Cambridge Healthtech Institute’s

Point-of-Care Diagnostics for Global Health & Biodefense

Advanced Methods to Enable Critical Decision Making

June 18, 2021


As we all know too well, public health emergencies caused by infectious disease, such as COVID-19 have the potential to kill hundreds of thousands of people. The development of bioanalytical methods that are field-ready, compatible, scalable and reliable is critical to effective diagnostics at the point-of-care. In addition, clinical data must be generated and incorporated into the key operational decision-maker networks. Cambridge Healthtech’s 28th International Biodetection Technologies: Point-of-Care Diagnostics for Global Health & Biodefense brings together the international industry, academic and government biodetection community to discuss advancements in approaches for optimizing performance of field technologies, translational challenges, diagnostic tools and data analysis to enable effective decision-making. This event is in conjunction with our 28th International Biodetection Technologies: Biothreat and Pathogen Detection ,and together, these events will provide two full days of programming around biodetection technologies in both the field and the lab.


Topics will include but are not limited to:


  • Software Solutions for Diagnostics:
    • Machine Learning for Diagnostics
    • Predictive Analytics
    • Biomarker Mining
  • Advanced Methods at the Point-of-Care:
    • Nucleic Acid Technologies
    • Rapid Identification and Characterization
    • Viral, Bacterial and Fungal Agent Detection
    • Antimicrobial Resistance
    • Rapid Diagnostic Methods
    • CRISPR
      • Policy for Use and Deployment:
        • Public Health Policy and Preparedness for deployment of diagnostics inclusive of EUA
        • Synthetic biology –California law, etc.
        • Translation of Technology to Field Ready Applications
            • International Response Considerations for Fielded Diagnostics
            • Manufacturing Planning Impact on Funding and Deployment
          • Biosafety and Containment
          • Genomics


          Who should attend: Scientific Program Developers, Defense Business Sector, Civil and Environmental Engineers, Defense Analysts Researchers, Government policy analysts, Staff Researchers, Preparedness Business Managers, Director of Special Projects, Emergency Managers, Policy Directors, Research Scientists, Science & Technology Managers, Program Managers, Vice President of Strategic Development, Director of CBRNE Programs, Professor of Policy Development, Principal Investigator, Senior Members of the Technical Staff, Senior Manager, Manager of Lab Operations,  Lab Director, Director of Emergency Management, Senior Scientist, Plant Pathologist, Physical Scientist, Engagement Manager, Biologist


          If you would like to submit a proposal to give a presentation at this meeting, please click here.


          The deadline for submissions is February 20, 2021.


          All proposals are subject to review by the Scientific Advisory Committee to ensure the highest quality conference program.  Please note that due to limited speaking slots, preference is given to manufacturers, product designers, component, equipment and material suppliers, applications engineers and research scientists. Additionally, vendors/consultants who provide products and services to these companies are offered opportunities for podium presentation slots based on a variety of Corporate Sponsorships.


          For more details on the meeting, or to submit a proposal for presenting, please contact the conference organizing committee:

          Craig Wohlers

          Executive Director, Conferences

          Cambridge Healthtech

          Phone: (+1) 781-972-6260



          For sponsorship and exhibit sales information, please contact:

          Jon Stroup

          Senior Manager, Business Development

          Cambridge Healthtech

          Phone: (+1) 781-972-5483