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

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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

Course Programme



  1. 08:00 - 09:00
    Social Activity
    Registration


  2. 09:00 - 11:00
    Session
    Session 1


  3. 09:00 - 09:30
    Presentation
    Welcome and introduction of the Study Groups
    Speaker(s): Adrian Egli, Gilbert Greub, Hajo Grundmann, Jacob Moran-Gilad



  4. 09:30 - 10:15
    Presentation
    Overview and introduction to MALDI-TOF mass-spectrometry – identification and beyond
    Speaker(s): Adrian Egli



  5. 10:15 - 11:00
    Presentation
    MALDI-TOF MS directly from positive blood culture – rapid identification protocols and impact on patients
    Speaker(s): Gilbert Greub



  6. 11:00 - 11:30
    Coffee Break
    Coffee break


  7. 11:30 - 13:00
    Session
    Session 2


  8. 11:30 - 12:15
    Presentation
    MALDI-TOF MS to identify rare pathogenic bacteria in the routine diagnostics
    Speaker(s): Valentin Pflüger



  9. 12:15 - 13:00
    Presentation
    Identification of anaerobes using MALDI-TOF MS
    Speaker(s): Elisabeth Nagy



  10. 13:00 - 14:00
    Lunch
    Lunch


  11. 14:00 - 16:15
    Session
    Session 3


  12. 14:00 - 14:45
    Presentation
    MALDI-TOF directly from urine samples as a tool to rapidly detect urinary tract infection
    Speaker(s): Belen Rodriguez-Sanchez



  13. 14:45 - 15:30
    Presentation
    Mycobacteria non-tuberculosis database – must have or nice to have?
    Speaker(s): Belen Rodriguez-Sanchez



  14. 15:30 - 16:15
    Presentation
    Current challenges with fungal identification using MALDI-TOF – how to improve?
    Speaker(s): Renaud Piarroux



  15. 16:15 - 16:45
    Coffee Break
    Coffee Break


  16. 16:45 - 17:45
    Session
    Session 4: Sponsored session on molecular diagnostics


  17. 16:45 - 17:15
    Presentation
    VITEK MS: identification of critical pathogens and beyond
    Speaker(s): Victoria Girard



  18. 17:15 - 17:45
    Presentation
    Advanced analysis methods can improve the typing possibilities using MALDI-TOF
    Speaker(s): Katleen Vranckx



  1. 08:00 - 08:45
    Social Activity
    Registration


  2. 08:45 - 11:00
    Session
    Session 5


  3. 08:45 - 09:30
    Presentation
    MALDI-TOF-based subtyping as a tool for outbreak investigation – an overview
    Speaker(s): Stefan Zimmermann



  4. 10:15 - 11:00
    Presentation
    Enterobacteriaceae subtyping using MALDI-TOF
    Speaker(s): Michael Oberle



  5. 11:00 - 11:30
    Coffee Break
    Coffee Break


  6. 11:30 - 13:00
    Session
    Session 6


  7. 11:30 - 12:15
    Presentation
    Clostridium difficile subtyping using MALDI-TOF MS
    Speaker(s): Kristina Rizzardi



  8. 12:15 - 13:00
    Presentation
    Quality control and technical reproducibility using MALDI-TOF
    Speaker(s): Antony Croxatto



  9. 13:00 - 14:00
    Lunch
    Lunch


  10. 14:00 - 15:30
    Session
    Session 7


  11. 14:00 - 14:45
    Presentation
    Mass-spectrometry technologies – more than just MALDI-TOF MS
    Speaker(s): Ludovic Gillet



  12. 14:45 - 15:30
    Presentation
    Porin detection using SWATH MS
    Speaker(s): Dirk Bumann



  13. 15:30 - 16:00
    Coffee Break
    Coffee Break


  14. 16:00 - 17:30
    Session
    Session 8


  15. 16:00 - 16:45
    Presentation
    Mycobacterium tuberculosis protein expression profiling using SWATH MS
    Speaker(s): Ben Collins



  16. 16:45 - 17:30
    Presentation
    Bioinformatics to analysis – MS data in clinical microbiology
    Speaker(s): Christian Gehringer



  17. 19:00 - 22:00
    Social Activity
    Social programme and dinner


  1. 08:00 - 08:45
    Social Activity
    Registration


  2. 08:45 - 10:15
    Session
    Session 9


  3. 08:45 - 09:30
    Presentation
    Antibiotic resistance testing using MALDI-TOF – overview of methods and feasibility for the routine laboratory
    Speaker(s): Jaroslav Hrabak



  4. 09:30 - 10:15
    Presentation
    AMR with MALDI-TOF MS – what is in the pipeline?
    Speaker(s): Jacques Schrenzel



  5. 10:15 - 10:45
    Coffee Break
    Coffee Break


  6. 10:45 - 13:15
    Session
    Session 10


  7. 10:45 - 11:30
    Presentation
    Educational quiz: presentation and discussion of MS challenges in clinical routine
    Speaker(s): Gilbert Greub



  8. 11:30 - 12:15
    Presentation
    Areas of uncertainties by using MALDI-TOF and problems to solve
    Speaker(s): Adrian Egli



  9. 12:15 - 13:00
    Presentation
    Open panel discussion: common initiatives, projects, protocols
    Speaker(s): Adrian Egli, Gilbert Greub, Jacob Moran-Gilad, Elisabeth Nagy, Guido Werner



  10. 13:00 - 13:15
    Presentation
    Concluding remarks & farewell
    Speaker(s): Adrian Egli, Gilbert Greub, 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.
04-Jan-2017
18-Jan-2017