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Closing date for abstract submission for selection for Oral presentations:
01 November, 2013
Poster presentations:
01 February, 2014

Program notification
15 December, 2013

Close of Early-Bird registration:
14 February, 2014

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Provisional Program

Confirmed Invited speakers | Keynotes | Invited 1 | Invited 2 | Program

 

Confirmed Invited speakers

Professor Stephen Bentley - Rapid whole Genome sequencing to enhance diagnostic Microbiology
Cambridge Infectious Diseases | Sanger Institute (Keynote)

Professor Gian Maria Rossolini - Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae: the new clinical threat
University of Siena Medical School, Siena, Italy (Keynote) Sponsor:

Associate Professor Ian Mackay - Rhinoviruses
Qpid Laboratory, SASVRC, QCMRI, The University of Queensland

Associate Professor David Whiley - Ceftriaxone-resistant Neisseria gonorrhoeae
QCMRI, The University of Queensland

Tracey McCosker - NSW Health Patholgy - an update
Chief Executive, Pathology NSW

Associate Professor Benjamin Howden - Vancomycin resistant staphylococcus
Austin Health | The University of Melbourne

Associate Professor Phil Giffard - Sequence typing of STIs
Head of Laboratory Science, Menzies School of Health Research

Associate Professor James Branley - Chlamydia
Nepean Clinical School, The University of Sydney

Dr Slade Jensen - Resistome and in vivo evolution
School of Medicine, University of Western Sydney

Dr Glenn Marsh - Henipavirus
Animal, Food and Health Sciences, CSIRO

Associate Professor Sepehr Tabrizi - STI diagnostics
Senior Laboratory Scientist, Royal Women's Hospital, Melbourne

Dr David Warrilow - Next generation sequencing for arbovirus surveillance
Forensic and Scientific Services, Department of Health, Qld

When complete, the MMM 2014 Program in full is clickable

Topics include:

  • Enteric pathogens
  • Bacterial Genomics
  • Molecular Techniques
  • Regulatory issues
  • Infection control
  • Influenza
  • Emerging viruses

PROVISIONAL PROGRAM
Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Sessions are held in the Pond Rooms; Posters are housed with the Exhibition in the Lakeside Room, with drinks and canapés out on the sunset Terrace.

9:00am Bus departs Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport for WatervieW
     
9:00am Registration open  
9:00am Arrival coffee  
9:55am Convenors' Welcome Keith Stanley | Jon Iredell
   
10:00 am -11:00 am MERS - Middle East Respiratory Syndrome
10:00 - 10:20 am Ian Mackay QCMRI, The University of Queensland Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV)
10:20 - 10:40 am John-Sebastian Eden The University of Sydney Like a bat out of hell: The origin and emergence of MERS-CoV
10:40 - 11:00 am Torsten Theis RCPAQAP Biosecurity MERS-COV - QAP Preparation for communicable disease threats to Australia
   

11:00 - 11:30am

Coffee, Trade and Posters
     
11:30am - 12:30 pm Emerging viral threats
11:30 am - 12:00 pm Glenn Marsh Animal, Food and Health Sciences, CSIRO Henipavirus
12:00 - 12:30 pm David Warrilow Forensic and Scientific Services, Department of Health, Qld Next generation sequencing for arbovirus surveillance and discovery
     

12:30 - 1:30 pm

Lunch, Trade and Posters
     
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm Where is diagnostics going?
1:30 - 2:15 pm Stephen Bentley Cambridge Infectious Diseases | Sanger Institute Rapid whole Genome sequencing to enhance diagnostic Microbiology
2:15 - 2:45 pm Tracey McCosker Chief Executive Officer, Pathology NSW NSW Health Patholgy - an update
2:45 - 3:00 pm Tim Inglis PathWest Laboratory Medicine WA Remote vs Regoinal Microbiology
   
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm Afternoon Tea, Trade and Posters
   
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm Respiratory Pathogens
3:30 - 4:00 pm Ian Mackay QCMRI, The University of Queensland Rhinoviruses
4:00 - 4:30 pm James Branley Nepean Clinical School, The University of Sydney Chlamydia
4:30 - 4:45 pm Colin Denver Bioline Australia Mycoplasma pneumoniae: Understanding the importance of rapid diagnostics
4:45 - 5:00 pm Jason Nonweiler AusDiagnostics (presenting on belhalf of Blackaby Diagnostics) Evaluation of swabs for direct analysis of respiratory samples
     
     
5:00 pm Posters and Cocktails with the Exhibitors - Latest Products
 

(Poster titles will be displayed later on-Line)

  AusDiagnostics   bioMĂ©rieux
  BioLine   Blackaby Diagnostics
  AstraZeneca   Genetic Signatures
  Abbott Molecular   Roche Diagnostics
  BD Diagnostics   Vela Diagnostics Australia Pty Ltd
     

PROVISIONAL PROGRAM
Thursday, March 6, 2014

Sessions are held in the Pond Rooms; Posters are housed with the Exhibition in the Lakeside Room.

8:00am Registration open  
  Arrival coffee  
     
9:00 am - 10:25 am Antibiotic Resistance I Sponsored by AstraZeneca
9:00 - 9:45 am Gian Maria Rossolini University of Siena Medical School, Siena, Italy Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae: the new clinical threat
9:45 - 10:10 am Slade Jensen University of Western Sydney
Resistome and in vivo evolution

10:10 - 10:25 am

Olfert Landt TIB MOLBIOL (presentation on behalf of Roche Diagnostics)

Antimicrobial resistance: the European experience. Detection and prevalence.
   
