​Trends in Diagnostics and Infectious Diseases (25/05/2012)

Published on : 01-Dec-2012
25-May-2012 - 25-May-2012 0900hrs - 1700hrs

VENUE : Tan Tock Seng Hospital Auditorium, Level 1, 11 Jalan Tan Tock Seng, Singapore 308433

Contact Information :

Ms Crispina Tay
Senior Officer, H&L, A*STAR

Dr. Chan Hei
Assistant Director, Research Support Office, NTU

In this jointly-organized A*STAR Biomedical Engineering Programme (BEP) MedTech Forum with Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, Nanyang Technological University, Clinicians are invited to highlight clinically-driven problem statements while Research Scientists are encouraged to present novel technical capabilities and cutting-edge platforms that may have applications in the clinics. The current forum is focused on Diagnostics and Infectious Diseases and bringing solutions that would address today’s clinical needs.


Dr. Michael Callahan, a tropical and disaster medicine physician at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston was awarded the 2008 DARPA Achievement Award for his technological breakthrough in the rapid, large scale manufacture of emergency vaccines and infectious disease countermeasures. Dr. Callahan led the CIMIT Biodefense team’s trailblazing work in international surveillance of avian influenza in Asia and the mass casualty management of SARS, Avian Flu and Marburg disease outbreaks.

Dr. Callahan is currently a Program Manager at DARPA's Defense Sciences Office (DSO). Dr. Callahan also provides active clinical consultation for highly dangerous pathogens and envenomation and is command physician for Rescue Medicine Airlift One’s international disaster medicine team. As Senior Advisor to the Executive Director, Dr. Callahan provides consultation in disaster medicine, biodefense, and medical care in resource-constrained regions.

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