New forum for diagnostic discussion

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WOOSTER, Ohio — Ohio State University’s Center for Diagnostics Assays has launched a first-of-its-kind Internet forum aimed at bringing together animal and plant disease diagnostics professionals in a single, convenient place to share the latest information on diagnostic issues and technologies.

Resource

DiagnosticSpeak is a valuable resource for any professional who works with diagnostics, including university researchers studying infectious diseases and food safety; large- and small-animal veterinarians and technicians; industry personnel monitoring herd or plant health; professionals in trade and industry associations; federal and state government scientists, including veterinarians and diagnostic laboratory personnel; private diagnostic laboratory professionals; and manufacturers of assays and reagents.

Worldwide in scope, DiagnosticSpeak seeks to connect the scientific community of infectious disease investigators with each other and with the end users of diagnostic tools.

Ideas

Among other goals, the forum seeks to facilitate the exchange of ideas about how to more efficiently conduct diagnostic assays; discuss and better understand the meaning and value of diagnostic assay results; explore new diagnostic technologies; keep up-to-date on new and emerging diseases; search for hard-to-find reagents, assays, kits and samples; and promote collaborations between academia, industry and government laboratories.

Users of this Web site will find forums that address their particular interests and needs on a wide variety of areas, including bacteriology, parasitology, entomology and vectors, food safety, assay technology, and many others. The forum also provides technical information on various diagnostic tools and specific diseases.

To guarantee the integrity of information posted to the site, each forum at DiagnosticSpeak has assigned moderators — experts in the field — who will contribute to and monitor thread content.

For more information about DiagnosticSpeak.com, contact Jackwood at 330-263-3964 or jackwood.2@osu.edu.

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