New One-Day Companion Diagnostics Course Added to Meeting Agenda


(Chicago, IL) – The most popular meeting for clinical and regulatory diagnostics professionals is scheduled for October 27-29, offering an exclusive opportunity for peer-to-peer networking, idea sharing and insight to best practices within the industry.  The 5th Annual Clinical Affairs and Regulatory Approvals for Diagnostics Conference will be held in Arlington, Virginia and is hosted by Q1 Productions.


New topics focusing on the latest trends and issues from all corners of the diagnostic industry are on this year’s agenda, such as applying FDA draft guidance, preparing for clinical and regulatory hurdles in China and FDA regulatory considerations for next-generation sequencing.  An FDA reviewer’s workshop is new this year, which will provide attendees with an opportunity to foster a one-on-one dialogue directly with FDA reviewers.  Ann Quinn of Ortho Clinical Diagnostics, Leanne Kiviharju of Illumina and Tadd Lazarus of Qiagen are among the distinguished presenters who will be on hand to offer valuable information during sessions and panel discussions.


Based on feedback from industry professionals, new to this year’s conference is a full day specifically focused on companion diagnostics, with several panel discussions and case studies that will open the floor for in-depth analysis of the current state of the industry.  Companion diagnostics experts, including Bill Pignato of Novartis Companion Diagnostics and Brian Baker of Roche Tissue Diagnostics-Ventana Medical Systems, are among a dozen speakers scheduled to present on this specialized course.


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