Diagnostics by Design: A workshop on the design, development and implementation of global health technologies
Thursday, January 9, 2014 from 8:30 AM to 6:30 PM (PST)
The Diagnostics by Design workshop is an interdisciplinary forum for discussing the challenges and lessons learned in developing and implementing global health technologies, specifically at the point of care. Through interactive talks, a panel discussion with experts from industry and academia, and a hands-on build session, we will explore the challenges associated with translating technologies beyond the lab. This workshop will draw on the expertise and experience of individuals from across disciplines to explore collaborative solutions to global health issues.
8:30AM-9:30AM: Registration with breakfast
9:30AM-10:30AM: Session 1 – Kickoff with keynote by Sam Sia, Associate Professor, Columbia University
10:30AM-10:45AM: Coffee break
10:45AM-11:45AM: Session 2 – Jim Gallarda, Senior Program Officer, Diagnostics, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
1:00PM-2:00PM: Session 3 – Amy Lockwood, UCSF Global Health Sciences
2:00PM-2:15PM: Coffee break
2:15PM-3:45PM: Session 4 – “From Concept to Field” – Panel discussion with opening talk and moderation by Madhu Pai, Associate Professor, McGill University
Shashi Buluswar, Executive Director, LIGTT
Eva Harris, Professor, UC Berkeley
Daniel Fletcher, Professor, UC Berkeley
Glenn Johns, Director, Alere
Daniel Laser, CEO, Wave80 Biosciences
David Persing, Executive Vice President, Cepheid
3:45PM-4:00PM: Coffee break
4:00PM-5:30PM: Session 5 – ”Build a Device” hosted by Tekla Labs
5:30PM-5:45PM: Closing remarks
5:45PM-6:45PM: Reception with drinks
This event is sponsored by the following organizations:
Big Ideas @ Berkeley IdeaLab
The Institute of International Studies
UC Berkeley Graduate Assembly - graduate student group funding
The Henry Wheeler Center for Emerging and Neglected Diseases (CEND)
Please check out affiliated events on Eventbrite and register to attend!
Friday, January 10th 2014: The 6th Annual CEND Symposium, Academia and the Global Health Pipeline: Basic Science, Innovation and Translation.
Saturday, January 11th 2014: Diagnostics by Design: A hack day for global health
When & Where
Henry Wheeler Center for Emerging and Neglected Diseases (CEND)
The Henry Wheeler Center for Emerging & Neglected Diseases (CEND) was established as a multi-disciplinary research unit at the University of California, Berkeley, in 2008, with the support of a generous donation by Henry H. “Sam” Wheeler, Jr. The mission of CEND is to help the University of California, Berkeley make innovative and substantial contributions to the global response to emerging and neglected infectious diseases. We at CEND believe that by educating potential innovators, connecting researchers from diverse disciplines, and investing in research, we can help the best and brightest minds at UC Berkeley access the resources they need to make meaningful and innovative contributions to our scientific understanding and ability to combat emerging and neglected diseases.