Session Chair Profile

M.D., Ph.D., Director of the Clinical Microbiology Lab, UCSF

Steve Miller MD, PhD is Director of the Clinical Microbiology Laboratory at the University of California San Francisco and Associate Professor in the Department of Laboratory Medicine. Dr. Miller trained at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in Bronx, New York. His research involves translation of novel molecular methods for diagnosis and monitoring of clinical infectious disease, with over 40 publications. Dr. Miller has received several grants to provide clinically actionable results from large sequence data sets, including the California Initiative to Advance Precision Medicine project for clinical implementation of metagenomic next-generation sequencing for precision diagnosis of acute infectious diseases.

Session Abstract – PMWC 2017 Silicon Valley

Session Synopsis: This session will cover new technologies and methods for detection of infectious disease outbreaks, including internet-based and laboratory testing, and the decision process to move forward with new commercial diagnostic / therapeutic products. It will also highlight public health surveillance and response to emerging agents with a discussion of the challenges and novel approaches.

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