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Developments in Testing for COVID-19

This panel is one of five pro-bono panels that will shed light on a host of topics related to COVID-19. Each expert panel will be comprised of a balance of 20-30 experts, and hands-on practitioners working together to provide insights on a roadmap of subtopics. Panelists will be interacting online and at their convenience, as a subject-matter-expert facilitator will lead the discussion and distill the shared insights into a regularly published series of reports, that will be distributed broadly by the participants, followers, and partners. The insights will also be shared with major media outlets in hopes to drive a more educated and balanced understanding of the challenges, and solutions ahead.

This pro-bono online advisory panel seeks to create ongoing fresh insights on the future of COVID-19 testing technology, techniques, cost, and availability. The expert-only group will discuss dependencies, trends, best practices and estimate timelines for outcomes.

A professional facilitator will be leading the balanced online discussion. You will have the unique opportunity to learn collaboratively with 20-30 equal-caliber peers, gain recognition for advancing the thought leadership, and ultimately help communities, and industries find security and a vision for the new future.

Activities include:
1. Explore a variety of themes anew every two weeks.
2. Identify and map trends (i.e. emerging trends, disruptive tech, etc.)
3. React to the latest media/reports in this space
4. One-to-one engagement with other panelists

Participation is 100% online and at your convenience. By applying here, you are agreeing to participate once per week or as inspired. Thought this engagement is organized by Currnt, the professional engagement platform, all participation, facilitation and content development is donated by purpose-driven individuals and cooperating partners.

peopleExpert participation

- Chief Medical Officers
- Diagnostic Testing R&D Leaders
- Test Manufacturing CEOs
- Laboratories Researchers.

Ashley Frost

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Hussam Abu-Fa

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Paul McDona

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Gaurav Thakra

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Joyce McJenk

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Nikhil Chopra

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Marty Nichol

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Dr.Mahboob A Khan

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Charles Giambr

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Diana Jaalou

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Lihui XU

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Chirosree Bandyo

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David Orliko

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Fabrice Beya

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Pushkar Kulkar

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Haijuan (Jane) Li, Ph

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Ruslan Dorfma

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Nino Dal Dayang

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Kelvin Machar

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Rostyslav Bubnov

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Ibitoye Segun

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Thurman Brown

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Franklin Hirsch

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Sandeep Shriva

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Kaitao Lai, P

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Josef Zach

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Lee Pannel

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Angelo Ercia,

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Scott LeRoy

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Fred Brown

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Yaw Aniweh

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Michael Cilell

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Engage with equal-caliber peers any time you want.

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Enhance your knowledge on this subject.

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Gain recognition as a thought-leader in your industry.

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Earn cashable rewards through points.

“I like that I can do this when I have time,
and there is no set schedule.”


Eric Allen, Senior Manager, Supply Chain at EY

“I find the topics engaging and I love the
flexibility of checking in and providing insights
at my convenience.”

Kimberly Underwood, Consultant at Underwood Consulting

“Great platform, great questions and topics.
The potential to earn a little more money for
participating is nice as well.”

Oren Birks, Sr. Director of IT at PBI-Gordon

“I really enjoy being on the panels, sharing
information and reading the perspective of the
other panelists. It is quite intriguing and most
all of the panelists are quite bright.”

Patty Soltis, CX Strategist at Kinetic Edge Consultants

“Very interactive, informative and without
any inherent bias. This is as good a collaborative
platform as you can get.”

Pinaki Banerjee, Program Director at ITC InfoTech

“It is a perfect platform not just to share
but to learn and stay updated.”


Armando Leyva, HR Director at 360º HC

FAQ
  • add remove What is Currnt?
    Currnt is a “Knowledge Networking” platform where companies and professionals come to stay relevant on the latest advances in their industries in the face of the increasing pace of change. Companies sponsor panels to learn about where markets are headed or how to leverage new capabilities. Professionals join to demonstrate and develop their passions with equal caliber peers in expert-only facilitated online engagements. On Currnt, we take our passions seriously and ourselves lightly. See our Community Guidelines, to learn more of the rules of the road, here are some highlights

    • Be yourself. The authenticity of Currnt begins with the passion of people.
    • Be respectful. This applies to every person, at all times.
    • Be inclusive. Tolerate, welcome, and consider diverse people and perspectives.
    • Build empathy and understanding. Engage in debates that are in good faith.
    • Foster meaningful and genuine connections. This is what Currnt is all about.
    • Do not plagiarize or fail to cite other’s ideas.
    • Don’t game the points by trying to coordinate intentional recognition.
  • add remove Why should I apply?
    Professionals join Currnt because they want to remain relevant on subjects they’re passionate about and subjects that are shaping the future of their industry. They also:

    • Engage and connect with equal caliber peers in their industry
    • Learn and enhance their knowledge
    • Get recognized and rewarded for providing their inputs and thought-leadership
    • Earn honorarium payments and/or recognition points that are redeemable for cash. Learn more here.
  • add remove Are there specific times I need to participate?
    There are no set times for calls or meetings. Participation is 100% online on the Currnt platform and engagement between the all expert panelists is asynchronous in written form. In a Sprint, expect to engage daily, however in a Stream, expect to engage a couple times a week or more as inspired.

  • add remove How do KnowledgeStreams and DesignSprints work?
    Streams are ongoing online engagements for exploration or working iteratively with a panel, and Sprints are on-demand engagement to get to actionable insights quickly. Both are facilitated and are always-on for participants to engage at-convenience. The conversations are segmented into Themes which are subtopics which are like chapters in a book. In a 4 Day Sprint, Themes are 24 hours, whereas a Theme in a Stream is every two week. Throughout the discussion, the facilitator highlights and categorizes the “key takeaways” to be voted and distilled into a summary report. It’s also common that other pieces of content (whitepapers, blogs, podcasts) are also prepared from the distilled insights.

  • add remove I’ve applied. Now what?
    Your application will be internally reviewed in the following 24-48hrs and screened for any conflict of interest, and general fit. Next your application will be shortlisted for the sponsor to accept, bookmark or reject. You will receive a notification each step of the way, but expect this may take a couple of days, or even weeks if the panel is new. Nevertheless, in addition to the notifications, you can always go back to the Apply page to view the status of your application.

  • add remove I’ve been selected. What am I expected to do when selected?
    Once you receive your Welcome Email, please RSVP by clicking the link in the notification. You can also gain access to the panel through your Currnt: just click ‘My Currnt’ at the top of the page. Finally, once you have RSVP’d by logging into the panel, there is often a Welcome Tab where you can introduce yourself to the other panelists. If it’s a new panel, the first Theme will launch in a few days, if it’s an ongoing panel just jump right in by reacting to the question or to what the other panelists had to say.

  • add remove If I have other questions or issues, what should I do?
    Please contact support to answer any other questions or troubleshoot any issues via email or chat.

Developments in Testing for COVID-19