Copenhagen, Denmark 4-5 June 2014

 

2. practical course in Biofilm Procedures

Please see the programme here

About biofilms

The importance of the bacterial biofilm mode of growth is becoming increasingly renowned as improved methods to study sessile bacteria have become available. Experimental evidence has accumulated over the years showing that biofilms tolerate antimicrobial properties of the immune system, antiseptics and antibiotics. Especially within infections biofilms have been found to play a detrimental role. In this respect, the increased tolerance of biofilms has strengthened the belief that a chronic infection equals the biofilm state of growth.

Experience from 1st Course

The first practical course in Biofilm Procedures was held in Copenhagen in 2013. The participant feedback shows great satisfaction with both the lectures and the hands-on work in the laboratories. In 2014 we will include more individual hands-on experiments in the laboratories and we will include ready-to-use protocols for simple and realistic biofilm procedures.

Host of Course

The biofilm groups and the Biofilm Test Facility at the University of Copenhagen and Rigshospitalet have been investigating bacterial biofilms for 15 years and are regarded as leading pioneers in the field. The Biofilm course will be held at the Department of International Health, Immunology and Microbiology where they hold a state of the art research and test facility including a large microscope facility (CFIM) with a wide range of state-of the art light and electron microscopes.

Course Objective

The biofilm course will introduce the participants to the topic of biofilms and its huge impact on chronic infections. Through lectures and a full day of hands on experiments, the participants will gain a vast understanding of biofilms and useable knowledge of how and why to implement biofilms into their research or product portfolio. The course will introduce several realistic in vitro and in vivo biofilm models for antimicrobial testing and offers possibility for the participants to bring their own dressing etc. to test in vitro (data will not be shared with other participants or published).

Target group

Industry representatives (clinicians/non-clinicians).

Number of participants

Max. 28 participants can participate in the course.

Location

Biofilm Test Facility, University of Copenhagen,
Department of International Health, Immunology and Microbiology
Nørre Alle 20, bldg 24.1, DK-2200 Copenhagen, Denmark (www.biofilmtestfacility.ku.dk)

Faculty

  • Niels Høiby

Prof., MD, Dr. Med. Sci., chairman of dpt. Clinical Microbiology 9301 at Rigshospitalet, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

  • Thomas Bjarnsholt

Dr. Med., Ass. Prof., University of Copenhagen, Department of International Health, Immunology and Microbiology, Denmark

  • Morten Alhede

PhD, Head of Biofilm Test Facility, University of Copenhagen, Department of International Health, Immunology and Microbiology, Denmark

  • Maria Alhede

PhD, University of Copenhagen, Department of International Health, Immunology and Microbiology, Denmark

Registration fee

Course    1.000 €
Dinner        100 €

Hotel

Special rates at Hotel Kong Arthur and Hotel Ibsen.

Hotel Kong Arthur
Website: www.arthurhotels.dk/dk/hotel-kong-arthur
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Hotel Ibsen
Website: www.arthurhotels.dk/ibsens-hotel/
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Registration

Registration via email to the course secretariat.
Please include the following information when you send the registration email:

Full name of participant
Job title
Company
Company address, country
Participant email address
Invoice address or credit card details

Furthermore, we kindly ask all participants to write a few lines about their background and experience/level within the area of the course.

Contact

Biofilm Course Secretariat:
EWMA Secretariat/CAP Partner
Nordre Fasanvej 113, 2.
DK-2000 Frederiksberg
Tel.: +45 70 20 03 05
Mail: info@cap-partner.eu