Redefine the reach of reliable testing…with cobas® Plasma Separation Card

Sponsors: Roche
Date: Tuesday, 11 December 2018
Time: 12:30-14:00
Location: Kano

No invitations necessary; open to all conference registrants

This workshop is open to lab scientists, health care workers, clinical support staff or implementors of HIV testing platforms and monitoring solutions for your national programs.



  • 15 mins: High Level Introduction to PSC – global need, 909090, how PSC could impact health
  • 15 mins: Country experience of pilot studies
  • 50 mins: Hands- on sessions, with the training videos and some practical interactions Speakers
  • 10 mins: High level summary


  • Introduce the cobas plasma separation card to a broad audience
  • Create the framework for national adoption of the PSC
  • Provide practical guidance on how to use the PSC
  • Discuss any practical challenges on using PSC
  • What are the steps to follow, to take up PSC
  • Provide (if possible) any CPD or other professional points


  • Lynsey Isherwood, South Africa iLEAD
  • Isaac Ssewanyana, Uganda – CPHL
  • Tsakani Mhlongo, South Africa – NHLS