National Molecular Microbiology Diagnostics User Group (NMG)
was formed in 2006 with the primary purpose of enhancing public health and laboratory services by networking and collaboration among clinical molecular diagnostic laboratories.

NMG provides leadership in the area of clinical molecular microbiology diagnostics and strives to develop a proactive network of clinical microbiology laboratories in order to protect the health of Canadians. An improved laboratory “infostructure” related to molecular diagnostics will result in improved infectious disease diagnostics.

Dear NMG Members and Sponsors,
Our continued wishes for your wellbeing and thank you for the extraordinary work you have accomplished through this unprecedented pandemic.
The NMG Board has convened (virtually, of course) and reached the decision that the meeting scheduled for November 7-9, 2021 at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto will be rescheduled once more until November 14-15, 2022. Hopefully, the tide is turning and we can soon return to in-person conferences, as we have heard from both our members and our sponsors that the in-person interactions are what set the NMG meeting apart from others.
Please register again as a member in order to be updated with NMG activities and next year’s conference details.
NMG Board

  • NMG Conference has been rescheduled to November 14-15, 2022

  • NMG Conference has been rescheduled to November 7-9, 2021

  • Travel Grant Claim deadline: DEC 16, 2019. Form is available here

  • The 2019 Annual Conference Final Program is available [ here ]

  • The 2019 Annual Conference Preliminary Program is available [ here ]

  • 2019 Conference Registration is available. [ Link ]

  • 2019 Conference Abstract information is available. [ Link ]

  • 2019 Conference Travel Grant application is available. [ Link ]

  • 2019 Conference Hotel Accommodation information is available. [ Link ]


  • Preparations for the 2019 Challenge Test for 16S rRNA sequencing and MALDI-TOF are underway at the NML, for shipment in October 2019.  Laboratories which would like to join in this test but have NEVER PREVIOUSLY participated in this exercise are asked to contact regarding the process on how to enrol.

  • The Bruker ‘Security Relevant’ RUO library, for use with Bruker MALDI-TOF instruments to identify risk level (RL) 3 bacterial agents, is now available free of charge. Details are available here: [ Link ]

  • 2019 Conference will be held on December 2 and 3, 2019 in Toronto. Please mark your calendar. [ Link ]

  • Highlights of 2018 Conference Presentations are available [ Link ]

  • New Board Member List is available [ Link ]

  • A Survey of Quality Control Practices in Molecular Microbiology Laboratories ( presentation slides + attendee iClick responses) is available [ Link ]


  • Travel Grant Claim deadline: DEC 19, 2018. Form is available here.