Mini-symposium: Precision Medicine for Infectious Diseases

  • Date: –16:30
  • Location: Biomedicinskt centrum, BMC Navet Triple Room, BMC, Uppsala
  • Lecturer: - Holger Rohde, MD Prof. Molecular Microbiology at Universitätsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE), Germany - Elisabet Nielsen, Assoc. Prof. Clinical Pharmacy, Uppsala University - Gunnar Kahlmeter, MD Prof. Clinical Microbiology, Central Hospital Växjö, Sweden - Thomas Tängdén, Infectious disease physician and research group leader, chair of Strama, project leader of PLATINEA
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  • Organiser: Uppsala Antibiotic Center & Gradientech
  • Contact person: Eva Garmendia
  • Phone: 018 471 4902
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Join us on this half-day symposium organized by the Uppsala Antibiotic Center in collaboration with Gradientech on the topic of precision medicine with a focus on infectious diseases and rapid susceptibility testing.

The continued rise of antimicrobial resistance is a major challenge to patient management in infectious disease. Today, rapidly emerging diagnostic technologies, an increased understanding of optimal dosing strategies and improved regulatory guidelines present new opportunities for individualized treatments. In this seminar, experts from clinical microbiology, pharmacology, infectious disease and the regulatory sphere will talk about their vision for the future of precision medicine in infectious disease and antibiotic dosing, and the substantive challenges that still needs to be addressed.

PROGRAM

Moderated by Christer Malmberg, Chief Scientist at Gradientech and UAC alumn.

13:00 - Intro to the event 13:05 - New opportunities and improved workflows in blood culture processing (new molecular and rAST methods) - Holger Rohde, MD Prof. Molecular Microbiology at Universitätsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE), Germany

13:40 - From therapeutic drug monitoring to model‐informed precision dosing for antibiotics - Elisabet Nielsen, Assoc. Prof. Clinical Pharmacy, Uppsala University

14:15 - Break 14:45 - Development of EUCAST breakpoints and methods - Gunnar Kahlmeter, MD Prof. Clinical Microbiology, Central Hospital Växjö, Sweden

15:20 - Research priorities towards precision antibiotic therapy to improve patient care - Thomas Tängdén, Infectious disease physician and research group leader, chair of Strama, project leader of PLATINEA

15:45 - Panel of discussion

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