to submit abstracts related to all aspects of clinical microbiology and infectious disease including epidemiological, diagnostic, environmental, medical and basic sciences. Abstracts related to education in microbiology and infectious diseases are also welcome.

To be considered, an abstract must comply with the rules of submission set out by the Abstract Committee. Before submitting an abstract, it is strongly recommended that the entire “Guidelines for Submission of Abstracts” section be thoroughly reviewed. Submitted abstracts that do not conform to the prescribed format will be rejected.

Please be aware that the Abstract Committee reserves the right to select the final presentation format in order to meet the needs of conference planning.

Topic Categories:  
  • Basic / experimental science
  • Antimicrobials
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship
  • Diagnostic laboratory methods, studies, and surveillance
  • HIV and AIDS
  • Virology
  • Bacteriology
  • Mycology
  • Parasitology
  • Sexually transmitted infections
  • Infection prevention and control / Health care epidemiology
  • Travel medicine and tropical diseases
  • Public Health
  • Clinical infectious diseases
  • Education
  • Environmental / Food microbiology
  • Paediatrics
  • Other

Clinical Vignettes
Submission deadline: December 2, 2018

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

Cases must be submitted by email to meetings@ammi.ca.
          The Incubator
Submission deadline: January 7, 2010

We are seeking novel and creative strategies that have the potential to stimulate significant change in any area related to Clinical Infectious Diseases, Laboratory Medicine (in the area of Infectious Diseases), Infection Prevention and Control, Antimicrobial Stewardship or Public Health.

Please submit using the Abstract Submission Site, where you can identify that you are submitting for “The Incubator”.

 

HOTEL & REBATE

Conference Room Rate Expiration: February 19, 2019


The Westin Ottawa

Unwind in one of the spacious rooms and suites, which offer soothing decor and modern amenities. Enjoy delicious, healthful cuisine at Daly’s, the signature hotel restaurant. Maintain your focus on fitness with state-of-the-art equipment and energize your workout with a few refreshing laps in the salt water pool. And spend your down time exploring downtown Ottawa – from the Rideau Centre, conveniently connected to the hotel, to the ByWard Market, the National Gallery of Canada, and much more. A warm welcome awaits you at the Westin Ottawa.

Guest Room Rates:

Complimentary Internet access in all group guestrooms.

All rates are in Canadian dollars and do not include applicable provincial and local taxes, currently 13% and 3% Destination Marketing Fee (DMF). Taxes and fees are subject to change.

Location

Address: 11 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, ON K1N 9H4, Canada
Hotel Direct: 1 (613) 560-7000

Reservations

Toll Free: 1 (888) 627-8528
Email: ottawa@westin.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 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 accommodations
The AMMI Canada - CACMID Annual Conference hotel room block is now available at the Westin Ottawa.

 

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 2019 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 (February 19, 2019)* Full Rate
  Full Conference Daily Rate Full Conference Daily Rate
Member $525 $365 $630 $420
Non-Member $785 $525 $890 $575
Student Member** $175 $100 $225 $115
Student Non-Member** $225 $150 $275 $165

* Payment must be received before the early bird fee cut-off date of February 19, 2019.
** 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, Porter Airlines, 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.

 

Air Canada is offering discounts on eligible fares for travel to and from the 2019 AMMI Canada – CACMID Annual Conference. Note: No discount will apply to Tango bookings for travel within Canada or between Canada and the U.S. To take advantage of this offer, you will need the promo code provided in your conference registration confirmation email.

 

Porter Airlines is offering a 10% discount on available base fares (with the exception of the lowest class fare during a public seat sale) for travel to and from the AMMI Canada – CACMID Annual Conference. To take advantage of this offer, you will need the promo code provided in your conference registration confirmation email.

 

WestJet is offering AMMI Canada – CACMID Annual Conference participants 5% off Econo* and Flex and 10% off Plus base fares for Domestic Travel and 2% off Econo*, 5% off Flex and 10% off Plus base fares for guests travelling Trans-border between Ottawa and anywhere WestJet flies in North America. To take advantage of this offer, you will need the coupon code provided in your conference registration confirmation email.
*Econo (Lowest) is excluded from discount.

 

Via Rail Canada is offering 10% off the best available fare for travel to and from Ottawa in Economy, Economy Plus, Business, Business Plus, and Sleeper class when participants reference the VIA convention discount code. Subject to conditions and restrictions. Discount does not apply in any Escape fares and Prestige Class. To take advantage of this offer, you will need the convention discount code provided in your conference registration confirmation email.

 

SPONSORS & EXHIBITORS

Coming Soon
Information on the Sponsorship Prospectus, Exhibitor Prospectus, and Exhibitor Registration will be available soon.

 

PLANNING COMMITTEES

Central Planning Committee (CPC)

Co-Chairs
Carmen L. Charlton
Todd F. Hatchette

Scientific Planning Committee Co-Chairs
Isabelle Chiu
Christine Turenne
Titus Wong

Co-Treasurers
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)

Co-Chairs
Isabelle Chiu
Christine Turenne
Titus Wong

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

Co-Chairs
Jeff Fuller
Shariq Haider

Committee Members
Steven J. Drews
Romina Reyes
Daniel Smyth
Don Vinh
Deborah Yamamura

 

COLLABORATING SOCIETIES

Association des médecins microbiologistes infectiologues du Québec (AMMIQ)
Association des microbiologistes du Québec (AMQ)
British Columbia Association of Medical Microbiologists (BCAMM)
Canadian Association for HIV Research (CAHR)
Canadian College of Microbiologists (CCM)

 

Canadian Critical Care-Infectious Diseases Network (CCCIDN)
Canadian Foundation for Infectious Diseases (CFID)
Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science (CSMLS)
Canadian Thoracic Society (CTS)
Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) Canada
Pan American Society of Clinical Virology (PASCV)

 


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