09:00 - 13:00 | Registration

Registration

13:00 - 13:05 | Opening

Opening

13:05 - 16:00 | Symposium 1 Tropical Diseases - Chairs: Anu Kantele, Finland & Tore Lier, Norway

Symposium 1 Tropical Diseases - Chairs: Anu Kantele, Finland & Tore Lier, Norway

13:05-13:30 Neglected diseases we do not think about.  Siri Feruglio      
13:30-13:55 Schistosomiasis.  Eyrun Kjetland      
13:55-14:20 Rickettsial infections.  Daniel Paris
      
14:20-14:35 Coffee/tea    

14:34-15:00 Almost all you need to know about parasite serological diagnosis. Tore Lier    
15:00-15:25 Cystic echinococcosis; a UK perspective.  Laura Nabarro
15:25-15:50 Case presentation: Hydatid disease – interdisciplinary teamwork.  Kristine Mørch

15:50-16:00 Questions          

16:00 - 16:30 | Coffee/tea/exhibition/posters

Coffee/tea/exhibition/posters

16:30 - 17:45 | Symposium 2 Prosthetic Joint Infections - Chairs: Hans Linde Nielsen, Denmark & Oddvar Oppegaard, Norway

Symposium 2 Prosthetic Joint Infections - Chairs: Hans Linde Nielsen, Denmark & Oddvar Oppegaard, Norway

16:30-16:55 Microbiological diagnosis of prosthetic joint infection.  Kåre Bergh    
16:55-17:20 Genetic characterization of Staphylococcus epidermidis- relevant for treatment and patient outcome? Kjersti Wik Larssen    
17:20-17:45 Case presentation.  Jan Kristian Damås     

17:45 - | Welcome reception

Welcome reception

09:00 - 10:40 | Symposium 3 The ABC of betahaemolytic Streptococci - Chairs: Jim Müsser, USA & Kåre Bergh, Norway

Symposium 3 The ABC of betahaemolytic Streptococci - Chairs: Jim Müsser, USA & Kåre Bergh, Norway

09:00-09:25 Group A streptococcus – from disease burden to molecular epidemiology.  Jaana Vuopio    
09:25-09:50 Streptococcus pyogenes in skin and soft tissue infections. Steinar Skrede      
09:50-10:15 Group B Streptococcus - epidemiology, clinical presentation and preventive strategies. Anne Karin Brigtsen      
10:15-10:40 Streptococcus dysgalactiae - just one small strep for mankind?  Oddvar Oppegård     

10:40 - 11:20 | Coffee/tea/exhibition/posters

Coffee/tea/exhibition/posters

11:20 - 13:00 | Symposium 4 Sepsis - Chairs: Anders Johansson, Sweden & Jan Egil Afset, Norway

Symposium 4 Sepsis - Chairs: Anders Johansson, Sweden & Jan Egil Afset, Norway

11:20-11:45 Why have clinical trials in sepsis failed? Jan Kristian Damås 

11:45-12:10 What is the future; empirical antibiotics to all within one hour or individualized sepsis therapy? Erik Solligård      

12:10-12:35 Genetics in sepsis: Using the genetic code to stratify patients and identify new etiological pathways. Tormod Rogne

12:35-13:00 Rapid microbial identification in sepsis. Volkan Özenci
   

13:00 - 14:00 | Lunch (60 min)

Lunch (60 min)

14:00 - 14:30 | Symposium 5 Oral Poster Presentations - Chairs: Asko Järvinen, Finland & Jan Kristian Damås, Norway

Symposium 5 Oral Poster Presentations - Chairs: Asko Järvinen, Finland & Jan Kristian Damås, Norway

14:00-14:10 Oral presentations - No.69118 Comparing A Mix Of 12 Colonic Bacteria, Faecal Microbiota Transplantation And Oral Vancomycin In Recurrent Clostridioides Difficile Infection: Results From An Open-label Multicentre Randomised Controlled Trial. Mahtab Chehri

14:10-14:20 Oral presentations - No.67836 Pharyngitis – an unusual presentation of Haemophilus influenzae infection? Lauri Ivaska

14:20-14:30 Oral presentations - No.67325 Three or Five Days of Pivmecillinam for Community-Acquired Lower Uncomplicated Urinary Tract Infection? Filip Jansåker 

14:30 - 14:45 | Coffee/tea

Coffee/tea

14:45 - 15:15 | Sponsor symposia (parallel sessions)

Sponsor symposia (parallel sessions)

14:45-15:15 Qiagen: Clinical utility of QIAstat-Dx - the next generation syndromic testing platform. Josep Pareja

14:45-15:15 Gilead: The plan to eliminate Hepatitis C
Norwegian implementation plan to eliminate Hepatitis C. Andreas Skulberg
Elimination plan of Hepatitis C in Nordland County. Hans-Erling Simonsen/Kristoffer Endresen 
    
 

15:15 - 15:45 | Q&A session, sponsors and participants

Q&A session, sponsors and participants

15:45 - 16:15 | Coffee/tea/exhibition/posters

Coffee/tea/exhibition/posters

16:15 - 17:30 | Symposium 6 Antimicrobial Resistance - Chairs: Bjørn Blomberg, Norway & Arnfinn Sundsfjord, Norway

Symposium 6 Antimicrobial Resistance - Chairs: Bjørn Blomberg, Norway & Arnfinn Sundsfjord, Norway

