An initiative of the OIE Collaborating Centre for Diagnostic Test Validation Science Asia Pacific (OIE CC DTVS)


We present an interactive international workshop which approaches diagnostic test validation from a laboratory perspective using the latest epidemiological and statistical knowledge and software. With instruction by world-leading experts, also present will be representatives from the commercial kit industry, as well as regulatory bodies. Topics will include:

  1. Diagnostic tests and fitness for purpose
  2. Validation parameters, data analysis and result interpretation
  3. What to do when samples from field-infected and non-infected animals are scarce
  4. Use of Bayesian Latent Class Models
  5. Standards, guidelines and new approaches


Please note there will be a maximum of 30 participants. Registrations will open on 7 February 2020, and close on 8 March 2020.


  • $650

    Graduate student

  • $950

    Full registration

  • Free

    Invited speakers ONLY

Event date: 23Mar 2020

Monday 23 - Friday 27 Mar 2020

Australian Animal Health Laboratory (AAHL), CSIRO

  • 8.30am to 5.00pm (March 23-27)

5 Portarlington Road, Geelong VIC
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To provide examples of the opportunities and challenges presented by frequently applied methods in diagnostic test validation and to cement assay validation as the link between diagnostic testing and epidemiology.

Target participants

People interested in diagnostic test validation from a veterinary laboratory perspective, which includes diagnostic test developers, diagnosticians, epidemiologists, scientists, commercial kit producers, SCAHLS, DA, and NATA.


Ian Gardner, Wesley Johnson and members of the OIE Collaborating Centre for Diagnostic Test Validation Science.


Participants are recommended to have these programs installed before the beginning of the workshop as this will help to avoid unnecessary delays.

Accommodation and transport

Costs for hotel accommodation and transport to and from the venue are not included in registration fees. Participants are requested to make their own reservations and transport arrangements.

Registration fees

Graduate student: AUD $650
Non student: AUD $950


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Australian Animal Health Laboratory (AAHL), CSIRO,
5 Portarlington Road, Geelong, 3219, Victoria, Australia


March 23-27: start 8h30, finish 17h00, lunch 13h00-14h00.

Ancillary activities

AAHL is located on Australia’s South Eastern Coast, 1 hour south from Melbourne and close to legendary spots along the coast such as Bells Beach, The Great Ocean Road, the Twelve Apostles, and Bellarine Peninsula Wineries.


For more information, please contact:
+61 477310531