DIA DIRECT: COVID-19: Diagnostic Testing Now and in the Future

Webinar On Demand

This webinar will focus on the availability of quick, reliable, and widespread diagnostic testing–a critical component of the global response to COVID-19. Join us to explore the importance of testing as well as the issues, policies, and strategies that allow us to scale up testing to meet testing demands nationally and globally, to manage the current pandemic as well as future outbreaks.

Topics of discussion include:

  • Importance of testing in the global response to the pandemic
  • Available tests and their effectiveness, ease of use, and overall availability
  • Special regulatory approval pathways
  • Introducing flexibilities in the diagnostic supply chain
  • Greater use of reliance mechanisms to improve access
  • Collaboration between health systems and national/global health authorities


  • Judith Ng-Cashin, (Moderator), DIA Board of Directors
  • Caifu Chen, Chief Technology Officer, IVD, 3D Medicines, Inc.
  • Richeal Cline, Global Head Quality and Regulatory, Roche Diagnostics
  • Yukari Manabe, Associate Director of Global Health Research and Innovation, Johns Hopkins Center for Global Health