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Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Update on Testing: New Saliva Test for COVID-19

Update from the Front Lines: Lebanon

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Current bottlenecks for improving access of SARS-CoV-2 testing include diagnostic assay costs, complexity, and supply chain shortages. To resolve these issues, Dr. Anne Wyllie, Associate Research Scientist in Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases, and her team from the Yale School of Public Health have developed a saliva-based COVID-19 test as an alternative to testing using respiratory swabs. She will be describing this novel technology and discuss its applications.

Dr. Eveline Hitti, Associate Professor of Clinical Specialty at the American University of Beirut Medical Center, and Dr. Petra Khoury, Public Health Advisor to the Prime Minister for Health Affairs and Social Security for the Government of Lebanon, will focus on the approach that the nation, a low-resource setting, has taken to COVID-19 containment in the initial phases of the pandemic as well as emerging challenges.

 

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Update on Testing: New Saliva Test for COVID-19

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Anne Wyllie, PhD, Associate Research Scientist in Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases,
Yale School of Public Health, New Haven, CT

   
 

Update from the Front Lines: Lebanon

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Eveline Hitti, MD, MBA, Chairperson & Associate Professor of Clinical Specialty,
American University of Beirut Medical Center, Beirut, Lebanon

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Petra Khoury, PharmD, Public Health Advisor to the Prime Minister for
Health Affairs and Social Security, Government of Lebanon, Beirut, Lebanon

 

 

Series Partners

American Academy of Clinical Toxicology (AACT) | American Academy of Emergency Medicine (AAEM) | American Academy of Emergency Nurse Practitioners (AAENP) | American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC) | American College of Medical Toxicology (ACMT) | Asia Pacific Association of Medical Toxicologists (APAMT) | Association of Healthcare Emergency Preparedness Professionals (AHEPP) | Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) | European Association of Poison Centers and Clinical 
Toxicologists (EAPCCT)
 | Middle East & North Africa Clinical Toxicology Association (MENATOX)