Association of Medical Microbiology
and Infectious Disease Canada

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



Association of Medical Microbiology
and Infectious Disease Canada

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

Professional Development and Education

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Committee Purpose, Mission and Goals

The purpose of the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Committee is:

To assess the professional development needs of all AMMI Canada members and facilitate the development of meaningful, effective continuous professional development curricula and to serve as a national resource for postgraduate microbiology and infectious diseases programs and physician organizations providing content advice and accreditation of continuing medical education in infectious disease and medical microbiology.


The mission of the AMMI Canada Continuing Professional Development Committee is to position AMMI Canada as a national leader in the continuing professional development in the fields of clinical microbiology and infectious diseases.


  • To conduct biennial, comprehensive professional development needs assessments of our membership (Canadian physicians in the fields of medical microbiology and infectious disease), in addition to regular, focused needs assessments, as required.
  • To perform biennial environmental scans (alternating years with needs assessments) to identify unperceived learning needs in the fields of infectious disease and medical microbiology.
  • To provide multimodal education across all sections of the CPD framework (group learning, self-learning, and assessment) that addresses perceived and unperceived gaps in knowledge, skills, and/or attitudes to promote a practice change with the intent of improving patient outcomes.
  • To evaluate the effectiveness and outcomes of AMMI Canada CPD initiatives through learner feedback.
  • To provide accreditation for infectious diseases and medical microbiology educational programs for the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

This course provides trainees with a comprehensive review to prepare them for their end of training exams.

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Tropical Medicine Rounds are an interactive, educational way to participate in real-life case discussions from Tropical Medicine Experts across Canada.

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AMMI Canada wants to be timely in our response to emerging risks, therefore we are talking about measles.

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CAN AMS! is a new webinar series focused on antimicrobial stewardship (AMS) interventions.

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Antimicrobial Awareness

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a major global public health threat and growing in Canada. Overuse and misuse of antibiotics and other antimicrobials is increasing drug-resistance in microbes that spread among and between humans, animals and plants. AMR is making  infectious diseases harder or impossible to treat and that affects us all. World AMR Awareness Week (WAAW), held November 18 to 24, is a time to build awareness and encourage action. For more information please about antimicrobial awareness in Canda visit: or

World Antimicrobial Awareness Week

November 18 to 24, 2024

#GoBlueforAMR to raise awareness and spark action!

Celebrated annually, the World Antimicrobial Awareness Week (WAAW) aims to increase awareness of global antimicrobial resistance and to encourage best practices among the general public, health workers and policy makers to avoid the further emergence and spread of drug-resistant infections.

A global action plan to tackle the growing problem of resistance to antibiotics and other antimicrobial medicines was endorsed at the Sixty-eighth World Health Assembly in May 2015. One of the key objectives of the plan is to improve awareness and understanding of antimicrobial resistance through effective communication, education and training. For more information please visit: or

Putting Evidence into Practice in the Fight Against AMR

The purpose of the AMR symposium is to bring together stakeholders from the Canadian AMR ecosystem to share their progress in the ‘Fight Against AMR’ and to discuss diagnostic solutions for AMR, the cutting-edge science to drive discovery, innovation, and collaborative advocacy efforts around AMR.

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Leah Menard
AMMI Canada
192 Bank Street, Ottawa
613-260-3233 ext 104 •