1 Preliminary Program Programme préliminaire Book before March 7, 2011 and SAVE on the full conference registration Inscrivez-vous pour la conférence avant le 7 mars 2011 et ÉCONOMISER AMMI Canada CACMID Annual Conference Conférence annuelle April 7 9 avril, 2011 Le Westin Montréal Where Canada s experts in clinical microbiology and infectious diseases meet Point de rencontre des experts canadiens en microbiologie médicale et infectiologie Association of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Disease Canada Association pour la microbiologie médicale et l infectiologie Canada and/et Canadian Association for Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases Association canadienne de microbiologie clinique et des maladies infectieuses $100 rebate With a reservation number from Le Westin Montréal See page 16 This educational event is approved as an Accredited Group Learning Activity; section 1 as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada. 100 $ rabais Avec le numéro de réservation de l hôtel Le Westin Montréal Voir la page 16 Cette activité est une activité de formation collective agréée aux termes de la section 1 du programme de Maintien du certificat du Collège royal des médecins et chirurgiens du Canada.
2 2 Better than Spring Time in Paris! On behalf of AMMI Canada and CACMID, we take this opportunity to invite you to join us in Montréal from April 7 th to 9 th for our annual conference. The Annual AMMI Canada - CACMID Conference is proving to be THE Canadian meeting for physicians, microbiologists, researchers, laboratory technologists, and students working in the areas of infectious diseases and medical microbiology.the joint Scientific Planning Committee has created a fresh and unique program that will build on the success of previous conferences. There will be plenary sessions, integrated symposia, oral presentations, poster sessions, exhibits, clinical vignettes, a trainees day, CCM Workshop, QM Seminar and a special lecture. In addition, the Conference will host the many meetings of our associated organizations. You are about to experience a city whose passion, joie de vivre and rich cultural heritage are legendary. Montréal features modern facilities and attractions against a backdrop of European history and charm: it s a taste of Europe right here in Canada. The AMMI Canada CACMID Annual Conference 2011 in Montréal will provide you with the latest information in the fields of Infectious Diseases and Microbiology. Furthermore, it will provide opportunities to reconnect with old friends and colleagues, and meet new ones. What better place to share stories and experiences than a bistro in Old Montréal. We look forward to seeing you in Montréal! Lynn Johnston President, AMMI Canada Gregory Tyrrell President, CACMID A Special Invitation Une invitation spéciale Encore meilleur que le printemps à Paris! Au nom de l AMMI Canada et de CACMID, nous vous invitons cordialement à vous joindre à nous à Montréal du 7 au 9 avril pour notre conférence annuelle. La conférence annuelle de l AMMI Canada CACMID se taille une place comme étant LA réunion canadienne pour médecins, microbiologistes, chercheurs, technologistes médicaux, et étudiants dans les domaines des maladies infectieuses et de la microbiologie médicale. Le Comité joint scientifique a créé un programme unique et plein de nouveautés qui sera bâti sur les succès des conférences précédentes. Il y aura des plénières, colloques intégrés, présentations orales, présentations d affiches, expositions, vignettes cliniques, une journée des stagiaires, un atelier CCM, un séminaire QM, et une présentation spéciale. De plus, la Conférence facilitera la tenue de plusieurs réunions de nos organisations associées. Vous allez faire l expérience d une ville dont la passion, la joie de vivre, et le riche héritage culturel sont légendaires. Montréal jouit d installations et d attraits modernes sur une toile de fond colorée d histoire et d un charme européen : Un petit goût de l Europe au cœur du Canada, quoi! La Conférence annuelle 2011 de l AMMI Canada CACMID à Montréal vous fournira les mises à jour les plus récentes dans le domaine des maladies infectieuses et de la microbiologie. De plus, elle fournira maintes opportunités de renouer les liens avec de bons amis et d anciens collègues, ainsi que de forger de nouveaux liens. Quel meilleur endroit pour partager vos histoires et expériences que dans un bistro du Vieux Montréal? Au plaisir de vous voir à Montréal! Lynn Johnston Présidente de l AMMI Canada Gregory Tyrrell Président de CACMID photo: Comstock Images
3 Objectives 3 The 2011 Annual Conference is designed to address the broad needs of health care professionals specializing in the areas of clinical and medical microbiology and infectious diseases: laboratory, clinical (adult and paediatric), public health and infection prevention and control issues. The program includes a selection of symposia, plenary sessions, state of the art clinical lectures, clinical vignettes and presentations, both in short oral and poster formats. These formats will allow ample time for presentation of innovative scientific research with practical applications on contemporary issues. The presenters include world-renowned experts, microbiologists and infectious diseases specialists across Canada, students/trainees, and laboratory technologists. In addition, this year s conference will provide opportunities to network and share current information and ideas. It is where Canada s experts in clinical microbiology and infectious diseases meet. The 2011 Annual Conference offers an educational forum that will address: New findings from basic research in clinical microbiology; Updates on diagnostics and therapeutics; The most recent trends in prevention and control of infections; New findings on pathogenesis and epidemiology of established and newly recognized microbes; Analysis of increasing antimicrobial resistance in diverse pathogens; The public health impact of infectious diseases. Collaborating Societies Alberta Society for Infectious Diseases (ASID) 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 Society for Medical Laboratory Science (CSMLS) Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists (CSHP) Canadian Society of Microbiologists (CSM) Community & Hospital Infection Control Association - Canada (CHICA-Canada) Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) Pan American Society for Clinical Virology Internet Café 3rd Floor Thursday April 7 to Saturday April 9 Sponsored by Abbott Society of Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA)
