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Meetings/Events

This section lists upcoming meetings, past meetings, and relevant assets from each of the POCTRN centers.

Upcoming Events

RADx Tech: Two Years in Retrospect and the Future in Perspective

Speaker: Bruce Tromberg, PhD

When: May 31, 2002, 2PM ET

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Past Events 

Wastewater Surveillance for COVID-19 and Other Infectious Diseases: Case Studies in Atlanta, Georgia, Accra, Ghana, and Kolkata, India

Speakers: Christine L. Moe, PhD, Eugene J. Gangarosa Professor of Safe Water and Sanitation, Hubert Dept of Global Health, Director, Center for Global Safe Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene at Emory University, Director of Graduate Studies, Global Health and Development PhD Program, Laney Graduate School, Emory University and Marlene Wolfe, PhD, Assistant Professor. Gangarosa Department of Environmental Health, Emory University

When: May 17, 2002, 2PM ET

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Beyond Epitope Mapping

Speakers: Filipp Frank, PhD, Department of Biochemistry, Emory University and Eric Ortlund, PhD, Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Emory University

When: April 19, 2022, 2PM ET

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Medtech/Lifesciences Manufacturing in the United States: Challenges, Opportunities, and What Lies Ahead

Speaker: Mark Bonifacio, President, Bonifacio Consulting Services, LLC

When: April 5, 2022, 2:00PM ET

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Communicating COVID Safety Practices

Speakers: Eric Norman, Principal, Hopewell Partners and RADx Tech Consultant with Susan Moreira, MBA, RADx Tech Team Leader - Education

When: March 22, 2022 ET 

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Immune Control and Evasion of Viral Infection

Speaker: Bruce Walker, MD, Principal Investigator and Director, Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT, and Harvard, Co-Founder, Massachusetts Consortium on Pathogen Readiness, Director, Harvard University Center for AIDS Research, Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School and MIT

When: March 8, 2022, 2PM ET

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Pathogen Surveillance for Emergent Epidemics 

Speaker: Samuel V. Scarpino, PhD, Managing Director, Pathogen Surveillance, The Rockefeller Foundation, External Faculty, Santa Fe Institute Vermont Complex Systems Center, Affiliate Assistant Professor, Northeastern University, Co-Founder, Global.health

When: February 22, 2022, 2PM ET 

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The Evolution of SARS-CoV-2 Variants and Effects on Viral Detection Tests: Creation of the Variant Task Force Genotyping Assay

Speakers: Richard S. Creager, PhD, RADx Team Leader and Eric Lai, PhD, RADx Team Leader

When: February 15, 2022, 2PM ET

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The Epidemiology of Omicron 

Speaker: Dr. Bill Hanage, Associate Professor of Epidemiology, Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics at Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health

When: January 18, 2022

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Research Ethics: Lessons and Challenges from COVID-19

Speaker: Neal Dickert, MD, Associate Professor, Emory University School of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Emory University Rollins School of Public Health, Department of Epidemiology, Emory Center for Ethics

When: December 14, 2021

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Vaccine Immunology: Pandemic Response and Preparedness

Speaker: Adrian McDermott, MSc PhD, Chief, Vaccine Immunology Program, Vaccine Research Center, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease

When: December 7, 2021

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COVID-19: Developing a Vaccine During a Pandemic

Speaker: Dan Barouch, MD, PhD, William Bosworth Castle Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT, and Harvard, Director, Center for Virology and Vaccine Research, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

When: November 30, 2021

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Overview of Long COVID

Speaker: Jason Maley, MD, Program Director, Critical Illness and COVID-19 Survivorship Program, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School

When: November 16, 2021

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Lessons Learned from 2020 Provide a Springboard for Increased Telehealth Adoption

Speaker
Joseph C. Kvedar, MD

President and Chairman of the Board, American Telehealth Association, Editor-in-Chief, Digital Medicine, Senior Advisor, Center for Innovation in Digital HealthCare, Mass General Brigham

