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Abstract Submission Now Open!

Submission deadline is Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Abstract Instructions

Call for Abstracts

Clinical Vignettes : If you have an interesting and thought provoking case we want to hear about it! The interactive session walks the audience through each scenario and encourages audience participation. Your case should include one or more teaching points to be the ideal case for this popular session. Do not submit through the abstract submission site. Send your case to

Submission deadline is Sunday, December 1, 2019.


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The early bird registration deadline: March 16, 2020

*Payment must be received before the early bird fee cut-off date of March 16, 2020.
** A letter of attestation from the teaching institution indicating the registrant is enrolled in a full-time program must accompany the registration.


Submission Deadline: Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Abstract Instructions

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. Abstracts will be judged on scientific content, interest, and relevance to infectious diseases and microbiology. The annual conference accommodates a fixed number of oral presentations and a limited number of posters.

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

Awards Competition for STUDENTS/TRAINEES: If you are a STUDENT/TRAINEE and wish to submit an abstract for award consideration, you must be in training or have completed your training less than nine (9) months before the start of the annual conference. ONLY ONE ABSTRACT PER STUDENT/TRAINEE MAY BE SUBMITTED FOR THE AWARDS COMPETITION. THE PRESENTING AUTHOUR MUST BE A STUDENT/ TRAINEE

Please refer to the Sample Abstract on page 12 of the Call for Abstracts.

Submit an Abstract

Clinical Vignettes

Submission Deadline: Sunday, December 1, 2019

Do you have a cool and/or fascinating case to share?

We are looking for challenging and head-scratching cases, with a clear teaching point or two, for presentation during this popular interactive session. The audience, using an audience response system, will work through the case and attempt to solve it in the best tradition of famous sleuths like Sherlock Holmes and Hercule Poirot.

Please consider submitting your most interesting clinical and laboratory cases for consideration by sending a brief outline of the case including: clinical presentation, investigations, diagnosis and treatment, and a short discussion on the instructive value of the case (about 200 words). Clearly identify the take-home message that you would like your case to illustrate. Please include two multiple-choice questions that would be suitable for the “clicker” audience response system. We like a variety of cases; they can be lengthy and complicated or quick and simple – you decide what you think might be of interest and of educational value for the audience. The audience consists of clinicians and laboratorians at all stages in their careers, as such the ideal cases provide a basis for a vigorous discussion on many relevant aspects.

If your case is selected, we will work with you to prepare slides for presentation at the meeting. Your final slide presentation of the case will include a description of the clinical presentation, investigations and management, as well as the interactive audience questions. Selected presenters will also have the opportunity for their clinical vignettes to be published in the official Journal of the Association of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Disease Canada (JAMMI) following the conference.

 Cases will be adjudicated based on:

  • purpose (how representative and relevant the topic is to the audience)
  • format (progressive disclosure of case)
  • novelty of case (potential for interesting learning points for the audience)
  • quality of writing of submitted abstract (style points)

You will be notified on or around December 16, 2019 whether your case has been selected. You can expect to be involved in presenting and discussing the case during the clinical vignette’s session, Saturday, May 2, 2020.

Those cases not selected for presentation as a clinical vignette will be considered for poster presentation as a case report.

Submission Deadline December 1, 2019.

DO NOT submit the cases through the regular abstract submission process.Cases must be submitted by email to

Sponsors & Exhibitors

The Exhibit hall will be returning to the Grand Ballroom at the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre on Thursday April 30 and Friday May 1, 2020.

Exhibitor Prospectus

Exhibit Hall FLOORPLAN– First round of booth assignments Monday- January 27, 2020

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Sponsorship Prospectus Coming Soon! 

For information on sponsorship or to share an idea of how you would like to participate in the annual conference, please contact Riccarda Galioto at

Collaborating Societies

Association des médecins microbiologistes infectiologues du Québec (AMMIQ)
Association des microbiologistes du Québec (AMQ)
British Columbia Association of Medical Microbiologists (BCAMM)
Canadian Association for HIV Research (CAHR)
Canadian Association for Immunization Research, Evaluaton and Education (CAIRE)
Canadian College of Microbiologists (CCM)
Canadian Foundation for Infectious Diseases (CFID)
Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science (CSMLS)
Canadian Thoracic Society (CTS)
Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) Canada
Infectious Disease Society of America (IDSA)
Pan American Society for Clinical Virology (Clearwater)
Society of Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA)

Planning Committees

Central Planning Committee (CPC)

Carmen L. Charlton
Todd F. Hatchette

Scientific Planning Committee Co-Chairs
Isabelle Chiu
Christine Turenne
Susan Poutanen

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)

Isabelle Chiu
Christine Turenne
Susan Poutanen

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

Sponsorship Committee

Jeff Fuller
Shariq Haider