ESCMID Postgraduate Technical Workshop: Next-generation sequencing in routine clinical microbiology and infectious diseases

Course Objectives – With a multitude of benefits, Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) technology is revolutionizing microbiological diagnostics and NGS is on the way on becoming the new gold standard.

The workshop will highlight opportunities and challenges with this technology and present how it can be used in clinical diagnostic settings

As bioinformatics is a known challenge for most non-bioinformaticians, a practical e-lab will be included where we focus on data processing, analysis and interpretation of data.

ESCMID Study Group for Genomic and Molecular Diagnostics (ESGMD)
ESCMID Study Group for Epidemiological Markers (ESGEM)
Akershus University Hospital, Norway
University Medical Centre Groningen (UMCG), Netherlands

Registration Procedure
Register on the ESCMID website at
Registration closes on 1 April 2020.

Registration Fee
EUR 400 for ESCMID members
EUR 500 for all others
The fee includes the course, coffee, lunches, welcome reception and the social dinner. Travel and accommodation are not included. Attendeesparticipating in the bioinformatics practicals will be  charged an extra fee of 100 EUR (members) or 150 EUR (non-members).

Attendance Grants
ESCMID provides a number of attendance grants for ESCMID “young scientist members”. The grant covers the registration fee, but not travel or accommodation costs. Please apply via the registration
website by 1 March 2020. Applicants will be informed about their acceptance by 15 March 2020.

CME Accreditation
The organiser of the course will apply for European
CME accreditation through EACCME.
Recommended Accommodation
Thon Hotel Arena
Nesgata 1, 2004 Lillestrøm, Norway
Phone:+47 669 36000

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