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!

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.

 

ABSTRACTS

Abstract assignments and instructions:

PDF Abstract Assignments – Oral Presentations incl. Student Orals (REVISED MAR 21)
PDF Abstract Assignments – Posters Presentations (REVISED MAR 21)
PDF Abstract Assignments – Student Poster Presentations (REVISED MAR 21)

Please note that abstract assignment lists are subject to change. Please review the webpage for the most up-to-date information.

 

HOTEL & REBATE

Our block at the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre is FULL. We have secured additional rooms at The Sutton Place Hotel Vancouver, located a short 5-minute walk from the Sheraton.

Overflow Hotel

The Sutton Place Hotel Vancouver

The AMMI Canada – CACMID Annual Conference Secretariat has reserved a small block of rooms at The Sutton Place Hotel (located one block from the Sheraton) for our Vancouver 2018 delegates.

Hotel Rebates claimed on full conference registration fees will be honoured for reservations in our block at either the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre OR The Sutton Place.

Guest Room Rate:

  • Sutton Room (standard): $275.00

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: 845 Burrard Street, Vancouver, BC V6Z 2K6, Canada
Hotel Direct: 1 (604) 682-5511

Reservations

When making reservations, please specify that you are staying in the AMMI Canada – CACMID Annual Conference block.

Group Code: CACMID2018
Toll Free: 1 (866) 378-8866
Email: Central Reservations – cro@suttonplace.com
Website: AMMI Canada – CACMID Annual Conference hotel reservations weblink

 

Conference Venue and Hotel

Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre

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

Reservations

Note: Group rates are SOLD OUT.

Toll Free: 1 (800) 325-3535
Email: reservations@wallcentre.com
Website: reservations website

 

Hotel and Conference Registration

  1. First, book your hotel room in an 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 reservation number from the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre or The Sutton Place Hotel Vancouver 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 sold out 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 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.

 

PRELIMINARY PROGRAM

The Preliminary Program includes highlights of our exciting events, such as Trainees’ Day, the AMMI Canada – CACMID Special Lecture, and the CCM Workshop as well as general program details.


Download the Preliminary Program (PDF)
Updates (since publication of the Preliminary Program)

  • Carrie Bourassa (Sudbury, ON) will now join Pamela Orr (Winnipeg, MB) and Stuart Skinner (Regina, SK) in presenting the Plenary on Indigenous Health and Infectious Diseases on Thursday, May 3, from 09:00-11:00.
  • Shirley Lee (Ottawa, ON) will present the State of the Art Clinical Lecture on Medical-legal Pitfalls in Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology on Thursday, May 3, from 14:45-15:45.

 

MOBILE APP

Get the conference on the go!

QR Code Head over to http://bit.ly/AMMI-CACMID-app on an iPhone, iPad or Android device (not a desktop or laptop) or scan the QR code. You will be taken to your device’s app store to download the app. Please note that that the URL is case sensitive.Download the 2018 mobile app: Preliminary Program information is now available at your fingertips! Additional details – including room assignments, floor plans, and much more – will be added as they become available.

 

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

 

Diamond Merck
Gold Hologic Merck Sunovion
Bronze Avir
Copper ViiV Healthcare
Patron bioMérieux  BD

 

Sponsorship Prospectus (PDF Download)

 

EXHIBITORS

Exhibit Information

Exhibitor Prospectus (PDF Download)
ONLINE Exhibitor Registration
Exhibit Hall Floor Plan (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