COVID-19 variants, vaccines and the value of rapid testing
As variants evolve, vaccination gaps persist, and mask measures relax, diagnostic testing remains a cornerstone in the global fight against COVID-19. This multi-disciplinary educational program will highlight variant surveillance and testing protocols from Europe to the U.S. and explore the imperative of COVID-19 testing protocols to optimize patient care and public health readiness with an uncertain upcoming influenza season.
- Gain expert insight on virus surveillance from the Abbott Virus Hunters, an expert team that is identifying, cataloging, and tracking evolving COVID-19 strains;
- Learn the latest on the critical role of routine rapid testing in reducing the spread of SARS-CoV-2 and tracking highly contagious variants;
- Review practical considerations for testing protocols and use cases in the selection of rapid antigen and molecular testing;
- Discover ways to manage simultaneous diagnostic demands of COVID-19 and Influenza
NORMAN MOORE, PhD
Introduction and Presentations
JOHN R. HACKETT JR, PhD
Meeting the challenge of viral diversity: The Abbott global viral surveillance program
SHELDON CAMPBELL, MD, PhD
Direct test for virus: antigen or molecular?
MOHAMMAD RAZA, MBBS, BSC, FRCP, FRCPath (Virology)
To NAAT or not to NAAT?
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