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Anaerobic Bacteria: Next Generation Technology Meets Anaerobic Diagnostics, ESCMID Postgraduate Technical Workshop

29 September - 1 October 2014, Groningen, The Netherlands

  • ESCMID Study Group for Anaerobic Infections (ESGAI)
  • ESCMID Study Group for Epidemiological Markers (ESGEM)
  • University Medical Center Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
  • University of Szeged, Szeged, Hungary

Course Coordinators
  • Hermie Harmsen, Groningen, The Netherlands
  • Elisabeth Nagy, Szeged, Hungary
  • Arie Jan van Winkelhoff, Groningen, The Netherlands
  • Linda Veloo, Groningen, The Netherlands
Course Objectives

To learn how to deal with anaerobes:

  • Diagnostics
  • Sampling and culturing
  • Molecular detection
  • Antibiotic resistance
  • Pathogenesis
Course Venue

University Medical Center Groningen
Hanzeplein 1
9713 GZ Groningen
The Netherlands

Target Audience

20 – 25 clinical microbiologists, infectious diseases specialists and technicians interested in anaerobes.

Contact Person

Dr Linda Veloo
University Medical Center Groningen
Department of Medical Microbiology
Hanzeplein 1
9713 GZ Groningen
The Netherlands

Phone +31 503 613 480
Fax +31 503 619 105

Administrative Secretariat

Ms Holband
University Medical Center Groningen
Department of Medical Microbiology
Huispostcode EB80
Hanzeplein 1
9713 GZ Groningen
The Netherlands

Phone +31 503 619 650
Fax +31 503 619 105

Course Programme

Presentations are availabe in the ESCMID Online Lecture Library.

Monday, 29 September 2014

09:00 Opening of the course. Arie Jan van Winkelhoff
09:15 The clinical relevance of anaerobic bacteria. Elisabeth Nagy
09:45 How to isolate and maintain anaerobic bacteria? Mike Cox
10:30 Coffee break
10:45 The phenotypic identification of anaerobic bacteria.
            Linda Veloo & Edit Urban
11:15 The importance and identification of periodontal pathogens.
            Arie Jan van Winkelhoff & Edit Urban
12:00 The normal anaerobic human microbiome. Hermie Harmsen
12:30 Lunch break
13:30 Practicals

Tuesday, 30 September 2014

09:00 The role of oral pathogens in infections outside the oral cavity.
            Riina Richardson
09:30 Gram-positive anaerobic cocci: clinical relevance, changed taxonomy,
            identification and antibiotic resistance. Linda Veloo
10:00 Actinomyces. Trefor Morris
10:30 Coffee break
10:45 C. difficile infections: epidemiology, diagnostics and therapy. Edit Urban
11:15 Intra-abdominal infections and anaerobic bacteraemia. Maria Hedberg
11:45 Female genital tract infections involving anaerobes. Elisabeth Nagy
12:15 Lunch break
13:00 Value of molecular genetic methods in diagnostics of anaerobes.
           Georg Conrads
13:30 Whole genome sequencing and anaerobes. John Rossen
14:00 MALDI-TOF MS for the identification of anaerobic bacteria: the                                     ENRIA project. Linda Veloo
14:30 Coffee break
14:45 Bio-informatics (workshop). Hermie Harmsen

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

09:00 Anaerobic infections: antibiotic therapy and the development of                                 resistance. Inge Gyssens
09:45 Genomic approaches for studying the influence of antibiotics on intestinal
           microbiota and host metabolism. Laura Cox
10:15 Antibiotic resistance determination in anaerobic bacteria: which                               method to choose? Ulrik Justesen
10:45 Coffee break
11:00 Burden of emerging anaerobes in the era of molecular detection.
           Bernard la Scola
11:30 Phylogenetic analysis and molecular typing in anaerobes. Alex Friedrich
12:15 Lunch break
13:00 Practicals
15:00 Poster presentations by the participants and drinks

Faculty Members
  • Georg Conrads, Aachen, Germany
  • Laura Cox, New York, United States
  • Mike Cox, Morgan Hill, United States
  • Alex Friedrich, Groningen, The Netherlands
  • Inge Gyssens, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
  • Hermie Harmsen, Groningen, The Netherlands
  • Maria Hedberg, Umea, Sweden
  • Ulrik Justesen, Odense, Denmark
  • Bernard la Scola, Marseille, France
  • Trefor Morris, Cardiff, United Kingdom
  • Elisabeth Nagy, Szeged, Hungary
  • Riina Richardson, Manchester, United Kingdom
  • John Rossen, Groningen, The Netherlands
  • Edit Urban, Szeged, Hungary
  • Arie Jan van Winkelhoff, Groningen, The Netherlands
  • Linda Veloo, Groningen, The Netherlands

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