ECCMID Organiser-appointed Chair
Dr. Kate Templeton, Edinburgh Medical School, Department of Medical Microbiology
Prof. Christoph D. Spinner, University Hospital rechts der Isar Technical University of Munich (TUM), Munich, Germany
Prof. Marek Smieja, Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine at McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada
Lunch Symposium - Video
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.
Sample Collection for Respiratory and Gastrointestinal Pathogens. How we can improve it?
Prof. Donatella Placidi, Università degli Studi di Brescia, Brescia, Italy
New trends in microbiology: self-collection and microbiome
Prof. Gerard Cangelosi, University of Washington, Seattle, USA
Non-invasive oral swab sampling for tuberculosis: applying our lessons from COVID-19