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Program at a Glance

2024 Working Schedule – as of January 26 2024

The scientific planning committee is developing a program that will reflect current and emerging trends based on their significance, relevance, and potential impact for all participants.

The Scientific Planning Committee has had to make some program scheduling and topic changes, specifically to Masterclasses and co-developed sessions. These changes may affect some delegates who have already registered for the conference. Please note that anyone who has been impacted by these changes will be contacted directly in the coming week, by the conference registration team at Unconventional Planning to make the necessary adjustments and work with those affected to ensure a seamless transition.

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Tuesday, April 9
AMMI Canada Council Meeting
CACMID Board Meeting
Escape Room
Trainees’ Day
CRN Meeting
Trainees’ Day and CRN Reception
Wednesday, April 10
Escape Room
PLENARY: MDR Epi + New Drugs + Economic incentives for new antibiotics in Canada
Exhibit Hall Open and Poster Viewing
MERCK – Co-Developed Learning Activity: Changing resistance epidemiology of Gram-negative Pathogens: Are current empiric antibiotic choices adequate?
PALADIN – Co-Developed Learning Activity: The role of long-acting lipoglycopeptides in complicated infections: An update on their place in therapy, clinical outcomes and real-world experience
Masterclass A: AMR Genomics
Masterclass F: Viral Hepatidities
Student Oral Presentations Competition: Session A
Rapid Fire Oral Poster Presentations: Session A
START: Zoonotic Diseases in Canada, East vs West
Special Lecture
Welcome and Recognition Reception
Thursday, April 11
Escape Room
PLENARY: Challenges and advances to implementing diagnostics and care in rural and remote settings in Canada
Exhibit Hall Open and Poster Viewing
SANOFI – Co-Developed Learning Activity: Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) Burden of Disease in Infants – A Need for All Infant Protection
Masterclass C: Oral Antibiotic Therapies for Infections in Paediatrics and Adults – Implications for Infectious Disease and Medical Microbiology
Masterclass D: Biologics
START: Microbiology and Infections in Transgender and Gender Diverse Patients
HOLOGIC – Co-Developed Accredited Learning Activity: Increasing Cervical Cancer Prevention Worldwide
PFIZER– Co-Developed Accredited Learning Activity: Adapting to the time: Vaccination’s Crucial Role in Respiratory Disease Prevention and Treatment Options
Oral Presentations: Session B
Rapid Fire Oral Poster Presentations: Session B
JAMMI Editorial Board Meeting and Dinner
CFID Board Meeting
COPAN – Unaccredited Learning activity reception and dinner: AI-Powered Microbiology: An Exploration of AI’s Emerging Role for Enhancing Efficiency, Reducing Costs, and Improving Time-to-Results+D69:E71
GSK – Unaccredited Learning activity reception and dinner: Let it B: How MenB vaccination is evolving across Canada
BD – Unaccredited Learning activity reception and dinner: The evolving role of the microbiology lab: from collection to result
ABBOTT – Unaccredited Learning activity reception and dinner: Transforming Healthcare by staying one step ahead: Abbott Pandemic Defence Coalition
Friday, April 12
Escape Room
CFID Bug Run
PLENARY: What’s Hot in Adult and Paediatric Infectious Diseases/Medical Microbiology/Stewardship and Infection Control
Exhibit Hall Open and Poster Viewing
MERCK – Co-Developed Learning Activity: Adult-designed vaccines – a paradigm shift long overdue
ROCHE – Co-Developed Learning Activity: HPV Primary Screening Implementation in British Columbia: From the Clinical Perspective and Laboratory Perspective
Poster Presentations and Viewing
GSK – Co-Developed Learning Activity: The role of immunization in preventing negative outcomes in patients with weakened immune systems due to age, medical condition, or therapy
Masterclass E: Travel Bug? We’ve got a vaccine for that
Masterclass B: Congenital Infections with a focus on CMV and HSV
Case Reports/Closing Remarks