Friday, April 12

11:00 – 14:00
Poster Viewing
12:45 – 13:45
Poster Presenters at Their Posters to Answers Questions

FP001
A case of severe native valve infective endocarditis (IE) caused by Streptobacillus moniliformis (Rat-bite fever)

Chu (Sandy) Q Wang1,2, Caroline Nott1

1The Ottawa Hospital, Ottawa, ON, Canada. 2University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada

FP002
Polymicrobial Streptococcus mitis and Vagococcus fluvialis Infective Endocarditis

Alexander Pupek1, Samuel Bourassa-Blanchette2, Lei Jiao2, Ian Short2

1Dalhousie University, NS, Canada. 2Memorial University of Newfoundland, NL, Canada

FP003
Partially-treated Actinomyces oris native mitral valve endocarditis masquerading as subacute, relapsing fevers over a 6-month period

Jason Zou1, Melanie Murray1,2

1Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada. 2Oak Tree Clinic, BC Women’s Hospital and Health Centre, Vancouver, BC, Canada

FP004
Bacteremia secondary to a phenotypically susceptible blaCTX-M-27 positive Escherichia coli

Geneviève M Amaral1, Gordon Ritchie1,2, Samuel D Chorlton1,3, Calvin KF Lo1, Aleksandra Stefanovic1,2, Nancy Matic1,2, Michael Payne1,2, Marc G Romney1,2, Christopher F Lowe1,2

1Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada. 2Division of Medical Microbiology and Virology, St. Paul’s Hospital, Vancouver, BC, Canada. 3BugSeq Bioinformatic, Vancouver, BC, Canada

FP005
Presumed travel-related pulmonary cystic echinococcosis in a child: Case report

Heba Hamed, Fahd Alsaleh, Helene Flageole, Laura Erdman

McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada

FP006
Cutaneous Alternariosis in Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia

Reza Rahimi Shahmirzadi, Danielle Ouellette, Abeer Albaadani, Sarah Shalhoub, Huma Saeed, Michael Silverman Silverman, Lili Ataie

Western University, London, ON, Canada

FP007
Snowshoe Hare Virus meningoencephalitis in a child

Abdulwahed Zainel1, Muhammad Morshed2, Alison Lopez3,4

1UBC, Vancouver, BC, Canada. 2BC Centre for Disease Control, Vancouver, BC, Canada. 3BC Children’s Hospital, Vancouver, BC, Canada. 4Western University, London, ON, Canada

FP008
Malaria in Canada? A case of Babesia microti infection in a returning traveler from Nova Scotia

Ruwandi Kariyawasam1,2, Heather Berendt2,3, Artur Szkotak2,3, Ahmed Hussein4, Arienne King4, Kinga Kowalewska-Grochowska1,5, Momar Ndao6,7, William Stokes1,2,4, Jamil N Kanji2,8,9

1Public Health Laboratory (ProvLab) – Edmonton, Edmonton, AB, Canada. 2Department of Laboratory Medicine & Pathology, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada. 3Alberta Precision Laboratories, Edmonton, AB, Canada. 4Divison of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada. 5Department of Medical Microbiology & Immunology, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada. 6Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences, McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada. 7National Reference Centre for Parasitology, J.D MacClean Centre for Tropical Diseases, McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada. 8Public Health Laboratory (ProvLab) – Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada. 9Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada

FP009
Bedaquiline, pretomanid, linezolid, and moxifloxacin (BPaLM) treatment for multidrug-resistant extrapulmonary tuberculosis (MDR-EPTB) in Canada: a case report

Jollee ST Fung1, Victoria J Cook2,3, James Johnston2,3, William J Connors2,3,4

1Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. 2Department of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. 3Tuberculosis Services, BC Centre for Disease Control, Vancouver, Canada. 4Division of Infectious Diseases, Vancouver General Hospital, Vancouver, Canada

FP010
First case report of disseminated gonococcal arthritis in a Canadian province

Nessika Karsenti1, Matthew Nelder2, Samuel Bourassa-Blanchette1,2, Robert M Taylor1,2

1Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s, NL, Canada. 2Newfoundland and Labrador Health Services, St. John’s, NL, Canada

FP011
Navigating the challenges: Managing mold, mycobacterial, and viral infections in a hematopoietic stem cell transplant recipient

Wayne F Leung, Michael Silverman, Huma Saeed, Sarah Shalhoub, Anargyros Xenocostas, Reza Rahimi Shahmirzadi

Western University, London, Ontario, Canada

FP012
Candida blankii: The difficult capture of a fungus with pathogenic potential

Arjun Sharma, Ana Cabrera, Fatimah AlMutawa

Western University, London, ON, Canada

FP013
Unmasking complexity: Navigating the diagnostic challenge of a false-positive cryptococcal antigen in chronic meningitis with suspected indolent CNS B-cell lymphoproliferative neoplasm

Melissa Fowler, Lise Bondy, Seth Climans, Jonathan Lau, Eric To, Yiannis Iordanous, Marilyn Phung, Jeffrey Fuller, Michael Silverman, Reza Rahimi Shahmirzadi

Western University, London, ON, Canada

FP014
Less is more? Two cases of cryptococcosis treated using single-dose liposomal amphotericin B as part of induction therapy in solid organ transplant recipients