4 4 Association, Committee & Other Group Meetings Central Planning Committee (CPC) Comité de planification Lynn Johnston President CPC Co-Chair Mark Joffe President Elect Kevin Forward Scientific Planning Committee Co-Chair Gerald Evans Past President Coleman Rotstein Sponsorship Committee Co-Chair Mel Krajden Co-Treasurer Brett Filson Executive Director Riccarda Galioto Meeting Planner Gregory Tyrrell President CPC Co-Chair Heather Adam Vice President Scientific Planning Committee Co-Chair Karam Ramotar Past President Julie Carson Sponsorship Committee Co-Chair Matthew Gilmour Co-Treasurer Tim Karnauchow Meeting Secretary Abstract Chair Our partners are encouraged to use our conference to hold a meeting. Logistics can be arranged by the Administrative Secretariat at or by calling ext 102. Wednesday April AMMI Canada Council Meeting CCM Board Meeting AMMI Canada Associate Committee Meeting CACMID Board Meeting Thursday April AMMI Canada Annual General Meeting and Sections Meeting Royal College Specialty Committee in Medical Microbiology Meeting Friday April CACMID AGM CCM Annual General Meeting Royal College Specialty Committee in Infectious Diseases Meeting Scientific Planning Committee (SPC) Comité scientifique AMMI Canada Kevin Forward, Co-Chair Vikas Chaubey Isabelle Chiu Gerald Evans Sarah Forgie Todd Hatchette Mark Joffe Matthew Oughton David Patrick Susan Poutanen CACMID Heather Adam, Co-Chair Julie Carson Suzanne E. Dale Matthew Gilmour Jonathan Gubbay Linda Hoang Tim Karnauchow Duncan Webster
5 Program at a Glance 5 Wednesday, April 6 AMMI Canada Council Meeting Trainees Day CCM Workshop CCM Board Meeting QM Seminar CACMID Board Meeting Thursday, April 7 Registration Internet Café AMMI Canada AGM and Sections Meeting Plenary Exhibit Hall Poster Presentations Royal College Specialty Committee in Medical Microbiology Meeting Integrated Symposium Pfizer (Infectious Diseases) State of the Art Clinical Lecture Oral Presentations Welcome Reception Friday, April 8 Registration Internet Café CACMID AGM Plenary CCM AGM Exhibit Hall Poster Presentations Royal College Specialty Committee in Infectious Diseases Meeting Integrated Symposium (Novartis) State of the Art Clinical Lecture Oral Presentations Integrated Symposium Pfizer (Vaccines) Saturday, April 9 Registration Internet Café Plenary Integrated Symposium (Merck) Oral Presentations State of the Art Clinical Lecture Special Lecture / Awards Presentations / Clinical Vignettes Closing Dinner For additional information, contact: Riccarda Galioto Tel.: (613) ext 102 Fax: (613) photo: Medioimages/Photodisc Deadlines Abstract Acceptance communicated by on or around February 21, 2011 Early Bird Registration March 7, 2011 Are you a member? To join AMMI Canada please contact: Sarah Forgie, Secretary c/o Kimberley Wannamaker, Membership Coordinator Elgin Street Ottawa, ON K2P 1M3 Tel: (toll free) (613) ext 103 Fax: (613) For more information on AMMI Canada visit: To join CACMID please contact: Matthew W. Gilmour, Secretary Treasurer Chief, Enteric Diseases, National Microbiology Laboratory Public Health Agency of Canada 1015 Arlington Street Winnipeg, MB R3E 2R2 Tel: (204) Fax: (204) For more information on CACMID visit:
6 6 Student / Trainee Awards Competition Concours de bourses étudiant(e)s/stagiaires AMMI Canada, CACMID and CCM Student / Trainee Awards Competition Awards will be presented to the four (4) best poster presentations by a student / trainee attending the annual conference. The Association for Medical Microbiology and Infectious Disease (AMMI) Canada, the Canadian Association for Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (CACMID), and the Canadian College of Microbiologists (CCM) are each sponsoring an award. CCM is presenting a second award in environmental microbiology. Each award consists of $800 and an engraved plaque. The abstracts will be evaluated on the quality of the poster presentation, the delivery of the student / trainee s presentation to the committee members, and responses to relevant questions about the material presented. Eligibility Students and trainees are eligible for an award. Students / trainees must be in training or have completed their training less than nine (9) months before the annual conference. Candidates are required to have significantly contributed to the investigation and must present the work. Work relevant to all aspects of medical microbiology and infectious diseases will be considered. Only one prize will be awarded per student / trainee who must also be the first author of the abstract. ONLY ONE ABSTRACT PER STUDENT/TRAINEE MAY BE SUBMITTED FOR THIS COMPETITION. AMMI Canada, CACMID et CCM concours de Bourses étudiant(e)s / stagiaires Les bourses seront remises aux quatre (4) meilleures affiches scientifiques présentées par des étudiant(e)s / stagiaires. L Association canadienne de microbiologie médicale et maladies infectieuses (AMMI) Canada, l Association canadienne de microbiologie clinique et des maladies infectieuses (CACMID), et le Collège canadien des microbiologistes (CCM) commanditeront chacun une bourse. Une deuxième bourse (microbiologie environnementale) sera également offerte par le CCM. Chaque bourse est composée d une somme d argent