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20th International Symposium on Health Related Water Microbiology

The IWA Health-Related Water Microbiology Symposium HRWM 2019 (International Water Association) will be held for the first time in Austria, Vienna. The symposium will take place September 15-20, 2019 and is organized by the IWA HRWM Specialist Group. It will be hosted by the Interuniversity Cooperation Centre (ICC) Water and Health and is supported by the Austrian Society of Hygiene, Microbiology and Preventive Medicine (ÖGHMP). The symposium program will cover all aspects of health related water microbiology in the whole water cycle, applied and basic research on water and microorganisms as it impacts human health.

EWC Diagnostics is exhibiting on 20th International Symposium on Health Related Water Microbiology, visit us! Hope to see you there!


Seminar Listeria monocytogenes in kant-en-klare levensmiddelen

18-9-2019Listeria monocytogenes is de veroorzaker van listeriose, een ziekte die in veel gevallen tot sterfte leidt, vooral bij zwangeren en personen met een verzwakte afweer. Vanaf de 80-er jaren van de vorige eeuw is er een aantal grote uitbraken van listeriose geregistreerd, veroorzaakt door onder meer besmette melk, gerookte zalm, zachte kaas en paté.L. monocytogenes komt algemeen voor en wordt, in wisselende aantallen, aangetroffen in vrijwel alle rauwe grondstoffen: groente, fruit, vis, vlees en melk. Omdat Listeria zich gemakkelijk vestigt in de productieomgeving van levensmiddelen, wordt deze ziekteverwekker vaak aangetroffen op moeilijk te reinigen oppervlakken.Via die besmette oppervlakken (bijvoorbeeld snijmachines) is besmetting van producten mogelijk. Is vervolgens groei van deze pathogeen mogelijk dan kan in producten met een lange gekoelde bewaartermijn L. monocytogenes uitgroeien tot risicovolle aantallen boven de 100 kolonievormende eenheden (kve) per gram. Daarom eist de wetgever een gedegen risicoanalyse voor deze producten om de kans op ziekte zo klein mogelijk te maken.

HEAR – October 2019

17-18 October 2019
Heralding Education on Antimicrobial Resistance
Seminar at Liofilchem. 17th edition. MIC Test Strip (MTS) HEAR courses comprise an interactive two day session with lectures and laboratory work.
An international faculty interacts with 20 participants from several Countries. HEAR allows for effective exchange of clinical experiences and expertise among clinicians, pharmacists and microbiologists with the patient’s need utmost in mind. Liofilchem organizes several courses per year that cover a variety of topics with the goal of sharing the latest information to promote the rational use of antimicrobial agents. To address some of the resistance, diagnostic and treatment challenges faced by infectious disease specialists, ICU clinicians, clinical pharmacists and microbiologists, Liofilchem has invested in non-profit HEAR courses dedicated to education in the field of Antimicrobial Resistance Testing.
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Aquatech Amsterdam

5 – 8 November 2019 | Amsterdam


Aquatech Amsterdam is the world’s leading water trade show for process, drinking and waste water. Connect with water professionals from over all over the world, in the exciting city of Amsterdam.

We offer you 4 action-packed days that provide the ideal platform to make profitable business relationships, exchange ideas and enhance know-how.


The world of medicine is meeting at MEDICA 2019

What will happen in the laboratory of the future? How can we make diagnoses even more precise? Find out at MEDICA 2019 and discover everything on offer from A to Z – from innovative analyser appliances and the latest diagnostic procedures to the high-speed centrifuge. Benefit from a comprehensive communication and Networking platform that is more international and more export-focused than ever before. A platform for meeting dealers, establishing contacts, consolidating strategies and launching partnerships.


Wetenschappelijke Najaarsvergadering NVMM en NVII

Donderdag 21 november 2019

Bar Beton Rijnsweerd, Utrecht

Ins and outs van microbioom