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CDC/IDSA COVID-19 Clinician Call: CDC Update on Variants; Practical Strategies for SARS-CoV-2 Testing; and Testing in Long-Term Care Settings

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*This call was funded by a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (grant number 6 NU50CK000477-04-01). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is an agency within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The contents of this call does not necessarily represent the policy of CDC or HHS, and should not be considered an endorsement by the Federal Government.

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Dana S. Wollins, DrPH, MGC
Vice President, Clinical Affairs & Practice Guidelines, IDSA

Topics and Featured Experts:

Update on Variants

  • Vivien G. Dugan, PhD
    Lead, Strain Surveillance and Emerging Variant Team
    Laboratory and Testing Task Force
    COVID-19 Emergency Response
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Scenario-Based Guidance for SARS-CoV-2 Testing in Symptomatic & Asymptomatic Patients

  • Francesca Lee, MD
    Clinical Microbiology Laboratory Director
    Associate Professor, Pathology & Internal Medicine
    University of Texas Southwestern
  • Romney M. Humphries, PhD
    Clinical Microbiology Laboratory Director
    Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology
    Vanderbilt University Medical Center

SARS-CoV-2 Testing in Long-Term Care Settings

  • Sujan Reddy, MD, MSc
    Medical Director, Prevention Epicenters Program
    Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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