Corporate Banner
Satellite Banner
Molecular & Clinical Diagnostics
Scientific Community
 
Become a Member | Sign in
Home>Events>This Event
  Events - June 2013


Point of Care Systems for Biosurveillance

17 Jun 2013 - 17 Jun 2013 - Alexandria, VA, USA



Bookmark and Share


The National Strategy for Biosurveillance, 2013, is formulated around four core functions: 1) Scan and discern the environment; 2) Identify and integrate essential information; 3) Alert and inform decision makers; and 4) Forecast and advise Impacts.  This workshop will focus on the second core function – Identify and Integrate Essential Information.  This function is focused to expedite incident detection and assessment.  “Although all incidents have unique aspects, there are common elements of any national public health emergency.  As with a health care provider and a new patient, there are certain key questions asked to identify symptoms and narrow probable causes to assist with patient treatment.”  In order to fulfill this requirement the community must improve diagnostic capability, especially at point-of-care to enable accurate and timely collection of information for early detection and throughout an incident or outbreak.

A point-of-care (POC) system is a hospital or outpatient information system that includes bedside terminals, instrumentation, sensors, or other devices for capturing and entering data at the location where the patients receive their care.  Doctors and clinicians use POC systems to record directly the details of patient encounters, to review medical information, and to order tests, referrals, prescriptions, and other services related to the patient’s ailments.  Modern POC systems are being designed to replace many of the functions previously associated with paper documents.

POC systems are part of the future of biosurveillance.  A POC system facilitates the electronic capture of key diagnostic data that is directly or readily translated to computer-interpretable form.  POC systems typically include decision support tools like drug interactions and to even suggest diagnoses.  Ideally doctors and clinicians will have sensors that use naturally bodily fluids for initial diagnosis and then the information is transmitted directly into the POC system where further analysis is conducted and feedback provided to doctor or clinician in real time.  
 
Topics to be addressed will include:

·         Improve point of care (POC) diagnostics capabilities

·         Accurate and real time collection for physicians and clinicians

·         POC decision support capabilities – i.e. diagnoses and drug interactions

·         POC DNA sequencing

·         Link POC results to public health databases and near real time feedback mechanisms

·         Data standards for interoperability of POC system, the electronic health record, and biosurveillance-related databases

·         Data analysis and modeling supporting POC-generated data – i.e. determining relationship between the completeness of sampling of a population and the size of outbreaks of diseases that can be detected



Further information
Scientific News
Detecting Alzheimer's with Smell Test
Odour identification test may offer low-cost alternative for predicting cognitive decline and detecting early-stage Alzheimer’s disease.
CDC Updates Zika Recommendations
CDC has issued updated Zika recommendations and guidance for healthcare providers with a focus on sexual transmission.
Review of the Analysis of Haemoglobin A1c for Diabetes Diagnostics
This paper aims to clarify methods, units, quality requirements, reference and cutoff limits for hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) and ratio of blood glucose/HbA1c on the basis of the results from Finnish quality control surveys by comparing them to the literature.
Colon Cancer Blocked in Mice
Case Western Reserve University Researchers block common type of colon cancer tumour in mice, laying groundwork for human clinical trial.
Drug - Gene 'One-Two' Punch Against Cancer
Researchers identify gene-drug combinations that, together, target and kill cancer cells while not targeting healthy cells.
Liquid Biopsies Treating Ovarian Cancer
Researchers have discovered a promising monitor and treat recurrence of ovarian cancer. Detecting cancer long before tumours reappear.
72% Rise in Metastatic Prostate Cancer
Over the 2003-2013 period metastatic cancer has increased by an average of 72%, this could be caused by lax screening, more aggressive disease or both.
Lab-Tested Diagnosis Needed When Treating Persistent Diarrhea
New PCR multiplex method makes lab testing more effective.
Biomarker for Multiple Sclerosis Detection Discovered
Winthrop-University Hospital researchers discover biomarker for multiple sclerosis detection.
Scientists Link Bipolar Disorder to Unexpected Brain Region
Researchers from The Scripps Research Institute have found that gene within the brain’s striatum could be linked to biopolar disorder.
Scroll Up
Scroll Down
SELECTBIO

SELECTBIO Market Reports
Go to LabTube
Go to eposters
 
Access to the latest scientific news
Exclusive articles
Upload and share your posters on ePosters
Latest presentations and webinars
View a library of 1,800+ scientific and medical posters
3,300+ scientific and medical posters
A library of 2,500+ scientific videos on LabTube
4,900+ scientific videos
Close
Premium CrownJOIN TECHNOLOGY NETWORKS PREMIUM FOR FREE!