Dynamics of Disease Transmission: From Genomes to Infection Control, from Beds to Bases and Bytes
The EUCIC advanced module in Freiburg focuses on the application of modern methods and techniques such as whole genome sequencing (WGS) and mathematic modelling for infection prevention and control (IPC) efforts. It is a hands-on course with practical sessions, including analysis of real outbreak data and simulating the spread of different infectious diseases inside and outside of a hospital. You will have the opportunity to be taught by top experts from different centres from all over Europe. Learn how to interpret modelling and WGS data for infection control purposes, and get deeper insights into transmission dynamics and kinetics of infectious diseases.
21-24 October 2018, Groningen, Netherlands After the successful introduction of Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) technology for epidemiological inference and surveillance in routine microbiology, laboratories face a new challenge as metagenomics for identification of pathogens and antimicrobial resistance genes is about to enter the laboratory. The programme highlights opportunities and challenges posed by this technology. The workshop has been designed to boost practical knowledge exchange (with respect to both “wet-lab” and “e-lab”) as well as ample discussions with colleagues from all over the world.