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Poster Presentations 2020


Title Presenting Author  
Activity of Lefamulin versus Streptococcus pneumoniae Respiratory and Blood Isolates: CANWARD Surveillance Study 2015-2018 Heather Adam
Usage Patterns of Intravenous Ceftolozane-tazobactam in Canada; Preliminary Results of the CLEAR (Canadian LEadership on Antimicrobial Real-life Usage) Registry Heather Adam  
Does Screening for Vancomycin Resistant Enterococcus (VRE) Prevent Infection: A Single Centre Retrospective Cohort Study in Alberta Ifueko Adeghe
Disseminated Mycobacterium chimaera Infection Linked to the Contaminated Heater Cooler Device Outbreak Strain Post Recommendations for Risk Mitigation Measures Céline Allen
Use of Atypical Coverage for the Treatment of Community-acquired Pneumonia in the Emergency Department at a Major Teaching Hospital Katherin Badke
Procalcitonin Measurement in West Nile Virus Neuroinvasive Disease: First Case Series Cheyanne Boehm  
Detection of Toxoplasma Gondii by an In-House Duplex Real Time PCR Assay for Aqueous/Vitreous Fluid Samples Samuel Bourassa-Blanchette
Screening and use of Contact Precautions for Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in Long-Term Care Facilities: Assessing health outcomes, costs and cost-effectiveness Justin Boyle & Dalton Budhram  
How to prevent surgical site infection after abdominal aortic aneurysm repair? Patients must be submitted to surgery as soon as possible! Luiza Buchemi Cardosa  
β-Lactam Exposure Outcome in Patients with a Documented Allergy to Penicillins Post-Implementation of a New Electronic Medical Record System and Alerting Rules at a Canadian Hospital Brittany Buffone
Near-patient Diagnostic Laboratory Testing – Adoption of Respiratory Multiplex Panel PCR in a Canadian Remote Hospital Improves Patient Flow Georgia Carr
The Perfect is the Enemy of the Good: A New Pragmatic Audit Method (Rotating Opportunistic Prevalence Audit) is Effective at Delineating Rampant Misuse of Ciprofloxacin in a Canadian Teaching Hospital Justin Chen
Development of a Corynebacterium diphtheriae Core Genome Multilocus Sequence Typing (cgMLST) Scheme Samuel Chorlton
Application of Quality Indicators for Staphylococcus aureus Bacteremia in a Tertiary Care Centre Matthew Clifford-Rashotte  
Determination of the OptimalC. auris Screening Culture Procedure Antoine Corbeil
An Atypical Presentation of Right-sided Native Valve Endocarditis Daniel Doyle
Characterization of Non-PCV-13 Streptococcus pneumoniae (SPN) Serotypes 22F and 33F Causing Invasive Pneumococcal Disease (IPD) in Canada: SAVE Study 2011-2018  Thomas Fear  
The Evolving Geographic Distribution and Minimum Infection Rate of Borrelia burgdorferi, Anaplasma phagocytophilum, Babesia microti, and Borrelia miyamotoi in Manitoba, Canada from 1995 to 2017 Cheryl Foo
Systematic review of studies comparing management strategies for cerebrospinal shunt infection Dolores Freire Jijon
Comparison of hospital acquired and community acquired blood stream infections in pediatric oncology patients with central lines Dolores Freire Jijon
Blood culture collection volumes and pathogen yield at a tertiary care children’s hospital before and after implementation of a weight-based blood culture guide David Goldfarb
Multi-centre study on risk factors for surgical site infection after clean surgery in developing countries Barbara Gomez
Evaluation of Vitek II™ (VT2), Penicillin Disk Susceptibility Testing (DST), and Nitrocephin testing for detecting the presence of blaZ-Postivity in Bacteraemic Isolates of Methicillin-Susceptible S.aureus (MSSA). Daniel Gregson
Verification of SeeGene’s Allplex Entero-DR Assay Bryn Hazlett
Verification of a Lyophilized Custom Sensititre Broth Microdilution (BMD) Panel for Resistant Gram-negative Organisms (R-GN) Bryn Hazlett

Verification of Gradient Strip Susceptibility Testing Methods for Resistant Gram-negative Organisms

