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How fully integrated microfluidic may improve lab workflow - Application to HBV and HCV viral load measurement

NeuMoDx: first feedback from the field – initial data from LDT reagent and CE assay evaluations and reaction to the ultra-fast, fully-automated workflow and how it could impact laboratory efficiency

  • Dr. Jean-Marc Senterre, CHR Citadelle Hospital, Liege, Belgium 
  • Prof. Vincent Thibault, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Rennes, Paris, France 


Wednesday, 11 September 2019
11:45 - 12:45
Room: Plenary


Clinical diagnosis of infectious syndromes: virus or not virus?

Syndromic testing For Your Eyes Only

  • George Sourvinos, University of Crete, Heraklion, Greece


Die Another Day:  Rapid diagnostics in viral CNS infections in an NHS District General Hospital

  • Stephen Kidd, Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Basingstoke, UK


Novel advances in diagnostic approaches and insights into brain infection

  • Michael Griffiths, University of Liverpool, UK


Wednesday, 11 September 2019
17:00 - 18:00
Room: Plenary

Implementation & clinical impact of the BioFire Respiratory solutions

Experience with BioFire RP2plus panel and its implementation.

  • Dr Catherine Moore, Consultant Clinical Scientist, Molecular Infection Services/Wales Specialist Virology Centre, Public Health Wales Microbiology Cardiff


Streptococcal toxic shock syndrome in a patient with a community acquired pneumonia. Impact of rapid diagnostics on patient management.

  • Dr Kristian Bagge, MD, Hvidovre Hospital, Denmark


Thursday, 12 September 2019
12:45 - 13:45
Room: Plenary

Delivering Innovation in Molecular Diagnostics to Improve Patient Management   

State of the art - Influenza diagnostics

  • Michael Loeffelholz, Cepheid, USA


Evaluation of the Xpert HBV viral load 

  • Jacque Izopet, Toulouse University Hospital, France


Innovative Quality Control Solutions for Molecular Near Patient Testing

  • Paul Wallis, Quality Controls for Molecular Diagnostics, Scotland


Thursday, 12 September 2019
12:45 - 13:45
Session room 1: "Koedbyen/Enghave Plads", 2nd floor

Improving the management of viral infections in transplant patients: standardization of EBV and BKV DNA quantification

Where do we stand and what can help?

This symposium will address key topics related to quantification of EBV and BKV DNA in transplant patients with the following objectives:

• Describe EBV and BKV DNA monitoring practices in Europe and address the need for standardization

• Challenges in EBV and BKV clinical management 

• Present performance data for the cobas® EBV and the cobas® BKV tests for use on the cobas® 6800/8800 Systems


Viral Load monitoring for EBV and BKV - How comparable are the results from different tests and how does this affect clinical management?

  • Harald Kessler, Prof. Dr. Head of Research Unit for Molecular Pathogen Diagnostics, Institute of Hygiene, Microbiology and Environmental Medicine, Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria


Can standardization and automation contribute to more comparable results across different sites? Results of an early evaluation of the cobas® EBV and cobas® BKV tests for use on the cobas® 6800/8800 systems

  • Nikolai Søren Kirkby, PhD, Head of Laboratory Virology, Department of Clinical Microbiology Molecular Microbiology, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark


Friday, 13 September 2019
12:45 - 13:45
Room: Plenary

New Applications for Infectious Disease Testing by NGS: Viroflex and Microbial Identification

New Applications for Infectious Disease Testing by NGS: Viroflex and Microbial Identification

  • Dr. Charlie Lee Head of Research and Development, Vela Diagnostics 


First experiences and performance of the new Sentosa SQ Viroflex

  • Dr. Robert Ehret, Medizinisches Infektiologiezentrum Berlin


Evaluation of the Sentosa SQ HIV Genotyping assay for routine diagnostic use

  • Dr. Amanda Bradley-Stewart, West of Scotland Specialist Virology Centre, Glasgow Royal Infirmar


Friday, 13 September 2019
12:45 - 13:45
Session room 1: "Koedbyen/Enghave Plads", 2nd floor