The 2015 CACMID-AMMI Canada Annual Conference will be held in lovely Charlottetown, PEI!!


Updated: Select Presentations and Poster Award Winners

Final Program

2015 Final AMMI Canada-CACMID Scientific Program (PDF Download; 4.3MB; updated April 17)

AMMI Canada – CACMID Annual Conference – Abstracts in Pulsus (PDF Download; 1MB)

Technologist Education Grant Application Form (PDF Download; 319KB)

Oral Presentation Instructions and Assignment List (PDF Download; 1MB; UPDATED April 9th)

Poster Instructions and Assignment List (PDF Download; 1MB; UPDATED April 9th)

Integrated Symposium – Merck – Invasive Fungal Infections (PDF Download; 1MB)

Workshop – Bristol-Myers Squibb – HCV Genotype 3 (PDF Download; 150KB)

Workshop – Gilead – HCV Treatment (PDF Download; 0.4MB)

Workshop Sunovion – Time to Replace Vancomycin? (PDF Download; 0.4MB)

CFID Bug Run (PDF Download; 200KB)

Hotel Information

The Hotel Room Blocks are full at both the Delta Prince Edward and Holman Grand. There are other hotels, inns and bed and breakfasts in the downtown area within walking distance of the Convention Centre:

NOTE: The AMMI Canada – CACMID Annual Conference has made no arrangements with or reserved rooms at any these properties.

Another important note:  It has come to our attention that housing agencies are presenting themselves as hotel booking agents from the AMMI Canada – CACMID Annual Conference and contacting delegates and exhibitors to solicit hotel reservations.

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

Registration Fees

Registration is now open! (click to register)

Alternatively, you can fill in the registration form (Fillable PDF) and return it to the AMMI Canada office.

Early Bird(up to March 2) Full fee
Full Conference Daily Full Conference Daily
Member $400 $250 $500 $300
Non-Member $500 $300 $600 $350
Student* $175 $75 $225 $75

* Payment must be received before the early bird fee cut-off date of March 2, 2015.

Registration Inquiries

For registration inquiries, contact Unconventional Planning at:

Tel.: (613) 721-7061 or (888) 625-8455 (North America Only)
Fax: (613) 721-3581

Program at a Glance

Wednesday April 15

  • CCM Workshop: Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers and Other Emerging Viruses – The impact on laboratory testing (PDF Download)
    Speakers: see PDF
  • Trainees’ Day
    • How to Teach
      Speaker: Sarah Forgie
    • Contract Negotiations
      Speakers: Susan Richardson, Alexander Wong
    • Human Resource Management
      Speaker: Cheryl Main
    • Mentorship
      Speakers: Christopher Lowe and Penny Barnes

Thursday April 16

  • Workshop
  • Plenary: Difficult to Treat Organisms
    • The CDC big three; challenges from the laboratory perspective
      Speaker: Todd Hatchette
    • Keystone isn’t the only challenging pipeline: Antimicrobials for DTOs
      Speaker: Gerald Evans
    • Good Kindergarten Lessons Gone Bad: Stop Sharing Now!
      Speaker: Mark Joffe
  • AMMI Canada – Special Lecture: Ebola – Vaccine and Antivirals / Front Line Panel Discussion
    Speakers: Adrienne Chan, TBD

Friday April 17

  • Workshop
  • Plenary: Device Related Infections
    • SHAKE’N BAKE – What’s New in the Diagnosis of Device-Associated Infection?
      Speaker: Robin Patel
    • Treating device-associated infections: You’ve got to know when to hold ‘em, and know when to fold ‘em
      Speaker: Stuart Rosser
    • Prevention Strategies for Device Related Infections
      Speaker: John Conly
    • Panel Discussion
      Speakers: Robin Patel, Stuart Rosser, John Conly
  • State of the Art Clinical Lecture: Appropriate Laboratory Utilization
    Speaker: Chris Naugler

Saturday April 18

  • Workshop
  • Plenary: HCV Elimination: Data, Dogma, and Dollars
    • Data: Using Surveillance and Molecular Epidemiology to Support HCV Elimination
      Speaker: Mel Krajden
    • Dogma: HCV Elimination in the Era of Direct Acting Interferon-Free Agents
      Speaker: Lisa Barrett
    • Dollars:  Curing HCV-Pay Now or Pay Later?
      Speaker: Daniel Smyth
    • Panel Discussion
      Speakers: Mel Krajden, Lisa Barrett, Daniel Smyth, Todd Hatchette
  • State of the Art Clinical Lecture: Anti-vaccine Movement
    Speaker: Noni MacDonald

Event Mobi

The Event Mobi app returns for the AMMI Canada – CACMID Annual Conference 2015! View the Event Mobi app online or scan the QR code:


For easier access in the future, simply add the bookmark to your phone’s home screen or bookmark the link. Don’t forget: you can access Event Mobi on ANY device, such as phones, tablets, or desktop computers.

Want to learn more? Read out the how-to guide (PDF Download) or watch out the how-to video.


For 2015, we are pleased once again to offer our sponsors a menu of marketing options from which to build a sponsorship that will be successful in maximizing visibility at the conference. We are prepared to work with together with our sponsors to achieve their desired goals as a sponsor of the AMMI Canada – CACMID Annual Conference. Please contact Riccarda Galioto at or by telephone at 613-260-3233 ext 102 for more information.

• Sponsor Letter (PDF Download; 358 KB)

• Sponsorship Prospectus (PDF Download; 1.6 MB)


Planning Committees

Central Planning Committee


  • Jeff Fuller, President, CPC Co-Chair
  • Heather Adam, Past-President
  • Jessica Minion, Vice-President, Scientific Planning Committee Co-Chair
  • Matthew Gilmour, Co-Treasurer
  • Paul Levett, Meeting Secretary, Abstract Chair
  • Patricia Simner, Sponsorship Committee Co-Chair

AMMI Canada

  • Daniel B. Gregson, President, CPC Co-Chair
  • Caroline Quach, President-Elect
  • A. Mark Joffe, Past-President
  • Isabelle Chiu, Scientific Planning Committee Co-Chair
  • Shariq Haider, Sponsorship Committee Co-Chair
  • Mel Krajden, Co-Treasurer

Scientific Planning Committee


  • Jessica Minion, Co-Chair
  • Vanessa Allen
  • Meghan Dey
  • Michael Drebot
  • Greg German
  • Matthew Gilmour
  • Paul Levett
  • Christine Turenne
  • Titus Wong

AMMI Canada

  • Isabelle Chiu, Co-Chair
  • Edith Blondel-Hill
  • Peter Daley
  • Gerald Evans
  • Sarah Forgie
  • Todd Hatchette
  • Matthew Oughton
  • David Patrick
  • Susan Poutanen
  • Cécile Tremblay
  • Duncan Webster
  • Diana Whellams




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Collaborating Societies

Deadlines (all have passed, retained as an FYI)

  • Preliminary Program available: Early January
  • Abstract submissions: Monday January 12, 2015
  • Innovation Academy: Monday January 12, 2015
  • John G. FitzGerald CACMID Award Nominations: January 31, 2015
  • Abstract Acceptance communicated by email: on or around February 13, 2015
  • Early bird registration: Monday March 2, 2015
  • Conference Hotel Room Rate Expiration: Monday, March 9, 2015



Updated on January 2, 2020