03.02.21, Conference Hall, Infectious Disease Prevention and Treatment Centre, 34 Military Hospital
An event to share findings from the preliminary analysis of understanding diagnostic devices in shaping healthcare provider-patient interactions.
27.11.20, Live Zoom Seminar
In this seminar we draw on our research into diagnostic testing during and after the West Africa Ebola outbreak, for Neglected Tropical Diseases, and for COVID-19, to sketch out possible directions for an anthropology of testing. Anthropological approaches to technology, medicine and society, we argue, prompt us to pose fundamental questions about who, and what, diagnostic tests are for.View event
30.09.20, Live Zoom Webinar
Testing and Trust is a rapid qualitative study investigating public understandings, expectations and experiences of Covid-19 testing in Lothian, Scotland and how testing strategies influence public trust in health services and government response. The study is being led by the DiaDev project team at the University of Edinburgh’s School of Social and Political Science, and is funded by the Chief Scientist Office’s Rapid Research in COVID -19 programme.View event
06.12.19, National Museum Scotland
6 December 2019 - 19 April 2020
Visitors to the 'Parasites: Battle for Survival' exhibition at the National Museum of Scotland will enjoy a visual spectacle of cartoon parasites and artefacts from all over the globe.
The DiaDev project helped curate the diagnostic section in the exhibition. We wanted to remind museum visitors that you couldn't battle a parasite if you didn't know it was there. But we agonised over how we might convey the wonder and ingenuity of diagnostics when they often look so unassuming.
26.09.19, The Hub Hotel, Freetown, Sierra Leone
The DiaDev team in Sierra Leone is organising a dissemination workshop about the availability, use and integration of point of care diagnostics for treating fever-based illnesses in Sierra Leone.
This is a free event, but please register your place by emailing firstname.lastname@example.orgView event
03.06.19, University of Edinburgh
As part of the Fleming Fund’s Fellowship scheme (a UK aid capacity building program to address antimicrobial resistance in low and middle income countries) the Fleming Fellows from Uganda visited the University of Edinburgh in June 2019 to engage in peer-to-peer knowledge sharing, mentorship and expert training.View event
04.03.19, Freetown, Sierra Leone
On March 4th 2019, we brought together national-level policy makers, scientists and local experts in the field of laboratory medicine to discuss the role of point-of-care diagnostic devices in outbreaks and their integration with health care systems in Sierra Leone. The meeting featured short presentations by policy makers, biomedical and social scientists, as well as panel discussions with Sierra Leonean laboratory scientists and health workers who shared their first-hand experiences of using rapid diagnostic tests during the Ebola outbreak. Our keynote address came from Dr Isatta Wurie, head of laboratory medicine at College of Medicine and Allied Health Sciences (COMAHS).
17.01.18, University of Edinburgh
The DiaDev launch workshop brought together social scientists from across the UK to explore interdisciplinary opportunities for the study of diagnostic devices in global health. Participants included historians, anthropologists, geographers, epidemiologists and sociologists. The launch event also featured a keynote lecture by Dr. Clare Chandler from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine on ‘Social Science, Anti-microbial Resistance and Diagnostics in Global Health’.View event
23.01.14, University of Edinburgh
The idea for DiaDev was seeded at an experimental workshop we hosted for social scientists, laboratory scientists, activists and product developers at the University of Edinburgh in January 2014. The workshop addressed the opportunities and challenges afforded by the rapid development, proliferation and roll-out of new diagnostics for development.View event