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Cambridge Healthtech Institute’s Seventh Annual
Molecular Diagnostics for Infectious Disease
Advancing Microbial Diagnostics Technologies to Improve Detection and Patient Outcome
August 19-20, 2015 | Capital Hilton | Washington, DC


Molecular testing technologies continue to evolve at a rapid pace. The field of clinical microbiology is undergoing rapid change with novel molecular technologies cutting the time needed to diagnose infections, enabling more precise and appropriate individualized therapies, improving patient care and optimizing clinical outcome. This field is on the cusp of the largest change in its history. The 2015 Molecular Diagnostics for Infectious Disease conference will highlight several emerging and cutting-edge technologies and discuss some of the hurdles for their regulation and integration into clinical practice. We will continue to track the progress of those working with NGS for ID and provide in-depth coverage of the challenge with diagnostic testing in sepsis.

Preliminary Agenda


MOLECULAR POINT-OF-CARE TESTING FOR ID 

Point-of-Care Is Invading Microbiology

Nathan A. Ledeboer, Ph.D., D(ABMM), Assistant Professor, Medical Director, Clinical Microbiology, Medical College of Wisconsin


NEW & IMPROVED MOLECULAR TESTING – CLINICAL APPLICATION & EVALUATION  

The Impact of Molecular Tests on the Management of Pneumonia

Thomas M. File, Jr., M.D., MSc, MACP, FIDSA, FCCP, Chair, Division of Infectious Disease, Summa Health System; Professor, Internal Medicine; Master Teacher; Chair, Infectious Disease Section Northeast Ohio Medical University

Host Gene Expression Classifiers Diagnose Acute Respiratory Illness Etiology

Ephraim L. Tsalik, M.D., MHS, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Center for Applied Genomics & Precision Medicine, Department of Medicine, Duke University School of Medicine


NOVEL TECHNOLOGIES & APPROACHES 

Biologically-Inspired Engineering of the Human Innate Immune System for the Diagnosis and Therapy of Infectious Diseases

Michael Super, Ph.D., Senior Staff Scientist, Advanced Technology Team, Wyss Institute at Harvard


ANTIMICROBIAL RESISTANCE – ANTIMICROBIAL STEWARDSHIP 

Utilizing Molecular Diagnostics to Enhance Antimicrobial Stewardship

Jerod Nagel, Pharm.D., BCPS (AQID), Clinical Specialist, Infectious Diseases, Clinical Assistant Professor, Director Infectious Diseases Residency, University of Michigan Hospital and Health Systems, University of Michigan, College of Pharmacy


DIRECT DETECTION FOR SEPSIS – NEXT STEPS 

Novel Approaches to the Laboratory Diagnosis of Sepsis

Jennifer Dien Bard, Ph.D., D(ABMM), FCCM, Assistant Professor, Clinical Pathology, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California; Director, Clinical Microbiology Laboratory; Acting Director, Clinical Virology Laboratory, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

Integrative Omics Analysis of Sepsis: Biomarkers for Improved Patient Management

Raymond J. Langley, Ph.D., Associate Research Scientist, Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute

Utility of the Abbott PlexID PCR MS in Diagnostic Microbiology Including the Results of a Multicentre Trial for the Rapid Diagnosis of Sepsis

Mark Wilks, Ph.D., Lead Clinical Scientist, Microbiology, Barts Health NHS Trust, London


NGS SEQUENCING FOR ID 

Rapid Pathogen and Host-Based Diagnostics of Infectious Diseases by Deep Sequencing

Charles Chiu, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor, Laboratory Medicine and Medicine / Infectious Diseases; Director, UCSF-Abbott Viral Diagnostics and Discovery Center; Associate Director, UCSF Clinical Microbiology Laboratory


 




For more details on the conference, please contact:
Edel O’Regan, Ph.D.
Vice President, Conferences
Cambridge Healthtech Institute
T: (+1) 781-972-5423
E: eoregan@healthtech.com 

For exhibit & sponsorship opportunities, please contact:
Joe Vacca
Associate Director, Business Development
Cambridge Healthtech Institute
T: (+1) 781-972-5431
E: jvacca@healthtech.com 

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