*Programme subject to change
SESSION 1 – BARRIERS TO ADOPTION
Chair: Scott Buckler, Conference Director
Panelist: Professor Till Bachmann, Deputy Head of the Division of Infection and Pathway Medicine, The University of Edinburgh – Invited
SESSION 2 – EVALUATING DATA, ECONOMICS AND TECHNOLOGY
The NIHR Community Healthcare MedTech and IVD Co-operative (CH-MIC) supports the generation of robust evidence for the performance of diagnostics in community settings. The CH-MIC also engages with developers at an early (pre-CE marking) stage to help ensure that new technologies are fit for purpose in the community.
During this short workshop, Professor Gail Hayward, Deputy Director of the CH-MIC, will provide a short overview of the evidence cycle for the comprehensive evaluation of diagnostic tests. Attendees will then divide into groups with MIC facilitators to discuss the further evaluation (ie what is needed, and how should it best be achieved) of case studies of diagnostic tests at different stages of development. On conclusion, groups will reconvene to discuss general learnings and will have the opportunity to register their interest with CH-MIC staff for offline discussions around their own diagnostic evidence generation needs.
Speaker: Professor Gail Hayward, Deputy Director of the CH-MIC – Confirmed
SESSION 3 – DIAGNOSTICS IN ACTION