May 2, 2012
The challenges posed by infectious diseases and antimicrobial resistant pathogens continue to confront microbiologists, physicians and researchers across Canada. The AMMI Canada – CACMID Annual Conference in Vancouver from May 3 to 5, 2012 provides the venue for experts in the fields of medical microbiology, clinical microbiology and infectious diseases to gather and discuss not only these challenges, but also important advances in infectious disease prevention, diagnosis and treatment.
To be discussed at this year’s conference are new findings from basic science and epidemiological research, especially as it relates to antimicrobial resistance; updates on diagnostics and therapeutics; recent advances in prevention and control of infections; and new information on the public health impact of infectious diseases.
The Association of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Disease (AMMI) Canada and the Canadian Association of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (CACMID) join efforts each year to develop a 3-day scientific program and networking opportunity that makes this THE Canadian meeting for physicians, microbiologists, researchers, laboratory technologists, public health officials and students working in the areas of infectious diseases and medical microbiology. Delegates from across the country attend this cutting edge conference that enables and encourages the sharing of innovative, original research data and its application to patient care.
The scientific program offers plenary sessions dealing with the newest in diagnostic tools and recent syphilis, measles, and non-0:157 Shiga toxin-producing E.coli outbreaks. State-of-the Art sessions focus on the role of gut microbes in health and disease and what works in antimicrobial stewardship. Our Special Lecture will highlight the scientific evaluation of Vancouver’s supervised injection site. Integrated symposia will cover the changing landscape of adult pneumococcal disease prevention in Canada, fending off invasive fungal infections, and the ongoing challenges posed by Clostridium difficile.” This joint conference brings together clinicians and researchers to share knowledge and experience, which will in turn improve the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of infectious diseases in Canada and around the world,” says Dr. Lynn Johnston, President of AMMI Canada and Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases at Dalhousie University.
The Association of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Disease (AMMI) Canada (www.ammi.ca) is the national association that represents physicians and researchers specializing in the fields of medical microbiology and infectious diseases. The Canadian Association of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (CACMID) (www.cacmid.ca) represents medical microbiologists, clinical microbiologists and infectious disease physicians, laboratory scientists, medical technologists, laboratory managers and research technologists.
For more information :
Association of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Disease
192 Bank Street
Canada, K2P 1W8