Moving to point-of-care diagnosis (symposium and panel discussion)
31 October 2013, 9:00 - 12:30, Room Havane, Palais des CongrÃ¨s, Paris, France
The New Diagnostics Working Group held its Annual Meeting 2013 in conjunction with the 44th Union World Conference on Thursday, 31 October 2013 in Paris, France.
In the meeting we reviewed scientific and technological advances that could foster the development of rapid point-of-care tests for TB.
Speakers highlighted the importance of global coordination for successful development of new TB diagnostics and discussed challenges for adoption and scale-up. Presenters also gave updates on progress made in biomarker discovery and whole genome sequencing, and introduced novel promising technologies. A panel discussion on priorities and approaches to address existing barriers to delivering point-of-care tests for TB closed the session.