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COVID-19 Testing Is Here to Stay: The Intersection Between Vaccination and Testing

Speaker 
Mara Aspinall, Managing Director, Health Catalysts Group, Professor of Practice, Biomedical Diagnostics, Arizona State University

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CORE Response: Empowering Communities to Effectively Respond to the Evolving Pandemic in the U.S. and Overseas

Speaker 
Matthew O'Connell
Chief Operating Officer, Business Operations   
CORE Response

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RADx Pooling Task Force: Pooling Overview, Key Development Challenges for Central Laboratories and Point of Care (POC) Solutions, Regulatory Guidance for Pooling, and Implementation Examples

Speakers 
Wolfgang Krull 
RADx Portfolio Executive
CIMIT Accelerator Executive

Pam Miller 
Radx Team Lead

Clair O'Donovan, PhD 
RADx Team Lead

Erika A. Tyburski 
RADx Regulatory Core
Director of Operations, Atlanta Center for Microsystems Engineered Point of Care Technologies (ACME POCT)

Ethan Burke MD, MP 
Chief Public Health Officer UnitedHealth Group 

When: 
June 15, 2021 
2PM, ET

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COVID-19 Vaccines: How did we get here and where are we going?

Speaker 
Anna P. Durbin, MD
Professor, International Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

When: 
June 1, 2021  
2PM, ET

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A Year of RADx Tech 

Moderator 
Steven Schachter, MD
RADx Chief

Speakers

The authors of each paper will present 2-3 minute highlights of their important work:

When: 
May 18, 2021 
2PM EDT

Acceleration of Sustainable K-12 School Re-openings for In-person Learning

Speaker 
Mara G. Aspinall
 
Managing Director, Health Catalysts Group
Professor of Practice, Biomedical Diagnostics
Arizona State University

When:
April 20, 2021 
3PM EDT

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Global View of COVID-19: A Pan-African Perspective

Moderator 
Rob Murphy, MD 
Professor of Infectious Diseases and Biomedical Engineering, co-PI of the Center for Innovation in Point-of-Care Technologies for HIV/AIDS at Northwestern University (C-THAN)

Panelists 
Sade Ogunsola, MBChB, PhD 
Professor of Microbiology, former Vice Chancellor, University of Lagos-Nigeria, Steering Committee Member, African Center for Disease Control

Grant Theron, PhD
Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Stellenbosch University, South Africa

When:
April 6, 2021
2:00PM ET

Emergence of SARS-CoV-2 Variants and Impact on IVD Testing

Speakers: 
Richard Creager, PhD
Co-Founder & Partner, NaviDx LLC

Eric Lai, PhD 
Ex-SVP at Takeda Pharmaceutical and Head of R&D at Gen-Probe Diagnostics

When: 
March 23, 2021
2:00 PM ET

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Returning to In-Person Instruction for K-12 Schools: Strategic Vision and Tactical Tools

Moderator: 
Nancy Gagliano, MD, MBA
RADx Tech, Core Lead, Large-Scale Deployment

Speakers:
Neha (Kanade) Cramer, MPH
 
COVID-19 Response
Lead, Schools Unit | Community Guidance Team
Community Intervention & Critical Populations Task Force (CICPTF)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Susan M. Moreira, MBA
RADx Tech Team Leader – Education

Manuel Kingsley, MBA
RADx Tech Team Leader – Implementation

When: 
March 9, 2021, 2:00PM ET

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The Epidemiology of COVID-19

Speaker:  
Carolyn Williams PhD 
Chief, Epidemiology, BSP 
Division of AIDS 
NIAID-NIH

When: 
February 23, 2021 2:00PM ET

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Rebuilding Trust in Air Travel: Using Alternative Data to Help Airports Respond to COVID-19

Speaker:

Tim Rich
Co-Founder and Chief Data Officer at The Convergence Collective

When:  
February 9, 2021

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A Path to In-Person Instruction: On-Campus Pooling in a Pod Testing for COVID-19

