National Consultation on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR)

December 11, 2008

Dear AMR Colleague,

The active planning for the Canadian Committee on Antibiotic Resistance (CCAR)'s National Scientific Meeting on Antimicrobial Resistance has reenergized national discussions on the topic. As a consequence, the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) and the CCAR have agreed to cooperatively accelerate and expand the consultation process. To this end, CCAR will support PHAC in conducting a series of meetings which will give stakeholders the opportunity to elucidate their views on both technical and governance issues directly with PHAC. These consultations will take place in lieu of the single scientific meeting, originally scheduled to take place January 26-27, 2009 in Gatineau, Quebec. Despite its cancellation, stakeholders can rest assured that any feedback provided in preparation for the January meeting will be considered in preparing for the upcoming series of consultations. Timelines remain compressed if meetings are to commence in early 2009. To that end, the CCAR Planning Committee is currently designing the consultative process and, once completed, will be in touch to solidify the details. We look forward to working with you in this new phase of consultations.

Yours Sincerely,


Infection Prevention and Control Best Practice Guidelines for Small Animal Veterinary Clinics. (Adobe Acrobat Documant)

The 2007-2008 CCAR ANNUAL REPORT is now ready.
Click here to download it in pdf format

CCAR is pleased to announce the appointment of Margaret Litt as Executive Director effective September 1, 2008.


2009 AMMI conference


The 26th
International Congress of Chemotherapy and Infection

Shifting Horizons,
Solid Foundations
CHICA-Canada 2009 National
Education Conference
St. Johns, Newfoundland
and Labrador
May 9 - 14, 2009

European Antibiotic Awareness Day on 18 November 2008