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The i-sense Q&A: Diagnostic testing - lessons from a pandemic

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This new i-sense virtual Q&A series highlights topics related infectious disease outbreaks preparedness and response – focusing on what we have learnt from the COVID-19 pandemic, what we need to do to ensure we are ready to respond to the next infectious disease outbreak, and how can we better protect our population and healthcare systems now and in the future.

Each month we will explore different themes related to developing tools and technologies to track, test and treat infectious diseases. As preparing for and responding to an outbreak is a collaborative effort, we’ll gain perspective from experts in academia, government and policy, healthcare, and industry.

Below is the recording from our discussion on this month's topic 'Diagnostic testing - lessons from the pandemic.'

Event information for Q&A session (16 September 2020)

Topic: Diagnostic testing - lessons learned from a pandemic


Wednesday, 16 September 2020

13.30 – 14.15 BST

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Our panel members

Prof Rosanna Peeling
Professor and Chair of Diagnostics Research at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Dr Jim Huggett
Principal Scientist, National Measurement Laboratory, Laboratory of the Government Chemist

How the Q&A will work

  • It’s free to join and open to everyone
  • We’ll be taking questions in the Microsoft Teams chat, or you can submit questions in advance to (let me know if you would like to be name as the person asking the question and who you would like to direct the question to)
  • The Q&A will run strictly to time, but we will try get to as many questions as possible in that time

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Instructions to join the virtual event

This event is hosted in a Microsoft Teams meeting by i-sense at UCL.

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