Seminar #20

Preventing, Detecting and Responding to Global Health Threats with Simple and Fast Syndromic Testing Technologies

bioMérieux SA

No invitations necessary; open to all conference registrants

Monday 5 December
8:00 – 12:00
CTICC room location: 2.61-2.63


  • Clinicians
  • Lab Managers
  • Lab Technicians
  • Biologists
  • Pharmacists
  • ED clinicians
  • Pediatricians
  • Epidemiologists
  • Infectiologists




  • Syndromic Approach


Dr. Christine Ginocchio, PhD, MT (ASCP), Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine,NY, USA
Dr. Ginocchio is VP, Global Microbiology Affairs, bioMérieux, NC, VP, Scientific and Medical Affairs, BioFire Diagnostics,  and Clinical Professor of Medicine, Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine, NY. Prior to her current position, she was the Senior Medical Director and Chief, Division of Infectious Disease Diagnostics, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine North Shore-LIJ Health System Laboratories, NY for 21 years and Research Professor, Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, Manhasset, NY. She has 40 years’ experience in all phases of laboratory management and clinical diagnostics, including the management of a large multi-hospital reference Core Laboratory that performed diagnostic testing for 12 regional hospitals, hundreds of physician offices, clinics, and extended care facilities. She has been the principal investigator for more than 60 diagnostic industry and pharmaceutical clinical trials which included 23 studies of in vitro diagnostic devices for US FDA clearance.  Dr. Ginocchio’s areas of extra-mural funded research have included HIV, CMV, respiratory viruses, HPV, antibiotic resistance and molecular diagnostics for infectious diseases. Her awards include the President’s Award and Irving Abrahams Award for outstanding basic science research, the PASCV 2012 award in Diagnostic Virology and the ASM 2013 BD Award for Research in Clinical Microbiology. Dr. Ginocchio is a member of the ASM (Delegate, Laboratory Practices Committee), PASCV (President 2012-2014), ASCP, AMP, IDSA (Research Committee [2012-2014] and Diagnostics Task Force [2012-2016]), CLSI (2014-2016), and the CAP (Microbiology Resource Committee 2005-2012). She is Co-Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Clinical Virology, Section Editor, 10th, 11th and 12th editions of the Manual of Clinical Microbiology, and on the Editorial Board for Clinical Microbiology Reviews.  Dr. Ginocchio has published 10 book chapters, over 225 peer-reviewed articles/abstracts and has been an invited speaker at over 200 national and international conferences.  She has been a member of National/International Advisory panels for the CDC, NIH, NIAID, FDA, IDSA and European Union.  She also currently serves on the JCAHO Influenza Pandemic Preparedness and Response Task Force and the CDC Infectious Disease Laboratory Working Group, Board of Scientific Counselors, Office of Infectious Diseases.

Dr. Yogandhree Govender
Biography forthcoming.