The course provides an actual overview, advantages and pitfalls of the general principles of state-ofthe-art molecular techniques in the diagnosis of infectious diseases. Basic features of e.g. NGS as well as advanced features e.g. real-time PCR will be addressed in relation to their diagnostic importance and usefulness. In addition, interactive discussions on clinical interpretation and application will be held in several specific simultaneous workshops for which participants will be able to register. Each workshop has a limited number of participants. During the workshops specific subjects will be addressed based on case reports. Those will be presented by moderators
with active involvement of the audience. In addition, experts in these fields will comment and, when necessary, add in depth knowledge and/or questions from the participants. Finally, additional important general subjects like (low resource) MDx laboratory setup, outbreak upscaling, validation and quality control of the different techniques are presented including future perspectives in the field.
Max. 100 participants: MDs, (micro)biologists, postdoctoral fellows and PhD students who are working in the field of microbiology and are interested in molecular diagnostics.
Paul Savelkoul, Maastricht, Netherlands
ESCMID Study Group for Epidemiological Markers - ESGEM
ESCMID Study Group for Genomic and Molecular Diagnostics - ESGMD
Maastricht University Medical Centre
The organizers of the course will apply for European CME accreditation through EACCME and for accreditation through NVMM (Dutch Society for Medical Microbiology).

Speakers


Stephen Bustin, Chelmsford, United Kingdom
Eric Claas, Leiden, Netherlands
Seydina M. DIENE, Marseille, France
Sabine Dittrich, Geneva, Switzerland
Gilbert Greub, Lausanne, Switzerland
Richard Hodinka, Greenville, United States
Jim Huggett, Guildford, United Kingdom
Ruud Jansen, Haarlem, Netherlands
A.M.D. (Mirjam) Kooistra-Smid, Groningen, Netherlands
Colin R. MacKenzie, Düsseldorf, Germany
Richard Molenkamp, Leiden, Netherlands
Jacob Moran-Gilad, Beer Sheva, Israel
Hubert G.M. Niesters, Groningen, Netherlands
Peter Radstrom, Lund, Sweden
Marijke Raymaekers, Hasselt, Belgium
Belen Rodriguez-Sanchez, Madrid, Spain
John W. A. Rossen, Groningen, Netherlands
Paul Savelkoul, Maastricht, Netherlands
Kate Templeton, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Lieke van Alphen, Maastricht, Netherlands
Helke Van Dessel, Maastricht, Netherlands
Inge Van Loo, Maastricht, Netherlands
Els Wessels, Leiden, Netherlands
Carl Wittwer, Salt Lake City, UT, United States
Petra Wolffs, NA, Country Not Specified

Contact Person (Scientific Programme)

Paul Savelkoul
Maastricht University Medical Center
Dept. Medical Microbiology
P. Debyelaan 25
6229 HX Maastricht
Netherlands
+31 43 387 6644
paul.savelkoul@mumc.nl

Administrative Secretariat

Fia Claus
Maastricht University Medical Center
Dept. Medical Microbiology
P. Debyelaan 25
6229 HX Maastricht
Netherlands
+31 43 387 6644
secretariaatmmb@mumc.nl



See how to get to Maastricht here.

Venue Info

Event Map
Venue Details
Hotel van der Valk
Nijverheidsweg 35, 6227 AL Maastricht
Netherlands

