Evaluating the Quality and Reliability of Covid-19 Diagnostic Tests - South Atlantic Region Professional Development

Evaluating the Quality and Reliability of Covid-19 Diagnostic Tests

Testing is dominating our conversation during the current Covid-19 crisis as we think about reopening our economy. FDA has rapidly authorized nearly 100 different tests for emergency use to help detect, diagnose, and treat the infection caused by the novel coronavirus. There is widespread concern about the quality and reliability of these tests because of the perception that the FDA has relaxed the normally stringent requirements for performance validation.

In this webinar, I will focus on recently authorized serology tests for the detection of antibodies and review their reported performance. I will discuss how we can assess the level of uncertainty and risk when these tests are used for population serological surveys. Finally, I will share my thoughts on current misconceptions about testing and how Quality professionals can help facilitate a more informed public conversation and awareness.

Speaker Bio:
Dr. Naveen Agarwal has over 20 years of diverse industry experience in leadership roles ranging from R&D to Product Quality and Business Analytics. He holds a Ph.D. in Polymer Science & Engineering from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He is an ASQ Certified Quality Engineer, Manager of Quality and Operational Excellence, and a certified Project Management Professional. In his consulting practice, he works on strategic projects in Risk Management, Design Control, Post-Market Surveillance, and Quality Culture in the Medical Device Industry.

In his spare time, he enjoys distance running, community work, and spending time with family.
Date & Time
Thursday May 21st, 2020 6:00pm CDT
End Date & Time
Thursday May 21st, 2020 7:00pm CDT
WebEx - Registration Required
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Attendees will receive 0.5 RUs for their participation and attendance. An email will be sent to attendees with 72 hours following the event.
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Sponsored by the South Atlantic Region, Michael Kirchner, Region Director.
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