Clinical Microbiology Conference

Overview

To focus on the most current research related to the laboratory diagnosis of human infections, role of the laboratory in both the management of infectious diseases and epidemiology of infections, the latest developments in clinical microbiology

Key Topics

  • Advances in molecular tools and genomic data
  • New classifications, profiling of individuals and diseases, drugs and personalised medicine
  • Antimicrobial resistance mechanisms
  • Laboratory examinations in medical toxicology

Chair

Dr Tomas Pumarola, Director of the Microbiology Service, Vall d'Hebron Clinical Laboratories, Barcelona, Spain

09:00

Opening remarks from the chair:

Dr Tomas Pumarola, Director of the Microbiology Service, Vall d'Hebron Clinical Laboratories, Barcelona, Spain

SESSION 1

09:10

Emerging infections and clinical practice: major drivers and diagnostic considerations

Dr Nicola Petrosillo, Director, Clinical & Research Department for Infectious Diseases, National Institute for Infectious Diseases, Lazzaro Spallanzani, (INMI IRCCS), Co-Leader, ESCMID Taskforce on Emerging Infections, Lead, EUCIC-UEMS Group, Vice Chair, EBID, Rome, Italy

09:40

Producing influenza vaccines using next generation technologies and surveillance data of emerging and re-emerging microorganism

Dr Colin Russell, Head, Laboratory of Applied Evolutionary Biology, Department of Medical Microbiology, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Research Fellow, Royal Society University, Cambridge Infectious Diseases, Cambridge University, Cambridge, UK

10:10

Interactive Q & A

10:40 Visit Exhibition


SESSION 2

11:10

Hepatitis E, an emerging warning: Virology, laboratory diagnosis and clinical presentations

Dr Francisco Rodriguez-Frias, Head of Diagnostic Unit, Vall d'Hebron Clinical Laboratories, Barcelona, Spain

11:40

New tools for detection and surveillance of antibiotic resistance in clinical microbiology laboratories

Prof Jean-Marc Rolain, Professor, Universities and Hospital Practitioner of Pharmaceutical Disciplines, Unit of Emerging Infectious and Tropical Diseases, Mediterranean University Infection Hospital Institute, Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents, Director/Trustee, International Society of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy (ISAC), Marseille, France

12:10

Effectively addressing infections through antimicrobial agents and chemotherapy

Prof Jordi Vila, Director of the Antimicrobial Resistance Initiative, IS Global; Head, Department of Clinical Microbiology, Hospital Clinic Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

12:40

Interactive Q & A

13:10 Visit Exhibition


SESSION 3

14:10

Advanced genomic and bioinformatic analysis of MDR bacteria

Dr Diene Seydina, Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy, Research Unit on Emerging Infectious and Tropical Diseases (URMITE), Aix-Marseille University Marseille, France

14:40

The future of clinical microbiology

Dr Tomas Pumarola, Director of the Microbiology Service, Vall d'Hebron Clinical Laboratories, Barcelona, Spain

15:10

Practical issues in implementing whole genome sequencing in routine diagnosis microbiology

Dr John WA Rossen, Tenure Track Professor Medical Microbiology, Medical Molecular Microbiologist, Department of Medical Microbiology, University of Groningen, University Medical Center Groningen, Secretary, ESCMID Study Group for Genomic and Molecular Diagnostics (ESGMD), Treasurer, Dutch Society of Medical Microbiology, Groningen, The Netherlands 

15:40

Interactive Q & A

15:50

Chair’s closing remarks

16:00 End of Clinical Microbiology Conference

CHAIR:

Dr Tomas Pumarola, Director of the Microbiology Service, Vall d'Hebron Clinical Laboratories, Barcelona, Spain


SPEAKER FACULTY:

Dr Colin Russell, Head, Laboratory of Applied Evolutionary Biology, Department of Medical Microbiology, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Research Fellow, Royal Society University, Cambridge Infectious Diseases, Cambridge University, Cambridge, UK

Dr Diene Seydina, Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy, Research Unit on Emerging Infectious and Tropical Diseases (URMITE), Aix-Marseille University Marseille, France

Dr Francisco Rodriguez-Frias, Head of Diagnostic Unit, Vall d'Hebron Clinical Laboratories, Barcelona, Spain

Dr John WA Rossen, Tenure Track Professor Medical Microbiology, Medical Molecular Microbiologist, Department of Medical Microbiology, University of Groningen, University Medical Center Groningen, Secretary, ESCMID Study Group for Genomic and Molecular Diagnostics (ESGMD), Treasurer, Dutch Society of Medical Microbiology, Groningen, The Netherlands 

Prof Jean-Marc Rolain, Professor, Universities and Hospital Practitioner of Pharmaceutical Disciplines, Unit of Emerging Infectious and Tropical Diseases, Mediterranean University Infection Hospital Institute, Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents, Director/Trustee, International Society of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy (ISAC), Marseille, France

Prof Jordi Vila, Director of the Antimicrobial Resistance Initiative, IS Global; Head, Department of Clinical Microbiology, Hospital Clinic, Barcelona, Spain