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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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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:

    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 Aug 28, 2014 (prepared by BCCDC):
      •  Provincial & Canadian Guidance
      •  CNPHI Posting, July 28, 2014

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