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
  • Medical-legal Pitfalls in Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology: Tips to Help Clinicians and Patients Stay Out of Trouble
  • Inside Pandora’s Box: Stopping Probable Predatory Journals
  • Clinical Controversies in Infectious Diseases and Diagnostic Microbiology
  • Therapeutic Drug Monitoring
  • Point-of-Care (POC) Microbiology – Ready or Not, Here it Comes
  • What’s Hot in Adult and Paediatric Infectious Diseases, Infection Control and Diagnostic Microbiology?

And a whole lot more!

NoticeAMMI 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.



The Preliminary Program is now available!

The AMMI Canada – CACMID Annual Conference is pleased to announce the release of the Preliminary Program, which includes highlights of our exciting events, such as Trainees’ Day, the AMMI Canada – CACMID Special Lecture, and the CCM Workshop as well as full program details.

Download the Preliminary Program (PDF)
Dates and Deadlines

  • Abstract Acceptance communicated by email: on or around February 20, 2018
  • Early bird registration: March 12, 2018
  • Room rate expiration: March 12, 2018



The abstract submission deadline (January 10, 2018) is past for Oral Presentations and Poster Presentations. Abstracts are being reviewed and authors will be informed on or around February 20, 2018, whether or not their abstract has been accepted for presentation. Authors are asked to please quote the conference name and their unique reference number in any communication with the secretariat.

If accepted, the presenting author must be registered for the conference by Monday, March 12, 2018. If registration is not completed by this date, the abstract will be removed and will not be published.

If an abstract is to be withdrawn, notification must be sent to the Conference Secretariat, in writing and received on or before Monday, March 12, 2018. Important: Canceling your conference registration WILL NOT automatically withdraw your abstract.

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.

Clinical Vignettes

The submission deadline (December 3, 2017) is past and decisions have since been communicated to each submitter.

Selected presenters will be involved in presenting and discussing their challenging/headscratching cases during the Clinical Vignettes session on Saturday, May 5, 2018.



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.


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


Toll Free: 800-325-3535
Email: Paul Sharp, Group Reservations Coordinator
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.


NoticeAMMI 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 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

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.


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


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



Central Planning Committee (CPC)Co-Chairs
Jessica Minion
Caroline Quach

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

Matthew W. Gilmour
Andrew Simor

Sponsorship Committee Co-Chairs
Jeff Fuller
Shariq Haider

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 CommitteeCo-Chairs
Jeff Fuller
Shariq Haider

Committee Members
Steven J. Drews
Daniel Smyth
Deborah Yamamura