de 800 $ et d une plaque commémorative. Les abrégés seront évalués selon la qualité de la présentation de l affiche et de l aptitude de l étudiant(e) / stagiaire à présenter leur affiche aux membres du comité et à répondre aux questions relevant de leur affiche. Admissibilité Les travaux des étudiant(e)s / stagiaires sont admissibles pour les bourses étudiant(e)s / stagiaires. Les étudiant(e)s / stagiaires doivent être en formation ou avoir complété leur formation moins de neuf (9) mois avant la Conférence annuelle. Les candidats doivent avoir contribué de manière significative à l investigation et ils doivent présenter le travail. Les travaux relevant de tous les aspects de la microbiologie clinique ou de l infectiologie seront considérés. Seulement un prix sera remis par étudiant(e) / stagiaire qui doit être obligatoirement le premier auteur de l abrégé. SEULEMENT UN ABRÉGÉ PAR ÉTUDIANT(E) / STAGIAIRE PEUT ÊTRE SOUMIS POUR CE CONCOURS. Student / trainee awards participation form Formulaire de participation pour les bourses étudiant(e)s / stagiaires Please complete this form and fax to the attention of the Conference Secretariat: (613) S il vous plait, compléter ce formulaire et télécopier à l attention du Secrétariat de la conférence: (613) Name of student / trainee / Nom de l étudiant(e)s / stagiaires: Title of abstract / Titre de l abrégé: I attest that this applicant for a Student / Trainee Award is a bona fide student / trainee under my supervision. J atteste que ce candidat pour une bourse étudiant(e) / stagiaire est un(e) étudiant(e) / stagiaire sous ma supervision. Signature of supervisor / Signature du superviseur:
7 Montréal 7 Only in Montréal does a simple stroll seem like time travel: you go back in time or leap to the future with every step. With memories of New France swirling amongst ultramodern construction, it s no wonder that Montréal was the first North American city to be named a UNESCO City of Design (2006). photo: Photos.com Relive the romance of days gone by amidst Old Montréal s cobblestone streets and 18th- and 19th-century stone buildings, taking time to gaze in awe at Notre-Dame Basilica. Amble towards the present through Montréal s new jewel of urban design the Quartier International and beyond to experience the downtown s eclectic mix of old and new: striking skyscrapers, heritage buildings, sleek cafés, designer boutiques and art galleries plus architectural innovations such as Place Ville-Marie and the Underground Pedestrian Network set the scene for Montréal s cosmopolitan vibe. The futuristic constructions such as Expo 67 s geodesic Biosphère, the Casino de Montréal, Habitat 67 s building-block apartments and the Olympic Stadium are all testament to Montréal s avant-garde vision. Mount Royal, with its stately greystone buildings and Victorianstyle mansions stands tall, while St. Joseph s Oratory watches over the city from its imposing perch. Finally, Montréal s neighbourhoods. Its signature wrought-iron staircases, the plexes of many configurations (du, tri, four and five), plus the cultural touches of its diverse communities, reveal the true nature of this tremendous city. Welcome Reception Date: Thursday, April 7 Time: Location: Exhibit Hall 8 th Floor Le Westin Montréal photo: Le Westin Montréal
8 8 Integrated Symposia co-developed with AMMI Canada Thursday April 7, Fortifications Ballroom 9 th Floor Hosted by Pfizer (Infectious Diseases) Friday April 8, Fortifications Ballroom 9 th Floor Hosted by Novartis CCM Workshop Wednesday, April 6, 2011 Le Westin Montréal Time: Breakfast Title: Breakpoint - Counterpoint. Defining a Canadian Perspective Chair: Jeff Fuller Cost: $70 plus 5% GST 1) To review and debate the approach to susceptibility breakpoint assignment. 2) To discuss the utility and development of a national consensus on antimicrobial susceptibility reporting in Canada. Robert Rennie Alphabet soup MIC, ECV, PKPD, and RCT Gunnar Kahlmeter The EUCAST Perspective L. Barth Reller The CLSI Perspective Panel Discussion with the Audience Participants will receive a statement for four CEU in Continuing Professional Development (Category 1, Accredited Group Interactive Learning Activities). Information on the requirements for membership in the Canadian College of Microbiologists is available at Sponsors: Abbott Affinity Diagnostics Alere Astellas biomerieux Merck Oxoid Pfizer Sepracor The CCM Workshop and QM Seminar are the perfect complements to the AMMI Canada CACMID Annual Conference. Both are optional and open to everyone interested, even if they are not attending the conference. Friday April 8, Fortifications Ballroom 9 th Floor Hosted by Pfizer (Vaccines) Saturday April 9, Fortifications Ballroom 9 th Floor Hosted by Merck Quality Management (QM) Seminar Wednesday, April 6, 2011 Le Westin Montréal Time: Cost: $80 plus 5% GST Communicating Quality Improving Quality in the modern laboratory requires engagement and conversation. The seminar will address the spectrum of communication through daily awareness, newsletters, websites, blogs, and courses. All are important because they promote discussion, and provoke thought and action. Michael Noble (Program Office for Laboratory Quality Management University of British Columbia) Connecting the communications dots Julie Coffey (Quality Management Program Laboratory Services, ON) Quality Education Robert Michel (Dark Report, San Antonio Texas) Developing the international Quality megacenter Sara Garcha (Fraser Heath Authority, BC) Impact of Culture on Quality and Communication This seminar is a must see for anyone charged with developing and promoting a quality system in their own laboratory, or as is happening more and more, a network of laboratory sites. To register for these activities please visit either or and follow the directions to the annual conference sections online registration form or fill in the hard copy form found on pages 18 and 19.
