The inter-EURL WG on NGS, the Istituto Superiore di Sanità and the MedVetNet Association invite you to attend the

“Science meets Policy” conference:
Modern technologies to enable response to crises:
Next Generation Sequencing to tackle food-borne diseases in the EU



Dear colleague,
The COVID-19 pandemic is changing the way we interact and the experiences we are all used to, when it comes to the scientific discussions. The concept of networking is also changing and revolving almost uniquely around the technology to connect people. We still believe that gathering people together is what can make the difference and decided to maintain the conference alive. However, considering the uncertainty on the traveling capacity and the necessity of people to feel safe we transformed the event into an online conference. Due to the technical need of keeping the event flowing smoothly the agenda has been shortened but retained the major points to fire the discussion over the implementation of genomic surveillance and monitoring of the food-borne diseases. We’ll talk about the standard that NGS aims to be and the major hindrances together with all the main actors that envisioned the development of a European system for genomic data collections from food-borne pathogens and AMR. The event aims at being immersive and thus be prepared to discuss and to share your opinions, through the use of an online platform that will allow to collect and aggregate inputs from the plenum on specific topics in real time.

I’m looking very much forward to welcoming you on September 25, 2020.
On behalf of the Organizing Committee: the “Inter-EURL WG on NGS”,

Stefano Morabito

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