The impact of mass-spectrometry-based identification has been profound on the daily workflow of modern clinical microbiology laboratories due to a significant reduction in time-to-identification of causing pathogens. Recently, the field is rapidly moving beyond identification towards antibiotic resistance testing, direct specimen exploration and typing. This course aims to boost the knowledge of mass-spectrometry by allowing attendees to join leading scientists in the field of MALDI-TOF mass-spectrometry applications in clinical microbiology. Most recent breakthroughs and current applications will be shown. Moreover, the course aims to create networks between clinical microbiologists, basic researchers and allied professions and build capacity facilitating the multiple applications in this multidisciplinary field across Europe.
35 – 50 clinical microbiologists (medical, clinical, forensics including trainees), and other professionals working with mass-spectrometry for clinical microbiology applications.
Adrian Egli, Basel, Switzerland
Gilbert Greub, Lausanne, Switzerland
Hajo Grundmann, Freiburg, Germany
Jacob Moran-Gilad, Beit Kama, Israel
Elisabeth Nagy, Szeged, Hungary
John W. A. Rossen, Groningen, Netherlands
ESCMID Study Group for Epidemiological Markers - ESGEM
ESCMID Study Group for Genomic and Molecular Diagnostics - ESGMD
Clinical Microbiology, University Hospital Basel, Basel, Switzerland


The event has been granted with 14 CME points by EACCME.

Speakers


Dirk Bumann, Basel, Switzerland
Ben Collins, Zurich, Switzerland
Antony Croxatto, Lausanne, Switzerland
Adrian Egli, Basel, Switzerland
Christian Gehringer, Basel, Switzerland
Ludovic Gillet, Zürich, Switzerland
Victoria Girard, La Balme les Grottes, France
Gilbert Greub, Lausanne, Switzerland
Hajo Grundmann, Freiburg, Germany
Jaroslav Hrabak, Plzen, Czech Republic
Jacob Moran-Gilad, Beit Kama, Israel
Elisabeth Nagy, Szeged, Hungary
Michael Oberle, Aarau, Switzerland
Valentin Pflüger, Riehen, Switzerland
Renaud Piarroux, Marseille, France
Kristina Rizzardi, Solna, Sweden
Belen Rodriguez-Sanchez, Madrid, Spain
Jacques Schrenzel, Geneve 14, Switzerland
Katleen Vranckx, St. Martens-Latem, Belgium
Guido Werner, Wernigerode, Germany
Stefan Zimmermann, Heidelberg, Germany

Contact Person (Scientific Programme)

Adrian Egli
University Hospital Basel
Clinical Microbiology
Petersgraben 4
4031 Basel
Switzerland
+41 61 556 57 49
+41 61 265 53 55
adrian.egli@usb.ch

Administrative Secretariat

Birke Mebold
University Hospital Basel
Clinical Microbiology
Petersgraben 4
4031 Basel
Switzerland
+41 61 265 42 44
+41 61 265 53 55
birke.mebold@usb.ch

Venue Info

Event Map
Venue Details
University Hospital Basel
Petersgraben 4, 4031 Basel
Switzerland
Phone: +41 61 556 57 49
Fax: +41 61 265 53 55
Email: adrian.egli@usb.ch

