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April 01, 2019

Topics in Global Health: Mobile to Multiplex

Low- and middle-income countries have made significant progress in reducing the burden of infectious diseases. But sustaining these gains will require more low-cost diagnostics to support population-level health programs. These range from basic laboratory tests to diagnose infections to sophisticated molecular diagnostics for assessing the presence of multiple pathogens within populations. How do we address this challenge when the people who need these technologies can least afford them? A panel of the world’s leading diagnostic experts will examine this issue from multiple perspectives and offer solutions for accelerating innovation in this space. A reception with refreshments will precede the discussion. The event will be live streamed below.

Keynote Address: “Harnessing High Tech for Global Health” by Daniel Fletcher, bioengineering professor at University of California, Berkeley. More about Dr. Fletcher
 
The panel will include: 

Dianna Blau, DVM, PhD, laboratory and diagnostics leader, Child Health and Mortality Prevention Surveillance (CHAMPS) program (seconded from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

J. Brandon Dixon, PhD, associate professor, bioengineering, Georgia Tech

Jessica Fairley, MD, infectious disease specialist, Emory University 

Patrick Lammie, PhD, senior scientist, Neglected Tropical Diseases Support Center, The Task Force for Global Health 

Watch Live Stream at 4pm EST

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