These webinars are designed to inform those interested in submitting projects for our NIBIB grant to develop novel POC technologies aimed at improving patient care in primary care settings and for primary care clinicians interested in adopting POC technologies for their practices.

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Date & Time

Wednesday, December 9 “State of Clinical Diagnostics for STI's”
Charlotte A. Gaydos DrPH; Professor, Div Infectious Diseases, Medicine, Johns Hopkins Univ.

The webinars are recorded, archived, and available here as podcasts.

  • October 28 “Hybrid Paper/Plastic Microfluidics for Infectious Disease Diagnostics at the Point of Care”
    Catherine Klapperich, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Research and Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the College of Engineering, Boston University; and Director of the NIBIB POCTRN Center for Future Technologies in Cancer Care (CFTCC).
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  • June 9 "Ensuring POCT Success Through Systems Engineering"
    James Stahl, MD, CM, MPH; Director, Systems Engineering Core, POCTRN/CIMIT
    Article reference: Stahl JE, McGowan H, DiResta E, Gaydos CA, Klapperich C, Parrish J, Korte B. Systems Engineering and Point of Care Testing: Report from the NIBIB POCT/Systems Engineering Workshop. Point of Care. 2015 Mar;14(1):12-24.
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  • April 15 "CLIA Waivers: The What, Why, and How"
    Susan Tiedy-Stevenson, Senior Director of Regulatory Sciences, Hogan Lovells US LLP
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  • March 25 "Do you know your Nanos?: An overview of emerging technologies for point-of-care
    Mario Cabodi, PhD, Research Assistant Professor, Boston University Biomedical Engineering
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  • February 17 "Point-of-Care Testing in Primary Care: Facilitators and Barriers to Adoption”
    Kent Lewandrowski, MD, Associate Chief of Pathology, Director of Clinical Laboratories and Molecular Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital; Professor of Pathology, Harvard Medical School; Editor-in-Chief, Point of Care: The Journal of Near Patient Testing Technology; Nicole Lewandrowski, Research Assistant
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  • January 14 "Questions and Answers: NIBIB Grant Solicitations from the Point-of-Care Technology Research Centers"
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        --- CIMIT Point-of Care Technology Research Center in Primary Care (John Parrish, MD, Principal Investigator; Penny Carleton, Program Director
        --- Boston University, Center for Future Technologies in Cancer Care (Catherine Klapperich, PhD, Principal Investigator; Heather Fawcett, PhD, BU Center)
        --- Johns Hopkins University, Center for STD Point of Care Tests (Charlotte Gaydos, MPH, DrPH, Principal Investigator; Joany Jackman, PhD, Co-investigator)
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  • December 4 “Current and Future Use of Point-of-Care Tests in Primary Care: An International Survey in Australia, Belgium, The Netherlands, the UK, and the USA”
    John Hickner, MD, MSc; Chair of Family Medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago School of Medicine
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  • November 18 “Point of Care Testing in Commercial Retail Clinics”
    Nancy Gagliano, MD; Chief Medical Officer, MinuteClinic
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  • October 30 "A Day in the Life of a Primary Care Clinician"
    J. Benjamin Crocker, MD; Medical Director, Ambulatory Practice of the Future at Mass General Hospital
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  • April 15CLIA Waivers: The What, Why, and How
    Susan Tiedy-Stevenson, Senior Director of Regulatory Sciences, Hogan Lovells US LLP
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Related Information

CIMIT is a non-profit consortia of leading teaching hospitals, universities and labs that accelerates healthcare innovation and commercialization to improve patient care. CIMIT fosters and facilitates interdisciplinary collaboration among clinicians, scientists, engineers, entrepreneurs and industry to develop novel products and services addressing unmet clinical needs. For more information visit

About POCTRN Center for Primary Care
Funded in 2012 for a five-year period by the National Institute for Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) Point-of-Care Technologies Research Network (POCTRN), CIMIT created a national center-without-walls for rapid transformation of emerging point-of-care technologies into commercially viable, clinically focused solutions for improving primary health care.



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