9 Educational Program 9 Wednesday April CCM Workshop: Breakpoint Counterpoint. Defining a Canadian Perspective Breakfast AMMI Canada Council Meeting Breakfast TRAINEES DAY Welcome Lynn Johnston (Halifax, NS) What can AMMI Canada do for you? Vikas Chaubey (Calgary, AB) BREAK Diagnostic Research Madhukar Pai (Montréal, QC) LUNCH Community Practice vs Academic Practice Neil Rau (Oakville, ON) Additional Speakers to be announced Roundtable discussion Accreditation CME Credits A. For specialists certified with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) This education event is approved as an Accredited Group Learning Activity; section 1 as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. B. For specialists certified with the American Medical Association (AMA) Through an agreement between the American Medical Association and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada the Association of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Disease (AMMI) Canada designated this live educational activity, the AMMI Canada CACMID Annual Conference 2011, for AMA PRA category 1 credit(s). Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Please indicate your AMA ID number when registering Contract Negotiations & How to Market Yourself William Ciccotelli (Hamilton, ON) Matthew Oughton (Montréal, QC) Additional Speakers to be announced Roundtable discussion The Pharmaceutical Industry and Physicians Gerald Evans (Kingston, ON) Additional Speakers to be announced Discussion Quality Management (QM) Seminar Communicating Quality CCM Board Meeting AMMI Canada Associate Committee Meeting CACMID Board Meeting C. For Fellows and Specialists of the Canadian College of Microbiology and Diplomats of the American Board of Medical Microbiology The Canadian College of Microbiology accredits the AMMI Canada - CACMID annual conference for CE credits. Certificates of continuing education activity are available through the CCM for documentation of attendance and maintenance of certification. A 1 hour educational activity is equivalent to 1 CE credit. Program evaluation forms and record of CE activity can be obtained and returned, once completed, at the conference registration desk or through the CCM web site (http://www.ccm.ca) following the conference. Workshops, plenary sessions, state of the art clinical lectures, and integrated symposia are accredited activities; however, the oral presentations are not. MAINPORT Transfer of Hours The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada allows for attendance data of Section 1, Group Learning activities to be transferred directly into participants MAINPORT accounts. In order to take advantage of the MAINPORT Transfer of Hours, simply indicate your RCPSC ID number when registering.
10 10 Educational Program Thursday April AMMI Canada AGM/Sections Meetings Breakfast PLENARY EMERGING PROBLEMS IN MULTI-DRUG RESISTANCE (Montréal Ballroom 11th floor) Moderators: to be announced Welcome Remarks and Introductions Gram Positives: Focus on MRSA from bench to bedside Andy Simor (Toronto, ON) To appreciate the changing epidemiology of antibiotic-resistant Gram-positive microorganisms in Canadian hospitals. To consider newer diagnostic modalities for improved detection of antibiotic resistance in Gram-positive microorganisms. To review evidence-based recommendations for the management and prevention of infections caused by MRSA Gram Negatives: Mechanisms of resistance and laboratory detection Johann Pitout (Calgary, AB) To understand the clinical significance of bacteria that produce ESBLs, AmpC ß-lactamases and carbapenemases. To describe the molecular epidemiology of community-onset and nosocomial infections caused by bacteria that produce ESBLs, AmpC ß-lactamases and carbapenemases. To describe the laboratory detection of bacteria that produce ESBLs, AmpC ß-lactamases and carbapenemases Gram Negatives: Clinical management of the multi-drug resistant infections Karl Weiss (Montréal, QC) To understand the clinical consequences of infection with resistant Gram-negative microorganisms. To discuss the available therapeutic options for emerging Gram-negative microorganisms Exhibit Hall Open / Break and Delegate Lunch Exhibit Hall (8th floor) Poster viewing (Exhibit Hall - 8th floor) Student Poster judging (Exhibit Hall - 8th floor) Royal College Specialty Committee in Medical Microbiology Meeting and Lunch Integrated Symposium co-developed with AMMI Canada Hosted by Pfizer (Infectious Diseases) Fortifications Ballroom 9th floor 1400 Exhibit Hall Closes State of the Art Clinical Lecture (Montréal Ballroom 11th floor) Moderator: to be announced C. difficile infection (CDI) what s new, what s old and what s different? Mark Miller (Montréal, QC) To provide an update on the global epidemiology of CDI. To describe the methodology for classifying CDI patients by severity of disease. To provide an update on the current and soon-to-be-available therapies for CDI. To provide an overview of diagnostics and infection control for CDI Break (Montréal Ballroom Foyer) Oral Presentations - Session A Oral Presentations - Session B Oral Presentations - Session C Oral Presentations - Session D
