ISN Frontiers Webinar: Advances in Infectious Disease Diagnostics

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ISN Frontiers Webinar: Advances in Infectious Disease Diagnostics

Organized in collaboration with the Indian Society of Nephrology, the webinar on the topic “Advances in Infectious Disease Diagnostics” will be the second webinar in the lead-up to the ISN Frontiers Meeting “Infections and the Kidneys.

Infection is still a frequently encountered problem in nephrology and kidney transplant practice. New technologies have the most impact in the fields of bacteriology, virology, mycology, and parasitology diagnosis. Newer point of care tests paves the way for prompt diagnosis of infectious diseases, especially in resources-limited settings. Rapid diagnosis, in turn, enables timely and effective patient-centric management. For example, the advent of matrix-assisted laser desorption time of flight (MALDI-TOF) mass spectrometry, allows a cultured organism to be identified in minutes instead of hours to days or even weeks in the case of very slow-growing organisms, such as mycobacteria. 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Addressing kidney tuberculosis manifestation. Recent advances in diagnostics impacted the rapid diagnosis of tuberculosis. 
  2. Application of newer diagnostic techniques
  3. How the point-of-care tests pave the way for prompt diagnosis of infectious diseases, especially in resources-limited settings, which in turn enables timely and effective patient-centric treatment 

Further Reading:

  • Point of care diagnostics for tuberculosis. Pulmonology. 2018;24(2):73-85.
  • Point-of-care diagnosis of tuberculosis: past, present and future. Respirology. 2013;18(2):217-32.
  • New Technologies for the Diagnosis of Infection. Diagnostic Pathology of Infectious Disease. 2018:104–17.  

July 8, 2022
2 pm CEST