“New Technologies in Veterinary Laboratory Diagnostics” by the CCELL of AUA

The Center of Continuing Education and Lifelong Learning (CCELL) of the Agricultural University of Athens (AUA) welcomes you to the training program titled “New Technologies in Veterinary Laboratory Diagnostics”.

The duration of the course is 100 hours, and it is provided exclusively remotely (online, asynchronous education), in English.

Scientific Coordinator of the training program is John Ikonomopoulos (Professor of Veterinary Microbiology, A.U.A.)

Purpose

· Disseminate the knowledge necessary to understand the possibilities and limitations of the new technologies applied in microbiology laboratory diagnostics, with a view to broadening their routine application, towards improving the protection of public and animal health.

· The creation of the infrastructure that can promote technical expertise and know-how among students and professionals in the field of Animal Science.

Program necessity

During the last two decades, the progress recorded in the field of microbiology laboratory diagnostics has been remarkable! This was achieved thanks to technical innovations that resolved limitations of conventional methodologies, expanding our know-how and capacity for in-depth investigation of the causation, and spread of infectious diseases. However, the integration of this technological progress into practice proved a major challenge, since the level of training required for its reliable application is high, and the scientific knowledge necessary for its understanding, wide. In consequence, the transfer of this technology to practice, or in other words, its translational potential, is low. This knowledge gap is addressed by the training program titled “New Technologies in Veterinary Laboratory Diagnostics”, which aims to the dissemination of the knowledge required to reliably apply this technology routinely, towards improving the protection of public and animal health.

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