Videos and online seminars

Online seminars

EUCAST online presentations and seminars

The new definitions of S, I and R and the Area of Technical Uncertainty (ATU) is 
explained in a video produced in January 2019. 

Online seminars, November and December, 2020 

  1. General EUCAST update, 11 November, 2020. The powerpoint presentation
  2. The "new I" (Susceptible, increased exposure), 20 November, 2020. The powerpoint presentation.
  3. The Area of Technical Uncertainty (ATU), 30 November, 2020. The powerpoint presentation.  
  4. EUCAST reference MIC and zone diameter distributions and ECOFFs, 7 December, 2020. The powerpoint presentation. 
  5. The EUCAST breakpoint table v 11.0 (2021) - what is new and how to find it, 16 December, 2020. 
  6. Frequently Asked Questions (Erika Matuschek) and How to use ECOFFinder (John Turnidge) - 21 April, 2021. 
    A recording of the seminar is available here or on EUCAST Youtube here.

Upcoming seminars, 2021

  1. The EUCAST breakpoint table v 12.0 (the table will be made available on the morning of 3 December, 2021)Online siminars 8 - 9 AM (CET), 1 - 2 PM (CET) and 4 - 5 PM (CET). 
    Link to breakpoint table seminar 
  2. Disk diffusion of anaerobic bacteria in 16-20 hours (9 December, 2021; at 8AM, 1PM and 4PM CET (1 hour) to satisfy different time zones; link below).
    EUCAST has developed a disk diffusion method for AST of 5 anaerobic species (Bacteroides spp, Prevotella spp, Fusobacterium acnes, Clostridium perfringens and Cutibacterium acnes).
    Methodology, QC criteria for ATCC strains and a reading guide has already been published on the website (for anyone who would like to start trimming their method). 
    Link to seminar on disk diffusion of anaerobic bacteria.  
  3. The EUCAST website - how to get the full value. Date to be determined.
  4. Rapid AST directly from positive blood culture bottles. Date to be determined.
  5. Disease specific breakpoints - how to handle these in the laboratory and in reports. Date to be determined.
  6. The accuracy and reproducibility of AST results. Date to be determined.