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Hill Briefing: “The Essential Role of Diagnostics in Outbreak Detection and Response”

May 17, 2019
Washington, DC

AdvaMedDx is hosting a Hill briefing on May 17th from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. on the role of next-generation sequencing technologies in outbreak response. The briefing will be co-sponsored by the Association of Public Health Laboratories, the American Society for Microbiology, and the Infectious Diseases Society of America. The panel will discuss how public health, health care, and other partners are leveraging new advances in molecular based sequencing to detect and respond to emerging infectious threats.

Lunch will be provided.

Please RSVP by Tuesday, May 14, to


Gregory Armstrong, MD
Director, Office of Advanced Molecular Detection
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Joanne Bartkus, PhD
Director, Public Health Laboratory at Minnesota Department of Health
Association of Public Health Laboratories

Kimberly Hanson, MD, MHS
University of Utah Hospital and Huntsman Cancer Center
Infectious Diseases Society of America
American Society for Microbiology

Susan Van Meter
Executive Director, AdvaMedDx

Alan Wright, MD, MPH
Chief Medical Officer, Roche Diagnostics


Contact: Phi Vu

2044 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC

About AdvaMedDx 

AdvaMedDx member companies produce innovative, safe and effective in vitro diagnostic tests that facilitate evidence-based medicine, improve quality of patient care, promote wellness, enable early detection of disease and can reduce overall health care costs. Functioning as an association within AdvaMed, AdvaMedDx is dedicated to the issues facing in vitro diagnostic companies in the United States and abroad. 

About the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) 

The American Society for Microbiology (ASM) is the largest single life science society, composed of more than 32,000 scientists and health professionals. ASM's mission is to promote and advance the microbial sciences through conferences, publications, certifications and educational opportunities. It enhances laboratory capacity around the globe through training and resources and provides a network for scientists in academia, industry and clinical settings.  

About the Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL) 

The Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL) works to strengthen laboratory systems serving the public’s health in the United States and globally. APHL represents state and local governmental health laboratories in the United States. Its members, known as “public health laboratories,” monitor, detect and respond to health threats. 

About the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) 

The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) is a community of over 11,000 physicians, scientists and public health experts who specialize in infectious diseases. Its purpose is to improve the health of individuals, communities, and society by promoting excellence in patient care, education, research, public health, and prevention relating to infectious diseases.