Speakers:
Suzanna Jemsby
 
Head of School, Washington International School

Dr. Ethan Berke 
Chief Public Health Officer, UnitedHealth Group

When:  
January 26, 2021

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Innovation During the Pandemic: Personal Protection Testing Booths for COVID-19

January 12, 2021, 2:00PM ET

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RADx Tech Webinar Series: University of Illinois’ Multimodal Approach - Mitigation of SARS-CoV-2 Transmission at a Large Public University

December 8, 2020

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RADx Tech Webinar Series: Delivering New COVID-19 Technologies to Close the Testing Gap in the US Market

Session 2: RADxsm Tech Portfolio of Technologies 

October 20, 2020, 2:00PM EST

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Session 3: Closing the Testing Gap: A Panel Discussion on the Emerging Innovative Technologies and their Impact on Current Testing Challenges

October 27, 2020, 2:30PM EST (Please Note Change in Start Time)

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RADx Tech Webinar Series: Delivering New COVID-19 Technologies to Close the Testing Gap in the US Market

Session 2: RADxsm Tech Portfolio of Technologies 

October 20, 2020, 2:00PM EST

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Session 3: Closing the Testing Gap: A Panel Discussion on the Emerging Innovative Technologies and their Impact on Current Testing Challenges

October 27, 2020, 2:30PM EST (Please Note Change in Start Time)

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RADx Tech Webinar Series: Delivering New COVID-19 Technologies to Close the Testing Gap in the US Market

Session 1: How RADxsm Tech Will Address the Unmet US Market COVID-19 Testing Needs

October 13, 2020

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Harnessing Novel Data Sources and Technologies for the Study of Social Determinants of Health in Heart, Lung, Blood, and Sleep Disorders

September 29-20, 2020

RADx Tech COVID19 Webinar Series: As the Coronavirus Pandemic Unfolds... 
Covid-19 Testing: Insights from User Discussions on COVID-19 Testing in Non-Traditional Settings

September 15, 2020 

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RADx Tech COVID19 Webinar Series: As the Coronavirus Pandemic Unfolds... 
Covid-19 Testing: Moving from Clinical Settings into the Community

September 1, 2020

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RADx Tech COVID19 Webinar Series: As the Coronavirus Pandemic Unfolds...
Returning to Normal Activities: A Modeling Tool to Assist in Planning

August 18, 2020 2:00PM ET

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RADx Tech COVID19 Webinar Series: As the Coronavirus Pandemic Unfolds...
Regulatory Affairs on the RADx Frontlines: Perspective from a Point-of-Care Technology Research Center

August 4, 2020 2:00PM ET

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RADx Tech COVID19 Webinar Series: As the Coronavirus Pandemic Unfolds...
User Centered Design for Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics for COVID-19

July 21, 2020, 2:00PM ET

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Webinar: Rapid Acceleration of the Diagnosis of COVID-19: New Technologies for the Re-opening of Businesses and Schools

July 10, 2020 12:00PM CT/1:00PM ET

RADx Tech COVID19 Webinar Series: As the Coronavirus Pandemic Unfolds...
The Challenges of COVID-19 / SARS-CoV-2 Diagnostics

July 7, 2020, 2:00PM EDT

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CAPCaT: Big Company Little Company Strategic Partnerships Showcase Event

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RADx-UP Funding Opportunities and Webinar

June 25 at 2:00 pm EDT and July 1 at 3:00 pm EDT

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Webinar - Institute for Global Health Seminar Series: Innovations in COVID-19 Diagnostic Testing

Friday, May 1, 2020 
12:00PM-1:00pm 

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GLUE Lecture Series: Establishing a Viable Business Model for your Medical Device

Monday, Feb. 24
12:15 - 1:15 pm

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GLUE Lecture Series: Channeling your Inner MacGyver. Engineers and physicians working together to creatively and effectively address clinical needs in low resource settings.