11 Educational Program Welcome Reception (Exhibit Hall 8th floor) Friday April CACMID AGM Breakfast PLENARY HIV UPDATE (Montréal Ballroom 11th floor) Welcome Remarks and Introductions Moderators: to be announced The Pathobiology of HIV Cécile Tremblay (Montréal, QC) To review the basic virology of HIV. To describe the current understanding of HIV pathogenesis Current challenges in the management of HIV Infections Sharon Walmsley (Toronto, ON) To gain a better understanding of the improvements in HIV morbidity and mortality with time. To better appreciate that despite advances with ARV therapy challenges remain, especially with respect to short and long term adverse drug effects. To understand the new challenges of comorbidities that face HIV infected individuals as they age. To appreciate the potential for drug interactions between ARV and other therapies that HIV patients may require A global view of the HIV pandemic Réjean Thomas (Montréal, QC) To understand components of the HIV epidemic. To update new HIV treatments. Patient management update: When to start HIV treatment CCM - AGM Exhibit Hall Open / Break and Delegate Lunch Exhibit Hall (8th floor) Poster Viewing (Exhibit Hall 8th floor) Royal College Specialty Committee in Infectious Diseases Meeting and Lunch Integrated Symposium co-developed with AMMI Canada Hosted by Novartis Fortifications Ballroom 9th floor 1400 Exhibit Hall Closes State of the Art Clinical Lecture (Montréal Ballroom 11th floor) Moderator: to be announced Emerging viral pathogens Michael Drebot (Winnipeg, MB) Attendees will learn that the majority of emerging viral pathogens are zoonotic or of animal origin. Attendees will learn that vector-borne viruses make up a significant portion of emerging infectious disease world wide. Attendees will learn about new Canadian research initiatives involving novel and neglected mosquito-borne pathogens. Attendees will learn about recent innovations in diagnostic platforms and testing algorithms for identifying emerging zoonotic agents Break (Montréal Ballroom Foyer) Oral Presentations - Session E Oral Presentations - Session F Oral Presentations - Session G Oral Presentations - Session H Integrated Symposium co-developed with AMMI Canada Hosted by Pfizer (Vaccines) Fortifications Ballroom 9th floor
12 12 Educational Program Saturday April PLENARY REVIEW OF CLINICAL MICROBIOLOGY AND INFECTIOUS DISEASES: WHAT S NEW AND WHAT S HOT? (Montréal Ballroom 11th floor) Welcome Remarks and Introductions Moderator: to be announced What s Hot in Adult Infectious Disease? Mark Joffe (Edmonton, AB) To highlight a selection of the most important and interesting literature in clinical infectious diseases from the last year. To astonish, astound and amuse with the extent and breadth of clinical and basic research in our field What s Hot in Paediatric Infectious Disease? Dorothy Moore (Montréal, QC) To highlight recent developments in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of selected infectious diseases of children. To consider how these developments may influence clinical practice New Developments in Molecular Microbiology Diagnostics Astrid Petrich (Toronto, ON) To provide an overview of the current state of molecular microbiology diagnostics in Canadian laboratories. To review some of the factors involved with laboratories offering new molecular assays in microbiology. To discuss some of the new developments in technology and instrumentation in molecular microbiology diagnostics Break (Montréal Ballroom Foyer) Oral Presentations Session I Oral Presentations Session J Oral Presentations Session K Oral Presentations Session L Delegate Lunch (Montréal Ballroom Foyer) Integrated Symposium co-developed with AMMI Canada Hosted by Merck Fortifications Ballroom 9th floor State of the Art Clinical Lecture (Montréal Ballroom 11th floor) Tuberculosis: An old disease with many new twists Dick Menzies (Montréal, QC) To describe the epidemiology of Drug Resistant Tuberculosis (DR-TB) - in Canada and globally. To describe the major methods of diagnosis of DR-TB, including new rapid molecular methods. To review the treatment of DR-TB including MDR-TB, and provide some background information to recent changes in international guidelines for treatment of MDR-TB Break Montréal Ballroom Foyer Special Lecture, Awards Presentations and Clinical Vignettes Closing Dinner Montréal Museum of Fine Arts photo: George Doyle
