Sponsored Webinar: Advanced Immune Response Diagnostics in Clinical Practice for Acute Infection and Sepsis

Webinar Description:

Sponsored by Inflammatix

Join Tim Sweeney, MD, PhD, CEO of Inflammatix to learn how the immune response to infections can be leveraged to develop advanced diagnostics for the point of care (POC) setting to improve sepsis outcomes in clinical practice. Q&A with Oliver Liesenfeld, MD and CMO of Inflammatix, after Dr. Sweeney's presentation. 

This presentation was originally recorded on 12/1/2021. 

Target Audience

Nurses, physicians, pharmacists, emergency responders, healthcare management teams, and other healthcare staff may benefit.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this presentation, the attendee should be able to: 

  • Identify the acute infection and sepsis diagnostic challenge;
  • Trace the evolution/journey of sepsis biomarkers and where the field is heading; 
  • Understand the immune system as a universal diagnostic and the concept of advanced immune response diagnostics for acute infections and sepsis;
  • Translate an immune response diagnostic test into POC for use in clinical practice;
  • Apply of an advanced immune response POC test in the ED to provide diagnostic and prognostic information within minutes. 

Sepsis Alliance gratefully acknowledges the support provided for this webinar by Inflammatix.

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Tim Sweeney, MD, PhD

Co-Founder and CEO, Inflammatix, Inc.

Tim Sweeney, MD, PhD, is co-founder and CEO of Inflammatix. Tim has experience across medical practice (general surgery & critical care), bench research, and bioinformatics / machine learning. While training at Stanford he helped invent the core technology on which Inflammatix is based, is named on over a dozen patents related to medical diagnostics, and has published >100 manuscripts & abstracts. He is PI (through Inflammatix) on multiple development contracts from DARPA, BARDA, and NIH, and brought Inflammatix to recognition as the ‘Most Disruptive Technology’ at AACC in 2019, and the “Fierce 15” list in 2020. He participated in Sepsis Tech & Innovation 2021. 

Oliver Liesenfeld, MD, PhD

 Chief Medical Officer, Inflammatix

Oliver Liesenfeld has over 30 years of industry and academic experience in the clinical and diagnostics field, with a focus on molecular diagnostics and infectious diseases. Since 2018, as Chief Medical Officer, he heads the Clinical Affairs department at Inflammatix Inc. in support of clinical trial design, clinical trial conduct, and communication of medical and scientific evidence.  From 2008 to 2017, Dr. Liesenfeld was Chief Medical Officer at Roche Molecular Diagnostics, where he built a state-of-the-art clinical affairs department leading the company’s clinical science, medical affairs, clinical operations, and biometrics functions. Dr. Liesenfeld holds an MD and a doctoral (Dr. med) degree from the Free University of Berlin and completed his residency in medical microbiology and infection epidemiology at the Charite Medical School in Berlin. He completed a postdoctoral fellowship in the Division of Infectious Diseases and Geographic Medicine at Stanford University from 1994-1997 and was Associate Professor of Medical Microbiology and Infection Immunology at the Charite Medical School from 2001 to 2008, where his research focused on the immune response to infections and clinical diagnostics. 

Dr. Liesenfeld has authored more than 185 PubMed-listed scientific publications and more than 30 book chapters.

No continuing education credits are offered for this Sponsor Innovation session.

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