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Point-of-Care Technology Research Network Science Symposium 2016

Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 08:00 to 16:00
Natcher Conference Center, NIH Main Campus, Bethesda, Maryland

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The National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) Point-of-Care Technology Research Network (POCTRN) symposium will focus on point-of-care technologies and their clinical translation to address challenges in quality healthcare.  The POCTRN was created by the NIBIB in 2007 to drive the development of appropriate point-of-care diagnostic technologies through collaborative efforts that merge scientific and technological capabilities with clinical need (https://www.nibib.nih.gov/research-funding/point-care-technologies-research-network).  The current POCTRN Centers include the Center for Innovation in Point-of-Care Technologies for the Future of Cancer Care at Boston University, the Center for Point-of-Care Technologies Research for Sexually Transmitted Diseases at Johns Hopkins University, and the Point-of-Care Technology Research Center in Primary Care at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. 

This symposium will highlight posters and presentations by guest speakers and POCTRN centers’ scientists about point-of-care technology with the focus on "Co-Inventing the Future Through Collaboration". The keynote speaker will feature Stefanie Akselrod, MT (ASCP) whom will give the talk on "Bringing a POC Test to the US Market-FDA Perspective". During the symposium there will be poster presentations and demonstrations that were the result of projects supported by POCTRN.  

Point-of-Care researchers, clinicians, sponsoring agencies and foundations are invited to attend.

Available Speaker Presentations:

Center for POCTs for STDs Center Overview C. Gaydos

Development of a rapid molecular POC system for STIs J. Clarkson

Best practices for implementing CLIA-waived point-of-care teseting services in community pharmacies M. Klepser

Research Center in Primary Care Center Overview S. Schachter

Point-of-Care Testing in Primary Care Facilitators and Barriers to Adoption J. Crocker

Center for Innovation in POCTs for the Future of Cancer Care Center Overview C. Klapperich

Increasing Access to Hamatological Cancer Care for the Middle of the Pyramid with a Microscopy-Based Approach S. Dave

Portable Molecular Diagnosis of HPV C. Klapperich

 

 

 

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Thursday, June 9th, 2016

8:00 – 8:45 AM: Breakfast (on your own - Natcher Cafeteria)

8:45 – 9:00 AM: Welcome: Roderic I. Pettigrew, Ph.D., M.D., Director, NIBIB

9:00 – 9:15 AM: Introduction: Tiffani Bailey-Lash, Ph.D. Program Director, NIBIB, POCTRN

The Center for Point of Care Tests for Sexually Transmitted Diseases

9:15 – 9:45 AM: Guest Speaker: Dr. Michael Klepser, Pharm D
Title: Best practices for implementing CLIA-waived point-of-care testing services in community pharmacies

9:45 – 10:15 AM: Scientific Talk from the Center: John Clarkson, Ph.D.
Title: Development of a rapid molecular POC diagnostic system for STIs

10:15 – 10:30 AM: Break

Point of Care Technology Research Center in Primary Care

10:30 – 11:00 AM: Guest Speaker: J. Benjamin Crocker, M.D. 
Title: Point-of-Care Testing in Primary Care: Facilitators and Barriers to Adoption

11:00 – 11:30 AM: Scientific Talk from the Center: Elizabeth Palaima, Ph.D.
Title: Engineering an Integrated System to Address Unmet Needs in Primary Care

11:30 – 1:00 PM: Poster Session and Lunch (on your own - Natcher Cafeteria)

Center for Future Technologies in Cancer Care

1:00 – 1:30 PM: Guest Speaker: Shivang R. Dave, Ph.D. and Jason Tucker-Schwartz, Ph.D.
Title: Increasing Access to Hematological Cancer Care for the Middle of the Pyramid with a Microscopy-Based Approach

1:30 – 2:00 PM: Scientific Talk from the Center: Catherine Klapperich, Ph.D.

Title: Portable Molecular Diagnosis of HPV

2:00 – 2:45 PM: Keynote Introduction- Charlotte Gaydos, DrPH, Center Director, JHU

Keynote Speaker: Stefanie Akselrod, MT(ASCP)                                                            
Title: Bringing a POC Test to the US Market-FDA Perspective

2:45 – 3:00 PM: Closing

3:00 – 4:00 PM: Poster Session