13 AMMI Canada CACMID Special Lecture, Awards Presentations and Clinical Vignettes 13 Saturday April 9 Necessity as the Mother of Stewardship Resistance and Surveillance: Examples from Québec, and Directions for Canada Moderator: Lynora Saxinger (Edmonton, AB) This Special Lecture on Stewardship, Resistance and Surveillance focuses on the public health implications of resistance and antimicrobial overuse, and will highlight good practice examples and shared challenges experienced by our host province, Québec. Moving to a national perspective, we will hear a discussion of where we are, and where we need to go in surveillance of antimicrobial resistance and antimicrobial utilization, and the way forward in planning a national coordinated response. Sponsored by: The Québec Experience Horacio Arruda, Chief Medical Officer of Health for Quebec To describe surveillance for C. difficile and other antibiotic resistance organisms in Québec, including the development of the current surveillance in a historical context. To reflect on reasons why antibiotic utilization is lower in Québec than in other areas of Canada, and share challenges and successes in antimicrobial stewardship. To describe any formal programs of measurement of antibiotic utilization in Québec communities or hospitals. Future Directions in Canada Howard Njoo, Director General, Centre for Communicable Diseases and Infection Control Branch, Public Health Agency of Canada To reflect on recent national experiences in Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) issues. To describe the findings of the recent PHAC Gap Analysis in AMR in Canada. To discuss the current state and desired future of integrated Canadian infectious diseases resistance surveillance and control, and antimicrobial stewardship. To respond to the challenges enumerated by the WHO for World Health Day on Antimicrobial Resistance (April 7, 2010). Awards AMMI Canada Awards Astellas Post Residency Fellowship Pfizer Post Residency Fellowship Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases & Medical Microbiology (CJIDMM) Trainee Review Article Award Distinguished Service Award Lifetime Achievement Award Student Poster Awards Association of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Disease (AMMI) Canada Canadian Association for Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (CACMID) Canadian College of Microbiologists (CCM) Canadian College of Microbiologists (CCM) Award in Environmental Microbiology Other Awards Canadian College of Microbiologists (CCM) Distinguished Service Award Canadian Foundation for Infectious Diseases (CFID) / Dr. Juan A. Embil Award for Excellence in Infectious Diseases Research Canadian Foundation for Infectious Diseases (CFID) / Dr. John M. Embil Mentorship Award in Infectious Diseases Dr. Lindsay E. Nicolle Editorial Award for Original Research Published in the Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases & Medical Microbiology (CJIDMM) Dr. Susan King Award
14 14 Exhibits 8 th Floor Exhibit Hours EXHIBIT HALL CLOSES AT 1400 EACH DAY Thursday April (Welcome Reception) Friday April Don t miss the opportunity to network with colleagues and friends during the Thursday evening Welcome Reception in the Exhibit Hall from 1700 to 1900! The AMMI Canada CACMID Annual Conference has received tremendous support from our exhibiting companies and, as a result, the exhibit hall is full. We encourage you to visit the exhibit hall, to discover the leading edge of business and research in the fields of medical microbiology, infectious diseases, medicine, pharmaceuticals and diagnostics. Take advantage of no programming between 1030 and 1200 to reconnect with industry colleagues. Morning breaks and lunches will be served in the exhibit hall on Thursday and Friday. AMMI Canada Education Grants (For Associate members ONLY) Eligibility In order to apply for a grant, you must be an AMMI Canada Associate member in good standing. You must register for the full conference, pay the registration fee, sign-in on site and submit an Education Grant form. Application The forms will be available at the registration desk during the conference. The form can be completed during the conference and deposited, at the registration desk or completed after the conference and sent to the AMMI Canada Secretariat by mail or . $ 250 for Associates attending from Québec $ 500 for Associates attending from Ontario, Manitoba, PEI, Newfoundland, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Saskatchewan, Alberta and Nunavut $ 750 for Associates attending from British Columbia, NWT, Yukon, USA NB: Associates attending from the city of Montréal are ineligible for grants. CACMID Education Grants (For Technical staff ONLY) Eligibility Applicants must be microbiology laboratory technologists or technicians and active members of CACMID. Each applicant is eligible for only one grant. To be eligible, the applicant must be the presenting author in an oral or poster session at the AMMI Canada CACMID Annual Conference in Montréal Application An education grant application form will be available at the registration desk during the conference or it can be downloaded from the CACMID website (www.cacmid.ca). This form can be completed during the conference and deposited at the registration desk, or completed after the conference and mailed to the CACMID Secretary Treasurer (www.cacmid.ca/contact-us/). $ 250 for Associates attending from Québec $ 500 for Associates attending from Ontario, Manitoba, PEI, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland $ 750 for Associates attending from Alberta, Saskatchewan, and British Columbia $ 1,000 for Associates attending from NWT, Yukon, Nunavut, and International NB: Technical staff attending from the city of Montréal are ineligible for grants.
