Important Dates

May 4, 2017 
Online Registration Opens
Abstract Submission Opens

July 31, 2017
Abstract Submission Deadline
Travel Grant Application Deadline 

August 31, 2017
Early Bird Registration Deadline

September 18, 2017
Hotel Reservation Deadline      

Program Committee Chair 
Dag Harmsen, Chair, University of Muenster, Muenster, Germany

Program Committee Vice-Chair 
Jennifer Gardy, Vice Chair, BC Centre for Disease Control, Vancouver, BC, Canada

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Learn the technology dramatically revolutionizing the clinical microbiology laboratory.

This conference will be held at the Omni Shoreham Hotel.

Next generation sequencing (NGS) of pathogens whole genomes is revolutionizing the science behind clinical diagnostics, epidemiology, and the entire field of microbiology. Never before have you, the scientist, had access to, and been able to analyze and compare thousands of complete genomic sequences of bacteria, parasites, and viruses. This vast amount of genomic data grants a better understanding of virulence traits, adaptability to food manufacturing environments, geographical traceability and transmission to humans, along with a host of other valuable information.

Get comprehensive guidance with up-to-date examples in the use of NGS technology for applied results in the traceability and clustering of microbial pathogens associated with food safety, clinical infection, environmental contamination, and other potential sources of disease outbreaks. At this conference, you will get the available resources and direction you need relating to laboratory, bioinformatics, and epidemiology.

Quick Link  ♦  Letter of Invitation


Generous support of the conference has been provided by:

Platinum Sponsors

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See all the sponsors on the Supporters page.