AMMI Canada and CACMID are pleased to invite you to THE Canadian annual meeting in infectious diseases and microbiology. The 2018 AMMI Canada – CACMID Annual Conference will take place in Vancouver, BC, from May 2-5, and promises another great program!

The 2018 meeting will address topics including:

  • Indigenous Health and Infectious Diseases
  • Pitfalls Leading to Litigation in Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology
  • Inside Pandora’s Box: Stopping Probable Predatory Journals
  • Clinical Controversies in Infectious Diseases and Diagnostic Microbiology
  • Therapeutic Drug Monitoring
  • Point-of-Care Testing
  • What’s Hot in Adult and Paediatric Infectious Diseases, Infection Control and Diagnostic Microbiology?

And a whole lot more!

Notice

AMMI Canada, CACMID and Unconventional Planning are the ONLY official housing agents for the annual conference. NO other housing company, travel agent or third party agency is authorized to place hotel reservations on behalf of the AMMI Canada – CACMID Annual Conference.

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

2018 Call for Abstracts Brochure – Now Available
To download the brochure, please click the link below:


Download the brochure (PDF)
Dates and Deadlines

  • Clinical Vignette submissions: December 3, 2017
    Submit to: sarah.forgie@albertahealthservices.ca AND anupma.wadhwa@sickkids.ca
  • Abstract submissions: January 10, 2018
    Submit online
  • Preliminary program available: January 2018
  • Abstract Acceptance communicated by email: on or around February 20, 2018
  • Early bird registration: March 12, 2018
  • Room rate expiration: March 12, 2018

Submit an Abstract
Submission deadline: January 10, 2018

 

You are invited to submit abstracts related to all aspects of clinical microbiology and infectious disease including epidemiological, diagnostic, environmental, medical and basic sciences. Abstracts related to education in microbiology and infectious diseases are also welcome.

To be considered, an abstract must comply with the rules of submission set out by the Abstract Committee. Before submitting an abstract, it is strongly recommended that the entire “Guidelines for Submission of Abstracts” section be thoroughly reviewed. Submitted abstracts that do not conform to the prescribed format will be rejected.

Please be aware that the Abstract Committee reserves the right to select the final presentation format in order to meet the needs of conference planning.

Topic Categories:
  • Basic / experimental science
  • Antimicrobials
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship
  • Diagnostic laboratory methods, studies, and surveillance
  • HIV and AIDS
  • Virology
  • Bacteriology
  • Mycology
  • Parasitology
  • Sexually transmitted infections
  • Infection prevention and control / Health care epidemiology
  • Travel medicine and tropical diseases
  • Public Health
  • Clinical infectious diseases
  • Education
  • Environmental / Food microbiology
  • Paediatrics
  • Other

Clinical Vignettes
Submission deadline: December 3, 2017

We are looking for challenging and head-scratching cases, with a clear teaching point or two, and presentation during this interactive session.

Cases must be submitted by email to both Dr. Sarah Forgie (sarah.forgie@albertahealthservices.ca) and Dr. Anupma Wadhwa (anupma.wadhwa@sickkids.ca).

HOTEL & REBATE

Conference Room Rate Expiration: March 12, 2018


Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre

Located in the heart of Vancouver, you will never feel more at home than at the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre. Step outside the doors and into the celebrated sites of the city. Stroll leisurely through the boutiques of Robson Street and Yaletown, take a Sea Wall walking tour with friends, and create memories at Stanley Park and the Vancouver Art Gallery, all just blocks away.

Slow down and take in the views of the skyline and the Pacific Ocean from your room. Jump into the heated swimming pool, ease into the whirlpool to get refreshed or get re-energized at the health club. A warm welcome awaits you at the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre.

Guest Room Rates:

  • Standard Room: $209.00
  • View Rooms: $229.00
  • Deluxe Corner Room: $249.00
  • Club Floor: $264.00

Complimentary Internet access in all group guestrooms.

All rates are in Canadian dollars and do not include taxes applicable at the time of the event. Currently the applicable taxes are the following: 5% GST, 11% Hotel Room Tax, and a 1.5% Destination Marketing Fee per room. Taxes are subject to change without notice.

