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:
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