Better than Spring Time in Paris!

Welcome / Bienvenue

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

We are so very pleased to welcome you to the first AMMI Canada – CACMID Annual Conference to be held in “la belle province”! What better venue could there be for combining learning, networking, and fun?

This year’s conference will once again bring together students and professionals in the areas of medical/clinical microbiology, Infectious Diseases, Infection Prevention and Control, and Public Health.  The collaborative efforts of the Planning and Scientific Committees have developed an informative and stimulating program drawing upon the knowledge, skills, and expertise of our own Canadian microbiology and infectious disease experts.

This excellent conference program is a credit to the hard work of the planning group and the support of AMMI Canada and CACMID. It contains a well-integrated combination of plenary sessions, symposia, workshops, and poster sessions that touch on topics highly relevant to the practices of microbiology and infectious diseases, as well as the ever-popular Clinical Vignettes session. The plenary sessions deal with the challenges posed by antimicrobial resistant microorganisms and the evolving nature of HIV infection. State-of-the-Art sessions will provide insights into our understanding of the diagnosis and management of the old and the new: Clostridium difficile infection, tuberculosis and emerging viral pathogens. With our Special Lecture, we are privileged to have Dr. Horatio Arruda and Dr. Howard Njoo share their perspectives on addressing antimicrobial resistance.

This premier event is made possible through the extraordinary and continued support of our conference sponsors. Be sure to see what the Exhibit Hall holds for you! Take a glimpse at the industry’s innovative products on display throughout our conference; there will be a representative to answer your questions.

We hope this year’s conference combined with our social activities program, all in the incomparable city of Montréal, will provide you with a memorable and educational experience.

On behalf of the Planning and Scientific Committees, we thank you for attending. Without you, this meeting would not be as great a success as it is. We look forward to sharing the next few days with you in beautiful Montréal.

Lynn Johnston Gregory Tyrrell

Details regarding the 2011 AMMI Canada – CACMID Annual Conference:

For registration information please call, Unconventional Planning at 613-721-7061 or email


2011 Plenary Presentations

Exhibitor Prospectus

Important Dates:

Abstract submissions Deadline

January 10, 2011

Abstract Acceptance

communicated by email on or around February 21, 2011

Early bird registration

March 7, 2011

Applications for Technologist Member Travel Education Grant Deadline

May 2, 2011


Final Conference Program Guide (download PDF; 6.6 MB)

Preliminary Program Guide (download PDF; 3 MB)

2011-Montreal Call for Abstracts (download PDF; 1.7 MB)

Technologist Member Education Grant Application (download PDF, 0.3 MB)