15 Closing Dinner at the Montréal Museum of Fine Arts 15 Special Exhibit The Warrior Emperor and China s Terracotta Army This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to view priceless treasures from one of the most important archaeological sites in the world. It will take visitors on a faraway journey covering 1,000 years of Chinese history. Date: Saturday April 9 Time: Cost: $65.00 (5%GST) Space is limited so book soon. Wine sponsored by
16 16 Hotel Rebate Rabais-Hôtel Book Now! Save $100 on your Full Conference Registration! Just fill in your Westin reservation number on the conference registration form and save $100. By reserving a room at Le Westin Montréal, 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! Offer available only while rooms are available, so don t miss out - book early! Réservez maintenant! Economisez 100 $ sur le prix d inscription pour la Conférence en entier! Vous n avez qu à inscrire votre numéro de réservation Westin au formulaire d inscription à la Conférence pour obtenir votre rabais de 100 $. En réservant une chambre à l hôtel Le Westin Montréal, vous aidez AMMI Canada et CACMID à réduire les coûts de la Conférence; des économies que nous vous retournons en tant que membres. Cette offre s applique uniquement à l option Conférence en entier! Un rabais par chambre d hôtel! Cette offre est disponible tant qu il y aura des chambres, alors ne ratez pas votre chance réservez tôt! photo: Le Westin Montréal
17 Hotel Information 17 Le Westin Montréal is the triumphant result of the restoration of three heritage buildings dating back to the late 1800 s, combined with a new ultra-modern 22-storey hotel tower. On this historical site, the presses of Montréal s The Gazette newspaper rolled for more than 100 years. Steps away from the hotel, the cobblestone streets of Old Montréal pave the way for an exploration of the restaurants, galleries, boutiques and notable sites that epitomize Montréal s history and joie de vivre. Old Montréal is everything old, and everything new. Le Westin Montréal 270 St. Antoine West Montréal, Québec H2Y 0A3 Toll Free: Fax: (514) Guest Room Rates (per room per night based on single and double occupancy) Traditional Room $ CAD Deluxe Room $ CAD Westin Executive Club $ CAD All rates are in Canadian dollars and do not include taxes applicable at the time of the event. Currently the applicable taxes are the following: Lodging tax (3.5% per room, per night), Federal sales tax (5%), and Provincial sales tax (7.5%). These taxes are subject to change without notice. Rates are available 3 days prior to and 3 days after the annual conference, subject to availability at the time of reservations. NOTES: Extra person charge (3rd and 4th person) sharing a room is $30.00 CAD per person, per night. Children under 18 years of age may share parent s room at no extra charge with existing bedding. To make an online reservation please go to the annual conference section of either the AMMI Canada website or the CACMID web site and follow the hotel reservation link. This will ensure you receive the discounted hotel rates. To make a telephone reservation, please call Westin s Central Reservation office at Identify yourself as a delegate of the AMMI Canada CACMID Annual Conference to ensure you receive the discounted hotel rate. photo: Le Westin Montréal Concierge Service A Concierge Service will be offered for the AMMI Canada CACMID Annual Conference delegates and families. Well trained and knowledgeable staff will help you enjoy the perfect conference experience in the beautiful city of Montréal and surrounding areas. Services include: helping you find a perfect restaurant; helping you find information on famous tourist attractions; providing maps and vacation guides; outlining great shopping, or outdoor adventures for the whole family to enjoy. To find out what Montréal holds in store for you, visit Tourisme Montréal at Official Travel Agency MKI Travel Kathy Morris Senior Travel Consultant Carling Avenue Ottawa, ON K2A 1H2 Tel.: (613) ext North America Toll Free Fax: (613)
18 18 AMMI Canada CACMID Annual Conference Conférence annuelle April 7 9 avril, 2011 Le Westin Montréal Registration Form (please print clearly) * mandatory fields * First Name (as it will appear on badge) * Family Name * Specialty Classification (i.e. infectious disease, medical microbiology, lab technologist, etc.) * Title * Institution * Department * Address * City * Province * Postal Code * Phone Fax * q Please check the box if you do not wish to have your name, title, and institution identified on the list of participants that is shared with delegates, exhibitors and sponsors. q Please specify any food allergies or other dietary requirements. q If you are registered as a Member, please indicate to which society you belong: q AMMI Canada q CACMID q Both q If you are a CACMID Member please indicate your membership ID number. q If you registered as a Collaborating Society Member, please indicate the organization: q RCPSC Maintenance of Certification authorization for transfers of hours. Royal College ID Number: q American Medical Association PRA Category 1 Credit authorization for transfer of hours. AMA ID Number: Payment by Cheque or Money Order: Please make your cheque or money order payable to AMMI Canada CACMID Annual Conference. Canadian funds only. 