10:30 am -11:00 am Coffee, Trade and Posters
     
11:00 am - 12:15 pm Antibiotic Resistance II
11:00 - 11:30 am Ben Howden Austin Health | The University of Melbourne Vancomycin resistant staphylococcus
11:30 - 11:45 am Andrew Ginn Sydney University/Westmead Hospital Dynamics of bacteraemia
11:45 am - 12:15 pm David Whiley QCMRI, The University of Queensland Ceftriaxone-resistant Neisseria gonorrhoeae
   
12:15 pm - 1:15 pm Lunch, Trade and Posters
     
1:15 pm - 2:45 pm Sexually transmitted infections
1:15 - 1:45 pm Phil Giffard Menzies School of Health Research, Darwin Chlamydia trachomatis population structure
1:45 - 2:15 pm Sepehr Tabrizi University of Melbourne and Royal Women's Hospital STI diagnostics
2:15 - 2:30 pm Keith Stanley AusDiagnostics (presentation by AusDiagnostics) Diagnosis of vaginitis using highly multiplexed quantitative PCR
2:30 pm - 2:45 pm Collette Bromhead (Aotea Pathology, Wellington, NZ) Gonorrhoea in New Zealand
   
2:45 pm - 3:15 pm New Assay Validation
2:45- 3:00 pm Marcela Romano Mater Molecular Pathology, Brisbane (presentation on behalf of Abbott Molecular) Validation of Abbott RealTime Hepatitis Assays in a New Molecular Laboratory
3:00- 3:15 pm Megan Rogers (presentation by Vela Diagnostics on behalf of the researchers, NorDx.) Validation of the Vela Sentosa SA VRE and MRSA PCR Tests using the Sentosa SX Platform
   
3:15 - 3:45 pm Afternoon Tea, Trade and Posters
     
3:45 pm - 4:30 pm New Assay Validation (continued)
3:45 - 4:00 pm Genetic Signatures (presentation by Genetic Signatures) TBA
4:00 - 4:15 pm Rachel Coxon (presentation by BD) Enteric culture: A real stool of a job in the Micro Lab. An Australian study.
4:15 - 4:30 pm TBA TBA
     
4:30pm Bus to Airport Leaves from the carpark

Cocktails are served on the Lakes Terraces from 5:00pm on Wednesday

Wednesday March 6, 2013
9:00am Bus departs Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport for WatervieW
     
9:00am Registration open  
9:00am Arrival coffee  
9:55am Convenors' Welcome Keith Stanley | Jon Iredell
   
10:00am - 11:15pm Session 1: Enteric pathogens I - Chair: Keith Stanley
10:00am Tom Riley Clostridium difficile infection in Australia: what's new?
10:40am Carl Kirkwood Rotavirus disease in Australia: what has happened since vaccine introduction?
   
11:15am - 11:50am Coffee, Trade and Posters
     
11:50am - 12:30pm Session 2: Enteric pathogens II - Chair: Tom Riley
11:50am Joanne Mercer Changing methods in the detection of intestinal protozoa
12:20am Keith Stanley Multiplexed detection of Gastrointestinal parasites and Faecal pathogens
12:30pm - 1:45pm Lunch, Trade and Posters
     
1:45 pm - 3:00pm Enteric pathogens III - Chair: Jo Mercer
1:45pm Kathryn Holt
Shigella sonnei: Genomic insights into an enteric pathogen
2:15pm Peter White Recent Pandemics of Gastroenteritis are caused by Recombinant Noroviruses
2:50pm Lee Thomas EasyScreen multiplexed assays providing rapid and cost effective routine detection of faecal pathogens in a clinical Microbiology laboratory
   
3:00pm - 3:30 pm Afternoon Tea, Trade and Posters
   
3:30pm - 4:15pm Session 3: Molecular Techniques - Chair: Keith Stanley
3:30pm Kerry Emslie Digital PCR: a new technology for quantifying copy number
3:55pm Chandra Mantha Liaison Iam - The new Molecular Dx analyser from DiaSorin
4:05pm Colin Denver Increased sensitivity of Streptococcus detection using molecular methods
     
4:15pm - 5:15pm Posters and Cocktails with the Exhibitors - Latest Products
 

Posters on-Line

  AusDiagnostics   DiaSorin
  BioLine   Gene Target Solutions
  AstraZeneca   Genetic Signatures
  BD   Southern Cross Diagnostics
  bioMerieux Australia   ThermoFisher
  Blackaby Diagnostics  

Thursday March 7, 2013
8:00am Registration open  
  Arrival coffee  
     
9:00am - 10:55am Session 4: Critical Infection Sponsored by AstraZeneca
9:00am Jon Iredell Rapid recognition of septic shock and antimicrobial resistance
9:30am David Livermore

From carpet bombing to precision strike: Improving antibiotic treatment and stewardship through molecular microbiology
10:15am Melissa Brown The promiscuous nature of multidrug resistance proteins
10:45am Rachael Dennis The detection of Carbapenem resistance enterobacteriaceae by PCR
   
10:55am - 11:30 am Coffee, Trade and Posters
     
11:30am - 12:50pm Session 5: Workshop - Laboratory Issues
11:30am Darren Jardine Processing of samples for molecular detection
11:50pm Nick Rismanto Evaluation of a faster, extraction-free Molecular Assay for HSV, VZV, CMV
12:00pm Tom Olma 24/7 microbiology, The Ins and Outs
12:30pm Susan Blackaby Liquid Swabs
   
12:40pm - 1:45pm Lunch, Trade and Posters
     
1:45pm - 3:45pm Session 6: Genomic diversity and evolution of pathogens (includes Afternoon Tea)
1:45pm Ian Paulsen Bacterial genome diversity
2:15pm Leo Poon SARS and other viruses
3:00pm Eddie Holmes Evolution of RNA viruses
   
4:00pm Conference concluding remarks
     
4:15pm Bus to Airport Leaves from the carpark