Fondation Merieux

A family foundation dedicated to fighting infectious diseases

Advanced Course on Diagnostics (ACDx)

Next course:

8th Advanced Course on Diagnostics (ACDx)

30 October - 4 November 2017, Les Pensières, Annecy (France)

  • Frequency: annual

  • Duration: 1 week

  • Registration fees: 3,600 euros (Reduced fees: 2,800 euros for participants from academic / governmental institutions and NGOs)


Scientists and decision makers involved in the development of diagnostic tools or in the design and implementation of strategies and policies on the use of diagnostics in the control of infectious diseases at national and international levels. For both public and private sectors.


  • Inform on the value of diagnosis in patient management and disease control, and the importance of building capacity in diagnostics to improve global health.

  • Review and discuss diagnostic tools used in the laboratory and in disease control, elimination.

  • Provide an overview of the process of diagnostic research and development and new trends in target discovery, technology and diagnostic product development.

  • Address the concepts and the methods that are used while building quality assurance programmes in order to maximize the impact of diagnostics at a local, national and international level.

  • Provide opportunities to forge partnerships in capacity building, product development or Introduction.

Partners of the ACDx courses

  • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

  • Global Emerging Infections Surveillance and Response Program

  • London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

  • Special Programme for Research & Training in Tropical Diseases

  • The African Society of Laboratory Medicine (ASLM)


Katia Mielczarek
Training Programmes Coordimator

Tel : +33 (0)4 72 40 79 45
E-mail : Send an e-mail