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Infectious Diseases

Monday, 3 April 2017

Opening remarks by the chair and moderator:
Dr Tan Thean Yen
Consultant Microbiologist
Changi General Hospital, Singapore
SESSION 1: Virology
A small world for emerging viruses: Lessons from influenza and Zika
Dr Sebastian Maurer-Stroh
Senior Principal Investigator, Agency for Science
Technology and Research (A*STAR), Singapore
Management of HCV using HCV core antigen estimation
Dr Priya Abraham
Professor of Microbiology, Department of Clinical Virology
Christian Medical College & Hospital, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India
SESSION 2: New approaches
From phenotype to genotype, susceptibility testing in mycobacterium tuberculosis
Dr Nathan A. Ledeboer
A/Prof and Medical Director of Microbiology, Molecular Diagnostics, Reference Services, Laboratory Business Development
Froedtert Hospital; Wisconsin Diagnostic Laboratories, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
Is two better than one? Combination antibiotic testing for XDR-organisms

Dr Tze Peng Lim
Senior Principal Pharmacist Researcher
Singapore General Hospital, Singapore

Lunch Break
SESSION 3: Antibiotics and the laboratory
Emerging antibiotic resistance: Focus on Carbapenem and Colistin resistance
Prof Patrice Nordmann
University of Fribourg, Fribourg Switzerland

Strategies for controlling MDRO spread : Role of lab and infection control team

Prof Vincent Jarlier
Groupe Hospitalier, Pitié-Salpêtrière, Paris, France
Coffee break
SESSION 4: Preventing infection
Control of carbapenemase - producing enterobacteriaceae: Can we? Should we?
Dr Piotr Chlebicki
Senior Consultant
Department of Infectious Diseases, Singapore General Hospital, Singapore
Infection control and diagnostics: The need for speed?
Dr Tan Thean Yen
Consultant Microbiologist

Changi General Hospital, Singapore
Screening for Multi-drug resistant organisms (MDRO): Vertical or horizontal approach?
Dr Lance Peterson
Director, Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases Research Division
Associate Epidemiologist, Northshore Research Institute, Evanston, Illinois, USA
Close of Conference

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