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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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Latest News

‹New!› New Competition for Pilot Grant

   • Project: "Performance and cost-effectiveness evaluation of multiplex molecular testing for enteric pathogens in a Canadian health-care setting"
   • Revised Application Deadline: extended to Aug 28, 2015 midnight EST
   • Revised Notice of Decision: Sep 14, 2015
   • Max Grant Amount: $25,000
   • Revised Funding Start Date: Sep 21, 2015
   • For details & application procedure, please download here

2015 CFID Awards Competition

   •  Results announced - Congratulations to all winners!
   •  History of CFID Awards
What's Hot in Infectious Diseases 2015?
- 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. Ellie J.C. Goldstein, Professor, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and Director, R.M. Alden Research Laboratory, presented the topic "Anaerobic Infections of the Abdomen - Are anaerobes now multi-drug resistant?" to the Division of Infectious Diseases, University of British Columbia on June 3, 2015 in Vancouver, BC. Download PDF.

What you need to know about Ebola in Canada

The Neglected Global Diseases Initiative at UBC (NGDI-UBC) has developed an extensive online resource on Ebola and Canada's response to the West African outbreak. Find out the latest developments from their website.

CFID Supported Research
     - current activities
Canadian Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance System - Report 2015
     - download PDF
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
- Avian Influenza (H5N1, H7N9), Other Influenza, MERS-CoV (prepared by BCCDC, May 19, 2015):
Update on MERS-CoV in South Korea
- Imported Case with Secondary Transmission more than Tripled in South Korea (prepared by BCCDC, June 8, 2015)
  •  MERS-CoV Epi-Curve (Feb 25, 2015)
  •  H7N9 Epi-Curve (Feb 25, 2015)
  •  H3N2V Map of Cases (Oct 31, 2014)
  •  EV-D68 (Oct 1, 2014)


Update on Ebola virus disease:
  •  BCCDC Update (Oct 13, 2014)
  •  CNPHI Posting (July 28, 2014)

More News and Past Events