Student Competition – Session A

Date: Wednesday, April 10
Time: 15:15 – 16:15 PDT
A01 (#363)
Healthcare Resource Use for Acute Respiratory Syncytial Virus Pediatric Hospitalization in Canadian infants: Immunization Monitoring Program ACTive (IMPACT) analysis
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Nirma Khatri Vadlamudi1,2, Kyle Gomes1, Ethan Chow1, Malou Bourdeau3, Joanne Embree4, Scott A Halperin5, Taj Jadhavji6, Joanne M Langley5, Nicole Le Saux7, Dorothy Moore3, Shaun K Morris8, Jeffrey M Pernica9, Joan Robinson10, Manish Sadarangani1,2, Julie A Bettinger1,2

1University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada. 2Vaccine Evaluation Center, Vancouver, BC, Canada. 3McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada. 4University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB, Canada. 5Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, Canada. 6University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada. 7Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, Ottawa, ON, Canada. 8University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada. 9McMaster’s University, Hamilton, ON, Canada. 10University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada

A02 (#54)
Clinical significance of cefazolin inoculum effect in methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus (MSSA) infections: a systematic review
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Calvin KF Lo1, Ashwin Sritharan2, Jiesi Zhang3, Nicole Li3, Cindy Zhang4, Frank Wang2, Mark Loeb5, Anthony D Bai6

1Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada. 2Michael G. DeGroote Undergraduate School of Medicine, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada. 3Faculty of Arts and Science, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON, Canada. 4Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada. 5Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada. 6Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON, Canada

A03 (#228)
Rapid detection models of antifungal resistance in the pathogenic mold, Aspergillus fumigatus using clinical MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry data
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Veronica Thorn1, Deborah Yamamura1, 2, Jianping Xu1

1McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada. 2Hamilton Health Sciences, Hamilton, ON, Canada

A04 (#296)
Designing a multiplex typing PCR assay for assessing in-hospital outbreaks of Clostridioides difficile
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Veronica Thorn1, Deborah Yamamura1, 2, Jianping Xu1

1McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada. 2Hamilton Health Sciences, Hamilton, ON, Canada

Session B

Date: Thursday, April 11
Time: 17:15 – 18:15 PDT
B01 (#61)
Candida auris in Canada, 2012 – Oct 2023
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Amrita Bharat1,2, Allison J McGeer3,4, Robyn Mitchell5, Erin McGill5, Xiao R Li1, Mackenzie Wilke1, Domenica G De Luca1,2, David C Alexander2,6, Tanis C Dingle7,8, Philippe J Dufresne9, Linda M Hoang10, Julianne V Kus11,12, Caroline Sheitoyan-Pesant13

1National Microbiology Laboratory Branch, Public Health Agency of Canada, Winnipeg, MB, Canada. 2Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB, Canada. 3Dept of Microbiology, Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, ON, Canada. 4Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada. 5Canadian Nosocomial Infection Surveillance Program, Public Health Agency of Canada, Ottawa, ON, Canada. 6Cadham Provincial Laboratory, Diagnostic Services, Shared Health, Winnipeg, MB, Canada. 7Alberta Precision Laboratories – Public Health Laboratory, Calgary, AB, Canada. 8Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada. 9Institut national de santé publique du Québec, Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, QC, Canada. 10BC Centre for Diseases Control, Vancouver, BC, Canada. 11Public Health Ontario, Toronto, ON, Canada. 12Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology, Toronto, ON, Canada. 13Centre hospitalier universitaire Dr-Georges-L.-Dumont, Moncton, NB, Canada

B02 (#358)
Congenital Syphilis in Canada: Clinical and health-care related diagnosis and treatment findings of a Canadian Paediatric Surveillance Program Study
(June 2021-May 2023)
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Carsten Krueger1, Geneviève Gravel2, Amandine Bemmo2, Joanna Merckx2, Kelly Baekyung Choi2, Jaskiran Sandhu2, Jared Bullard3,4

1Section of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Alberta Children’s Hospital, Calgary, AB, Canada. 2Centre for Communicable Diseases and Infection Control, Public Health Agency of Canada, Ottawa, ON, Canada. 3National Microbiology Laboratory, Public Health Agency of Canada, Winnipeg, MB, Canada. 4Section of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB, Canada

B03 (#100)
Mailed antibiotic prescribing feedback to primary care physicians: A factorial randomized controlled trial
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Kevin L Schwartz1,2,3,4, Jennifer Shuldiner5, Bradley J Langford1,3, Kevin A Brown1,2,3, Sue Shultz2, Valerie Leung1,6, Nick Daneman1,2,7,8, Mina Tadrous2,5,9, Holly Witteman10,11, Gary Garber12,13, Jeremy M Grimshaw13,14, Justin Presseau13,14, Michael S Silverman15, Monica Taljaard13,14, Tara Gomes2,9,16, Meagan Lacroix5, Jamie Brehaut13,14, Lindsay Friedman1, Noah Ivers2,5,17

 1Public Health Ontario, Toronto, ON, Canada. 2ICES, Toronto, ON, Canada. 3Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada. 4St. Joseph’s Health Centre – Unity Health Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada. 5Women’s College Hospital Institute for Health System Solutions and Virtual Care, Women’s College Hospital, Toronto, ON, Canada. 6Michael Garron Hospital, Toronto East Health Network, Toronto, ON, Canada. 7Institute of Health Policy, Management, and Evaluation, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada. 8Sunnybrook Research Institute, Toronto, ON, Canada. 9Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada. 10Department of Family & Emergency Medicine, Laval University, Quebec City, QC, Canada. 11Vitam Research Centre for Sustainable Health, Quebec City, QC, Canada. 12Department of Medicine University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada. 13Department of Medicine and the School of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada. 14Clinical Epidemiology Program, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Ottawa, ON, Canada. 15Western University, London, ON, Canada. 16Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, Unity Health Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada. 17Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada

B04 (#178)
Macrolide and Fluoroquinolone Resistant Mycoplasma genitalium in Canada, 2018-2023
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Shelley W Peterson1, Norman Barairo1, Nick Nordal-Budinsky1, Linda Hoang2, Brigitte Lefebvre3, Mathew Diggle4, Paul Van Caeseele5, Samir Patel6, Richard Garceau7, Xiaofeng Ding8, Yang Yu9, Irene Martin1

1National Microbiology Laboratory, Public Health Agency of Canada, Winnipeg, MB, Canada. 2British Columbia Centres for Disease Control Public Health Microbiology & Reference Laboratory, Vancouver, BC, Canada. 3Laboratoire de santé publique du Québec, Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue, QC, Canada. 4Provincial Laboratory of Public Health Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada. 5Cadham Provincial Laboratory, Winnipeg, MB, Canada. 6Public Health Ontario Laboratory, Toronto, ON, Canada. 7Dr. Georges L. Dumont University Hospital Centre, Moncton, NB, Canada. 8Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Charlottetown, PE, Canada. 9Newfoundland Public Health Laboratory, St. John’s, NL, Canada