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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!

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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.

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)

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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

Poster viewing will be available on demand throughout the event, with specific times assigned for poster presenters to be available virtually to answers questions. 

(Program details subject to change)




The AMMI Canada - CACMID Annual Conference continues to be successful in accomplishing its objectives for delivering a high quality program. This is achieved, in part, through the continued support and collaboration from our industry partners, who acknowledge the value in being part of this one of a kind meeting. We strongly believe that open conversation leads to strong partnerships and we encourage your engagement and ideas as you consider your opportunities for the upcoming conference.

If you have a particular idea on how you would like to promote your company at the AMMI Canada - CACMID Annual Conference 2021, please contact:

Riccarda Galioto
Tel. (613) 260-3233 ext 102
For more Information please view the Sponsorship & Exhibitor Prospectus.






All pricing below is listed in Canadian dollars and is subject to taxes based on company location as indicated upon registration. EXHIBITOR – $2,400

Virtual Exhibit Hall Booth includes:

  • One customized by exhibitor 4-panel booth inside the virtual exhibit hall (see example)

  • Upload company name, logo, profile, social media and web links

  • 6 documents and 1 video uploads

  • Text and audio/video chat functionality with attendees(group and 1:1)

  • 2 booth representatives (includes full conference registration and access to the scientific program)

  • Access to analytics and reports of booth activity (consent-only)

  • Participation in gamification 

Booth Add-Ons
  • Extra video upload: $250 (each)

  • Extra document upload: $75 (each)

  • Extra representatives (includes full conference registration and access to the scientific program): $400 (each)



Abstract dispositions have been sent out via email to the submitting authors

Oral Schedule & Presentation Instructions - Click here

E-poster Schedule & Presentation Instructions - Click here

Student E-poster Schedule & Presentation Instructions - Click here


Important Dates: 

  • All ORAL presenters MUST complete a Conflict-of-Interest declaration, for accreditation purposes, by Friday, March 19th, 2021. Click Here to access ONLINE SUBMISSION FORM.

  • All STUDENT ORAL & POSTER COMPETITION presenters MUST fill in and submit to ( the Student/Technologist/Trainee Award Competition Form, by Friday, March 19th, 2021FORM
  • The presenting author MUST be registered for the conference by Wednesday, March 31, 2021. If registration is not completed by this date, the abstract will be removed and will not be published. Register Here

  • Presenters are required to submit their presentations via Drop Box no later than March 31st, 2021 Links to Dropbox are in the Schedule & Presentation Documents(above). There is a different drop box link for e-posters, student e-posters and orals.

  • If an abstract is to be withdrawn, the AMMI Canada – CACMID Conference Secretariat must be advised in writing, by email and sent to by Wednesday, March 31, 2021.  


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


For more information or if you have questions please contact 

Collaborating Societies                         Planning Committees


Associations des médecins microbiologists infectiologues du Québec (AMMIQ)

- Symposium semi-annuel 2021 ( January 27th 2021)


Associations des microbiologiests du Québec (AMQ)


British Columbia Association of Medical Microbiologists (BCAMM)


Canadian Association for HIV Research (CAHR)

- CAHR 2021 (May 5th - 7th 2021)


Canadian College of Microbiologists (CCM) 


Canadian Foundation Infectious Diseases (CFID) Canadian


Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists (CSHP)

- Together Conference: (March 20th - 27th 2021)


Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science (CSMLS)

Beyond Phlebotomy Virtual Symposium (March 23rd - 24th 2021)


Canadian Thoracic Society (CTS)

- Canadian Respiratory Conference (April 8th - 10th 2021)


Critical Care – Infectious Diseases Network (CCIDN)


European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID)


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

Agatha Jassem
Todd Hatchette
Deborah Yamamura 


Sponsorship Committee


Jeff Fuller
Shariq Haider

Committee Members

Dwight Ferris
Don Vinh
Titus Wong
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 














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PHONE: (613) 260-3233
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