Lunch Symposium #1
Sunday, April 16th, 12:15 -13:15, Hall G

Sample collection: needs, challenges, and future

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.

Lunch Symposium #2
Monday, April 17th, 12:15 -13:15, Hall E

BacteriologIA: Artificial Intelligence applied to bacteriology

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.