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Testing for SARS-CoV-2 in asymptomatic people (part of the #CovidUnknowns series)
A trusted and effective testing programme is essential for protecting health and livelihoods now and for future epidemics.
Join Fiona Godlee of The BMJ, George Davey Smith of the MRC Integrative Epidemiology Unit, University of Bristol, and Allyson Pollock of Newcastle University plus speakers from leading institutions at this free webinar.

4.00 Welcome and introductions
· Fiona Godlee (The BMJ)
· Phil Hammond (Royal United Hospitals Bath, Private Eye)

4.05 What is the role of testing in a pandemic (Chair: Muir Gray)
- Angela Raffle (University of Bristol)
- Sian Taylor-Philips (University of Warwick)
- Brian McCloskey (Chatham House)

4.30 What’s the role of asymptomatic transmission? (Chair: George Davey Smith, Bristol University))
- Muge Cevik (University of St Andrews)
- Nicola Low (University of Bern)

4.45 Asymptomatic testing: are the tools fit for the job?   (Chair: Sheila Bird) 
(Covering accuracy in real world and Interpretation of results
- Jon Deeks (University of Birmingham)
- Tim Peto (University of Oxford)
- Patrick Bossuyt (University of Amsterdam)

5.10 Communicating and acting on test results (Chair: Allyson Pollock)
- Theresa Marteau (University of Cambridge) covering behavioural responses to negative tests
- Jackie Cassell (Brighton & Sussex Medical School) on the effectiveness of interventions]

5.30 Testing in different settings/contexts: panel (Chair: Fiona Godlee, The BMJ)
- Pete Buckle (NIHR In Vitro Diagnostics C., London) covering workplace and carehome settings
- Andrew Frazer (former DCMO Scotland) covering prisons
- Stefan Baral (Johns Hopkins University) covering community settings

5.45 Discussion, Q&A (Chair: Phil Hammond) 

6.00 Close (George Davey Smith, Bristol)

This webinar is part of a series. For details, visit: https://www.bmj.com/covid-19-webinars

Feb 11, 2021 04:00 PM in London

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