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We gathered thought leaders from across clinical microbiology and infectious disease to speak to their area of expertise. Click on each session title to learn more.

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Saturday, April 13

1:00 p.m. Bioinformatics demo session: metagenomic analysis of complex microbial communities

Dr. Holger Karas

Come by the QIAGEN booth for a live demonstration of the Bioinformatics tools from QIAGEN for analyzing microbiome data. We will show how easy you can go from raw NGS data to interpretable results and interactive visualizations with CLC Microbial Genomics Module.

Our comprehensive software solution contains all the tools required for analyzing both 16S rRNA and ITS targeted sequencing data as well as shotgun metagenomics data from complex microbial communities. Discover the identity of microbes in a community, the abundance of community members, and their functional potential. All results can be represented with our integrated graphics. Pre-configured workflows allow for easy onboarding and streamlining of data analysis.

 

Sunday, April 14

12:30 p.m. Rapid, fully automated Sample to Insight platform for LDT testing of transplant infections

Dr. Steve Young

To deliver accurate and timely clinical laboratory results, molecular diagnostic labs need an integrated system providing scalability, full automation and faster turnaround times. Dr. Steve Young, Director of Research and Clinical trials at TriCore Reference Laboratories in Albuquerque, USA, will present his lab’s work on LDT assays for transplant infections on the NeuMoDx 288 platform. Join us as Dr. Young demonstrates how this revolutionary system addresses laboratory automation challenges by providing ultra-fast results, true full random access, and intuitive workflow with room temperature stable reagents and full LDT capabilities.

 

12:45 p.m. Meet the Expert – Dr. Benoit Visseaux on implementing syndromic testing in an emergency care setting

Dr. Benoit Visseaux

Multiplex syndromic testing rapidly and simultaneously surveys a large number of pathogens, helping to eliminate the guesswork. In the near-patient setting, acute conditions like respiratory disease require immediate intervention. Minutes count. Dr. Benoit Visseaux of APHP Hospital is a leading expert in the syndromic testing space and an early adopter of the QIAGEN syndromic testing solution. During this presentation, Dr. Visseaux will focus on how he used the capabilities of this platform to positively impact patient outcomes in an emergency care setting.

*QIAstat-Dx coming soon, now available as DiagCORE

 

1:00 p.m. “It’s Time” to test and treat latent TB

Dr. Jean-Pierre Zellweger

In 2017, TB claimed 1.6 million lives. Another 10 million people developed TB disease – 5.8 million men, 3.2 million women and 1.0 million children. The WHO finds clear benefit in systematic testing and treatment of latent TB for at-risk populations, and now recommends modern TB blood tests, like QuantiFERON®-TB Gold Plus, to detect TB infection worldwide.

It’s time to deliver on the promise of a world without TB. Join Dr. Jean-Pierre Zellweger to learn more about the global burden of TB and the importance of latent TB testing, with a focus on identifying patients at risk for TB and the benefits of modern TB blood testing with QuantiFERON-TB Gold Plus.

 

2:30 p.m. Bioinformatics demo session: analyzing pathogen genomes in clinical microbiology

Dr. Holger Karas

Join us for a live demonstration of the bioinformatics tools from QIAGEN for analyzing microbial genomes. We will show you how to go from raw NGS data to biological insight in just a few clicks.

Discover the sequence type of your isolate, find antimicrobial resistance markers, trace the source of a pathogen outbreak, and much more with CLC Microbial Genomics Module. Our pre-configured workflows get you started easily, and results can be visualized in interactive graphs and plots.

 

Monday, April 15

10:45 p.m. Bioinformatics demo session: metagenomic analysis of complex microbial communities

Come by the QIAGEN booth for a live demonstration of the Bioinformatics tools from QIAGEN for analyzing microbiome data. We will show how easy you can go from raw NGS data to interpretable results and interactive visualizations with CLC Microbial Genomics Module.

Our comprehensive software solution contains all the tools required for analyzing both 16S rRNA and ITS targeted sequencing data as well as shotgun metagenomics data from complex microbial communities. Discover the identity of microbes in a community, the abundance of community members, and their functional potential. All results can be represented with our integrated graphics. Pre-configured workflows allow for easy onboarding and streamlining of data analysis.

Holger Karas

 

12:30 p.m. Meet the Expert – Dr. Benoit Visseaux on implementing syndromic testing in an emergency care setting

Dr. Benoit Visseaux

Multiplex syndromic testing rapidly and simultaneously surveys a large number of pathogens, helping to eliminate the guesswork. In the near-patient setting, acute conditions like respiratory disease require immediate intervention. Minutes count. Dr. Benoit Visseaux of APHP Hospital is a leading expert in the syndromic testing space and an early adopter of the QIAGEN syndromic testing solution. During this presentation, Dr. Visseaux will focus on how he used the capabilities of this platform to positively impact patient outcomes in an emergency care setting.

*QIAstat-Dx coming soon, now available as DiagCORE

 

12:45 p.m. Rapid, fully automated Sample to Insight platform for LDT testing of transplant infections

Dr. Steve Young

To deliver accurate and timely clinical laboratory results, molecular diagnostic labs need an integrated system providing scalability, full automation and faster turnaround times. Dr. Steve Young, Director of Research and Clinical trials at TriCore Reference Laboratories in Albuquerque, USA, will present his lab’s work on LDT assays for transplant infections on the NeuMoDx 288 platform. Join us as Dr. Young demonstrates how this revolutionary system addresses laboratory automation challenges by providing ultra-fast results, true full random access, and intuitive workflow with room temperature stable reagents and full LDT capabilities.

 

1:00 p.m. “It’s Time” to test and treat latent TB

Dr. Jean-Pierre Zellweger

In 2017, TB claimed 1.6 million lives. Another 10 million people developed TB disease – 5.8 million men, 3.2 million women and 1.0 million children. The WHO finds clear benefit in systematic testing and treatment of latent TB for at-risk populations, and now recommends modern TB blood tests, like QuantiFERON®-TB Gold Plus, to detect TB infection worldwide.

It’s time to deliver on the promise of a world without TB. Join Dr. Jean-Pierre Zellweger to learn more about the global burden of TB and the importance of latent TB testing, with a focus on identifying patients at risk for TB and the benefits of modern TB blood testing with QuantiFERON-TB Gold Plus.

 

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