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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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TRAINEE RESOURCES

‹New!› These helpful talks were presented on Trainees' Day at the 2015 AMMI-Canada/CACMID Conference, April 15, 2015, in Charlottetown, PEI.

  •   •  Finding a Job that Makes Us Happy - Is it really that hard? (Dr. Alexander Wong, University of Saskatchewan) download

  •   •  Mentoring in Medicine (Dr. Penny Barnes, Dalhousie University) download

  •   •  Human Resource Management - the Good, the Bad, and the Awkward (Dr. Cheryl Main, McMaster University) download


NEW CANADIAN GUIDELINES:

  • ‹New!› An Update on the Management of Chronic Hepatitis C - 2015 Consensus Guidelines from the Canadian Association for the Study of the Liver   download

  •   •  Guidance on the use of antiviral drugs for influenza in acute care facilities in Canada, 2014-2015   download

  •   •  Guidance for practitioners on the use of antiviral drugs to control influenza outbreaks in long-term care facilities in Canada, 2014-2015   download

  •   •  Canadian Ebola Clinical Care Guidelines, revised Oct 28, 2014   download

  •   •  CIHR Canadian HIV Trials Network: Management and Treatment of HIV/Hepatitis-C Coinfection in Adults, CJIDMM 24:217, 2013 download

  •   •  Canadian Thoracic Society: Canadian Tuberculosis Standards, 7th Edition, 2013. Can Resp J, vol 20 (Suppl A), 2013  download

  •   •  Public Health Agency of Canada: Primary Care Management of Hepatitis B - Quick Reference, 2013
          –  English
          –  French


‹New!› COMBATING ANTIMICROBIAL RESISTANCE: HOW DOES CANADA PERFORM AMONG G7 COUNTRIES?

•  The World Health Organization Global Action Plan Against Antimicrobial Resistance was adopted during the G7-Summit held in Elmau, June 2015. This report outlines examples of "best-practice" national strategies developed by the participating countries.   read more ...


‹New!› CANADIAN PUBLIC HEALTH LABORATORY NETWORK (CPHLN)

Voluntary Reporting of Carbapenamase-producing Enterobacteriaceae: 2008-2014

  •  Dr. Michael Mulvey, National Microbiology Laboratory, Public Health Agency of Canada (Uploaded May 6, 2015)  download


‹New!› CANADIAN ANTIMICROBIAL RESISTANCE SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM - 2015 download PDF


SURVEILLANCE OF ANTIMICROBIAL RESISTANCE AND ANTIMICROBIAL UTILIZATION IN CANADA

  •  Prepared for the National Collaborating Centre for Infectious Diseases by the Association of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Disease (AMMI) Canada - June 2014  read more ...


DO BUGS NEED DRUGS?

  •  A Community Program for Wise Use of Antibiotics in Alberta and British Columbia  read more ...


ANTIMICROBIAL STEWARDSHIP PROGRAM AT ST. PAUL'S HOSPITAL

  •  Annual Report 2014-15

  •  Annual Report 2013-14


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LATEST NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS


2016 CFID Awards Competition Announcement

   •  Application Deadline: January 22, 2016
   •  Competition Results: February 26, 2016

   •  History of CFID Awards
What's Hot in Infectious Diseases 2015?
- According to Dr. John G. Bartlett, Professor Emeritus, Division of Infectious Diseases, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD Download presentation

 

- From the 2015 AMMI Canada/CAMID Conference, April 15-18, Charlottetown, PEI

Difficult to Treat Organisms: the CDC Big Three

Challenges in Invasive Fungal Infections

HCV Treatment in 2015

State of the Art Clinical Lectures

   • Anti-Vaccine Movement: Strategies to Address Vaccine Hesitancy (Dr. Noni MacDonald, Dalhousie University)
   • Laboratory Test Utilization in Microbiology (Dr. Christopher Naugler, University of Calgary)

 

Other Selected Plenary Presentations


Dr. Agatha Jassem, Senior Scientist at BCCDC Public Health Microbiology & Reference Laboratory, and Clinical Instructor, Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, University of British Columbia, presented on "Nucleic Acid Test Applications in Infectious Disease: Past, Present, and Future" at BCCDC Grand Rounds on October 13, 2015 in Vancouver, BC. Download PDF or View her presentation

 

View Other Recent Presentations


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

 

  • Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection rates 2008-2012 English; French

 

For other CNISP project results, visit AMMI Canada website.
Update on Emerging Respiratory Viruses
- Avian Influenza Bulletin (prepared by BCCDC, December 15, 2015)
- Avian Influenza (H7N9, China), Other Novel Influenza (H3N2v & H1N1v, USA), and MERS-CoV (South Korea, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Other) (prepared by BCCDC, September 17, 2015):
  •  MERS-CoV Epi-Curve (Feb 25, 2015)
  •  H7N9 Epi-Curve (Feb 25, 2015)

Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) in Canada - A Special Report

Epidemic features of enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) in Canada during the fall of 2014 were investigated by the BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) in collaboration with each of the local health authorities in BC and partners in Alberta, Quebec and nationally at the Public Health Agency of Canada. Read Summery; or Full Report in Eurosurveillance, Volume 20, Issue 43, 29 October 2015.



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