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Education Day 2: March 22, 2018

Save the date: TIBDN Education Day 2 is taking place on Thursday March 22, 2018 at the Mount Sinai Hospital Auditorium - 18th floor (600 University Avenue).

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Mar 22, 2018
from 08:15 AM to 01:45 PM


Mount Sinai Hospital Auditorium 600 University Avenue, Toronto ON M5G 1X5

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If you would like to share posters of your research projects, please email us at or call us at 416-586-4800 ext 2761.

Video conference (your Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN) Coordinator can help you):

If you would like to participate in this event via video conference, please contact your OTN Site Coordinator to register to OTN.

Event number: 80040182


Registration is required. There are two methods to register.

1. Download form (registration form) and e-mail or fax (email:, fax: 416-586-3140)


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Agenda: [Download PDF]

8:15 – 8:45 Coffee and Registration

8:45 – 9:00 Welcome / Introduction - Dr. Allison McGeer

9:00 – 9:50 Prospects for the translation of human microbiome discoveries in infectious diseases and microbiology
Dr. Bryan Coburn

Clinician-Scientist, Infectious Diseases, University Health Network
Assistant Professor, University of Toronto

9:50 – 10:20 Canada-wide Epidemic of emm74 Group A Streptococcus Invasive Disease
Dr. Nahuel Fittipaldi

Scientist, Public Health Ontario
Assistant Professor, University of Toronto

10:20 – 10:50 Update on Candida Auris: should we be worried?
Dr. Julianne Kus

Clinical Microbiologist, Public Health Ontario
Assistant Professor, University of Toronto

10:50 – 11:20 Break / Poster viewing

11:20 – 11:45 CPE surveillance and laboratory testing update
Ms. Angel Li and Ms. Aimee Paterson

Research Technologists, TIBDN, Mount Sinai Hospital

11:45 – 12:30 Debate: CPE should not have been made reportable in Ontario
Dr. Matthew Muller

Medical Director, IPAC, St. Michael’s Hospital
Associate Professor, University of Toronto
Dr. Doug Sider
Medical Director, Communicable Diseases Prevention and Control, PHO
Assistant professor, McMaster University

12:30 – 12:45 TIBDN Update
Dr. Allison McGeer

12:45 – 13:45 Lunch and discussion

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