Pathology Alliance NHS Engagement Webinar; #TestingMethods2020 Crowdsourcing Campaign
On behalf of the Pathology Alliance, you are invited to attend a webinar series around novel solutions to the current challenges faced by the NHS in testing at scale for Covid-19/SARS-CoV-2. This webinar is designed to enable bidirectional, solution-orientated, information sharing between the NHS diagnostics community and the National Covid-19 Testing Cell. The next webinar takes place 10am, Tuesday 12th May.
The target audience for this event are individuals from the NHS diagnostics community with an active role in testing for Covid-19/SARS-CoV-2, namely: lab managers, clinical scientists, biomedical scientists, pathologists, virologists/immunologists, and academic scientists.
The Testing Methods Sourcing Platform is a partnership between the DHSC, NHS, BIA, BIVDA and RCPath. The objective of this platform is to share and build on each other's experiences and ideas for novel testing solutions/methods, with an aim to help deliver against the ambitions of the national testing strategy.
The purpose of this webinar:
The objectives of this webinar are to:
1) Update the NHS diagnostics community on the national testing strategy
2) Update the NHS diagnostics community on the #TestingMethods2020 Challenge, including successful testing solutions from the weekly Bulletin
3) Promote the rapid-implementation of novel testing solutions at scale
There will be an opening session to provide context and progress against key milestones in the national testing strategy, followed by interactive break-out sessions focussing on individual testing-challenges.
Speakers will include:
Professor Jo Martin, Chair of the Pathology Alliance and President of the Royal College of Pathologists
David Wells, Head of Pathology, Covid-19 Testing Cell
Professor Dame Sue Hill, Chief Scientific Officer, NHS England & NHS Improvement
Helen Bevan, Chief Transformation Officer, NHS Horizons
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Joining details will be available here 1 hour before the start of the webinar.
Please ensure that your computer is compatible with Zoom and/or WebEx, and has mic enabled.