Association of Medical Microbiology
and Infectious Disease Canada

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

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)

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)