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 2011 (April 5, 2011). This includes payment for all optional events. Cancellation Policy: Cancellation request must be made in writing. Those received on or before March 7 will receive a full refund less a $50 administration fee. Those received after March 7 will receive a 50% refund, less a $50 administration fee. Refunds will be processed after the Conference. Registrations may be transferred at any time without penalty. Inquiries: For registration inquiries, contact Unconventional Planning at Tel: (613) or (888) (North America Only), Fax: (613) , or Please visit or for Conference information. Online or (please follow Annual Conference links) By mail AMMI Canada CACMID Annual Conference 32 Colonnade Road, Unit 100 Ottawa, ON K2E 7J6 By fax (613) Credit card registrations only Full Registration Fee Early Bird Full Fee received on or before March 7 received after March 7 q Member Conference $400 $500 q Non-Member Conference $475 $575 q * Student Conference $175 $225 Daily Registration Fee day attendees should register for the full Conference. Please specify date of attendance: q Thursday q Friday q Saturday q Member Daily $200 q Non-Member Daily $250 q * Student Daily $ 75 (* Must be accompanied by a letter of attestation by the teaching institution that the applicant is enrolled in a full-time program) Registration for Pre Conference Activities (Wednesday, April 6) q CCM Workshop $ 70 q QM Seminar $ 80 q Trainees Day n/a Optional Events (no charge) q Exhibit Hall Welcome Reception (Thursday, April 7) q AMMI Canada AGM (Thursday, April 7) q CACMID AGM (Friday, April 8) Optional Events (ticketed) Cost per person # of persons q Closing Dinner Adult $ 65 (Saturday, April 9) q Closing Dinner Child $ 30 (Saturday, April 9) Subtotal A Less $100 hotel reservation rebate (reservation # ) Less $35 collaborating society discount Subtotal B GST (5%) RT0001 (includes Conference bag, final program, reception, refreshment breaks and lunch Thursday, Friday and Saturday) Daily registration is available for single days only. Multiple $ $ $ $ $ Total Payable $ Payment by credit card: q VISA q MASTERCARD Card No.: Expiry Date: Cardholder Name: Signature:
19 AMMI Canada CACMID Annual Conference Conférence annuelle April 7 9 avril, 2011 Le Westin Montréal 19 Formulaire d inscription (veuillez imprimer lisiblement) * indique un champs obligatoire * Prénom (comme il doit apparaître sur l écusson) *Nom de famille * Specialité (i.e. : maladies infectieuses, microbiologiste médical, technologiste de laboratoire, etc.) *Titre * Institution *Département * Adresse *Ville *Province *Code postal * Téléphone Télécopieur *Courriel q Veuillez cocher la case si vous ne désirez pas voir votre nom, titre, et institution inscrits à la liste des participants qui sera partagée avec les délégués, exposants, et commanditaires. q Veuillez spécifier toute allergie alimentaire ou restriction/nécessité alimentaire. q Si vous êtes inscrit(e) en tant que Membre, veuillez indiquer la société à laquelle vous vous identifiez : q AMMI Canada q CACMID q Les deux q Si vous êtes un membre de CACMID, veuillez indiquer votre numéro de membre : q Si vous êtes inscrit en tant que Membre d une société collaboratrice, veuillez indiquer l organisation en question : q Autorisation de Maintien de la certification CRMCC pour le transfert d heures. Numéro de membre du Collège royal : q Autorisation de crédit PRA Category 1 pour le transfert d heures de l American Medical Association. Numéro de membre de l AMA : Paiement par chèque ou mandat poste : Paiement à l ordre de AMMI Canada CACMID Annual Conference. Fonds canadiens seulement. Politique de paiement : L inscription à la Conférence n est pas considérée complète jusqu à ce que le paiement en entier soit reçu. Tous les frais d inscription à la Conférence doivent être payés avant le début de la Conférence annuelle 2011 de l AMMI Canada CACMID (5 avril 2011). Ceci comprend aussi le paiement pour tout événement optionnel. Politique d annulation : Une demande d annulation par écrit doit être soumise. Celles reçues le 7 mars ou avant seront éligibles pour un plein remboursement. Les demandes reçues après le 7 mars seront remboursées à 50%. Toute demande d annulation implique un frais d administration de 50 $. Les remboursements se feront suite à la Conférence. Les inscriptions peuvent être transférées à un autre participant sans aucun frais. Questions : Pour toute question relative à l inscription, veuillez vous adresser à Unconventional Planning au tél : (613) ou (888) (Amérique du nord seulement); télécopieur : (613) ; courriel : Veuillez consulter ou pour obtenir des renseignements supplémentaires relatifs à la Conférence. En ligne : ou (veuillez suivre les liens pour la Conférence annuelle) Par la poste : Conférence annuelle AMMI Canada CACMID 32, chemin Colonnade, suite 100 Ottawa (ON) K2E 7J6 Prix d inscription pour la Conférence en entier (comprend le sac de la Conférence, programme final, réception, collations, et le dîner du jeudi au samedi) Inscription par anticipation Plein prix date limite - 7 mars après le 7 mars q Membre Conférence 400 $ 500 $ q Non-membre Conférence 475 $ 575 $ q * Étudiant Conférence 175 $ 225 $ Prix d inscription quotidienne pour la Conférence L inscription quotidienne s applique pour une journée uniquement. Si vous participez à plus d un jour inscrivez-vous à la Conférence en entier Veuillez spécifier la date de participation : q Jeudi q Vendredi q Samedi q Membre Quotidien 200 $ q Non-membre Quotidien 250 $ q * Étudiant Quotidien 75 $ (* Une attestation d inscription à un programme à temps-plein de l institution à laquelle le participant est inscrit sera requise) Inscription aux activités pré-conférence (mercredi, le 6 avril) q Atelier CCM 70 $ q Séminaire QM 80 $ q Journée des stagiaires s/o Événements optionnels (sans frais) q Réception d accueil (jeudi 7 avril) q AMMI Canada AGA (jeudi 7 avril) q CACMID AGA (vendredi 8 avril) Événements optionnels (avec billet) Coût par personne Nombre de personnes q Dîner de clôture adulte 65 $ (samedi 9 avril) q Dîner de clôture enfant 30 $ (samedi 9 avril) Sous-total A $ Moins rabais-hôtel de 100 $ (numéro de réservation ) $ Moins rabais-société collaboratrice de 35 $ $ Sous-total B $ TPS (5%) RT001 $ Total $ Paiement par carte de crédit : qvisa q MASTERCARD Par télécopieur : Numéro de la carte : Date d expiration (613) Nom du détenteur : Inscriptions payées par carte de crédit seulement. Signature
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