The Future of Infection Diagnostics: A Comprehensive Guide to Next-Generation Sequencing

Event Description

02 - 04 September 2024
Lørenskog, Norway

Next-generation sequencing (NGS) has become widely known through its role in addressing the COVID-19 pandemic. However, its benefits extend far beyond tracking viruses. This three-day workshop will explore what, how and when to use NGS through real-world case studies. Attendees will learn about different sequencing platforms and types of tests and see examples of when each is best applied in clinical settings. Two practical bioinformatics sessions will give hands-on experience analysing NGS data. By the end, participants will have a clear understanding of how to harness this powerful technology in their work. This "How to..." workshop has something for everyone from professionals new to the field to experts looking to expand their toolkit.

Intended audience: 

Our target audience is molecular biologists, medical microbiologists, infectious disease specialists, public health specialists and bioinformaticians who would like an introduction and an update on how to use next-generation sequencing in routine clinical microbiology. Delegates from academic, industry, and other backgrounds are welcome.


The workshop aims to explore the use of NGS through real-world case studies. It covers different sequencing platforms and types of tests and provides hands-on experience in analysing NGS data. 

Course coordinator: 

Hege Vangstein Aamot, Lørenskog, Norway
John WA Rossen, Groningen, Netherlands 


ESGMD, ESGEM, TAE, Akershus University Hospital Norway, and University Medical Center Groningen Netherlands. 


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: 

Akershus University Hospital 
Sykehusveien 25 
1478 Lørenskog 

Registration details 

The onsite registration fees include tuition, coffee breaks, lunches, group dinner on Tuesday, handouts for participants. Travel and accommodation costs are not included. The online registration fees include tuition and online handouts for participants.



Registration is open until 23.08.2024.

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Attendance Grant application

Attendance grant application is open until 02.08.2024.

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Registration Fees



Onsite - ESCMID Members

EUR 400

Onsite - ESCMID Young Scientist (limited tickets) (SOLD OUT)

EUR 200

Onsite - ESCMID LMICs (limited tickets) (SOLD OUT)

EUR 200

Onsite - Non-ESCMID Members

EUR 500

Online - ESCMID Members

EUR 200

Online - Non-ESCMID Members

EUR 250