The Use and Mis-Use of Diagnostic Tests for COVID-19

The 31st Healthcare Innovation Symposium was held on Monday, December 7, 2020. The keynote speaker was Michael Laposata, MD, PhD, Professor and Chairman, Department of Pathology, University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. His keynote presentation was entitled The Use and Mis-use of Diagnostic Tests for COVID.


Michael Laposata, MD, PhD

Dr. Michael Laposata is the Professor and Chair of the Department of Pathology and Director of the MD PhD Program at the University of Texas Medical Branch-Galveston. He received his MD and PhD from Johns Hopkins and completed a postdoctoral research fellowship and residency in Laboratory Medicine at Washington University.

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Fred Sanfilippo, MD, PhD

Fred Sanfilippo, MD, PhD directs the Emory-Georgia Tech Healthcare Innovation Program, which has a mission to accelerate innovation in healthcare research, education, and service. He also serves as Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and Health Policy and Management at Emory, and Medical Director of the Marcus Foundation.

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William Bornstein, MD, PhD

Dr. Bornstein is Professor of Medicine (Endocrinology, Metabolism, and Lipids) and has the distinction of Master Clinician in the Emory University School of Medicine Department of Medicine. He also serves as the Chief Medical Officer and Chief Quality & Patient Safety Officer for Emory Healthcare.

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Colleen Kraft, MD, MSC

Colleen S. Kraft, MD, is an associate professor in the Department of Medicine Division of Infectious Diseases as well as an assistant professor in the Department of Pathology (primary appointment) at Emory University School of Medicine. She is also the director of the Clinical Virology Research Laboratory which is a university service center that performs molecular testing.

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Carlos del Rio, MD

Carlos del Rio, MD is a Distinguished Professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases at Emory University School of Medicine. He is also Executive Associate Dean for Emory at Grady, PI and co-Director of the Emory Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) and co-PI of the Emory-CDC HIV Clinical Trials Unit and the Emory Vaccine Treatment and Evaluation Unit.

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Wilbur Lam, MD

Wilbur Lam, MD, PhD, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at Emory University and in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology.

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