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Upcoming Events 

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Past Events

Research and Innovation Translation Partnerships in Point-of-Care Technologies Conference and Technology Showcase

This two-day conference will bring together researchers, technology developers, clinicians, and industry partners from all NIBIB Point-of-Care Technology Network (POCTRN) centers, regulatory administrators, non-government organization (NGO) leaders, and investors network to discuss complementary expertise and resources to accelerate point-of-care and home-based diagnostic technology innovation, validation, and commercialization.

When: Tuesday, November 28, 2023 - 8:30 AM to Wednesday, November 29, 2023 - 6:30 PM

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At-Home Testing: Advancing Data Connectivity, Timely Reporting, and Access to Treatment

Join us for an informative presentation that examines the role of data connectivity and timely reporting in at-home testing and treatment. Explore the practical strategies employed by RADx-Tech to improve connectivity, streamline reporting systems, and enhance the effectiveness of at-home diagnostics and care.

When: June 20, 2023, 2PM ET

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Long Covid: A Crisis for Neurology

Long COVID presents with a multitude of heterogeneous symptoms predominantly neurological in nature. It poses major challenges in the diagnosis and treatment. The pathological corelates and underlying mechanisms are poorly understood. This talk will describe our current knowledge of the illness and the opportunities for research that could have a major impact on this and related illnesses.

When: March 28th, 2023, 2PM ET 

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RADx Tech Accessible Tests Program: Best Practices 

Since the Spring of 2022, RADx Tech has been working to make COVID-19 home tests more accessible (our previous webinar addressed these efforts). During this work, the team has also captured what we've learned (from knowledgeable evaluators, designers, SMEs and vendors in the field) in a best practices document. While a comprehensive document is anticipated this Spring, an early edition of these best practices, with insights so far, was published in December, with support from NIH, on the US Access Board website site. While it is based on COVID test development, we hope it will have future applications across the field of home test design.

When: February 28th, 2023, 2PM ET

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COVID Vaccines: Immunity and Variants

The COVID-19 pandemic has claimed an estimated 15 million lives, including more than 1 million lives in the United States alone. The rapid development of multiple COVID-19 vaccines has been a triumph of biomedical research, and billions of vaccine doses have been administered worldwide. Join this webinar to learn about the current state of knowledge about immune responses to COVID-19 vaccines and the importance of both humoral and cellular immunity for durable protection against severe disease.

When: February 14th, 2023, 2PM ET

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RADx Tech Accessible Tests Program

In the Spring of 2022, RADx Tech launched a new program aimed at making COVID-19 home tests more accessible. The program applied the RADx Tech process to evaluate and support test companies, but at the same time, required new unique resources and capabilities. Learn about this program’s origin, stakeholders, and the process that is delivering results.

When: January 24, 2023, 2:00PM ET

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Monkeypox: Emergence of a Global Public Health Threat

Monkeypox has emerged as a global public health threat. Our understanding of this disease is improving, however, many questions remain. This webinar will cover what is known about the epidemiology, pathogenesis, clinical features, diagnostics, and treatment of this disease. Questions yet to be answered will be explored.

When: September 27, 2022, 2:30PM ET

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RADx Tech for Maternal Health Informational Webinar

During the webinar, the RADx Tech for Maternal Health team will share an overview of the Challenge, background on its impetus and helpful information on the submission process, such as eligibility and evaluation criteria. There will also be time for a live question and answer session.

When: September 22, 2022, 2PM ET

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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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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,

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

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

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

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

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 

June 15, 2021 

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

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

June 1, 2021  

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A Year of RADx Tech 

Steven Schachter, MD
RADx Chief


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

May 18, 2021 

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

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

April 20, 2021 

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

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)

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

April 6, 2021
2:00PM ET

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

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

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

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

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

March 9, 2021, 2:00PM ET

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The Epidemiology of COVID-19

Carolyn Williams PhD 
Chief, Epidemiology, BSP 
Division of AIDS 

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


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

February 9, 2021

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

Suzanna Jemsby
Head of School, Washington International School

Dr. Ethan Berke 
Chief Public Health Officer, UnitedHealth Group

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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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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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

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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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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 

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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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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


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

May 28, 2019 - 2PM

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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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