The CCM has been hosting annual Workshops on current topics in microbiology.  These are hosted on the day preceding the beginning of the annual general meeting of CACMID and AMMI.


Below is a list of Workshops presented in recent years.

2005-04-13: Clostridium difficile-This spore’s for you? (Ottawa)

Bob Rennie – What is Clostridium difficile?  Developing and understanding of it’s biology, pathogenesis, and pathology of disease

Michelle Alfa – Diagnostic Testing for toxigenic C. difficile in the clinical laboratory.  Optimization of testing protocols for indentification of disease and for infection control

Michael Mulvey – Molecular methodologies to pinpoint C. difficile infection.  Surveillance of disease in hospitals in Canada.

David Mahony – Novel toxins produced by C. difficile, and possible new option for therapy of infections.

2006-03-15: The Scientist in the Management World  (Victoria)

Robert H. Wylie – The pragmatics of demand-driven management skills acquisition and the key role for mentors and advisors

D. Roy Cullimore – Understanding management to succeed in the 21st
Century world and the commercial underpinnings (such as ISO 9000 and ETV)

Dr. José Campione-Piccardo – Research Scientists in Government Organizations – Reflections on Career Path and Success Determinants

2007-03-14: Validation, Implementation and Quality Assurance of Molecular Diagnostic Tests (Halifax)

James Mahony – Development and Clinical Evaluation of a Fluidic Micro-array Assay, ID-Tag RVP from TmBioscience, for the detection of Human Respiratory Viruses

Yi-Wei Tang – Development and Validation of a StaphPlex System for Rapid and On-demand Identification and Characterization of Staphylococci from Positive Blood Cultures

Joseph Yao – Good QA and QC Practices for Molecular Diagnostic Microbiology Tests

2008-02-27:  The Emergence of Community-Associated MRSA in Canada: Diagnostic Approaches to Identification (Vancouver)

Mike Mulvey – The Emergence of Community-Associated MRSA in Canada

Jiam Ham – Tem-PCR as a Novel  Method for Molecular Differential Diagnosis of Infectious Diseases

Marc Desjardins – So You Want to do MRSA PCR! The Experience of One Hospital

2010-05-05: Lab on a Chip Technology (Edmonton)

Chris Backhouse – Potential use of Aptamers in Diagnostics

Chris Le – The Latest in Metabolomics

David Wishart – Cultivating a Mentorship Environment

2011-04-06:  Breakpoint – Counterpoint:Defining a Canadian Perspective  (Montreal)

Robert Rennie – Alphabet soup – MIC, ECV, PKPD, and RCT

Gunnar Kahlmeter – The EUCAST Perspective

L. Barth Reller – The CLSI Perspective

2012-05-02: Genomics Overview – From Whole Genome Sequencing to Metagenomics  (Vancouver)

Patrick Tang – Genomics Overview: From Whole Genome Sequencing to Metagenomics

Matthew W. Gilmour – Public Health Genomics and the New Molecular Epidemiology

Charles Chiu – Metagenomics and Infectious Diseases.

2013-04-03: Carbapenemase – Producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE) Detection in Canada: Lessons Learned  (Quebec City)

Michael Mulvey;  Johann Pitout;  Victor Leung

2014-04-02: Laboratory Automation – Not Just a Pipe Dream  (Victoria)

Susan Poutanen – Automation in Microbiology –a Paradigm Shift with Widespread Clinical Impact

Marc Romney – Implementation of MALDI-TOF in a Large, Urban Canadian Hospital

Jean-François Gagnon – Microbiology Laboratory Automation, a True Story!