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Monday, June 14 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm
From Diagnostic Technologies to Diagnosis in the Field

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Why do we need better diagnostics? Join us to learn about the development of new diagnostic tools, to share different experiences of how they can be used in endemic countries, and to discuss how better diagnostics can support other in-country disease management efforts and programs. Chaired by the CEO of FIND, Giorgio Roscigno, and introduced by James Kakooza, the Minister of State for Health (Public Health Care), Uganda, this symposium will first highlight the current state of research in diagnostics for tuberculosis, malaria and sleeping sickness, drawing on the diverse experiences of FIND staff members (Gerd Michel, Senior Technology Officer, Joseph Ndung'u, Head of HAT Diagnostics Program, and Evan Lee, Senior Policy Officer). The second part of the symposium will focus on the experiences of FIND partners in rolling out diagnostics in countries, advocacy activities in the field, and in the strengthening of laboratories. Presenters will include Tsehaynesh Messele (Director General, Ethiopian Health and Nutrition Research Institute), John Kabayo (Coordinator, African Union's Pan African Tsetse and Trypanosomiasis Eradication Campaign), John Nkengasong (Associate Director for Laboratory Science, Centers for Disease Control) and Jorge Bermudez (Executive Secretary, UNITAID).


Monday June 14, 2010 6:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
Governors Room
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