Mérieux Foundation event

13th Advanced Course on Diagnostics (ACDx)

September 15-20, 2024 - Les Pensières Center for Global Health, Veyrier-du-Lac (France)


The 13th Advanced Course on Diagnostics (ACDx) will be held from September 15-20, 2024 at the Centre de Conférences des Pensières, Veyrier-du-Lac (France).

Recent epidemics have shown how important it is to have effective, rapid and inexpensive diagnostic tools available in sufficient numbers to detect the responsible pathogens in all populations, including the most vulnerable, to improve the clinical management of patients and to guarantee a healthy life for all.

The aim of the ACDx course is to promote the role and value of medical diagnostics in relation to public health issues such as antimicrobial resistance, the fight against epidemics and climate change. It is crucial to strengthen the decision-making capacity of public health scientists and decision-makers, particularly in developing countries, through training and the creation of 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, 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).

Each year, ACDx welcomes around 30 English-speaking participants from the worlds of science, academia, industry and governmental and non-governmental organizations. Some of them receive fellowships to take part in the course and all join an active community now made up of over 420 alumni.

Course fees


All participants (includes 3 meals a day for the duration of the course): €1,800*


  • Participants from academic, government institutions & NGOs: €1,800*
  • SME and sponsors from industry: €2,800*
  • Other industry participants: €4,800*

*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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