COVID-19

Webinar: One Year’s Experience of Large-Scale SARS-CoV-2 testingRole and outcome from the “Research Luxembourg COVID-19 task force”

With over 59,000 cases of infections and 725 deaths as of March 24th, the COVID-19 pandemic represents a high healthcare burden in Luxembourg as in the rest of the world. A total of 626,108 people are living in Luxembourg and more than 200,000 frontier workers cross the French, Belgian, and German borders every day.*

The Luxembourg Government has set-up a large scale testing strategy that is structured, targeted, and flexible with the aim to test representative samples of the population and where COVID-19 PCR tests are offered to residents and cross-border workers.

To support this initiative, the COVID-19 Task Force has been set-up to offer the health system the combined expertise available within the Luxembourg public research sector.

This webinar will focus on large scale testing and will describe the COVID-19 activities including evaluation and implementation of diagnostic methods in virology and immunology, epidemiological studies, as well as research and development activities.

Carole Devaux, PhD

Carole Devaux, PhD

Principal Investigator, HIV Clinical and Translational Research

Group Leader and Deputy Head Quality & Safety, Department of Infection and Immunity, Department of Infection and Immunity, Luxembourg Institute of Health

Dr. Devaux is the Deputy Head of the Infectious Diseases Research unit at the Luxembourg Institute of Health and the Head of the HIV- Clinical and Translational Research group. She is an internationally recognized expert in clinical virology and molecular epidemiology and has published more than 80 peer-reviewed publications.

  • Learn about the large scale COVID-19 PCR testing program set up by the government of Luxembourg: enrollment, sampling, testing methods.
  • Understand how the COVID-19 task force combined the expertise to support the health system and research efforts.
  • Learn about the benefits of such a program in terms of public health as well as research outcomes.

Laboratory Directors, Laboratory Managers, Public health, Researchers, Epidemiologists, Virologists