Bryn Hazlett  
Candida auris Misidentified as Candia lusitaniae using the VitekMS MALDI-TOF (IVD Knowledge Base 3.0) Bryn Hazlett  
Verification of Fosfomycin Susceptibilty Testing Methods for Gram-negative Organisms Bryn Hazlett  
Universal Masking To Prevent Nosocomial Respiratory Viral Infections In Malignant Hematology Inpatient Units Susy Hota
Clinical Outcomes of Patients with RecurrentClostridioides difficile Infection (rCDI) Treated with Fecal Microbiota Transplantation (FMT) through the Microbiota Therapeutics Outcomes Susy Hota  
Development of a tick-borne pathogen real-time PCR panel for the detection of Anaplasma, Ehrlichia, and Borrelia spp. Ji-in Hum  
Diagnostic Challenges in Flavivirus Encephalitis Arif Ismail
The effect of varicella vaccination on the incidence of herpes zoster Bhreagh Phipps
A Case of Chronic Q fever Presenting as Multiple Subcutaneous Abscesses and Possible Transmission of Q Fever from Kissing Nadine Khalil
Clinical and Epidemiological Characteristics of Sapovirus Infection In Patients With Acute Gastroenteritis In Hamilton, Canada Patrick Kim
How to recover a lost vaccine acceptance? An interim analysis of a multi-center questionnaire survey for HPV vaccine in Japan.   Taito Kitano  
Usage patterns of intravenous ceftobiprole in Canada: Preliminary results of the CLEAR (Canadian LEadership on Antimicrobial Real-life Usage) registry Philippe Lagacé-Wiens
Salmonella Typhimurium Carotid Artery Mycotic Aneurysm Xena Li
Impact of MALDI Mass Spectroscopy on Antibiotic Treatment of Gram-Negative Organisms Calvin Lo
Carnobacterium inhibens Isolated in Blood Culture of an Immunosuppressed, Metastatic Cancer Patient: A Case Report and Literature Review Carson Lo
Evaluation of Multiple Genomic Tools for Predicting Relatedness of Serratia marcescens in a BC Outbreak Kim Macdonald
Integrated Genomic wgMLST Surveillance of Salmonella Enteritidis in Humans and Agriculture in BC in 2016 – A Pilot Study Kim Macdonald
Getting to the Heart of the Matter: Epidemiology of Surgical Site Infections Following Open Heart Surgery in Children Matthew Magyar
Bad Gut Feelings: An Unusual and Challenging Case of Disseminated Mycobacterium aviumComplex in a Renal Transplant Recipient Ryan Marinovich
Physician Experiences on Implementation of Antimicrobial Stewardship Rounds in Pediatric Hospital Medicine: An Exploratory, Qualitative Analysis Megan McCreary
 Derivation of Monthly Testing Windows to Optimize Use of Molecular Testing for Diagnosis of Viral Respiratory Infections in Adults: An 8-year Retrospective Study Glenn Patriquin
Cystic Neutrophilic Granulomatous Mastitis: A Review of 12 Consecutive Cases from a Canadian Centre Glenn Patriquin
Epidemiologic and Molecular Analysis of Invasive Group A Streptococcal Puerperal Sepsis: Clinical Consequences and Policy Implications Amro Qaddoura
Follow-up Survey to the Impact of New Electronic Medical Record System and Implementation of Hard Stop on Duration of Antimicrobials  Nicky Rai
Performance of HB&L Uroquattro analyzer for the detection of uropathogens in pediatric population Hatem  Al Rawahi
Group A Streptococcus Rectovaginal Colonization in Pregnancy Margot Rosentha
Old Is New: Resuscitating Shared Clinical Experience Around Antepartum Management Options For Congenital Syphilis Margot Rosentha
Mycotic Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Caused by Streptococcus equi Danielle Schwartz
Interference of Psychotropic Medications (Antidepressants, Antipsychotics, and Benzodiazepines) on the Response to Penicillin Skin Test Histamine Positive Control Jonathan Schwarz
Multifocal Tuberculous Osteomyelitis in an 11-year-old Indigenous Male from Northwestern Ontario: Clinical Vignette and Literature Review Milena Semproni
The Unreliability of Caspofungin Testing in Predicting Echinocandin Susceptibility Among Clinical Isolates of Candida glabrata Yahya Shabi
Antibiogram of Carbapenemase-Producing Organisms in British Columbia Kieran Shah
Antimicrobial-Resistant Organisms and Enteric Pathogens in Stool Donors Kathleen Simms
Macrolide Resistance in Pharyngeal Isolates of Group A Streptococcus (GAS) from Nova Scotia, Canada Carolyn Smith
Lab-generated warnings of invasive Staphylococcus aureus disease, when S. aureus bacteriuria is detected, is associated with improved management  William Stokes
Comparison of the Allplex Respiratory Virus Essential Assay to Luminex NxTAG Respiratory Pathogen Panel for detection of respiratory viruses   Claire Swanston  
Comparison of the Allplex Respiratory Panels RP1a, RP2, RP3 and Pneumobacter to Luminex NxTAG Respiratory Pathogen Panel for detection of respiratory pathogens  Claire Swanston  
Comparison of Cost and Performance of Seegene Entero-DR, GeneXpert Carba-R and NG-Test Carba-5 Lateral Flow Assays in detecting Carbapenemase Producing Organisms  Claire Swanston  
Comparison of CHROMagar SuperCarba agar to a Locally Developed Test from detection of Carbapenemase Producing Organisms from Screening Specimens  Claire Swanston  
Assessment of MALDI-TOF MS Identification of Filamentous Fungi in Clinical Microbiology Laboratory  Claire Swanston
The Use of Neuraminidase Inhibitors in Healthcare Workers – A Systematic Review Fazia Tadount
Impact of Infant 13-valent Conjugate Pneumococcal Vaccination Program on Acute Otitis Media in young children in British Columbia, Canada Nirma Vadlamudi
Acute Laryngitis and Acute Pharyngitis in the era of Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccines Nirma Vadlamudi
Has Provincial Infant Vaccination Program with 13-valent Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine Changed Acute Sinusitis Epidemiology in British Columbia, Canada? Nirma Vadlamudi
A Novel Intervention to Increase Stethoscope Hygiene: Stethoscope Cleaning Stations Alon Vaisman
VRE Screening and Isolation: One Size Does Not Fit All Alon Vaisman
Transient Mucor circinelloides Fungemia in a Patient with Known Intravenous Drug Use: A Case Report Nicole Veltri
Assessment of Antimicrobial Prescribing Practice and Culture in a Quaternary Care Teaching Hospital  Camille Pelletier Vernooy  
Implementation and Year 3 Outcomes of an Antimicrobial Stewardship Program in a Community Hospital Evan Wilson 



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