Monday, 13 March 2017

08:00 - 09:00
Registration
09:00 - 11:00
Session 1
09:00 - 09:30
Welcome and introduction of the Study Groups
Speaker(s): Adrian Egli
Speaker(s): Gilbert Greub
Speaker(s): Hajo Grundmann
Speaker(s): Jacob Moran-Gilad
09:30 - 10:15
Overview and introduction to MALDI-TOF mass-spectrometry – identification and beyond
Speaker(s): Adrian Egli
10:15 - 11:00
MALDI-TOF MS directly from positive blood culture – rapid identification protocols and impact on patients
Speaker(s): Gilbert Greub
11:00 - 11:30
Coffee break
11:30 - 13:00
Session 2
11:30 - 12:15
MALDI-TOF MS to identify rare pathogenic bacteria in the routine diagnostics
Speaker(s): Valentin Pflüger
12:15 - 13:00
Identification of anaerobes using MALDI-TOF MS
Speaker(s): Elisabeth Nagy
13:00 - 14:00
Lunch
14:00 - 16:15
Session 3
14:00 - 14:45
MALDI-TOF directly from urine samples as a tool to rapidly detect urinary tract infection
Speaker(s): Belen Rodriguez-Sanchez
14:45 - 15:30
Mycobacteria non-tuberculosis database – must have or nice to have?
Speaker(s): Belen Rodriguez-Sanchez
15:30 - 16:15
Current challenges with fungal identification using MALDI-TOF – how to improve?
Speaker(s): Renaud Piarroux
16:15 - 16:45
Coffee Break
16:45 - 17:45
Session 4: Sponsored session on molecular diagnostics
16:45 - 17:15
VITEK MS: identification of critical pathogens and beyond
Speaker(s): Victoria Girard
17:15 - 17:45
Advanced analysis methods can improve the typing possibilities using MALDI-TOF
Speaker(s): Katleen Vranckx

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

08:00 - 08:45
Registration
08:45 - 11:00
Session 5
08:45 - 09:30
MALDI-TOF-based subtyping as a tool for outbreak investigation – an overview
Speaker(s): Stefan Zimmermann
10:15 - 11:00
Enterobacteriaceae subtyping using MALDI-TOF
Speaker(s): Michael Oberle
11:00 - 11:30
Coffee Break
11:30 - 13:00
Session 6
11:30 - 12:15
Clostridium difficile subtyping using MALDI-TOF MS
Speaker(s): Kristina Rizzardi
12:15 - 13:00
Quality control and technical reproducibility using MALDI-TOF
Speaker(s): Antony Croxatto
13:00 - 14:00
Lunch
14:00 - 15:30
Session 7
14:00 - 14:45
Mass-spectrometry technologies – more than just MALDI-TOF MS
Speaker(s): Ludovic Gillet
14:45 - 15:30
Porin detection using SWATH MS
Speaker(s): Dirk Bumann
15:30 - 16:00
Coffee Break
16:00 - 17:30
Session 8
16:00 - 16:45
Mycobacterium tuberculosis protein expression profiling using SWATH MS
Speaker(s): Ben Collins
16:45 - 17:30
Bioinformatics to analysis – MS data in clinical microbiology
Speaker(s): Christian Gehringer
19:00 - 22:00
Social programme and dinner

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

08:00 - 08:45
Registration
08:45 - 10:15
Session 9
08:45 - 09:30
Antibiotic resistance testing using MALDI-TOF – overview of methods and feasibility for the routine laboratory
Speaker(s): Jaroslav Hrabak
09:30 - 10:15
AMR with MALDI-TOF MS – what is in the pipeline?
Speaker(s): Jacques Schrenzel
10:15 - 10:45
Coffee Break
10:45 - 13:15
Session 10
10:45 - 11:30
Educational quiz: presentation and discussion of MS challenges in clinical routine
Speaker(s): Gilbert Greub
11:30 - 12:15
Areas of uncertainties by using MALDI-TOF and problems to solve
Speaker(s): Adrian Egli
12:15 - 13:00
Open panel discussion: common initiatives, projects, protocols
Speaker(s): Adrian Egli
Speaker(s): Gilbert Greub
Speaker(s): Jacob Moran-Gilad
Speaker(s): Elisabeth Nagy
Speaker(s): Guido Werner
13:00 - 13:15
Concluding remarks & farewell
Speaker(s): Adrian Egli
Speaker(s): Gilbert Greub
Speaker(s): Jacob Moran-Gilad

03-Feb-2017
500
750
The fee includes the course, tea and coffee during the course, lunch, dinner and the social event (including dinner). Travel and accommodation is not included.
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