Fall 2020 NanoFANS (Focusing on Advanced Nanobio- Systems) program will be offered in a weekly webinar format during the month of October. The focus of this event will be “Point-of-Care Technology in Healthcare.” Point of Care Technology (POCT) is a fast-emerging field of medical diagnostics performed outside of the clinical laboratory, providing healthcare professionals with actionable information to allow rapid clinical decision-making. POCT devices support remote patient monitoring, reduce diagnosis times, and enable easier access to healthcare in remote and resource-poor settings due to the field-deployable nature of these devices. POCT are enabled by research advancements in nano- and micro-technologies, including development of microelectromechanical systems (MEMs), biosensors, microfluidics, and smartphone-based or cloud-based systems.
We are fortunate to have subject experts in this area, Dr. David Myers (Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Emory University), Ms. Leanne West (Chief Engineer of Pediatric Technology, Georgia Tech), Dr. Jianjun Wei (Professor of Nanoscience, Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering, University of North Carolina @ Greensboro), Dr. Carlos Moreno (Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Emory School of Medicine), and Dr. Leidong Mao (Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Georgia) speak to us on their current research topics in the area of “Point of Care Technology in Healthcare.”