33rd European Congress of Clinical Microbiology
ECCMID, also known as the European Congress of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases, will take place as a hybrid event both online and in Copenhagen, Denmark, on 15 – 18 April 2023. The 33rd ECCMID, the world’s premier Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases event, brings together >14,000 colleagues from relevant fields to present the latest findings and developments and share their expertise.
This year, our trusted partner Copan will be at booth C3 04 in Hall C, sharing their exciting product launches, the WISE approach, and new strategies to answer the needs of any microbiology lab.
After 40 years of research and development in tandem with medical experts, Copan has developed a comprehensive ecosystem that can be easily integrated into any workflow, handling everything from the collection of biological samples to the most cutting-edge diagnostic platforms. This is the WISE method to use.
Workflow-Integrated Software Environment (WISE)
Watch the video down below to find out more.
Copan’s Walk-Away Specimen Processor™ (WASP) provides a comprehensive and modular system, encompassing all aspects of automated specimen processing, such as plating and streaking, microscope slide preparation, and broth inoculation.
- increasing the quality of streaking and minimising errors
- ensuring full traceability
- reduction in consumables, management and environmental costs
- modular and scalable, adaptable to any workflow
This year Copan will also host a variety of interesting talks at their lunch symposiums covering all aspects of clinical microbiology – from sample collection and preservation to lab automation and the artificial intelligence driving the future of modern microbiology.
Check out the lineup below for more information:
ECCMID 2023 Line Up:
#1 Lunch Symposium – Sample collection: needs, challenges, and future
Where: ECCMID Hall G
When: April 16th, 12.15 – 13.15
Sample collection and preservation, without any doubt, are the most critical prerequisites for trustable test results and accurate clinical diagnosis. This symposium explores the need for correct and innovative sample collection and preservation methods to increase diagnostics laboratories’ accuracy, standardization, and improve patient treatment and diagnostics democratization.
ECCMID Organiser-appointed Chair –
Dr. Kate Templeton, Edinburgh Medical School, Department of Medical Microbiology
Prof. Christoph D. Spinner, University Hospital rechts der Isar Technical University of Munich (TUM), Munich, Germany Microbiology
Speaker 1 –
Prof. Marek Smieja, Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine at McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada
Sample Collection for Respiratory and Gastrointestinal Pathogens. How can we improve it?
Prof. Donatella Placidi, Università degli Studi di Brescia, Brescia, Italy
New trends in microbiology: self-collection and microbiome
Prof. Gerard Cangelosi, University of Washington, Seattle, USA
Non-invasive oral swab sampling for tuberculosis: applying our lessons from COVID-19
#2 Lunch Symposium – Sample collection: Needs, Challenges and the future.
Where: ECCMID Hall E
When: April 17th, 12.15 -13.15
The introduction of lab automation, digitalization, and Artificial Intelligence will play a key role in supporting microbiologists in managing the multiple challenges they face daily. The experiences of clinical laboratories that re-shaped their workflows thanks to the adoption of new technologies will be discussed in this symposium and will surely be inspiring
ECCMID Organiser-appointed Chair
Dr. Derek Macfadden, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Prof. Adrian Egli, Institute of Medical Microbiology University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
Speaker 1 and 2
Dr. Oliver Nolte, ZLM St Gallen, St. Gallen, Switzerland
Dr. Simone Ambretti, St. Orsola Malpighi Hospital Bologna, Bologna, Italy
Artificial Intelligence-based plate reading: impact and applications
Dr. Croxatto Antony, ADMED, La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland
Automatic preparation of ID and AST: a multicenter evaluation
Speaker 4 and 5
Dr. Rafael Cantón, Hospital Universitario Ramón y Cajal, Madrid, Spain
Dr. Astrid Muyldermans, AZ Sint-Jan Brugge, Oostende AV, Brugge, Belgium
Does Rapid-AST really make sense? If you’re attending ECCMID, be WISE and visit Booth C3 04 in Hall C to learn more about Copan’s liquid-based microbiology (LBM) range and laboratory automation. Alternatively, you can get in touch with a product specialist below:
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