Carson KL Lo1,2, Christie S Rampersad3,4, Justin Barr5, Shahid Husain2

1Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada. 2Transplant Infectious Diseases, Ajmera Transplant Center, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada. 3Transplant Nephrology, Ajmera Transplant Center, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada. 4Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation (IHPME), Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada. 5Department of Abdominal Transplant Surgery, Ajmera Transplant Center, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada

FP015
A Palatable Diagnosis: Disseminated Blastomycosis with Mucocutaneous Involvement

Helen Genis1, Philip W Lam1,2

1University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada. 2Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, ON, Canada

FP016
Bilateral Thigh Abscesses Caused by Mycobacterium chelonae in the context of patient-administered testosterone injections

Lili Ataie1, Esraa Babaeer1,2, Sameer Elsayed1, Lise Bondy1, Megan Devlin1, Huma Saeed1, Mahshid Mohammadi1, Sarah Shalhoub1, Michael Silverman1, Reza Rahimi Shahmirzadi1

1Western University, London, Ontario, Canada. 2King Abdulaziz University hospital, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

FP017
Delayed presentation of rhinoscleroma with laryngeal involvement in a patient who immigrated to Canada from El Salvador 25 years prior to diagnosis

Lise Bondy, Babak Pourmomen, Leigh Sowerby

Western University, London, Ontario, Canada

FP018
Invasive Pulmonary Irpex lacteus Infection in an Immunocompromised Patient with Myelodysplastic Syndrome

Elizabeth Simms1,2, Tanis C Dingle3, Alexander Pupek1, Shelly McNeil1, David J Haldane2

1Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, Canada. 2Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, Canada. 3Alberta Precision Laboratories – Public Health Laboratory, Calgary, AB, Canada

FP019
Prosthetic joint infection with carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii treated with colistin and sulbactam-durlobactam: a case report and review of the literature

Roy A Hutchings1, Michael Lee2, Tanis C Dingle3,4, Barry Congdon5, Cecilia Lau2, Stefan Anjeljevic2, Conar R O’Neil1, Robert Verity6, Justin Z Chen1

1Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada. 2Pharmacy Services, Alberta Health Services, Edmonton, AB, Canada. 3University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada. 4Alberta Precision Laboratories, Calgary, AB, Canada. 5Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada. 6Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada

FP020
A Case Report of Long-standing Profound Neutropenia with Uncertain Etiology and Concomitant Cutaneous Fungal Infection

Esraa Ali Babaeer1,2, Lili Ataie1, Danielle Ouellette1, Sameer Elsayed1, Lise Bondy1, Megan Devlin1, Huma Saeed1, Mahshid Mohammadi1, Sarah Shalhoub1, Michael Silverman1, Lalit Saini1, Reza Rahimi Shahmirzadi1

1Western University, London, ON, Canada. 2King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, KSA, Saudi Arabia

FP021
Leveraging additive antibiotic effects: management of an extensively drug-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa bloodstream infection

Carson KL Lo1,2, Susan M Poutanen3,4,5, Coleman Rotstein2, Laura Mataseje6, Ceylon Simon4, Andrew C Purssell2

1Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada. 2Transplant Infectious Diseases, Ajmera Transplant Centre, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada. 3Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada. 4Department of Microbiology, Sinai Health System/University Health Network, Toronto, ON, Canada. 5Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada. 6National Microbiology Laboratory, Winnipeg, MB, Canada

FP022
Rituximab friend or foe?: PML in a non-HIV patient with non-Hodgkin lymphoma post rituximab and autologous stem cell transplant treatment

Tanna J Lauriente, Amina S Henni

Department of Medicine, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, Canada

FP023
Chronic schistosomiasis in a paediatric patient following allogeneic haematopoietic stem cell transplantation: A case report and review of the literature

Stephanie Zahradnik1,2, Carolyn Akladious2, Kuang-Yueh Chiang3, Kescha Kazmi1,2

1Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Paediatrics, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, ON, Canada. 2Department of Paediatrics, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada. 3Division of Haematology and Oncology, Department of Paediatrics, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, ON, Canada

FP024
Two simultaneous carbapenemase-producing Enterobacterales (CPE) outbreaks in a Canadian tertiary care centre: Highlighting gaps in CPE screening and outbreak management

Matthew Driedger1, Nimo Mohamoud2, Aaron Nesom2, Katherine Park2, Nadia Sant3,4,5, Kathryn Suh1,2,4,5

1Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada. 2Infection Prevention and Control, The Ottawa Hospital, Ottawa, ON, Canada. 3Eastern Ontario Regional Laboratory Association (EORLA), Ottawa, ON, Canada. 4The Ottawa Hospital Research Institute (OHRI), Ottawa, ON, Canada. 5University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada

FP025
Blastomyces dermatitidis mastoiditis and venous sinus thrombosis in an adolescent: an uncommon pairing of common diseases

Matthew Kochan, Sergio Fanella

University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB, Canada

FP026
When malaria gets mixed: Complications in Plasmodium species detection with multiplexed PCR

Kelly Lozinski1, LingHui David Su1, Martin Cheung1, Catherine A Hogan1,2, Navdeep Chahil1

1BCCDC, Vancouver, BC, Canada. 2University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada