Association of Medical Microbiology
and Infectious Disease Canada

l’Association pour la microbiologie
médicale et l’infectiologie Canada

Welcome

The time has come again for us to invite you to THE Canadian annual meeting in infectious diseases and diagnostic microbiology. Mark your calendars! From April 5 – 8, 2022, the AMMI Canada – CACMID Annual Conference will return in a hybrid format: in-person in Vancouver, BC and online via our virtual platform. With picturesque mountain views and cosmopolitan charm, the seaport city of Vancouver offers world-class experiences for all attendees. We hope that you will join us, whether in the comfort of your own home or office or in Vancouver, for another excellent conference.

The AMMI Canada – CACMID Annual Conference strives to support the collective interests of students, technologists, and professionals in the areas of diagnostic microbiology, antimicrobial stewardship, infectious diseases, infection prevention and control, and public health. Once again, we are inviting you to share your research results with your colleagues and submit an abstract to the 2022 AMMI Canada – CACMID Annual Conference. If you are a student or trainee, this is an excellent forum to build your presentation skills, and there are a number of awards available to you. Please follow this link to submit your abstract. The submission deadline this year is January 6, 2022.

As usual, the Scientific Planning Committee is working hard to develop a meeting with broad based appeal. We strive to bring cutting edge topics and engaging high-level speakers to the meeting to ensure excellent scientific discussion. Topics covering COVID-19, Addictions Medicine, Aerosol versus Droplet Precautions, and hot topics in diagnostic microbiology, adult and paediatric infectious diseases are being prepared. New to 2022 are our exciting Masterclass sessions on specific niche topics with limited attendee numbers to create a more enriched and personalized learning experience!

AMMI Canada and CACMID have collaborated in hosting a high quality annual meeting for their members since 2005. On behalf of the Central and Scientific Planning Committees, we look forward to hosting you in Vancouver or online for an exceptional educational event with unique opportunities to network and socialize with your colleagues. 

Sarah Forgie                                       Tanis Dingle 
President, AMMI Canada                 President, CACMID 

Planning Committees

Central Planning Committee (CPC)

Co-Chairs
Tanis Dingle
Sarah Forgie

Scientific Planning Committee Co-Chairs
Susan Poutanen
Robert Kozak

Co-Treasurers
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)

Co-Chairs
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
Glenn Patriquin
Marthe Charles
Philippe Lagacé-Wiens
Catherine Hogan

Sponsorship Committee

Co-Chairs
Jeff Fuller
Shariq Haider

Committee Members
Dwight Ferris
Don Vinh
Titus Wong
Deborah Yamamura