Invitation to the annual NSCMID 2019 meeting, Trondheim, September 12-15th 2019

The Nordic Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, NSCMID arranges its 36th annual congress in Trondheim, September 12-15th 2019. We hereby present a preliminary programme and information about sponsor packages.

The congress
The congress is arranged yearly on rotation between the five Nordic countries. The NSCMID meeting is known for its high scientific standards and attracts opinion leaders from the respective countries. The planning of the 2019 congress is taken care of by a scientific organizing committee, with assistance from the professional congress organiser company, Atlantic MICE AS (
The meeting will bring together experts, researchers, practitioners and companies involved in the broad field of infectious diseases, including diagnostics, prevention and treatment. 250-350 participants are expected. A large proportion of these will be specialists in infectious diseases or in medical microbiology.

The meeting will be held in the historical town of Trondheim, Norway. Trondheim is an easy-to-access Regional Centre in central Norway. Værnes Airport is only 30 minutes from Trondheim by bus, car or train, and has frequent direct flights to Oslo Airport and several other Nordic and European capitals. Trondheim was founded in 997 AD, and was central in the Viking era and the christening of Norway. Trondheim harbours several historical sites which attract tourists from all over the world, including the large medieval cathedral Nidarosdomen (Nidaros Cathedral).
St. Olavs Hospital, Trondheim University Hospital, has departments of Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology, both departments conduct research in association with the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). NTNU has 39000 students on several locations in Trondheim. Researchers May-Britt Moser and Edvard Moser who received the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, both work at NTNU`s Kavli institute.

Clarion Hotel & Congress which is only 10 minutes walking distance from the city centre, and offers a spectacular view of the fjord, will be the meeting venue. The hotel is one of Scandinavia's largest convention hotels with 400 rooms and 18 meeting rooms and is characterized with modern design, exciting dining concepts and a vibrant atmosphere. The exhibition area will be in “Space”, which is located just outside the conference rooms. Here we have an area of 1,040 square meters. All Coffee breaks during the congress will be in the same area as the exhibition and all the participants will be in the same area together with the exhibitors in all breaks. Based on experience from other congresses, exhibitors give Clarion Hotel & Congress very good feedback for their exhibition area. 

Preliminary scientific programme
The congress starts with pre-congress symposia Thursday afternoon and ends Sunday noon. For the majority of the conference, only one oral session is arranged simultaneously, although a few parallel sessions, including sessions for nurses, will be arranged. Most symposia run for 90 minutes, and may consist of 3 half hour talks. The congress is an opportunity to promote Norwegian research, but internationally renowned specialists and researchers will also be invited to speak. In addition there will be an honorary lecture as well as 5 shorter lectures held by invited young scientists, one from each of the Nordic countries.

Preliminary list of topics

Hepatitis C; current status and treatment
Sepsis; early diagnosis, antibiotic resistance, early antibiotic sensitivity testing, research
Streptococci, group B, C and G
Staphylococci; prosthetic joint infections, coagulase negative Staphylococci
Emerging diseases, measles re-emerging
The year in infectious diseases and microbiology

Neglected tropical diseases
Opportunistic infections

Parallel sessions
Comprehensive management of patients with HIV (nurses)
Comprehensive management of patients with viral hepatitis (nurses)
Bed side diagnostics, syndrome testing
Whole genome sequencing, the human microbiome

Honorary lecture
Speaker`s choice

Invited young scientists
5 topics on current research


Preliminary social programme
Concert in Nidaros Cathedral. An opportunity to hear the 40 ton heavy Steinmeyerorgan with almost 10 000 pipes, which was built in 1930 and restored back to its original form in 2014.
Get-together and refreshments in the Archbishop`s Palace.
Reception dinner, venue not decided
Congress dinner, venue not decided

On behalf of the organizing committee, 

Raisa Hannula, MD
Sponsor contact
Head, Dept. Infectious Diseases
Ingvild Haugan, MD
Sponsor Contact
Medical Microbiology
Jan Egil Afset, MD, PhD
Organizing Committee




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