When: Tuesday 13 March 2012, 12:00-18:15 with closing dinner

Venue: Grand Hotel Karel V, Geertebolwerk 1, 3511XA Utrecht

 Symposium title: Molecular detection of ESBL and carbapenemases: now and in the future


Final program:

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11:30 – 12:00  Registration and appetizer

12:00 – 12:45  Lunch buffet

12:45 – 13:00  Opening, Prof. Dr. J. Kluytmans (chairman)

13:00 – 13:40  Carbapenemase producers in Enterobacteriaceae, KPC, NDM, VIM, IMP, OXA-48; a worldwide overview, Prof. P. Nordmann

13:40 – 14:20  The complex and diverse epidemiologies of ESBLs and carbapenemases in the UK, Dr. N. Woodford

14:20 – 15:00  The rapidly evolving epidemiology of carbapenemases in Belgium, Prof. Y. Glupczynski

15:00 – 15:25  Coffee break

15:25 – 15:55  Clinical consequences of real-time PCR detection of ESBL's and carbapenemases; the Rijnstate experience, Dr. T. van Zwet

15:55 – 16:35  Dutch guidelines for detection of ESBLs and carbapenemases; the role of molecular detection, Dr. J. Cohen Stuart

16:35 – 17:00  Coffee break

17:00 – 17:40  Detection of ESBL in hospitalized patients; towards molecular detection methods?, B.B. Wintermans, MD

17:40 – 18:15  Paneldiscussion; current and future prospects for the detection of resistance, Led by Prof. Dr. J. Kluytmans and Dr. J. Cohen Stuart

18:15 – 19:30  Dinner


Participation fee: €100 excl. VAT

Target groups: Clinical microbiologists, molecular microbiologists, head of the laboratory,  AIOS clinical microbiologists.

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