AMMI Canada and CACMID are pleased to invite you to THE Canadian annual meeting in infectious diseases and microbiology. The 2019 AMMI Canada – CACMID Annual Conference will take place in Ottawa, ON, from April 3-6, and promises another great program!

The 2019 meeting will address topics including:

  • Tropical Medicine
  • Behavioural Change
  • Clinical Controversies in Infectious Disease and Diagnostic Microbiology
  • Advances in the Development of a Universal Influenza Vaccine
  • What’s Hot in Adult and Paediatric Infectious Diseases 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.



2019 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 2, 2018
    Submit to:
  • Abstract submissions: January 7, 2019
    Submit online
  • Preliminary program available: January 2019
  • Abstract Acceptance communicated by email: on or around February 6, 2019
  • Early bird registration: February 19, 2019
  • Room rate expiration: February 19, 2019

Submit an Abstract
Submission deadline: January 7, 2019


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 2, 2018We are looking for challenging and head-scratching cases, with a clear teaching point or two, for presentation during this popular interactive session.

Cases must be submitted by email to

The Incubator
Submission deadline: January 7, 2010We are seeking novel and creative strategies that have the potential to stimulate significant change in any area related to Clinical Infectious Diseases, Laboratory Medicine (in the area of Infectious Diseases), Infection Prevention and Control, Antimicrobial Stewardship or Public Health.

Please submit using the Abstract Submission Site, where you can identify that you are submitting for “The Incubator”.



Conference Room Rate Expiration: February 19, 2019

The Westin Ottawa

Unwind in one of the spacious rooms and suites, which offer soothing decor and modern amenities. Enjoy delicious, healthful cuisine at Daly’s, the signature hotel restaurant. Maintain your focus on fitness with state-of-the-art equipment and energize your workout with a few refreshing laps in the salt water pool. And spend your down time exploring downtown Ottawa – from the Rideau Centre, conveniently connected to the hotel, to the ByWard Market, the National Gallery of Canada, and much more. A warm welcome awaits you at the Westin Ottawa.

Guest Room Rates:

  • Traditional: $235.00
  • Deluxe: $285.00
  • Suites: $360.00 and up

Complimentary Internet access in all group guestrooms.

All rates are in Canadian dollars and do not include applicable provincial and local taxes, currently 13% and 3% Destination Marketing Fee (DMF). Taxes and fees are subject to change.


Address: 11 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, ON K1N 9H4, Canada
Hotel Direct: 1 (613) 560-7000


Toll Free: 1 (888) 627-8528
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 Westin Ottawa reservation number on the conference registration form and save $100.

By reserving a room at the Westin Ottawa, 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 Westin Ottawa.


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 2019 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 (February 19, 2019)* Full Rate
Full Conference Daily Rate Full Conference Daily Rate
Member $525 $365 $630 $420
Non-Member $785 $525 $890 $575
Student Member** $175 $100 $225 $115
Student Non-Member** $225 $150 $275 $165

* Payment must be received before the early bird fee cut-off date of February 19, 2019.
** 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, Porter Airlines, 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



Coming Soon
Information on the Sponsorship Prospectus, Exhibitor Prospectus, and Exhibitor Registration are anticipated to be available in late-September.



Central Planning Committee (CPC)Co-Chairs
Carmen L. Charlton
Todd F. Hatchette

Scientific Planning Committee Co-Chairs
Isabelle Chiu
Christine Turenne
Titus Wong

Matthew W. Gilmour
Andrew Simor

Sponsorship Committee Co-Chairs
Jeff Fuller
Shariq Haider

Abstract Co-Chairs
Christian Lavallée
Christopher Lowe

Committee Members
Tanis Dingle
Sarah Forgie
Jessica Minion
Caroline Quach

Scientific Planning Committee (SPC)Co-Chairs
Isabelle Chiu
Christine Turenne
Titus Wong

Committee Members
Shelly Bolotin
William Connors
Melanie Di Quinzio
Tanis Dingle
Chelsey Ellis
Ramzi Fattouh
Matthew W. Gilmour
Susy Hota
Jennie Johnstone
Robert Kozak
Christian Lavallée
Lisa Li
Christopher Lowe
Muhammad Morshed
Conar O’Neil
David Patrick
Michael Payne
Peter Pieroni
Susan Poutanen
Earl Rubin
Joanne Salmon
Yoko Schreiber
Prameet M. Sheth

Sponsorship CommitteeCo-Chairs
Jeff Fuller
Shariq Haider

Committee Members
Steven J. Drews
Romina Reyes
Daniel Smyth
Don Vinh
Deborah Yamamura



Association des médecins microbiologistes infectiologues du Québec (AMMIQ)
British Columbia Association of Medical Microbiologists (BCAMM)
Canadian Association for HIV Research (CAHR)
Canadian College of Microbiologists (CCM)
Canadian Critical Care-Infectious Diseases Network (CCCIDN)
Canadian Foundation for Infectious Diseases (CFID)
Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science (CSMLS)
Canadian Thoracic Society (CTS)
Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) Canada
Pan American Society of Clinical Virology (PASCV)