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Thu, May 27, 2021 · 2:00 PM · Paris
About This Webinar

During this BioFire User Group Meeting, Dr Willem Melchers and Prof Pierre-François Laterre will be presenting their experience about the use of the BioFire. As an attendee, you will have the opportunity to interact with our guest speakers. Dr Melchers will be discussing about the implementation of the BIOFIRE GI (Gastro Intestinal) Panel within Radboud UMC and Prof Laterre will be presenting the impact of the use of the BIOFIRE PN (Pneumonia) Panel on his patients within the ICU in Cliniques Universitaires Saint-Luc.

  • 14:00 - 14:30 Impact of syndromic testing on stool testing •Dr Melchers, UMC Radboud
  • 14:30 - 15:00 Moving from empirical to early documented antibiotic therapy in ICU patients with pneumonia •Prof. Laterre, Cliniques Universitaires Saint-Luc
  • 15:00 - 15:15 LIVE Q/A
  • 15:15 - 15:30 BioFire Updates: What's New and What's coming
Who can view: Everyone
Webinar Price: Free
Featured Presenters
Webinar hosting presenter
Medical Molecular Microbiologist Head Molecular Diagnostics of the Department of Medical Microbiology, Radboud University Medical Center, Nijmegen, Netherlands
Dr Willem Melchers is head of the Laboratory of Clinical Microbiology of the Department of Medical Microbiology at the University Medical Center Radboud in Nijmegen, NL. He is also associate professor in Molecular Microbiology. His research interests are in molecular microbiology, with a specific focus on the relationship between HPV infections and the development of cervical cancer. His interests include novel interdisciplinary approaches where molecular biology and genetics are tightly coupled with (bio)physical/informatics methods aimed at understanding the biological function at a molecular level.
Webinar hosting presenter
Head of the medical-surgical intensive care unit at Saint Luc University Hospital at the Université Catholique de Louvain, Brussels, Belgium
Pierre-François Laterre, MD, is professor of medicine and the Head of the medical-surgical intensive care unit at Saint Luc University Hospital at the Université Catholique de Louvain, Brussels, Belgium.
He has dedicated most of his professional and scientific activity to the diagnosis, investigation and treatment of sepsis and especially its interaction with the coagulation cascade, inflammation and host response. Liver Failure and Transplantation, ARDS, Acute Renal Failure, Infectious Diseases are his topics of interest.
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Product Manager Molecular Solutions - Benelux
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BioFire Business Developper
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