14 - 02 - 2020


Mercure Hotel Amsterdam City




20 speakers

WELCOME / Annual Amsterdam Chlamydia Meeting

Dear Chlamydia lovers,

This year we organize our Fourteenth Annual Amsterdam Chlamydia Meeting (14thAACM) on Friday February 14th, 2020. The location is the same as previous years “The Mercure aan de Amstel Hotel” in Amsterdam.

Registration is free, as are the drinks afterwards. Those who wish to join us for diner are asked to pay a small fee (€15) at the registration desk.

The best oral presentation by a PhD student will be awarded.

Before lunch, there will pitches of 3 minutes each from students, PhD students, or staff to briefly show a new research line or programme they are working on, but for which data is still limited. So please let the organisers know if you want to present.

We are looking forward to an exciting meeting and fruitful discussions!

Warmest regards,

Servaas and Sander, AACM organisers


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Stephanie Migchelsen

Keynote speaker: Stephanie Migchelsen

Development of a Target Product Profile (TPP) for CT Serology to estimate the risk of female infertility
Bernice Hoenderboom

Bernice Hoenderboom

Chlamydia trachomatis Whole-Proteome Microarray Analysis of the Netherlands Chlamydia Cohort Study

Sander Ouburg

Screening of Chlamydia trachomatis and Waddlia chondrophila antibodies in women with tubal factor infertility
Jan van Bergen

Jan van Bergen

Getting to grips with Chlamydia control: time for a paradigm shift?
Servaas Morré / Roel Heijmans

Servaas Morré / Roel Heijmans

Development of PCR to identify the finCT variant and its spread in the Netherlands
Birgit van Benthem

Birgit van Benthem

What's NECCST? The way forward in terms of chlamydia control
Servaas Morré

Pitch: Servaas Morré

Call for consensus in Chlamydia trachomatis nomenclature: moving from biovars, serovars, and serotypes to genovariants, genotypes, and genomotypes
Naomi Juliana

Pitch: Naomi Juliana

The natural course of genital infections among pregnant women in Pemba Island, Tanzania
Maartje Visser

Maartje Visser

Chlamydia autoinoculation
Wim Vanden Berghe

Wim Vanden Berghe

The prevalence of Chlamydia trachomatis among the general population in Belgium. Preliminary results and reflections
Yvonne Pannekoek

Keynote: Yvonne Pannekoek

Chlamydiaceae: old and new
Daisy Vanrompay

Daisy Vanrompay

Ovotransferrin against Chlamydia psittaci respiratory disease in poultry: from the lab to the farm
Pierre Thomas

Pierre Thomas

Globalstars: a one Health approach to study the relation between Chlamydiae (Human, poultry and environmental) and female reproductive health
Naomi Juliana

Naomi Juliana

The prevalence of Chlamydia trachomatis and other genital infections among pregnant women in Pemba Island, Tanzania
Gerold de Valk

Gerold de Valk

Point of care testing with the Cirrus D20 for Waddlia chondrophila and Chlamydia trachomatis

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Selection of best presentation and best pitch by a (PhD-)student
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Pitch en Presentation prizes

The prize for the best presentation by a (PhD-)student was won by Bernice Hoenderboom. Amidst strong competition her presentation “Pregnancies in women with and without a previous chlamydia infection” was judged to be the best. Bernice presented preliminary results of the NECCST

Places available for pitches

We still have some places available for 3-minutes pitches. Please contact the organisers if you have some research ideas or preliminary data you would like to present.

Meeting FAQS / find your answers

The meeting is on the 14th of February 2020
Mercure Hotel Amsterdam City Joan Muyskenweg 10, 1096 CJ Amsterdam
020 721 9176
We welcome speakers who would like to present their Chlamydia related research. We have two options: 1) Presentations: A 10-minute presentation + 5 minutes of discussion for new results, and 2) Pitches: a 3-minute presentation + 2 minutes of discussion to present new research of new research ideas. Please contact the organisers to discuss the possibilities.
Manuscripts for the special issue Chlamydia trachomatis infections in Pathogens can be submitted via the page for the special issue.
The deadline for the special issue Chlamydia trachomatis infections in Pathogens is 30 April 2020.

Event Location

Mercure Hotel Amsterdam City
Joan Muyskenweg 10
1096 CJ Amsterdam

020 721 9176

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