The 2020 Diagnostics Roundtable was focused, not surprisingly, on COVID19 testing. The title, Diagnostics: The Beginning, Middle and End of the Pandemic, says it all! Hosted by the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law and College of Health Solutions, the roundtable had more than 40 participants on Zoom this year – including students – a new record. The Roundtable began with Mara Aspinall describing the ASU grant from The Rockefeller Foundation including TestingCommons.com (the largest worldwide database of COVID tests).
Professor George Poste then gave a presentation on The COVID Diagnostics Odyssey: The Achilles Heel of SARS CoV2 Pandemic Control Effort. It was a critical look at the challenges with the US Dx Infrastructure and how we have make changes for the future. Two panels followed – Professor Carl Yamashiro discussed the EUA process – how it has worked and how It could be improved. Prof Christopher Yoo moderated the last panel on how we can improve the health of our society with the COVID related data created during the pandemic.