Diagnostic Testing for HIV: Current State of the Diagnostic Algorithm and Future Directions
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 Export to Your Calendar 2/2/2018
When: Friday, February 2, 2018
10:00 AM - 2:50 PM
Where: Aloft Raleigh Durham Airport Brier Creek
10020 Sellona Street
Raleigh, North Carolina  27617
United States
Contact: Jess Warner
412-983-1158


Online registration is available until: 1/31/2018
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9:00am - 10:00am

Registration


10:00am - 10:10am
Introduction
Moderators: 
Stephanie L. Mitchell, Ph.D., D(ABMM); University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA
Ana Maria Cardenas, Ph.D., D(ABMM); The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA


10:10am - 10:50am
Overview of Current HIV Tests and Their Use in the Diagnostic Algorithm and Discussion of Current APHL Reporting Language Document
Anne M. Gaynor, Ph.D.; Association of Public Health Laboratories, Silver Spring, MD


10:50am - 11:30am

Challenges of the Current HIV Diagnostic Algorithm: Management of PrEP and Diagnosis of Acute HIV Infection
TBD

 

11:30am - 12:10pm

New HIV Tests on the Horizon and How They May Affect the Current Algorithm

Kevin P. Delaney, Ph.D., MPH; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA


12:10pm - 1:00pm

Networking Lunch


1:00pm - 1:35pm
Four Letter Words in HIV Diagnostic Testing - CLIA-Waived Test Update: How Do These Assays Fit into the Current HIV Diagnostic Algorithm and IQCP are Your HIV Serology Tests in Compliance?

Joseph Yao, M.D.; Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

 

 

1:35pm - 2:10pm
Quality Assurance Programs for HIV Diagnostic Testing
Ana Maria Cardenas, Ph.D., D(ABMM); The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA


2:10pm -2:50pm 
Challenging HIV Diagnostic Cases Using the Current Algorithm

Stephanie L. Mitchell, Ph.D., D(ABMM); University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA

 

HIV diagnostics are now a staple in the clinical laboratory. Rapid advances in technology have allowed for drastic improvements in the laboratory’s ability to detect and diagnose HIV. As newer methodologies emerge, it is important for both clinical and public health laboratories to understand and incorporate these new applications and understand their limitations. This program will provide an in-depth overview of the current state of HIV diagnosis including the following topics: 1) Overview of current HIV tests and their use in the diagnostic algorithm plus discussion of current APHL reporting language document; 2) Challenging HIV diagnostic cases using the current algorithm; 3) Challenges of the current HIV diagnostic algorithm: Management of PrEP and diagnosis of acute HIV infection; 4) Four Letter Words in HIV Diagnostic Testing - CLIA-Waived Test Update: How do these assays fit into the current HIV diagnostic algorithm? AND… IQCP: Are your HIV serology tests in compliance?; 5) New HIV tests on the horizon and how they may affect the current algorithm; 6) Quality assurance programs for HIV diagnostic testing – issues surrounding laboratory validation of new HIV diagnostic tests. 

 

Upon completion of this meeting, the participant should be able to:

  • Describe the current HIV testing algorithms and their limitations;

  • Review the steps involved in the verification and/or validation process for HIV serology and NAAT testing;

  • Describe new HIV diagnostic tests that are on the horizon and how they may impact the HIV diagnostic algorithm; and

  • Discuss additional quality assurance metrics that can be used by the clinical lab for HIV diagnostics.

 

Level of Instruction: Intermediate

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