1 st Scheveningen meeting on molecular diagnostics

Huub Schellekens h.schellekens at gdl.uu.nl
Tue Jan 26 07:13:15 EST 1999


First Scheveningen Meeting  on Molecular diagnostics 13-16 october 1999



This is the first of a series of meetings devoted to all aspects of
molecular diagnostics in infectious disease and pathology of humans and
animals, which will be organised every two years. These meetings are a
continuation of the Benelux and European meetings on Diagnostic PCR.
However,
the scope of the meetings has now expanded to include other amplification
techniques and probe technology.
The emphasis of the meetings will continue to be the practical aspects and
the clinical applications. The format of the meetings will also be
maintained: general, introductory lectures by internationally renowned
experts in the morning and free presentations in dedicated workshops in the
afternoon. Poster sessions and industrial exhibits will be an integrated
part of the meeting. In conjunction with the meeting a number of business
meetings of the participating societies will be organised. The sponsoring
companies are expected to organise some specific training and other
activities before and after the meetings.
The previous meetings has an informal and open atmosphere. The renowned
Kurhaus Hotel is the ideal venue to maintain these characteristics. It also
means that the number of participants will be restricted. Timely
registration will avoid disappointment.
The scientific part of meetings is organised by an independent international
organising committee in conjunction with the European Study Group on
Molecular Diagnostics and the Society of Clinical Virology. The practical
aspects of the meeting are handled by Wens Travel. All parties involved
invite you to become part of a tradition.



Preliminary Programme
Topics:
? Molecular Diagnostics and Disease Management
? Molecular Diagnostics in Clinical Pathology
? DNA-chip technology
? The Molecular Diagnostics of Antibiotic Resistance
? Molecular Diagnostics in the Developing World
? Automation in Molecular Diagnostics
? Molecular Diagnostics and Food Safety
? Standardization and Quality Control
? Molecular Diagnostics and Animal Health


Scientific Committee:
? Dr. H. Schellekens (Utrecht, the Netherlands), chair
? Dr. E.M. TerMeer-Veringa (Leiden, the Netherlands), co-chair
? Dr. M. Altwegg (Zurich, Switzerland)
? Dr. F. Bonino (Turin, Italy)
? Dr. A. Linde (Stockholm, Sweden)
? Dr. F. Tiller (Munchen, Germany)
? Dr. M. Ieven (Antwerp, Belgium)
? Dr. S. Hughes (Belfast, Ireland)
? Dr. C. Cornelisse (Leiden, the Netherlands
General Information
The meeting will be held in the Scheveningen Kurhaus Hotel, The Hague, The
Netherlands.The programme wil consist of plenary sessions and poster
presentations. The working language of the meeting will be English, no
simultaneous translation facilities will be provided. The Final Announcement
will be available in March 1999.
Venue:
The Kurhaus, Scheveningen, The Netherlands The historic Kurhaus, famous for
its seaside location and close to the exciting city of The Hague, has long
been the "home away from home" for many celebrities and dignitaries. When
one looks up at the beautifully painted ceiling and the sparkling crystal
chandeliers of the Kurzaal, one can almost experience the history of this
grand hotel which has been a landmark for more than 100 years.
Hotels:
Hotels of all categories are available in Scheveningen, The Hague. A hotel
reservation form will be distributed along with the Final Announcement in
March 1999. Rooms will be available at special rates; bookings will be
handled by the Secretariat. Special discounts for students are available
upon request.
Social Programme:
Details of the social programme will be published in the Final Announcement.
Information on post-conference tours is available with the Secretariat upon
request.
Continuous Medical Education:
Certificates for Continuous Medical Education purposes will be available
upon request. Please circle "certificate requested" on the registration
form. Since the certificates will be put in the registrants name, the
requests will have to be received by the secretariat no later than 1 October
1999.
This meeting has been accredited by the Dutch Society of Medical
Microbiology. For Dutch medical microbiologists, five study points per day
can be earned.
Students:
Limited funding for travel and attendance of the meeting may become
available. Students in need of financial assistance are requested to apply
in writing through the Secretariat to the chairman of the Organizing
Committee. A copy of the student card should be enclosed.
Local Organizing Committee:
? Dr. H. Schellekens (Utrecht, the Netherlands), chair
? Ms. B. Alberts (Wens Congress B.V., Baarn, the Netherlands), secretary
? J.C.H. Wolters (Houten, the Netherlands)
? Ms. A. Buys (Utrecht, the Netherlands)
Secretariat:
European Meeting on Molecular Diagnostics 1999
c/o Wens Congress B.V.
Brinkzicht 21c
3743 EX Baarn
The Netherlands
Phone: +31-355429333
Fax : +31-355429444
E-mail: molecule at wens.nl
Internet address: http://www.wens.nl/molecule


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