How we make a difference

CFID is a registered charity dedicated to improving the health and safety of Canadians and people worldwide through the support of research and dissemination of knowledge in infectious diseases.

We work closely with the Association of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Disease Canada (AMMI Canada) and other strategic partners.


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Latest News

2015 CFID Awards Competition - Results to be announced the week of March 2, 2015
  • Juan A. Embil Trainee Award English French
  • John M. Embil Mentorship Award English French
  • AMMI Canada Medical Student Research Award ‹New!› English French
  • CFID Summer Research Studentship Awards English French
  • CFID Safe Water Pilot Grant Award English French

History of CFID Awards
What's Hot in Infectious Diseases 2014?
- From the 2014 AMMI Canada/CAMID Conference:

Dr. Michael Rekart, Emeritus Clinical Professor of the School of Population and Public Health at UBC, presented his recent experiences of combating the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone "Ebola: Nor Touch Am - Reflections on public health and private experiences in an Ebola outbreak in Africa" at a recent BCCDC Grand Round on February 17, 2015 in Vancouver, BC. - download presentation

What you need to know about Ebola in Canada

The Neglected Global Diseases Initiative at UBC (NGDI-UBC) has developed an extensive online resource on Ebola and Canada's response to the West African outbreak. Find out the latest developments from their website.

Dr. Nelson Lee, Professor & Head of Infectious Diseases in the Department of Medicine & Therapeutics and Stanley Ho Center of Emerging Infectious Diseases at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, delivered a fascinating talk on "Emerging Infectious Disease Threats and the ID Physicians in Asia" at a recent UBC Division of Infectious Diseases Intercity Rounds presentation on June 26, 2014 in Vancouver, BC. - download presentation

CFID Supported Research
     - current activities
CNISP Reports

The Canadian Nosocomial Infection Surveillance Program, Public Health Agency of Canada, collects surveillance data on antimicrobial resistant organisms (AROs) from 57 large, university-affiliated tertiary care hospitals in 10 provinces.

  • Antimicrobial resistance trends 2007-2013 English; French


  • Clostridium difficile infection rates 2007-2012 English; French


  • Carbapenem-resistant GNB trends 2010-2012 English; French


For other CNISP project results, visit AMMI Canada website.
Update on Emerging Respiratory Viruses
- MERS-CoV, H7N9, other influenza, EV-D68 (prepared by BCCDC, Feb 27, 2015):
  •  MERS-CoV Epi-Curve (Feb 25, 2015)
  •  H7N9 Epi-Curve (Feb 25, 2015)
  •  H3N2V Map of Cases (Oct 31, 2014)
  •  EV-D68 (Oct 1, 2014)


Update on Ebola virus disease:
  •  BCCDC Update (Oct 13, 2014)
  •  CNPHI Posting (July 28, 2014)

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