A Shared Health Facility

BugDay23rd Annual Bug Day
Tuesday October 22, 2019

Bug Day is FREE and you're Invited!

Bug Day is hosted by HSC Winnipeg in collaboration with the University of Manitoba’s Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Medicine Program. Bug Day is Manitoba’s largest healthcare education event and it is held every year during National Infection Prevention & Control Week. If you are interested in the prevention and control of communicable diseases, as well as health issues in the community or healthcare setting, then Bug Day is for you!

Bug Day 2019 - Schedule

Bug Day 2019 - Abstracts

Overall objectives:

  • To promote infection prevention and control principles and practices
  • To promote hand hygiene awareness and safe health practices for the prevention of infection
  • To identify emerging and existing pathogens, at-risk populations and situations relevant to the transmission of infection and how we can modify these conditions

Register for Credits / Certificate of Attendance
ONLINE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED for participants who wish to collect credits and/or a certificate of attendance.

Bannatyne Campus registration process attending Bug Day in person
Step 1: Click here to register on-line.
Step 2: While attending Bug Day, please see the staff at the Check-In Desk, located by the Frederic Gaspard Theatre, to mark your attendance.
(Steps 1 & 2 are required to collect credits and/or a certificate of attendance.)

** Mandatory registration and check in is required for proof of attendance/credit hours **
Step 1: Click here to register on-line.
Step 2: On October 22 check in electronically from your electronic device

In keeping with accreditation guidelines, speakers participating in this event are required to disclose to the audience any involvement with industry or other organizations that may potentially influence the presentation of the educational material.

Support Bug Day!

You can make a donation directly to the HSC Foundation Bug Day fund. Click here to visit the donation page.
This donation page will automatically generate a confirmation email and a tax receipt.


  • This event was co-developed with the CPD Medicine Program, University of Manitoba and was planned to achieve scientific integrity, objectivity and balance.

  • This one-credit-per-hour Group Learning program meets the certification criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been approved by the CPD Medicine Program, University of Manitoba for up to 5.5 Mainpro+ credits. ID# 187889-001

  • This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and approved by the CPD Medicine Program, University of Manitoba for a maximum of 5.5 hours.

  • Participants should only claim credit for the actual number of hours attended.

  • The University of Manitoba CPD Medicine Program is fully accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of Continuing Medical Education (CACME).

  • Bug Day has been accredited for 5.50 CEU by the College of Pharmacists of Manitoba and has been assigned the accreditation number of 19014M.

  • Attendance at Bug Day by Registered Nurses, Registered Psychiatric Nurses and Licensed Practical Nurses may contribute to fulfillment of their continuing competence program self-development plan.

  • Bug Day is accepted by the College of Medical Laboratory Technologists of Manitoba for continuing education credits.


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Bug Day attendees are advised that parking will be available only in the William Avenue Parkade.


Bug Day 2018