Integrated Symposium at ECCMID 2021

The Crucial Role of Rapid Diagnostics in the Early Detection of Secondary Bacterial and Fungal Infections Complicating COVID-19

Rapid diagnostics will play a vital role in the future of combatting infectious diseases. The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the prevalence of secondary and co-infections in patients diagnosed with COVID-19. Rapid diagnostics can aid in the early identification of secondary and co-infections in these patients. Current diagnostic methods are limited by lack of sensitivity and extended time to the identification of causative pathogens. Earlier identification of causative pathogens allows for faster-targeted therapy, thus aiding in improving patient outcomes and combatting antimicrobial resistance.

Speakers

  • Dr. Aparna Ahuja, T2 Biosystems, USA
  • Dr. Thomas Walsh, Weill Cornell Medicine, USA
  • Dr. Tamara Seitz, SMZ Süd, Austria

Q&A Session

Speakers

  • Dr. Aparna Ahuja, T2 Biosystems, USA
  • Dr. Thomas Walsh, Weill Cornell Medicine, USA
  • Dr. Johannes Holbik, SMZ Süd, Austria
  • Dr. Bhanu Sinha, ESMID Appointed Chair