Training School

At GenDx we believe in continuous education, complementing our products to make tissue typing better, faster and easier.

In order to improve skills and share tissue typing knowledge we offer several training opportunities in Sequencing-Based HLA Typing and Chimerism Monitoring through the GenDx Training School:

  • Teaching Sessions: 1-day training events just before the start of the two large Immunogenetics & Histocompatibility Conferences EFI in Europe and ASHI in USA;
  • Training Courses: comprehensive 2.5-day course including laboratory training at either our facility in Utrecht (NL) or at different locations in North America;
  • Webinars: short, informative sessions on a specific technique, reagents or software application as well as new product information and software features. 

See below for more information on these events and the next available opportunity.

In addition, custom training is available on-site or via the web. Send us an email education@gendx.com to find out more.

 

Teaching Sessions

HLA Typing Made Easy with NGS

Visit EFI or ASHI one day earlier and get trained on Next-Generation Sequencing-Based HLA Typing at our ABHI-accredited Teaching Session.

Morning and afternoon sessions can be booked separately.

Morning Session 

  • Workflows for HLA typing
  • Platform comparison study
  • Hands-on data analysis

 Afternoon Session

  • Advanced data analysis training
  • Data analysis tips & tricks
  • Case studies

The course is ABHI accredited and participants receive 7 hours/1.05 CECs of continuing education.

Conference Place Date & Time Sign up
EFI 2017 Mannheim, Germany 30 May, 8.30 am - 4.30 pm (CEST) Registration closed
ASHI 2017 San Francisco, CA, USA 11 Sept, 8.30 am- 4.30 pm (PDT) Register

 

 

Highly Sensitive Chimerism Monitoring by qPCR

Learn how to accurately monitor chimerism after transplantation in a recipient using quantitative PCR (qPCR). Due to high sensitivity of the technique, relapse can be detected at an earlier stage enabling physicians to act accordingly. 

The program includes the principles of chimerism monitoring using qPCR and training on data analysis utilising a software program especially developed as a laboratory and data management assistant. 

The course is ABHI accredited and participants receive 2.5 hours/0.375 CECs of continuing education. 

Conference Place Date & Time Sign up
EFI 2017 Mannheim, Germany 30 May, 2.00 pm - 4.30 pm (CEST) Registration closed
ASHI 2017 San Francisco, CA, USA 11 Sept, 2.00 pm - 4.30 pm (PDT) Register

Training Courses

Get hands-on training with our reagents and software in less than 3 days

This 2.5 day intensive training course teaches participants SBT from the basics up to advanced levels. It includes hands-on lab work (from DNA amplification to sequencing) and data analysis. Moderate knowledge of HLA is recommended for course participants. The course is open to those interested in expanding their knowledge of high resolution HLA tissue typing.

  • Hands-on experience with NGS-based HLA Typing
  • Practical laboratory “wet” training
  • Demonstrating multiple NGS platforms
  • Training on data analysis with NGSengine®
  • Send your own genomic DNA samples for typing

The course is ABHI accredited and participants receive 20 hours/3 CECs of continuing education.

We advise you to register early as seats in this course are limited.

Date Place Sign up
14 - 16 March 2018 Utrecht, The Netherlands Register
To be announced USA  

 

Tuition fee for Utrecht, NL: 2.238,50 euro (incl. VAT)

The tuition fee includes 3 hotel nights, drinks, refreshments, lunches, two dinners and all course materials.
Travel costs to and from the location are not included and will be at the expense of the participant.
You will receive an invoice upon registration, payable before the start of the course.

 

Tuition fee for USA: 1500 USD (incl. VAT)

The tuition fee includes refreshments, three lunches, two dinners and all course materials. Hotel and travel costs to and from the location are not included and will be at the expense of the participant. You will receive an invoice upon registration, payable before the start of the course. 

 

Webinars

Get updated on Sequencing-Based HLA Typing and highly sensitive Chimerism Monitoring in 30 minutes

Our experts help you to discover the possibilities of the latest techniques for faster and improved results.
Do let us know if you prefer a particular topic for one of our next webinars. Email education@gendx.com


Upcoming
 webinar

Date Topic Register
5 September 2017 The Role of HLA Loss at Time of Relapse  
  12.00 CEST (Amsterdam, NL) Register CEST
  12.00 CDT (Chicago, US) Register CDT

 


Webinar vault

Date Topic Recording
11 July 2017 Is MinION Ready for Routine NGS HLA Typing? view recording
20 June 2017 Highlights of the EFI Conference 2017 view recording
16 May 2017 Improved Sensitivity for Chimerism Monitoring view recording
11 Apr 2017 NGSengine - New & Advanced Features view recording
21 Feb 2017 NGS - Important Considerations view recording
24 Jan 2017 Challenging Typing Cases with Sanger view recording
13 Dec 2016 NGSengine - New & Advanced Features view recording
15 Nov 2016 HLA Disease Associations with NGS view recording
11 Oct 2016 Highlights of the ASHI Conference view recording
13 Sep 2016 Challenging typing cases with NGS view recording
28 Jun 2016 NGS platform comparison - Amplification is key view recording
26 Nov 2015 HLA NGS Introduction Platforms, Principles & Strategies view recording
21 Oct 2015 GenDx webinar for AlleleSEQR users view recording
26 May 2015 Continuing High Quality HLA Typing by Sanger and Next-Generation Sequencing view recording
14 Jul 2015 Continuing innovation of Sanger SBT data analysis with SBTengine view recording
26 Apr 2016 Chimerism by qPCR view recording


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Feedback from previous Training School participants:

One of my staff attended your workshop and they really enjoyed the hands on and the training on NGS typing. You are always distinguished company. I strongly recommend the workshop.
Ali Hajeer, National Guard Health Affairs (NGHA), Saudi Arabia

The content was clear and concise,
Jessica Gatulis, UMASS Memorial Medical Center, USA

Thank you for educating me with great information,
Hiroko Shike, Hershey Medical Center, USA

Best training workshop that I ever had,
Kai Cao, Cedars-Sinai Medical Centre HLA Lab, LA

Lots of valuable information in general. A very good day,
Alice van Oosterwijk, University Health Network Toronto, Canada

Courses are ABHI accredited

Upon completion, attendees receive a certificate and are eligible for Continuing Education Credits (CEC) from the American Board of Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics (ABHI).

Teaching Session on NGS:

  • 1.05 CECs/7 contact hours

Teaching Session on Chimerism:

  • 0.375 CECs/2.5 contact hours

Training Course:

  • 3 CECs/20 contact hours

 

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