We are very pleased to welcome you in Ljubljana, Slovenia, for the next COST Action TD1302 CYSTINET meeting that will take place on September 27-28 2016 (28 September is a joined meeting with the EURO-FBP Action), at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Ljubljana.
We are looking forward to seeing you in Ljubljana!
27 September 2016
Working Group Meeting
9:00-10:00 Plenary session (Lecture room 2)
- 9:00 Reception of participants
- 9:15 Welcome
- Barbara Šoba Šparl (IMI) – local organiser
- Miroslav Petrovec – Head of the Institute of Microbiology and Immunology and the President of the Slovenian Society for Clinical Microbiology and Hospital Infections of Slovenian Medical Association
- 9:30Presentation of the COST action TD1302 CYSTINET and general progress; Sarah Gabriël – Action Chair & Barbara Šoba Šparl – STSM Coordinator
10:00-10:45 Separate Working Group session (briefing of activities since last meeting) (Lecture room 2, Lecture room 3, Seminar room 2)
10:45-11:15 Coffee break and group photo (CYSTINET & EURO-FBP)
11:15-13:00 Separate Working Group session (cont.) (Lecture room 2, Lecture room 3, Seminar room 2)
13:00-14:00 Lunch and poster presentations (CYSTINET & EURO-FBP)
14:00-14:45 Plenary session of all working groups (WG1 – Brecht Devleesschauwer, WG2 – A. Winkler, Teresa Garate & Pierre Dorny, WG3 – Chiara Trevisan) (Lecture room 2)
14:45-16:00 Oral presentations (Sarah Gabriël) (Lecture room 2)
- 14:45 Anamaria Cozma-Petruţ: Experimental model of chemoprevention in hepato-peritoneal cysticercosis in pigs (O CN 1)
- 15:00 Emma Hobbs: Assessment of the computer-based Taenia solium educational program ‘The Vicious Worm’ on knowledge uptake in primary school children in Katete district in Eastern Zambia (O CN 2)
- 15:15 Fabian Dupont: Risk factor analysis in patients with neurocysticercosis associated epilepsy in northern Uganda (O CN 3)
- 15:30 Celine Kaae Laforet: Fact sheets for strategic communication to the general public on Taenia solium and Taenia saginata (O CN 4)
- 15:45 Chiara Trevisan: Disease behaviours of sows naturally infected with Taenia solium in Tanzania (O CN 5)
16:05-16:30 Coffee break and poster presentations (CYSTINET & EURO-FBP)
Management Committee Meeting
16:30-18:00 Management Committee Meeting (for MC members only) (Lecture room 2)
20:00 Dinner at Restaurant Gostilna na gradu (Grajska planota 1, 1000 Ljubljana) (CYSTINET & EURO-FBP)
28 September 2016
Joint EURO-FBP & CYSTINET Meeting
9:00-10:35 Plenary session: Invited speakers presentations (Karin Troell, Sarah Gabriël) (Lecture room 2)
- 9:00 Isra Cruz, Senior Scientific Officer, Neglected Tropical Diseases Programme, Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics (FIND): Diagnostics development pipeline (O FBP&CN 1)
- 9:50 Jessica Kissinger, Institute of Bioinformatics, University of Georgia, USA: What types of information can be gleaned from both whole genome and targeted amplicon NGS data of pathogens? (O FBP&CN 2)
10:40-11:10 Coffee break and poster presentations
11:10-12:05 Oral presentations (Christian Klotz) (Lecture room 2)
- 11:10 Joke van der Giessen: Ranking food-borne parasites in Europe using multicriteria decision analyses (O FBP&CN 3)
- 11:30 Hélène Yera: Contribution of PCR in cerebrospinal fluid samples for the diagnosis of neurocysticercosis in patients living in a non-endemic country
- (O FBP&CN 4)
- 11:40 András József Laki: Microfluidic devices for parasitology (O FBP&CN 5)
- 11:50 Teresa Gárate: Evaluation of 2B2t recombinant antigen in western blot for diagnosis of cystic echinococcosis (O FBP&CN 6)
12:10-13:10 Open discussion: How to envisage (or not) the development/optimisation of tools detecting multiple pathogens in the same matrix? (Lecture room 2, Lecture room 3)
(Two discussion groups, followed by a plenary wrap-up session with all participants)
- Discussion Group 1 (Joke van der Giessen) – Human and veterinary samples: Blood (whole blood, serum), stool
- Discussion Group 2 (Pierre Dorny) – Food: Meat (meat, meat juice), vegetables, others
Points to address within each group (considering FBP):
- Is there a need to look into multipathogen detecting tools? (pros and cons)
- Which are the multipathogen detecting tools currently existing?
- Which pathogens could be combined?
- Which techniques could be envisaged?
- Should the focus be on high throughput systems? For which regions (resource rich vs resource poor regions)?
- Do we also need tools to genotype FBP and when is this important?
- Is WGS feasible to identify FBP knowing that this is the future for bacteria and viruses?
- How can we, as a group, start/continue this?
13:10-14:10 Lunch and poster presentations
14:10-15:15 Open discussion (cont.) (Lecture room 2, Lecture room 3)
15:15-16:00 Plenary Wrap-up session (Lucy Robertson, Sarah Gabriël) (Lecture room 2)
16:00 End of the Meeting
Deadline: 12 September 2016
Deadline: 12 September 2016
Travel information/ Accommodation
Travel information and a List of hotels (Travel&Hotel Info CYSTINET) near the venue with reduced prices for CYSTINET and EURO-FBP participants.
Since the booking deadlines are very tight we recommend you book a hotel as soon as possible (Hotel Meksiko – Reservation Form). You may of course also consider alternative hotels.
Slovenian Society for Clinical Microbiology and Hospital Infections of Slovenian Medical Association