Advanced Course in Diagnostics

3-8 November, 2013
Annecy, France

Who is the course for?
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.


  • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

  • bioMérieux

  • London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

  • Qiagen

For more information and a copy of the prgramme, please visit the website of Fondation Mérieux



Contact us

The International Diagnostics Centre
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
Keppel St
United Kingdom
admin [at] idc-dx [dot] org