16:15-16:40 The burden of antimicrobial resistance. Gunnar Skov Simonsen  

16:40-17:05 The Norwegian Klebsiella pneumoniae study- resistance and virulence. Iren Løhr      

17:05-17:30 Next generation methods of AB susceptibility testing. Antony Croxatto    

08:30 - 09:00 | General Assembly NSCMID

General Assembly NSCMID

09:00 - 10:20 | Symposium 7 Hepatitis C and E & HIV - Chairs: Magnús Gottfreðsson, Iceland & Raisa Hannula, Norway

Symposium 7 Hepatitis C and E & HIV - Chairs: Magnús Gottfreðsson, Iceland & Raisa Hannula, Norway

09:00-0925 HIV - Integrating Peer Support in clinical settings. Garry Brough

09:25-09:50 Hepatitis C treatment strategies in primary health care, opioid substitution units and prisons in Finland. Henna Rautiainen 

09:50-10:20 Pathogenesis and treatment of HEV infection. Jacques Izopet  

10:20 - 11:10 | Coffee/tea/exhibition/posters

Coffee/tea/exhibition/posters

11:10 - 12:30 | Symposium 8 Metagenomics and Syndromic testing of Infectious Diseases - Chairs: Shahin Gaini, Faroe Islands & Andreas Christensen, Norway

Symposium 8 Metagenomics and Syndromic testing of Infectious Diseases - Chairs: Shahin Gaini, Faroe Islands & Andreas Christensen, Norway

11:10-11:35 Metagenomics for diagnosis of infectious diseases. Øyvind Kommedal

11:35-11:45 Syndromic testing of respiratory tract infections Ville Peltola

11:45-11:55 Syndromic testing of gastrointestinal infections. Truls Leegaard  

11:55-12:05 Syndromic testing of CNS infections. Andreas Lind  

12:05-12:30 Panel discussion
 

 

12:30 - 13:30 | Lunch 60 min

Lunch 60 min

13:30 - 14:15 | Honorary Lecture - Chair: Jan Egil Afset, Norway

Honorary Lecture - Chair: Jan Egil Afset, Norway

Antibiotics: Miracle drugs or pig food? Martin Steinbakk

14:15 - 14:45 | Coffee/tea/exhibition/posters

Coffee/tea/exhibition/posters

14:45 - 16:00 | Invited young scientists - Chairs: Andreas Matussek, Sweden & Kristin Vardheim Liyanarachi, Norway

Invited young scientists - Chairs: Andreas Matussek, Sweden & Kristin Vardheim Liyanarachi, Norway

The impact of the pneumococcal vaccination on hospital admissions due to pneumonia and IPD in Icelandic. Samuel Sigurdsson - Iceland 
 

Infections in hospitalised travellers - data from the Danish GeoSentinel surveillance site. Fredrikke Dam Larsen - Denmark


Bloodstream infections with ESBL-producing Enterobacterales – prediction, rapid diagnosis and molecular epidemiology. Inga Fröding - Sweden


Effect of respiratory virus testing on antimicrobial consumption in adults. Elina Saarela - Finland


Bacteria and fungi in moderate and severe acute cholecystitis. A prospective metagenomic study. Ruben Dyrhovden - Norway

16:00 - 16:30 | Coffee/tea/exhibition/posters

Coffee/tea/exhibition/posters

16:30 - 17:20 | Symposium 9 MRSA - Chairs: Lena Rós Ámundsdóttir, Iceland & Hege Enger, Norway

Symposium 9 MRSA - Chairs: Lena Rós Ámundsdóttir, Iceland & Hege Enger, Norway

16:30-16:55 Epidemiology and surveillance of MRSA in the Nordic countries – what to expect? Anders Rhod Larsen

16:55-17:20 Lessons learned from routine WGS of MRSA. Mette Damkjær Bartels

16:30 - 17:20 | Parallell session (HIV)

Parallell session (HIV)

The secret is worse than the infection. Christopher Campbell

19:30 - 20:00 | Pre dinner drink

Pre dinner drink

20:00 - | Congress dinner

Congress dinner

09:00 - 10:15 | Symposium 10 Year in microbiology, infectious diseases and infection control - Chairs: Lone Mygind, Denmark & Øyvind Kommedal, Norway

Symposium 10 Year in microbiology, infectious diseases and infection control - Chairs: Lone Mygind, Denmark & Øyvind Kommedal, Norway

09:00-09:25 Year in microbiology. Jenny Dahl Knudsen

09:25-09:50 Year in infectious diseases. Lars Heggelund     

09:50-10:15 Year in infection control. Olafur Gudlaugsson      
 

10:15 - 10:30 | Coffee/tea

Coffee/tea

10:30 - 11:45 | Symposium 11 Emerging and Re-emerging Diseases - Chairs: Arne Broch Brantsæter, Norway & Svein Arne Nordbø, Norway

Symposium 11 Emerging and Re-emerging Diseases - Chairs: Arne Broch Brantsæter, Norway & Svein Arne Nordbø, Norway

10:30-10:55 Emerging enterovirus infections. Heli Harvala Simmonds 

10:55-11:20 Anthrax- a forgotten zoonosis. Åsa Melhus

11:20-11:45 Vibrio outbreak 2018.  Ettore Amato 

 
 

11:45 - 12:00 | Good bye and welcome to NSCMID 2020

Good bye and welcome to NSCMID 2020

12:00 - | Take away lunch

Take away lunch

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