Mérieux Foundation event

12th Advanced Course on Diagnostics (ACDx)

September 17-22, 2023 - Les Pensières Center for Global Health, Veyrier-du-Lac (France)


Participants during the 11th Advanced Course on Diagnostics (ACDx) in 2022

The 12th edition of the Advanced Course on Diagnostics (ACDx) will again emphasize the importance of providing access to effective, fast, and inexpensive diagnostic tools, especially in low- and middle-income countries. This is a crucial step to improve patient care, fight antimicrobial resistance, respond to outbreaks, and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals ensuring healthy lives and wellbeing for everyone.

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 since this year by Dr Joseph Tucker from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) and Dr. François-Xavier Babin from the Mérieux Foundation.

The program is developed with a Steering Committee comprising representatives from 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), Global Fund and the Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics (FIND).

ACDx welcomes about 30 English-speaking participants each year from science, academia, industry, government and non-governmental organisations. Some of them receive fellowships to attend the course.

Course fees


  • All participants (includes 3 meals a day for the full period of the course): €1,600*


  • 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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