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The AMMI Canada – CACMID Annual Conference provides an interactive venue where experts in the fields of diagnostic microbiology, antimicrobial stewardship, infectious diseases, infection prevention and control, and public health meet. The conference attracts attendees from across Canada and internationally. As in previous years, the 2021 conference will provide updates on a variety of topics to a diverse audience of clinicians, microbiologists, laboratory technologists, public health professionals, infection prevention and control practitioners, students and residents. The one difference this year is that the full conference will be virtual given COVID-19.

In addition to the pre-meeting Trainees’ Day, the program will offer plenary sessions, state of the art clinical lectures, integrated symposia, short oral presentations, poster presentations and workshops. The Interactive Clinical Vignettes and the Incubator will be on hiatus in 2021 and will return in 2022. The 2021 meeting will be a chance for attendees to showcase their research as well as get up to speed with the latest in the areas of microbiology, infection control, adult and paediatric infectious diseases and related subjects. Dynamic expert speakers will be invited from across North America to ensure another exciting meeting. 

In addition to the scientific component, the meeting will provide ample opportunity for attendees to network, exchange ideas, and reconnect with colleagues all within the comfort of your own home or office!

The AMMI Canada-CACMID Annual Conference will be taking place in 2021 virtually April 25 to 30. Using the latest virtual conference technology, we will be bringing the education and networking to you.

We look forward to “seeing” you in the Spring!


      Registration details now available!       

Early Bird *(on or before April 5, 2021)

Member                        $400

Non-Member                $625

Student Member **       $75

Student Non-Member** $75

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Full Rate (after April 5, 2021)

Member                        $475

Non-Member                $675

Student Member **       $100

Student Non-Member** $100

Please note all Prices are in Canadian dollars and All Taxes will be added to base registration fee based on the location of the registrant.

Early Bird *

In order to benefit from discounted rates, payment of early bird registration fees must be received before the early bird cut-off date. (April 5, 2021)



Student Rates **

In order to benefit from student rates, a letter of attestation from the teaching institution indicating that the registrant is enrolled in a full-time program must accompany the registration. Please send the letter by email to

Payment Policy
Conference registrations are not considered confirmed until full payment is received. All conference registration fees must be paid prior to commencement of the AMMI Canada – CACMID Annual Conference 2021 (April 25, 2021). This includes payment for all optional events.
Cancellation and Reimbursement Policy
Cancellation request must be submitted in writing. Those received on or before April 5, 2021 – 100% refund (less $50 administration fee); those received on or before April 19, 2021 – 50% refund (less $50 administration fee); those received after April 19, 2021, cannot be refunded. Registrations may be transferred at any time without penalty.

Program at a Glance

Please note all times indicated in Canadian Eastern time zone.

Posters viewing will be available on demand throughout the event, with specific times assigned for poster presenters to be available virtually to answers questions. (Available at time of publication - Subject to change)

Sunday, April 25, 2021
On Demand Poster Viewing

On Demand Exhibit Hall 

12:00 – 15:30 Trainees’ Day

* each session will be followed by an interactive breakout

  • Session 1:It’s a game of grantsmanship, and your ship just came in (Robert Kozak, Toronto, ON)
  • Session 2:Navigating the Real World (Yoko Schreiber, Sioux Lookout, ON)
  • Session 3: You can do this! Prepping for exams in Infectious Disease, Medical Microbiology, and Clinical Microbiology! (Glenn Patriquin, Halifax, NS)
Monday, April 26, 2021
On Demand Poster Viewing

On Demand Exhibit Hall 

11:30 – 14:00 Plenary: COVID-19 - What We Know, What We Don’t Know

  • Where We Have Been and Where We Are Going, Lessons Learned (speaker to be confirmed)
  • What’s Hot in COVID-19: Diagnostics (Mel Krajden, Vancouver, BC)
  • What’s Hot in COVID-19: Transmission, Public health and Infection Control (Dominic Mertz, Hamilton, ON)
  • What’s Hot in COVID-19: Treatment (Srinivas Murthy, Vancouver, BC)

14:15 – 15:15 State of the Art Clinical Lecture: What’s Hot in COVID-19: Vaccines and Immunity (Joanne Langley, Halifax, NS)

