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Welcome

On behalf of the Association of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Disease Canada and the Canadian Association for Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases we would like to welcome you to the 19th annual conjoint meeting on the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of infectious diseases. We want to take the opportunity to acknowledge that the meeting will take place on the unceded traditional territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh Nations.

The conference will be an amazing opportunity to learn new information, share ideas and meet with colleagues and friends all the while enjoying a world-class city that offers picturesque mountain views and cosmopolitan charm.

The Central and Scientific Planning Committees have produced an exceptional program with cutting edge topics and engaging high-level speakers in the areas of adult and paediatric infectious diseases, diagnostic microbiology, and infection control. State-of-the-art lectures will cover topics such as zoonotic diseases from a one health perspective and microbiology and infections in transgender and gender-diverse patients. The masterclasses will accommodate larger numbers than the past, however still limited to ensure a more personalized learning experience. Sessions will cover a broad range of clinical and laboratory topics including, AMR genomics, viral hepatidities, oral antibiotic therapies in paediatrics and adults, review of immunotherapies and new and emerging congenital infections with a focus on CMV and HSV. In-person and live posters, oral presentations, rapid-fire poster presentations and case reports will showcase the research done by our students, residents, fellows, and colleagues. In addition, the Scientific Planning Committee has co-developed accredited learning activities for delegates to attend.

Join us on Wednesday, April 10 for the Special Lecture, Communications in Crisis, an insightful and open dialogue moderated by Ian Hanomansing. Following the special lecture, we invite you to join us in the exhibit hall for the Welcome and Recognition Reception. We will celebrate excellence with the awards presentations taking place on the red carpet. This will be an opportunity to reconnect with colleagues and friends, while enjoying cocktails and hors d’oeuvres in a relaxed atmosphere.

We would like to acknowledge the generous and continued support from our industry partners, sponsors, and exhibitors, which has allowed us to preserve our high-quality meeting. We encourage you to visit the exhibit hall to expand your network, and see what’s new and exciting. 

AMMI Canada and CACMID are proud of the ongoing collaboration leading to this high-quality annual meeting. On behalf of the Central and Scientific Planning Committees, we look forward to seeing you in-person and providing you with not only an educational event, but also opportunities for you to have fun, network, and socialize with your colleagues.

Agatha Jassem
President, CACMID

Deb Yamamura
President, AMMI Canada

Final program PDF is now available

Online Conference Platform

Oxford Abstracts

The annual conference will be using the Oxford Abstracts online conference platform. For optimal performance of the platform please use Google Chrome as the browser. Attendees will be able to view the entire program on a single page and view individual abstract details at the click of a button. Under the information tab, attendees can find speaker biographies, floor plans, conference material and much more.

All registered attendees have access to the full online platform.

If you have any issues with the online platform, please contact
Krystal Sabourin at meetings@ammi.ca

Our 2024 Sponsors

Boards and Central Planning Committee

AMMI Canada

President

Deb Yamamura

President Elect

Yves Longtin

Past President

Sarah Forgie

Treasurer

Chris Lowe

Secretary

Jared Bullard

MM- Section Chair

Philippe Lagacé-Wiens

ID – Section Chair

Shariq Haider

Board Members

Zain Chagla
Peter Daley
Susy Hota
Yoav Keynan
Kelly McDonald

CACMID

President

Agatha Jassem

Vice President

Prameet Sheth

Past President

Tanis Dingle

Treasurer

Carmen Charlton

Secretary

Ramzi Fattouh

Meeting Secretary

Danielle Brabant-Kirwan

Scientific Planning Committee Co-Chair

Rob Kozak

Webmaster

Vanessa Tran

Board Members

Jessica Forbes
Ninad Mehta
Esther Nagai
Melissa Richard-Greenblatt

Central Planning Committee (CPC)

Co-Chairs

Agatha Jassem
Deb Yamamura

Scientific Planning Committee
Co-Chairs

Rob Kozak
Susan Poutanen

Co-Treasurers

Carmen Charlton
Christopher Lowe

Sponsorship Committee
Co-Chairs

Jeff Fuller
Shariq Haider

Abstract  Committee
Co-Chairs

Danielle Brabant-Kirwan
William Connors

Committee Members

Tanis Dingle
Sarah Forgie
Yves Longtin
Prameet M. Sheth

Collaborating Societies