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Ebola Rapid Diagnostic Tests: What Lies Ahead?
May 21 @ 3:48 pm EDT
10:00AM – 11:30AM (EST)
Monday, February 23, 2015
2nd Floor Conference Room
Center for Strategic and International Studies
1616 Rhode Island Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20036
As the Ebola epidemic continues in West Africa, a major challenge impeding international efforts to “get to zero” Ebola cases and deaths is the absence of effective, portable, and affordable Ebola diagnostic tools. There has been a considerable push by industry, governments, NGOs, international organizations, and foundations to develop these new tests. While there are many promising tools on the horizon, there are still a number of challenges and unknowns that need to be considered in terms of research and development, and implementation.
Please join us at CSIS on Monday, February 23rd at 10:00am for a roundtable to discuss the status of Ebola diagnostic technologies, the current gaps that exist, and potential solutions. Our panel will include Dr. Michael Kurilla, Director of the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) Office of BioDefense, Research Resources, and Translational Research; Rosemary Humes, Diagnostic Science Advisor at the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA); and Gene Walther, Independent Consultant to the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation on Ebola Diagnostics. J. Stephen Morrison, Senior Vice President and Director of the CSIS Global Health Policy Center will moderate.
Please RSVP here.