Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing with EUCAST Criteria and Methods

Event Description

04 - 06 September 2024
Tallin, Estonia

This course explains the criteria and methods for determining breakpoints to antimicrobial agents and the EUCAST methods by which these are implemented and controlled in microbiological laboratories. Participants will also be able to get a hands-on experience involving practical work on susceptibility testing. 

Intended audience: 

Scientists, clinical microbiologists, microbiology specialists and trainees, infectious diseases specialists and antimicrobial pharmacists are all welcome to join the course. 


At the end of the course participants will have an understanding of the criteria and methods for determining antimicrobial breakpoints. They will also explore the specific EUCAST methodology and how to implement within their microbiological laboratories. 

Course coordinator: 

Helle Järv, Tallinn, Estonia 
Marika Jürna-Ellam, Tallinn, Estonia 
Marina Ivanova, Tallinn, Estonia 
Paul Naaber, Tallinn, Estonia 


European Committee on Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing (EUCAST) and the Estonian Society for Laboratory Medicine (ELMÜ) 


ESCMID Office will apply for accreditation. 


Course organisers will monitor attendance. Only participants attending live sessions will be able to receive the certification. 

Course Venue: 

SYNLAB Estonia (5th floor), Veerenni 53a, Tallinn, Estonia (lectures and technical workshop) The North Estonia Medical Centre, Sütiste tee 19, Tallinn, Estonia (technical workshop) 

Registration details: 

The registration fee includes all lectures and workshops, coffee breaks, lunches, a welcome reception, and dinner. Although travel and accommodation costs are not included, the organisers suggest the following hotel for accommodation:



Registration is open until 11.08.2024.

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Attendance Grant application

Attendance grant application is open until 14.07.2024.

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Registration Fees



ESCMID Members

EUR 500

Non-ESCMID Members

EUR 650