The AMMI Canada – CACMID Annual Conference provides an interactive venue where experts in the fields of diagnostic microbiology, antimicrobial stewardship, infectious diseases, infection prevention and control, and public health meet. The conference attracts attendees from across Canada and internationally. As in previous years, the 2021 conference will provide updates on a variety of topics to a diverse audience of clinicians, microbiologists, laboratory technologists, public health professionals, infection prevention and control practitioners, students and residents. The one difference this year is that the full conference will be virtual given COVID-19.

In addition to the pre-meeting Trainees’ Day, the program will offer plenary sessions, state of the art clinical lectures, integrated symposia, short oral presentations, poster presentations and workshops. The Interactive Clinical Vignettes and the Incubator will be on hiatus in 2021 and will return in 2022. The 2021 meeting will be a chance for attendees to showcase their research as well as get up to speed with the latest in the areas of microbiology, infection control, adult and paediatric infectious diseases and related subjects. Dynamic expert speakers will be invited from across North America to ensure another exciting meeting. 

In addition to the scientific component, the meeting will provide ample opportunity for attendees to network, exchange ideas, and reconnect with colleagues all within the comfort of your own home or office!

The AMMI Canada-CACMID Annual Conference will be taking place in 2021 virtually April 25 to 30. Using the latest virtual conference technology, we will be bringing the education and networking to you.

We look forward to “seeing” you in the Spring!


Full Rate (after April 5, 2021)
Member             $475
Non-Member                $675
Student Member **       $100
Student Non-Member** $100

Please note all Prices are in Canadian dollars and All Taxes will be added to base registration fee based on the location of the registrant.

**Student Rates: In order to benefit from student rates, a letter of attestation from the teaching institution indicating that the registrant is enrolled in a full-time program must accompany the registration. Please send the letter by email to

Payment Policy

Conference registrations are not considered confirmed until full payment is received. All conference registration fees must be paid prior to commencement of the AMMI Canada – CACMID Annual Conference 2021 (April 25, 2021). This includes payment for all optional events.

Cancellation and Reimbursement Policy

Cancellation request must be submitted in writing. Those received on or before April 5, 2021 – 100% refund (less $50 administration fee); those received on or before April 19, 2021 – 50% refund (less $50 administration fee); those received after April 19, 2021, cannot be refunded. Registrations may be transferred at any time without penalty. 

Program at a Glance and Final Program

Planning Committees

Central Planning Committee (CPC)

Tanis Dingle
Sarah Forgie

Scientific Planning Committee Co-Chairs
Christine Turenne
Susan Poutanen
Robert Kozak

Carmen L. Charlton
Andrew Simor

Sponsorship Committee Co-Chairs
Jeff Fuller
Shariq Haider

Abstract Co-Chairs
Christian Lavallée
Christopher Lowe

Committee Members
Agatha Jassem
Todd Hatchette
Deborah Yamamura

Scientific Planning Committee (SPC)

Christine Turenne
Susan Poutanen
Robert Kozak

Committee Members
Agatha Jassem
William Connors
Esther Nagai
Melanie Di Quinzio
Samir Patel
Ramzi Fattouh
Vanessa Tran
Valentina Russell
Jennie Johnstone
Danielle Brabant-Kirwan
Christian Lavallée
Farhan Khan
Christopher Lowe
David Patrick
Peter Pieroni
Earl Rubin
Joanne Salmon
Yoko Schreiber
Prameet M. Sheth
Kathy Malejczyk
Glenn Patriquin
Marthe Charles
Philippe Lagacé-Wiens
Catherine Hogan

Sponsorship Committee

Jeff Fuller
Shariq Haider

Committee Members
Dwight Ferris
Don Vinh
Titus Wong
Deborah Yamamura

Collaborating Societies

Associations des médecins microbiologists infectiologues du Québec (AMMIQ)
– Symposium semi-annuel 2021 ( January 27th 2021)

Associations des microbiologiests du Québec (AMQ)

British Columbia Association of Medical Microbiologists (BCAMM)

Canadian Association for HIV Research (CAHR)
– CAHR 2021 (May 5th – 7th 2021)

Canadian College of Microbiologists (CCM) 

Canadian Foundation Infectious Diseases (CFID) Canadian

Society of Hospital Pharmacists (CSHP)
– Together Conference: (March 20th – 27th 2021)

Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science (CSMLS)
– Beyond Phlebotomy Virtual Symposium (March 23rd – 24th 2021)

Canadian Thoracic Society (CTS)
– Canadian Respiratory Conference (April 8th – 10th 2021)

Critical Care – Infectious Diseases Network (CCIDN)

European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID)

Updated on April 24, 2021