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.


You can help



Latest News

Watch for 2015 CFID Awards Announcement here this October
  • Juan A. Embil Trainee Award
  • John M. Embil Mentorship Award
  • Summer Research Studentship Awards
  • CFID Safe Water Pilot Grant Award
History of CFID Awards
2014-2015 AMMI Canada Awards Announcement

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

Dr. Melanie Murray MD/PhD, Assistant Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases at UBC, discussed "Return of the Great Pretender: Syphilis in 2014" at Medical Grand Rounds on May 22, 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 - EVD68, MERS-CoV and H7N9 (prepared by BCCDC):
  •  EVD68 (Sept 17, 2014)
  •  MERS-CoV Epi-Curve (June 17, 2014)
  •  H7N9 Epi-Curve (June 17, 2014)


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

More News and Past Events