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IDSA Media Briefing: Does COVID-19 Testing Still Matter?

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A media briefing with experts from the Infectious Diseases Society of America to discuss COVID-19 developments and answer questions. The featured experts authored a recently published commentary on testing approaches.

Topical Agenda for March 4 Briefing:

  • Need for ongoing diagnostic testing
  • Interpreting results on a population level
  • Testing considerations for common scenarios
  • Questions from media


  • Mary K. Hayden, MD, FIDSA—Chicago, IL
    Fellow—Infectious Diseases Society of America
    Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases & Director, Division of Clinical Microbiology, Rush University Medical Center
    Professor of Internal Medicine and Pathology, Rush Medical College
  • Romney M. Humphries, PhD, D(ABMM), M(ASCP)—Nashville, TN
    Member—Infectious Diseases Society of America
    Medical Director, Clinical Microbiology Laboratory, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
    Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
  • Chris Busky, CAE (Moderator)
    Chief Executive Officer—Infectious Diseases Society of America

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