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  • 08:00 am: Breakfast
  • 09:00 am: Welcome: Brittany Choate (SalivaDirect)
  • 09:15 am: Steve Brauer: Establishing Saliva in the Next Generation of Molecular Diagnostics
  • 09:30 am: Avi Robbins: Democratizing Saliva Diagnostics through Enhanced Collection
  • 9:55 am: Shyam Saladi: Diagnostic viral load reporting for COVID-19 via a quantitative extension to SalivaDirect
  • 10:05 am: Dr. James Parkin: Democratized clinical variant detection for COVID-19 could enable access to therapeutics in the evolving pandemic
  • 10:20 am: Q&A with panelists
  • 10:35 am: Coffee break - Hosted by Ubiquitome Bio
  • 11:00 am: Dr. Greg Patton: Pandemic pivot: New England Biolabs’ response to address COVID-19
  • 11:25 am: Lee Spraggon: Flattening the Curve: Rapid Scaling of COVID-19 Testing, Implementation of a Vaccine Program and Understanding the Impact of SARS-CoV-2 Variants of Concern
  • 11:40 am: Sarah Nickel: From Teacher to Lab Director – Creating a High-Volume Molecular Lab in a Global Pandemic: Obstacles, Lessons, and a Future Pandemic Model
  • 11:55 pm: Q&A with panelists
  • 12:05 pm: Lunch - Hosted by Tempus - Posters available for viewing
  • 1:15 pm: Panel conversation hosted by Sumaira Akbarzada (SalivaDirect)
  • 1:25 pm: Dr. Kelvin To: Testing respiratory viruses with saliva: the Hong Kong experience
  • 1:50 pm: Dr. Sarah Comstock: Using SalivaDirect to Break Down Barriers to COVID Testing in Rural Oregon
  • 2:05 pm: Leah Perkinson: Bridging the science and practice of Covid-19 testing in K-12: challenges, opportunities and lessons learned developing implementation guidance and host communities of practice
  • 2:20 pm: Q&A with panelists
  • 2:30 pm: Coffee break - Hosted by Tempus
  • 3:00 pm: Dwight Egan and Dr. Carl Wittwer: The Opportunity For A New Global Response To Infectious Disease
  • 3:25 pm: Mary Anne Schmitt-Carey: A Full-Service Strategy to Combat Pandemics and Global Health Inequity
  • 3:40 pm: Q&A with panelists
  • 3:50 pm: Future of public health panel
  • 4:20 pm: Coffee break
  • 4:45 pm: Annual Meeting: What do you want to see next for SalivaDirect and the lab network? (Facilitated brainstorming session)
  • 5:30 pm: Poster session - Sponsored by Tempus
  • 6:00 pm: Closing Reception (dinner and networking)

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Registration Fees: $175 – $325