Canadian Association for Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases

2023 AMMI Canada-CACMID Annual Conference

2023 Conference Sponsors

We are very grateful for the support from our industry partners, and we are pleased to acknowledge that all of our sponsorship opportunities have been fulfilled. Please direct all future sponsorship inquiries to

Thank you to all delegates, sponsors and exhibitors who participated in the 2023 AMMI Canada – CACMID Annual Conference. The conference was a great success.

Dr Bugs Escape Room was a new addition to the conference. We had 18 team participates. The fastest to escape in a time of 22:54 was the “Gorgus Group”.  The “Mac Microbes” were a close second finishing with a time of 23:55. Honourable mention goes to the “McMasters” who finished in 31:10.

The team that won the Gamemasters Certificate of Achievement was the “Nerd Herd” for being the most collaborative group of all the teams. Honourable mention goes to the “NMLs” for being the most resourceful team. CLICK HERE to view all the team photos.

The conference also gave us an opportunity to recognize excellence in our community. See below for all the award recipients.



Tuesday March 28

Wednesday March 29

Thursday March 30

Friday March 31


Session recordings have been uploaded to the conference virtual platformNote: Only presentations that were approved by the speakers to have recorded are available. The platform, including all the posters and session recordings, will remain open until May 31, 2023. The platform is not open access, only participants who registered and paid to attend the conference have access to the virtual platform.

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2019 AMMI Canada Lifetime Achievement Award
Dr. Jay Keystone

2022 AMMI Canada Lifetime Achievement Award
Dr. Sharon Walmsley

2022 AMMI Canada Distinguished Service Award
Dr. Andrew Simor

2022 AMMI Canada New Investigator Award
Dr. Anthony Bai

2023 John G. FitzGerald – CACMID Outstanding Microbiologist Award
Dr. Lori Burrows

2023 Michael R. Mulvey Studentship Award
Dr. Domenica De Luca

2023 CACMID Student Poster Award
Emma Finlayson-Trick
“Effects of oral iron supplementation on gut bacterial composition in Cambodian women of reproductive age: A randomized controlled trial”

2023 CACMID President’s Student Poster Award
Elizabeth Simms
“Cases of PCR-Positive Blood for Anaplasma phagocytophilum in Nova Scotia: A Review from May – September 2022”

2023 CACMID Technologist: Clinical Research Scientist Poster Award
Christine Lukac
“Hospitalizations for acute respiratory diseases among children before and during the COVID-19 pandemic”

2023 CACMID Student Oral Abstract Award
Ariana Saatchi
“Retrospective cohort analysis of appropriate antibiotic use for community-acquired pneumonia in Canadian older adults”

2023 CFID Dr. John M. Embil Mentorship Award in Infectious Diseases
Dr. Nick Daneman

2023 CCM Distinguished Microbiologists Award
Dr. Linda Chui

2023 CCM Student Poster Award
Brody Duncan

2023 CCM Dr. Kenneth Rozee Memorial Student Poster Award
Yerin (Rina) Lee

2023 PICNIC Dr. Susan King Paediatric Abstract Award
Elisabeth Mercier

Award recipients not present

2022 AMMI Canada Trainee Research Award
Dr. Jordan Mah
For his manuscript entitled “Microbiological Characterization of Actinotignum schaalii Strains Causing Invasive Infections during a Multiyear Period in a Large Canadian Health Care Region”.

2023 AMMI Canada Student Poster Award
Adam Komorowski
For his poster titled: “Methodological and reporting quality of non-inferiority randomised controlled trials comparing antiretroviral therapies: A systematic review”.

2023 CFID Verity Pharma Resident Travel Award in Infectious Diseases
Shealynn Carpenter

For her project titled “The period prevalence of a beta-lactam allergy label in patients prescribed carbapenems: A retrospective cohort study”.

2023 Canadian Foundation for Infectious Diseases (CFID) Summer Student Research Program Award
Justine Beghin

For her project titled “Targeting Hepatitis B Virus by pretending to be Hepatitis D Virus”, under the supervision of Dr. Vanessa Meier-Stephenson.

2022 JAMMI Trainee Published Manuscript Award
Dr. Suefay Liu
For her manuscript entitled “Epidemiology and associated risk factors for candidemia in a Canadian tertiary pediatric hospital:an11-year review”

2023 Award for Leadership in Syndromic Infectious Disease Testing Award sponsored by Biomerieux
Dr. Charlene Ranadheera
For her study titled “A four specimen-pooling scheme reliably detects SARS-CoV-2 and influenza viruses using the BioFire FilmArray Respiratory Panel 2.1.”.

2023 NCCID – CFID Infectious Diseases Knowledge Translation Award
Monika Kowatsch

For her project titled “Drawing back the curtain on basic science: community engagement in Canada and Kenya”, under the supervision of Dr. Keith Fowke.


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