Live Oral Presentations

Tuesday, April 27, 2021
On Demand Poster Viewing

On Demand Exhibit Hall

 11:30 – 14:00 Plenary: Tuberculosis (TB) Update

  • Morphology, Resistance and Decolonizing TB (speaker TBC)
  • Advances in TB Diagnostics (Marcel Behr, Montreal, QC)
  • Treatment of latent TB. Recent advances in new shorter regimens, and new recommendations – by the World Health Organization, and the Centres for Disease control (Dick Menzies, Montreal, QC)
  • Tuberculosis from birth to adolescence (Ian Kitai, Toronto, ON)

Live Oral Presentations

Wednesday, April 28, 2021
On Demand Poster Viewing

On Demand Exhibit Hall

12:00 – 13:00 State of the Art Clinical Lecture: Bacteriophages – Solution to Antimicrobial Resistance?(Steffanie Strathdee, San Diego, CA)

13:15 – 14:15 State of the Art Clinical Lecture: Use of Artificial Intelligence to Detect and Control Epidemics(Kamran Khan, Toronto, ON)

Live Oral Presentations

Thursday, April 29, 2021
On Demand Poster Viewing

On Demand Exhibit Hall

11:30 – 14:30 Plenary: Clinical Controversies in Infectious Diseases and Diagnostic Microbiology  

  • Mandatory Childhood Immunization: should we debate this issue or consider our options? (Monika Naus, Vancouver, BC and Noni MacDonald, Halifax, NS)

(co-developed with CAIRE)

  • To Screen or Not to Screen: VRE-Evaluating the Data (Jennie Johnstone, Toronto, ON and Stephanie Smith, Edmonton, AB)

Live Oral Presentations

Friday, April 30, 2021
On Demand Poster Viewing

On Demand Exhibit Hall

12:30 – 13:30 State of the Art Clinical Lecture: Zoonoses and preparedness in the Anthropocene (Craig Stephen, Saskatoon, SK)

13:45 – 16:00 Plenary: What’s Hot in Adult and Paediatric Infectious Diseases, Infection Control and Diagnostic Microbiology?

  • What’s Hot in Adult ID (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 Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) (Titus Wong, Vancouver, BC) 

Closing Remarks


The abstract submission site is now closed!

Abstracts are currently under review by Abstract Review Committee. Submitting authors will be notified of acceptance/rejection, date, time and format of presentations, by email, on or around February 26, 2021.


The presenting author MUST be registered for the conference by Monday, March 29, 2021. If registration is not completed by this date, the abstract will be removed and will not be published.


If an abstract is to be withdrawn, the AMMI Canada – CACMID Conference Secretariat must be advised in writing, by email and sent to by Monday, March 20, 2021.  


IMPORTANT: Canceling your virtual conference registration WILL NOT automatically withdraw your abstract.


For more information or if you have questions please contact

Planning Committees


Central Planning Committee(CPC)

Tanis Dingle
Sarah Forgie

Scientific Planning Committee Co-Chairs
Christine Turenne
Susan Poutanen
Robert Kozak

Carmen L. Charlton
Andrew Simor

Sponsorship Committee Co-Chairs
Jeff Fuller
Shariq Haider

Abstract Co-Chairs
Christian Lavallée
Christopher Lowe

Committee Members
Carmen L. Charlton
Agatha Jassem
Todd Hatchette
Deborah Yamamura




Scientific Planning Committee (SPC)

Christine Turenne
Susan Poutanen
Robert Kozak

Committee Members
Agatha Jassem
William Connors
Esther Nagai
Melanie Di Quinzio
Samir Patel
Ramzi Fattouh
Vanessa Tran
Valentina Russell
Jennie Johnstone
Danielle Brabant-Kirwan
Christian Lavallée
Farhan Khan
Christopher Lowe
David Patrick
Peter Pieroni
Earl Rubin
Joanne Salmon
Yoko Schreiber
Prameet M. Sheth
Kathy Malejczyk
Glenn Patriquin
Marthe Charles
Philippe Lagacé-Wiens
Catherine Hogan


Sponsorship Committee

Jeff Fuller
Shariq Haider

Committee Members
Dwight Ferris
Don Vinh
Titus Wong
Deborah Yamamura












Collaborating Societies


Associations des médecins microbiologists infectiologues du Québec (AMMIQ)


British Columbia Association of Medical Microbiologists (BCAMM)


Canadian Association for HIV Research (CAHR)


Canadian College of Microbiologists (CCM) 


Canadian Foundation Infectious Diseases (CFID) Canadian


Society of Hospital Pharmacists (CSHP)


Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science (CSMLS)


Critical Care – Infectious Diseases Network (CCIDN)


European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID)


Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) Canada








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