11th International Meeting on Microbial Epidemiological Markers (IMMEM XI)

9 - 12 March 2016, Estoril, Portugal


Navigating Microbial Genomes: Insights from the Next Generation

an ESCMID - ESGEM Conference

Final Programme now online

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Conference Objectives & Target Audience

On this occasion, leading scientists in the field will summarize and explain the current changes in the understanding of disease transmission brought about by high-resolution molecular typing systems. Given its increasing importance, there will be a particular emphasis on whole genome sequencing and methodologies for complex data analysis. The meeting will also discuss gaps in the technology and bioinformatics pipelines, and how newly opening voids in the knowledge could be closed. The conference also aims at Public Health experts and Health Care personnel, as well as at the next generation of scientists – giving newcomers to the field and young colleagues an introduction into this exciting and rapidly expanding field, and will provide the perfect forum to interact, present and acquire skills which will become crucial for protecting populations from infection.

Presenter Instructions

The posters should be A0 size (84.1 x 118.9cm, 33.11 x 46.81 inches) in portrait orientation. Instructions for the poster location and presentation days will be provided to the authors by email and will also be available at the poster section of the registration desk.

Oral presentations
The oral presentations should be planned to a maximum duration of 12’’. The only accepted file formats are Powerpoint and PDF. The authors should make their presentations available and check their content at the speaker’s corner at the registration desk at least one hour before the session. We recommend that speakers use the widescreen-sized slides.


The abstracts deadline ended 15 January 2016.

Organizing Committee

Raquel Branquinho, PT
Ana Budimir, HR
João André Carriço, PT
Teresa Conceição, PT
Ana Catarina Costa, PT
Hermínia de Lencastre, PT
Marta Aires de Sousa, PT
Nuno Faria, PT
Ana Friães, PT
Hajo Grundmann, NL
Dag Harmsen, DE
José Melo-Cristino, PT
Maria Miragaia, PT
Angela Novais, PT
Luisa Peixe, PT
Marcos Pinho, PT
Mario Poljak, SI
Mario Ramirez, PT
Isabel Sá-Correia, PT
Raquel Sá-Leão, PT

Conference Venue

Centro de Congressos do Estoril

Av. Amaral
2765-192 Estoril

Scientific Secretariat

Hajo Grundmann / João André Carriço
ESCMID Executive Office
Gerbergasse 14
4001 Basel, Switzerland