Mérieux Foundation & The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) co-organized event

11th Advanced Course on Diagnostics (ACDx)

January 2022 - Les Pensières Center for Global Health, Veyrier-du-Lac (France)


Postponed to September 12-17, 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic

11th Advanced Course on Diagnostics (ACDx)

ACDx advocates for the role and the value of diagnostics in global health and builds capacity for critical decision-making on diagnostics in developing countries through partnerships and networks. This week-long intensive course is led by Prof. Rosanna Peeling from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) and Dr. François-Xavier Babin from the Mérieux Foundation, and is designed to enhance the knowledge and professional network of participants. The course emphasizes the importance of having access to effective, fast and inexpensive diagnostic tools, especially in developing countries, to improve patient care, fight antimicrobial resistance, respond to outbreaks and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals ensuring healthy lives and wellbeing for everyone.

The program is developed with a Steering Committee comprising representatives from Institut Pasteur, UNICEF, WHO, The Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR), the US Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA), US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Africa CDC, Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) and Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics (FIND).

Course fees


  • All participants (includes 3 meals a day for the full period of the course): €1,550*


  • Participants from academic, government institutions & NGOs: €1,700*
  • SME and sponsors from industry: €2,700*
  • Other industry participants: €4,700*

*VAT included. All fees are due in full to confirm participation. Additional accommodation fees will apply for days beyond the course.

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