As CFID members are aware, the AMMI Canada – CACMID Annual Conference 2022 will take place as a hybrid this year (April 5-8). Given that not all CFID members will have the opportunity to come together in person, we are moving ahead with a safe and morale-boosting 2022 Bug Run. We encourage all CFID members to undertake their own 5K run/walk from March 5th to April 15th (while incorporating proper public health practices). Even a walk on your treadmill will do! Virtual participants are encouraged to take a “selfie” of themselves and email their photos to firstname.lastname@example.org. Participants will be eligible for prizes and photos will be collected so that a final montage of virtual walkers and runners can be posted on the CFID website. Those attending the Conference can undertake their run on the traditional day, the last day of AMMI, April 8th.
CFID thanks you in advance for participating in the 2022 Bug Run. You are also encouraged to donate to the Bug Run (just click on the Donate button on the CFID website and type in Bug Run in the “research area” field). CFID also thanks to this year’s corporate sponsors (Gilead, SrX / Seva, Biomerieux, KPMG, Micronostyx and BD). Our mandate – to improve the health of Canadians and people worldwide through the support of research and dissemination of knowledge pertaining to the prevention, diagnosis, control and treatment of infectious disease – has never been more relevant than it is today.
Thank you for your dedicated efforts.
About the Annual CFID Bug Run
The CFID annual Bug Run raises funds to support CFID’s charitable activities, in particular, to help strengthen and extend our popular summer student research awards and develop additional research opportunities in the form of pilot grants for young investigators. In addition, CFID supports a variety of awards annually, including undergraduate and medical student summer research project awards, pilot grant awards, the Safe Drinking Water pilot grant award, and the Juan Embil and John Embil awards, recognizing excellence in infectious diseases research and mentoring. Virtual events took place in 2020 and 2021, while previous in-person CFID Bug Runs were held in Charlottetown, PEI (2015), Vancouver, BC (2016, 2018), Toronto ON (2017), and Ottawa (2019) with great success.