Preliminary Program

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); Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and University of Pennsylvania, 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

  Renata Arrington Sanders, M.D., M.P.H., Sc.M.; Division of General Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD

 

 

11:30am - 12:10pm

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


Silvina Masciotra, M.S.; 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); Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and University of Pennsylvania, 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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