Location

Address: 1088 Burrard Street. Vancouver, BC V6Z 2R9, Canada
Hotel Direct: 1 (604) 331-1000
Hotel Toll Free: 1 (800) 663-9255

Reservations

Toll Free: 800-325-3535
Email: Paul Sharp, Group Reservations Coordinator reservations@wallcentre.com
Website: AMMI Canada – CACMID Annual Conference hotel reservations website

Hotel and Conference Registration

  1. First, book your hotel room in the AMMI Canada – CACMID Annual Conference room block. Make note of your reservation number, and then…
  2. Register for the conference. Enter your hotel reservation number for a $100 rebate on full conference registration.

Hotel Rebate
Save $100 on your full conference registration!

Offer available only while rooms are available, so don’t miss out – BOOK EARLY!

Simply fill in your Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre reservation number on the conference registration form and save $100.

By reserving a room at the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre, AMMI Canada and CACMID are able to keep the conference costs low; savings that we pass on to you as a member.

Offer applies to full conference registration only! One rebate per hotel room!

Book your accommodations
The AMMI Canada – CACMID Annual Conference hotel room block is now available at the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre.

 

Notice

AMMI Canada, CACMID and Unconventional Planning are the ONLY official housing agents for the annual conference. NO other housing company, travel agent or third party agency is authorized to place hotel reservations on behalf of the AMMI Canada – CACMID Annual Conference.

DELEGATE REGISTRATION

Delegate registration for the AMMI Canada – CACMID Annual Conference 2018 is now open! Use the links below to register online:

Registration Inquiries
For registration inquiries, contact Unconventional Planning:

32 Colonnade Road, Unit 100
Ottawa, ON K2E 7J6, Canada

Tel.: (613) 721-7061
Toll free: 1 (888) 625-8455 (North America Only)
Fax: (613) 721-3581
Email: registration@unconventionalplanning.com

Registration Fees

Early Bird (March 12, 2018)* Full Rate
Full Conference Daily Rate Full Conference Daily Rate
Member $500 $350 $600 $400
Non-Member $750 $500 $850 $550
Student** $175 $100 $225 $115

* Payment must be received before the early bird fee cut-off date of March 12, 2018.
** A letter of attestation from the teaching institution indicating the registrant is enrolled in a full-time program must accompany the registration.

TRAVEL DISCOUNTS

The AMMI Canada – CACMID Annual Conference Secretariat has secured special discounts with Air Canada, WestJet and Via Rail Canada.

Details to access travel discount information will be emailed to participants upon completion of registration. If you are registered, but you are unable to locate this communication, please contact meetings@ammi.ca.

SPONSORS & EXHIBITORS

Sponsorship

Sponsorship Prospectus (coming soon)

Exhibit Information

Exhibitor Prospectus (PDF Download)
ONLINE Exhibitor Registration
Exhibit Hall Floor Plan (PDF Download)
Meeting Room Reservation Form (PDF Download)

 

PLANNING COMMITTEES

Central Planning Committee (CPC)

Co-Chairs
Jessica Minion
Caroline Quach

Scientific Planning Committee Co-Chairs
Isabelle Chiu
Christine Y. Turenne

Co-Treasurers
Matthew W. Gilmour
Andrew Simor

Sponsorship Committee Co-Chairs
Jeff Fuller
Shariq Haider

Abstracts
Paul N. Levett, Chair
Christopher Lowe, Co-Chair

Committee Members
Carmen L. Charlton
Daniel B. Gregson
Todd Hatchette

Scientific Planning Committee (SPC)

Co-Chairs
Isabelle Chiu
Christine Turenne

Committee Members
Shelly Bolotin
Carmen L. Charlton
William Connors
Gerald Evans
Matthew W. Gilmour
Todd Hatchette
Jennie Johnstone
Robert Kozak
Paul N. Levett
Christopher Lowe
Nancy Matic
David Patrick
Peter Pieroni
Susan Poutanen
Robert (Bob) Rennie
Earl Rubin
Joanne Salmon
Prameet M. Sheth
Titus Wong

Sponsorship Committee

Co-Chairs
Jeff Fuller
Shariq Haider

Committee Members
Steven J. Drews
Daniel Smyth
Deborah Yamamura

COLLABORATING SOCIETIES