Wednesday, 17 January 2018

09:00 - 09:45
Registration
09:45 - 10:00
Welcome
Speaker(s): Paul Savelkoul
10:00 - 10:30
Real-time PCR and melting analysis
Speaker(s): Carl Wittwer
10:30 - 11:00
Quantitation
Speaker(s): Jim Huggett
11:00 - 11:30
Coffee break
11:30 - 12:00
Pre-PCR processing
Speaker(s): Peter Radstrom
12:00 - 12:30
PCR mastermix – the underrated ingredient
Speaker(s): Stephen Bustin
12:30 - 13:30
Lunch
13:30 - 15:00
Parallel interactive workshop 1: PCR – Basics/PCR for starters/case reports
Chairperson(s): Stephen Bustin
Chairperson(s): Ruud Jansen
Speaker(s): Marijke Raymaekers
Speaker(s): Els Wessels
13:30 - 15:00
Parallel interactive workshop 2: PCR – Advanced/experienced PCR/case reports
Chairperson(s): Jim Huggett
Chairperson(s): Richard Molenkamp
Speaker(s): Kate Templeton
Speaker(s): Carl Wittwer
15:00 - 15:30
Coffee break
15:30 - 17:00
Parallel interactive workshop 3: Nucleic acid extraction
Chairperson(s): Eric Claas
Chairperson(s): Peter Radstrom
Speaker(s): Ruud Jansen
Speaker(s): Petra Wolffs
15:30 - 17:00
Parallel interactive workshop 4: Clinical aspects & interpretation of MDx results
Chairperson(s): Colin R. MacKenzie
Chairperson(s): Inge Van Loo
Speaker(s): Paul Savelkoul
17:00 - 17:30
Alternative PCR approaches: pro’s and con’s
Speaker(s): Els Wessels
17:30 - 18:00
Short presentations about new developments by companies
18:00 - 19:00
Drinks and snacks

Thursday, 18 January 2018

09:00 - 09:30
Highlights of interactive workshops day 1
Speaker(s): Petra Wolffs
09:30 - 10:00
Molecular typing for infection control
Speaker(s): Lieke van Alphen
10:00 - 10:30
Molecular diagnostics in low resource settings
Speaker(s): Sabine Dittrich
11:00 - 11:30
Coffee break
11:30 - 13:00
Parallel interactive workshop 5: Starting MDx in low resource settings
Chairperson(s): Sabine Dittrich
Chairperson(s): Lieke van Alphen
Speaker(s): Eric Claas
11:30 - 13:00
Parallel interactive workshop 6: Typing, resistance and virulence
Chairperson(s): Seydina M. DIENE
Chairperson(s): Petra Wolffs
Speaker(s): John W. A. Rossen
Speaker(s): Paul Savelkoul
13:00 - 14:00
Lunch
14:00 - 14:30
Applications of NGS
Speaker(s): Jacob Moran-Gilad
14:30 - 15:00
ISO-certification/quality control for molecular diagnostics
Speaker(s): Hubert G.M. Niesters
15:00 - 15:30
Coffee break
15:30 - 17:00
Parallel interactive workshop 7: Broad-range PCR – clinical interpretation of results
Chairperson(s): Gilbert Greub
Chairperson(s): Colin R. MacKenzie
Speaker(s): A.M.D. (Mirjam) Kooistra-Smid
Speaker(s): Paul Savelkoul
15:30 - 17:00
Parallel workshop 8: CE-IVD, regulations and guidelines
Chairperson(s): Hubert G.M. Niesters
Speaker(s): Richard Molenkamp
Speaker(s): Marijke Raymaekers
18:00 - 18:30
Departure (by special bus from Hotel van der Valk)
18:30 - 20:00
Social activity
20:00 - 22:30
Dinner
22:30 - 23:00
Departure
23:00 - 23:15
Arrival (Hotel van der Valk)

Friday, 19 January 2018

09:00 - 09:30
Highlights of interactive workshops day 2
Speaker(s): Lieke van Alphen
09:30 - 10:00
Molecular detection of antimicrobial resistance
Speaker(s): Seydina M. DIENE
10:00 - 10:30
MALDI-ToF-MS
Speaker(s): Gilbert Greub
10:30 - 11:00
Coffee break
11:00 - 12:30
Parallel interactive workshop 9: Molecular diagnostics – when to use (commercial vs. in-house)
Chairperson(s): Eric Claas
Chairperson(s): Colin R. MacKenzie
Speaker(s): Kate Templeton
11:00 - 12:30
Parallel interactive workshop 10: MALDI-ToF and its clinical applications
Chairperson(s): Gilbert Greub
Chairperson(s): Belen Rodriguez-Sanchez
Speaker(s): Helke Van Dessel
12:30 - 13:00
Near bedside MDx applications
Speaker(s): Richard Hodinka
13:00 - 13:30
Future developments in molecular diagnostics
Speaker(s): Jacob Moran-Gilad
13:30 - 14:30
Closing lunch
14:30 - 14:45
End of meeting & departure

05-Jan-2018
500
600
The fee includes all lectures and workshops, lunches, coffee & drinks, social programme including one evening dinner. Accommodation and travel are not included.
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