28 international selected participants from 21 countries attended this short intensive course focused on infectious diseases and based on transversal approaches of public health and research and development in diagnostics.
With more than 40 training hours including tutorials, debates and evaluation sessions, participants returned home with an understanding of the value of diagnostics in patient management and disease control and the importance of building capacity in diagnostics to improve global health. All participants gained knowledge in how diagnostic tools are used in the laboratory and in disease control, elimination and for emergency responses. They now have an overview of the process of diagnostic research and development and new trends in target discovery, technology and diagnostic product development and knowledge on how to build quality assurance programmes to maximise the impact of diagnostics for their own programmes, or nationally and internationally.
They had the opportunity to forge partnerships in capacity building, product introduction and development. An alumni network is already available on the GLOBE portal.
The Course has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education with 27 CME credits (Continuing Medical Education credits).