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;
- User Group Meetings: meetings in various locations to bring users together and share experiences and get updated on the latest developments in HLA Typing by NGS. The meeting can include hands-on laboratory work;
- 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.
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In addition, custom training is available on-site or via the web. Send us an email at email@example.com to find out more.
Start EFI or ASHI a little earlier and get trained on HLA Typing by Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) and Chimerism Monitoring by quantitative PCR at our ABHI-accredited Teaching Sessions.
It is also possible to walk in with your data* and get instant analysis support at the Walk-in Q&A.
HLA Typing made easy with NGS
Get trained on HLA Typing by NGS at our ABHI-accredited Teaching Session.
Morning and afternoon sessions can be booked separately.
- Workflows for HLA typing
- NGS Platform comparison
- Software for NGS data analysis
- User shares experiences with implementation of NGS
- Advanced data analysis training
- Data analysis tips & tricks
- Case studies
- Plenary lecture: Peculiar encounters in NGS data
The course is ABHI accredited and participants receive 5 hours/0.75 CECs (continuing education credits).
|Conference||Place||Date & Time||Sign up|
|EFI 2018||Venice, Italy||9 May, 8.30 am - 4.30 pm (CEST)|
|ASHI 2018||Baltimore, MD, USA||1 Oct, 8.30 am- 3.30 pm (EDT)|
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. Users also share their experiences with chimerism monitoring by qPCR, including workflow and software.
The course is ABHI accredited and participants receive 2.5 hours/0.375 CECs (continuing education credits).
|Conference||Place||Date & Time||Sign up|
|EFI 2018||Venice, Italy||9 May, 1.00 - 3.30 pm (CEST)|
|ASHI 2018||Baltimore, MD, USA||1 Oct, 1.00 - 3.30 pm (EDT)|
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*
*Anonymized samples and data only. You can anonymize data by changing the names of fastq-files.
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.
|28 - 30 November 2018||Dedham, MA, USA||Fully booked*|
|20 - 22 February 2019||Utrecht, Netherlands||Register|
*The registration will open soon for the course in Spring 2019.
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.
User Group Meetings
Share experiences with peers and get updated on the latest developments
These meetings are organized anywhere, the duration ranging from a few hours to several days. The highlights of a typical program are:
- Guest speakers share experiences of daily practice
- Round-the-table discussions
- Challenging typing cases & trouble shooting
- Bring your own challenging NGS data*
A practical laboratory ''wet'' training in HLA typing by NGS is offered in some locations, which is indicated separately below.
*Anonymized data only by changing names of fastq-files.
|Date||Place||Lab training||Sign up|
|5 September||Freiburg, Germany|
|2 October||ASHI Annual Meeting (Baltimore, MD, USA)|
|5-7 November||Hema-Quebec in Montreal, Canada|
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
|18 December 2018||
An experimental workflow for full-length HLA genotyping using long-read nanopore sequences
with guest speakers Dr. Gerhard Schöfl & Dr. Vineeth Surendranath (DKMS Life Science Lab, Dresden, DE)
|12.00 CET (Amsterdam, NL)||Register|
|12.00 CST (Chicago, IL, USA)||Register|
|20 Nov 2018||
Automation of the NGS HLA workflow
with guest speaker Debby Krom (Sanquin, Amsterdam, NL)
|18 Sept 2018||
On-call HLA typing by qPCR
with guest speaker Dr Arnold van der Meer (Radboud UMC, Nijmegen, NL)
|24 July 2018||Guide to fast and reliable NGS results||view recording|
|3 July 2018||Peculiar encounters in NGS data||view recording|
|5 June 2018||Highlights of the EFI Conference 2018||view recording|
|17 Apr 2018||Resolving Ambiguities with Sanger - Advanced Analysis in SBTengine||view recording|
|27 Feb 2018||Chimerism Data Management Made Easy||view recording|
|30 Jan 2018||NGS Beyond HLA - Typing MICA & MICB||view recording|
|19 Dec 2017||NGSengine: Challenging Typing Cases||view recording|
|14 Nov 2017||Disease-Linked NGS||view recording|
|10 Oct 2017||Highlights of the ASHI Conference 2017||view recording|
|19 Sept 2017||Innovations Accelerating HLA Typing by NGS||view 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 Apr 2016||Chimerism by qPCR||view recording|
|26 Nov 2015||HLA NGS Introduction Platforms, Principles & Strategies||view recording|
|21 Oct 2015||GenDx webinar for AlleleSEQR users||view recording|
|14 Jul 2015||Continuing innovation of Sanger SBT data analysis with SBTengine||view recording|
|26 May 2015||Continuing High Quality HLA Typing by Sanger and Next-Generation Sequencing||view recording|
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:
- 0.9 CECs/6 contact hours
Teaching Session on Chimerism:
- 0.375 CECs/2.5 contact hours
- 3 CECs/20 contact hours