Seminar #7A

Regulatory Forum and Workshop

Hosted by: London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

No invitations necessary; open to all conference registrants

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Saturday, 3 December
CTICC room location: 1.61-1.62

The pathway from test development to deployment normally takes more than 10 years. As the world faces increasingly frequent and serious threats of infectious disease outbreaks and antimicrobial resistance, there is an urgent need for public and private sectors to work together to shorten the time from tool development to impact. A Regulatory Forum at the ASLM Conference in Cape Town on Saturday December 3-8 2016 will provide an opportunity for the Pan African Harmonization Working Party (PAHWP), industry and other stakeholders to join forces and discuss mechanisms to accelerate test evaluation and regulatory review, so that quality-assured diagnostics can be deployed in countries without delay. Regulatory capacity building in Africa is a priority of PAHWP and underpins the important goal of developing strong, harmonised regulatory systems to assure the quality of diagnostic products for combating health threats on the continent. A workshop on weighing the risk and benefits in the assessment of diagnostics will be held as part of the Forum.


  • Dr. Sillo Hito, Director General, Tanzania Food and Drug Administration
  • Professor Rosanna Peeling, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
  • Alash’le Abimiku, Chair of the Board of ASLM
  • Andy Fish, Executive Director, Global Diagnostic Alliance
  • WHO representative (TBD)