For emerging infectious diseases

A series of infectious diseases show late and/or similar signs and symptoms and can only be diagnosed based on laboratory tests. In the context of outbreaks, reference laboratories should be prepared to design and validate new assays to detect emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases. This workshop aims to provide concepts of verification, evaluation and validation strategies of novel laboratory diagnostics methods for rapid diagnosis and surveillance in new and ongoing outbreaks.


19th and 20th of May 2021

13:00 – 17:00 BST

Language: English

Certificates of Attendance will automatically be issued to eligible participants once we have confimed you meet the criteria. Please refer to The Global Health Network's certificates policy for more information.


Workshop Learning Objectives

  • A summarised portfolio of the available laboratory methods for infectious diseases
  • A better understanding of verification, evaluation and validation procedures
  • An overview of the necessary infrastructure, equipment, personnel and material to implement a diagnostics laboratory
  • Showcase of how to overcome the challenges in implementing diagnostics methods