Wednesday, Dec. 4 
12:15 - 1:15 pm

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IEEE EMB HI-POCT Conference

November 20-22, 2019

Keynote Speakers & Sessions' Agenda Announced!

Keynote speakers include:

  • Defining and Solving Unmet Medical Needs: A Clinical Perspective
    • Mira Irons, MD – American Medical Association
  • The Promise of Point of Care Technologies
    • Geoffrey Ling, MD PhD – Johns Hopkins University
  • Case Studies – The Long & Winding Road from Tech Development to Patients
    • Rosalind Picard, PhD – Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    • David Alland, MD – Rutgers University

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The Promise of the Next Generation of Wearables

November 12, 2019

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50th Union World Conference on Lung Health

Ending the Emergency: Science, Leadership, Action

30 October - 2 November 2019

Presentations by C-THAN funded Investigator and pilot project awardee, Dr. Jerry Cangelosi.

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Webinar: Clinical Trials - Information To Help You Plan Your Next Steps

Wednesday, October 30, 2019, 2PM

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Webinar: Point of Care Tests - How Can We Learn What Clinicians and Patients Want?

August 27, 2019, 2PM

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GLUE Lecture Series: Tales from the ICU

July 22, 2019 - 12:15 - 1:15PM

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Webinar: Understanding the FDA - Accelerating the Pathway to Approval for Point-of-Care Technologies

May 28, 2019 - 2PM

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Northwestern Biomedical Engineering Department Seminar Series 2019: Climate Change is Increasing TB Transmission - And What Can Be Done About It

May 23, 2019 4-5PM

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Webinar: Ensuring Success of Point of Care Technologies with a Systems Engineering Approach

March 12, 2019

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Cambridge HealthTech Institute's 8th Annual Point of Care Diagnostics Conference
Exploring the Role of Rapid Diagnostics in Personalized Medicine

March 11-13, 2019

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2019 CUGH Conference

March 8-10, 2019

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C-THAN Annual Symposium

January 21-24, 2019, Cape Town, South Africa

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RADx: Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics (RADxsm) initiative was formed to accelerate the development, validation, and commercialization of innovative point-of-care and home-based tests, as well as improvements to clinical laboratory tests, that can directly detect SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

ABOUT RADx

In the News 

Two New Over-the-Counter At-Home COVID-19 Tests Brought to U.S. Market Quickly by Biden-Harris Administration

New HHS actions add to Biden administration efforts to increase access to easy-to-use over-the-counter COVID-19 tests

NIH RADx initiative expands COVID-19 testing innovation for additional types of rapid tests

The need for new test verification and regulatory support for innovative diagnostics

NIH-funded screening study builds case for frequent COVID-19 antigen testing

RADx partnerships speed new COVID testing

One Year of RADx Tech Success

Publication reveals essential ingredients of the groundbreaking NIH RADx national diagnostics effort 

Innovative COVID-19 Testing RADx Tech Reports Unveiled in Special Issue of IEEE Open Journal of Engineering in Medicine and Biology

Luminostics Announces FDA Authorization and Production Scale-Up of US-Manufactured Smartphone-Based COVID-19 Rapid Test

RADx Expects COVID-19 Portfolio to Accelerate an Era of At-Home Infectious Disease Testing (Login Required)

VIC Foundry, Inc. Receives NIH RADx Funding for Development of an At-home Molecular Diagnostic Test for COVID-19

Ceres Nanosciences Opens Advanced Particle Manufacturing Plant in Northern Virginia to Expand Nanotrap® Particle Manufacturing Capacity for COVID-19 Testing

COVID-19 Testing: Three Breakthrough Solutions in the RADx Initiative

NIH Director: Collaboration Amid Chaos, and Biden’s First 100 Days - How Francis Collins sees the COVID response changing with the new administration

The National Strategy From the COVID-19 Response and Pandemic Preparedness

Winners of HHS Design-a-thon to Develop Innovative Digital Health Tools for COVID-19 At-Anywhere Diagnostic Tests Announced

The Need for More and Better Testing for COVID-19