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Roderick Ross Research Day

October 24 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

Roderick Ross Research Day
Tailored Microbiology: from Metagenomics to Phages
October 24, 2022 
The Canadian Foundation for Infectious Diseases (CFID) is a charitable organization that improves the health of Canadians by supporting research and knowledge translation related to infectious diseases.

CFID is proud to co-develop and present with Unity Health Toronto their annual Roderick Ross Research day symposium on October 24, 2022 showcasing medical microbiology with the theme: Tailored Microbiology: from Metagenomics to Phages. 

This Event will take place both in person at Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute and virtually for attendees from afar.

Roderick Ross Research Day will highlight the advances in tailoring clinical microbiology practices to meet evolving infectious diseases clinical needs in Canada. This hybrid (virtual and in person) symposium is aimed to engage a wide audience from across the country and is geared towards, laboratory personnel, clinicians, clinical laboratory scientists and physicians, infectious diseases specialists, and trainees at all levels of clinical training. Local and invited international experts will provide their insights into a variety of innovations applied to the clinical microbiology laboratory, including, metagenomics, phage therapy, COVID-19 diagnostics and antimicrobial stewardship.

After attending this symposium, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the application of phage therapy to infectious diseases management.
  • Discuss the application of metagenomics to infectious diseases diagnostics.
  • Explain alternatives for COVID-19 specimen collection and molecular diagnostic platforms.
  • Discuss the application of antimicrobial stewardship strategies in microbiology susceptibility testing reports.


October 24
9:30 am - 3:30 pm
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