Twelveth National Molecular Microbiology Diagnostics Users Group Fall Meeting and Annual Conference

Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning

The Hospital for Sick Children
Toronto ON

Monday, December 03, 2018
Tuesday, December 04, 2018 toronto-skyline


- NMG 2018 Conference Final Program [

- 2018 NMG Annual General Meeting Agenda [

Post Conference (available after December 5, 2018)

- Travel Grant Claim Form [

- Continuing Education Form [

- Conference Evaluation Form [

Presentation Highlights

  • Evaluation of the Panther-Fusion platform with Open Access channel to integrate IVD and LDT workflows

  • Canadian Public Health Lab Perspective on multiplex respiratory testing and lessons learned on how to manage workflow during influenza season [ Link ]

  • Indexed Adapters for Next Generation Sequencing: How to Choose? [ Link ]

  • Antibiotic Stewardship [ Link ]

  • Emerging Requirements for Quality Control Material [ Link ]

  • Hepatitis E viral load, Quebec experience in a clinical laboratory [ Link ]

  • Evaluation of Solana HSV 1+2/VZV assay compared to viral culture and commercial PCR assay for cutaneous or mucocutaneous specimens [ Link ]

  • The BioFire FilmArray: Pushing the Frontiers of Rapid Lower Respiratory Diagnostics

  • The emerging threat of Carbapenem Resistant Organisms: How the revogeneTM will play a key role in helping infection control [ Link ]

  • Eazyplex LAMP - Molecular Diagnostics Made Simple [ Link ]

  • BD Solutions: Helping to Provide Solutions to set the Patient on the Right Clinical Path

  • Evaluation of the Allplex Respiratory Panel Assays 1, 2 and 3 for Detection of Respiratory Viruses [ Link ]

  • Defining and Detecting Drug Resistant Tuberculosis: Navigating an Evolving Landscape [ Link ]

  • Transitioning cytomegalovirus viral load testing from a laboratory developed test to the cobas® CMV quantitative nucleic acid assay

  • Results of the 2018 National Challenge Panel for 16SrRNA Gene Sequencing and/or MALDI-TOF [ Link ]

  • A Survey of Quality Control Practices in Molecular Microbiology Laboratories ( with Attendee iClick Responses) [ Link ]

  • Implementation of PCR for the detection of Pneumocystis jirovecii in Bronchoalveolar Lavage fluid [ Link ]

  • Oh Heck…It’s STEC : Results of Replacing Culture with a Lab Developed Molecular Assay for Bacterial Enteric Pathogens on the BD MAX [ Link ]

  • Optimizing an NGS Assay for HBV Drug Resistance on the Illumina MiSeq [ Link ]

  • Molecular Typing of the Gastrointestinal Parasite, Cryptosporidium, in Canadians

  • Potential Impact of Decreasing Turnaround Time of Cerebrospinal Fluid Enterovirus Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) Testing in Hospitalized Children [ Link ]

  • Evaluation of the Copan FecalSwab™ for collection, storage and molecular detection of diarrheagenic bacteria [ Link ]

We would like to thank our Venue Sponsor,
the Hospital for Sick Children, for their support.