Sample self-collection, a lesson gained during the COVID pandemic

During the symposium, four distinguished speaker updated the audience on the advances, achievements, and future trends of sample self-collection.
The talks explore self-collection experiences in different fields
(STIs, HPV, respiratory infections, genetics, serology) and will dig all the challenges and opportunities of this specimen collection approach that improves patient comfort and confidence, reduces health care provider hands-on time and risk of exposure to infections, supporting sample management for the pre-analytics.
If you attended ECCMID, you can watch the full symposium on the congress platform. If not, watch the talks below!

To the ECCMID platform

Prof. Johan Melendez – Johns Hopkins School of Medicine – Baltimore (US)

Social innovation to increase access to STI testing during COVID-19: The IWantTheKit Program

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Prof. Clementina Elvezia Cocuzza – University of Milano-Bicocca – Milan (Italy)

Cervical cancer prevention during the COVID-19 pandemic: home self-collection for the safe participation of women in screening

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Dr. Geoffrey Behrens – DKMS Life Science Lab GmbH – Dresden – (Germany)

High throughput HLA typing and CMV antibody detection from self-collected buccal swabs

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Prof. Elisa Borghi – Università Statale di Milano – Milan (Italy)

Self-collection as a tool for active surveillance of asymptomatic SARS-CoV-2 infection

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