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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 2016 AMMI-Canada/CACMID Conference on March 30 in Vancouver, BC.

  • •  Pearls for Success on the Royal College Fellowship Exams (Dr. Troy Grennan, University of British Columbia) download
  • •  Oh, the Places You'll Go (Drs. Miguel Imperial & Melanie Murray, University of British Columbia) download
  • •  Surviving and Thriving after Residency (Dr. Melanie Murray, University of British Columbia) download
  • •  Things I Wish I knew During Residency (Dr. Philippe Martin, University of Sherbrook) download
  • •  Beyond "Staff" aureus - Getting the Most out of Residency (Dr. Zain Chagla, McMaster University) download

RECENT CANADIAN GUIDELINES AND POSITION STATEMENTS:

  •  The Risk of Zika Virus to Canadians - First Update (2016)   download

  •  Choosing Wisely Canada: Top 5 list in Infectious Diseases (2016)   download

  •  The Use of Early Antiretroviral Therapy in HIV-Infected Persons (2016)   download

  •  Canadian Recommendations for the Prevention and Treatment of Zika Virus (Mar 24, 2016)   download

  •  Update on Influenza Antiviral Drug Treatment and Prophylaxis for the 2015-2016 Influenza Season download

  •  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 and 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


THE CANADIAN INTEGRATED PROGRAM FOR ANTIMICROBIAL RESISTANCE SURVEILLANCE (CIPARS)

• Preliminary evidence of reduced incidence of antimicrobial resistance in poultry following elimination of the use of antimicrobials of very high importance to human medicine by the Canadian Chicken Industry

English; French


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 ...


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


CANADIAN ANTIMICROBIAL RESISTANCE SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM - 2015 download PDF


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 Reports: 2014-15; 2013-14


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LATEST NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS


2016 CFID Awards Competition Results Announced


History of CFID Awards
What's Hot in Infectious Diseases 2016?
- From the 2016 AMMI Canada/CAMID Annual Conference, Mar 30-Apr 2, Vancouver, BC

What's Hot in 2016

AMMI Canada - CACMID Special Lecture

   • Next Generation Sequencing for the Diagnosis of Infections (Dr. Charles Chiu, University of California at San Francisco)

2016 CFID State of the Art Clinical Lecture

   • Tuberculosis in Canada: from Sea to Sea to Sea ... (Dr. Marcel Behr, McGill University)

Other Selected Plenary 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 2009-2014 (updated July 2015) 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 the Public Health Agency of Canada website.
From the BCCDC
  • Arboviral Diseases in BC Travellers (2016)
  • Zika Virus Guidance (Jan 26, 2016)
  • Avian Influenza Bulletin (Jan 19, 2016)
  •  MERS-CoV Epi-Curve (Feb 25, 2015)
  •  H7N9 Epi-Curve (Feb 25, 2015)

Mutations acquired by H3N2 during cell culture may affect its antigenic characterization - implications for vaccine development
- Read Summary or Full Report.


Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) in Canada - 2015
- Read Summary or Full Report.



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